Reports: Patriots to sign WR Jordan Matthews

The New England Patriots will sign former Buffalo Bills and Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews, according to ESPN and the NFL Network.

The deal is for one year, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

The move comes two days after the Patriots traded top wideout Brandin Cooks to the Los Angeles Rams.

Matthews, 25, spent his first three seasons with the Eagles before being traded in August, along with a third-round pick, to the Bills for cornerback Ronald Darby. He battled injuries in 2017 and finished with 25 catches for 282 yards and a touchdown in 10 games (seven starts) with Buffalo.

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A second-round pick in 2014, Matthews had 225 catches for 2,673 yards and 19 touchdowns through three years with the Eagles.

After hitting free agency in March, he visited the Arizona Cardinals and Tennessee Titans before apparently settling on the Patriots.