The Philadelphia Eagles have seen their group of wide receivers ravaged by injuries with Alshon Jeffery still on the mend from shoulder surgery and Mike Wallace now dealing with some ankle issues.

This has pushed the Eagles to venture into the free agent market to work out one of their former players in veteran wideout Jordan Matthews on Tuesday, according to Reuben Frank of NBC Sports Philadelphia.

Jordan Matthews, who had the 11th-most catches in NFL history by a player in his first three seasons, worked out for the receiver-desperate Eagles Tuesday, six weeks after he was released by the Patriots, according to a league source.

Matthews had spent his first three years in the league with the Eagles where he developed into a key piece in the passing game recording north of 60 catches and 800 receiving yards in each campaign. During that time, he formed a strong bond with Pro Bowl quarterback Carson Wentz together that made it difficult for Wentz to see him be traded to the Buffalo Bills prior to last season in exchange for cornerback Ronald Darby.

He has spent one year with Buffalo that was ridden by injuries as he was limited to just 10 games where he made 25 catches on 36 targets for 282 receiving yards and a touchdown. He was released earlier this past offseason that saw him be picked up by the New England Patriots on a one-year deal. The Patriots then parted ways with him after he suffered a significant hamstring injury that put his status for the 2018 season up in the air. Matthews now appears to be passed that injury with a chance to step back into the fold with his former team.

This could be a smooth transition given that he previously played in the offense while he already has a strong connection with Wentz that should allow for him to be a factor out of the game if the Eagles do decide to sign him.