NFL Rumors: WR Rishard Matthews Hires Drew Rosenhaus; Multiple Teams Interested

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistOctober 4, 2018

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews catches a pass during an NFL football practice Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans are scheduled to play the Kansas City Chiefs Saturday in an AFC wild-card playoff game. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
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The Tennessee Titans released wide receiver Rishard Matthews after just three games this season, and he now has new representation as he searches for his next team.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Matthews hired agent Drew Rosenhaus after he tried representing himself. Schefter cited Rosenhaus and noted there are "multiple teams" interested in the 28-year-old who is "expected to sign soon."

Matthews entered the league as a seventh-round pick of the Miami Dolphins in 2012 and spent his first four seasons playing for the AFC East team. He played with the Titans from 2016 until his release and had just three catches for 11 yards this year.

However, he posted career-high marks across the board in 2016 with 65 catches for 945 yards and nine touchdowns and was a solid contributor last year as well with 795 receiving yards and four touchdowns.

Joe Rexrode of the Tennessean noted he missed time during the offseason with a knee injury, which may have contributed to his lackluster numbers in 2018.

Matthews told Austin Stanley of A to Z Sports Nashville he asked for the Titans to release him and said "it was time to move on" because he was "barely getting any playing time."

While Matthews' numbers in 2018 leave much to be desired, he isn't far removed from being one of Marcus Mariota's top targets. It is also still early in the season, meaning Matthews would have enough to become adjusted to an offense and contribute to a contender's push to the playoffs.

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