According to Howard Balzer, the Saints brought in 12 players for workouts on Tuesday including WR Jordan Matthews and LB Malcolm Smith.
The full list of tryouts for New Orleans includes:
- QB J.T. Barrett
- QB Chad Kanoff
- QB Phillip Walker
- LB Ray-Ray Armstrong
- LB Brian Peters
- LB Malcolm Smith
- TE Crockett Gilmore
- TE Gabe Holmes
- TE Brian Parker
- WR Krishawn Hogan
- WR Jordan Matthews
- WR Deonte Thompson
Of this group, the Saints signed Barrett to their practice squad. (NFLTR)
Matthews, 26, is a former second-round pick of the Eagles back in 2014. The Eagles traded Matthews and a 2018 third-round pick to the Bills in return for CB Ronald Darby in August of 2017.
Matthews played out the final year of his four-year, $4,949,269 contract and made a base salary of $1,094,901 for the 2017 season before signing a one-year contract with Patriots worth up to $1.7 million.
Unfortunately, the Patriots released Matthews during the preseason with an injury settlement and he returned to the Eagles in September of last year.
The 49ers signed Matthews to a one-year, $1.8 million deal back in March but was among San Francisco’s final roster cuts coming out of the season.
In 2018, Matthews appeared in 14 games for the Eagles and caught 20 passes for 300 yards receiving and two touchdowns.
Smith, 29, is a former seventh-round pick of the Seahawks back in 2011. He played out his rookie contract with the Seahawks and was named Super Bowl MVP before signing a two-year deal with the Raiders in 2015.
The 49ers signed Smith to a five-year, $26.5 million contract that included $13 million guaranteed last year and was set to make a base salary of $3,750,000 for the 2019 season before getting released by San Francisco last month.
In 2018, Smith appeared in 12 games for the 49ers and recorded 35 tackles, no sacks and a pass defense.
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