Instant analysis: Eagles release WR Jordan Matthews


Well, that didn’t last long.

Just two games into his third tenure as an Eagle, the Birds have waived wide receiver Jordan Matthews, per an official announcement from the team.

Matthews did record 3 receptions for 27-yards against the Seahawks, but his release is a little puzzling. It could be a sign that Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor are both close to returning to action, and an intent to keep Greg Ward Jr. has sent Matthews to the bottom of the pecking order, or it could mean the return of Cre’Von LeBlanc, although CB depth is plentiful.

It seems likely that Ward Jr. may have done enough to keep a spot on the roster moving forward. He recorded 40 receiving yards against Seattle and has been with the team much longer. However, he did make a few route-running errors that hurt Carson Wentz and with chemistry being something so heavily emphasized, it’s puzzling to take away someone Wentz is so close with just two weeks after re-signing him.

It’s unfortunate that this is now the third time the Eagles have parted ways with their former second-round pick, but without seeing a corresponding move, it’s also hard to really gauge what the reasoning was.

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