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Eagles waive WR Jordan Matthews after poor recent performances

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Jeff McLane, the Eagles have released wide receiver Jordan Matthews after five nonconsecutive years with the team.

The 27-year-old WR was drafted to the Eagles in the second round of the 2014 NFL draft out of Vanderbilt University. Matthews served as one of the team’s best offensive weapons in his first three seasons in Philadelphia recording a combined 225 catches for 2673 yards and 19 touchdowns from 2014-2016.

Matthews struggled to find a roster spot in 2019 but was signed by the Eagles in early November after putting DeSean Jackson on the IR.

Playing in only two games for the Eagles this year, the 6-foot-3, 215-pound WR recorded a mere four catches on 12 targets for 33 yards.

Matthew’s release from the team likely means the return of Nelson Agholor and Alshon Jeffery — both of whom were dealing with injuries throughout the season.

The Philadelphia offense has been absolutely devastated by injury in 2019 with the team’s top two options at receiver — Jeffery and Agholor — both missing recent games as well as running back Jordan Howard and star offensive tackle Lane Johnson.

The Eagles offense has taken a step back this year ranking No. 23 in the NFL in both passing and total yards per game.

Matthews will look to latch on to a new team but time may be running out for the sixth-year pro as this was the second time (San Francisco) he has been released this season.