WR Matthews signs with Niners in a one-year contract

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The San Francisco 49ers signed the receiver of free agent Jordan Matthews with a one-year contract, the team said Thursday.

26-year-old Matthews returned to the Philadelphia Eagles in September after Mike Wallace and Mack Hollins' late-season injuries. He appeared in 14 games and released 20 receptions for 300 yards with two touchdowns.

Matthews, a former Vanderbilt second-round pick, scored 75 throws, 891 yards and 6 touchdowns during his first three years in Philadelphia, becoming one of only five players in NFL history to record more than 65 receptions and 800 more receivers in each of his first three seasons.

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It was sold to the Buffalo Bills before the 2017 season along with a third choice for cornerback Ronald Darby.

His time in Buffalo, and later in New England, was affected by injuries. He was freed by the patriots in August with an agreement for wounded.

For his career, Matthews has 270 catches for 3,255 yards and 22 TDs.

Nick Wagoner and Tim McManus of ESPN contributed to this report.

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