ORCHARD PARK, NY - OCTOBER 29: Jordan Matthews #87 of the Buffalo Bills runs with the ball during the first quarter of an NFL game against the Oakland Raiders on October 29, 2017 at New Era Field in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
Free agent receiver Jordan Matthews visited the Packers on Thursday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Former Bills’ and Eagles’ WR Jordan Matthews visited today with the Green Bay Packers, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 22, 2018
Former Bills’ and Eagles’ WR Jordan Matthews visited today with the Green Bay Packers, per source.
The 25-year-old Matthews played 10 games with the Buffalo Bills last year and hauled in 25 of his 36 targets for 282 yards and 1 touchdown.
His season was cut short after a knee injury in December put him on IR.
Before 2017, Matthews spent the first three years of his NFL career with the Philadelphia Eagles.
As a member of the Eagles, Matthews caught 225 of 346 targets for 2,673 yards and 19 touchdowns.
His best year came in 2015 when he caught 85 passes for 997 yards and 8 touchdowns.
Matthews was traded from the Eagles to the Bills prior to the 2017 season for cornerback Ronald Darby.
Matthews would give the Packers another quick-footed weapon in the slot to accompany Randall Cobb and would add to their receiving depth after Jordy Nelson was released and joined the Oakland Raiders.
Also, a reunion between Matthews and the Eagles isn't likely. Earlier today, they signed veteran receiver Mike Wallace to a one-year, $4 million deal, per Schefter.