The Titans — somewhat surprisingly — have yet to add anything to their wide receiver room this offseason. There was a decent amount of speculation that the Titans could get in on the Sammy Watkins or Allen Robinson sweepstakes, but those contract numbers likely got way out of what Jon Robinson was willing to pay.
Still, it’s surprising that the Titans have yet to add even a second or third tier free agent pass catcher. Corey Davis, Taywan Taylor and Tajae Sharpe each have just one year of playing experience in the league. Really, it’s less than a year for Davis and Taylor. Rishard Matthews is the only truly experienced receiver on the roster.
That may be about to change, however. The Titans will be getting a visit from veteran free agent receiver Jordan Matthews, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Former Bills’ and Eagles’ WR Jordan Matthews, who starred at Vanderbilt, is visiting the Tennessee Titans, per source. Matthews already has recently visited the Packers and Patriots.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 4, 2018
It seems like the former Vanderbilt star has been around forever, but he will be just 26 years old during the 2018 season. It will be his 5th season in the league.
Matthews didn’t exactly flop with the Eagles, but he wasn’t the difference maker that they drafted him to be either. 2017 was virtually a wasted season in Buffalo, where he failed to reach 300 yards receiving after playing in ten games.
With the Titans’ obvious need for veterans in the receiver room, Matthews was a guy that made sense from the start of free agency. He should come cheap and is still young enough to give you a little bit of upside.
We don’t know if Taywan Taylor is ready to take over full time slot responsibilities either. Making a move like this would give Tennessee some flexibility and depth, just in case.