Rishard Matthews is no longer available. According to ESPN’s Field Yates, the free agent wide receiver has been picked up by the New Orleans Saints following his three-day tryout at the team’s mandatory minicamp this week. The team waived LSU product Travin Dural in a corresponding move.
Matthews had some impressive moments out of the gate during the open portion of practice to the media and fans, which included some touchdown grabs and good one-on-one reps. 2018 was a year he’d like to forget, as he was ailed by a hamstring injury with the Jets, which ultimately forced him to go on injured reserve. Before that, he asked for his release from the Titans due to a lack of playing time and targets.
Pairing up with Drew Brees and with Cameron Meredith still not at practicing levels, Matthews is certainly in a prime spot to move up the depth chart and has a real shot at making the 53-man roster. He’ll turn 30 in October.