Chicago Bears: Potential free agent adds from Philadelphia Eagles

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Chicago Bears, Jordan Matthews
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Wide Receiver Jordan Matthews

The career of wideout Jordan Matthews is an odd one. At one point, Matthews was an up-and-coming receiver with the Eagles. Over his first two seasons in the NFL (with Philly), he racked up a total of 152 catches for 1,869 yards and 16 touchdowns.

Going into his third year in 2016, he was supposed to explode. Instead, he took a little step back in receiving yardage and only caught three touchdowns. Following that season, Matthews found himself in Buffalo via trade.

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After being traded to the Bills, Matthews’ career would be hampered by a series of injuries. A broken thumb, knee injury and hamstring injury plagued him over the course of two years. Just last year, he found himself back with the Eagles and only played in four games, catching six passes for 107 yards and a score.

Matthews isn’t quite the guy he once was, but depending on what the Bears do at their fifth (or sixth) wideout, he wouldn’t be a bad signing, even just for training camp. He’s still a good slot receiver when healthy, and knows head coach Matt Nagy from their days together in Philly. At least as a speculative add, Matthews is worth a shot.