Saints wisely take a flier on bounce-back candidate Rishard Matthews (1 Viewer)

The New Orleans Saints have added a potentially useful contributor to the wide receiver position in veteran Rishard Matthews, who cleared 50 receptions in 2016 and 2017.

By Kevin Parvizi | FanSided

Whether it’s Dez Bryant or Brandon Marshall, the New Orleans Saints have been looking for another veteran contributor at the wide receiver position. Although they have an elite wideout in Michael Thomas, a veteran deep threat in Ted Ginn Jr., a breakout candidate in Tre’Quan Smith, and the capable Cameron Meredith on the roster, another weapon could go a long way in helping Drew Brees reach his second career Super Bowl. Rishard Matthews looks like a wise flier as a potential bounce-back candidate in 2019, and ESPN’s Field Yates reported that Matthews officially signed with the Saints after successfully auditioning at minicamp.

Matthews caught only five passes for 24 yards on nine targets in a disastrous 2018 campaign with the Tennessee Titans, and it would be his final year with the organization. After an offseason injury cut into Matthews’s ability to learn the new coaching staff’s offensive scheme, Matthews clashed with Matt LaFleur. He forced himself off the roster and joined the New York Jets, where he did nothing and was placed on the injured reserve in December with a hamstring injury.

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