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49ers Sign WR Jordan Matthews

The San Francisco 49ers announced on Thursday they have signed WR Jordan Matthews to a one-year deal.

Matthews (6-3, 215) was originally drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the second round (42nd overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. Throughout his five-year NFL career with the Eagles (2014-16 & 2018) and Buffalo Bills (2017), he has registered 270 receptions for 3,255 yards (12.1 average) and 22 touchdowns. In 2018, Matthews signed with the New England Patriots as a free agent on April 6, 2018. Following his release from New England on August 7, 2018, he re-signed with the Philadelphia Eagles on September 19, 2018 where he appeared in 14 games (three starts) and registered 20 receptions for 300 yards and two touchdowns. He then signed with the 49ers on March 15, 2019 and was released by the team on August 31.

A 27-year-old native of Madison, AL, Matthews attended Vanderbilt University. In four years with the Commodores (2010-13), he played in 51 games (37 starts) and finished his career as the SEC's all-time leader in receptions (262) and receiving yards (3,759) and totaled a school-record 24 receiving touchdowns.

Matthews will wear number 81.