As expected, the Philadelphia Eagles have now formally signed former Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews to a new contract. To make room for him on the active roster, injured wide receiver Mike Wallace has been placed on Injured Reserve (Wallace fractured his fibula against Tampa Bay).
As you may recall, Matthews was a very productive Eagles player before injuries derailed his stints with Buffalo and New England. The Eagles are hoping he and Wentz can recapture their 2016 mojo, which included Wentz’ first career touchdown pass (a 19-yard pass to Matthews against Cleveland).
The 26-year-old Matthews was a second-round draft pick for the Eagles in 2014 and had three three successive years with at least 60 catches and 800 yards before being dealt to the Bills prior to the start of the 2017 season.
Matthews worked out for the team prior to signing the deal, so the hamstring injury that ended his brief time as a Patriot is presumably not a concern.
Roster Move: #Eagles have signed WR Jordan Matthews and placed WR Mike Wallace on Injured Reserve.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) September 19, 2018