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Jets should sign Rishard Matthews for depth

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FOXBOROUGH, MA - JANUARY 13: Rishard Matthews #18 of the Tennessee Titans carries the ball after a catch as he is defended by Eric Rowe #25 of the New England Patriots in the second quarter of the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 13, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - JANUARY 13: Rishard Matthews #18 of the Tennessee Titans carries the ball after a catch as he is defended by Eric Rowe #25 of the New England Patriots in the second quarter of the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 13, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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The New York Jets are hurting at wide receiver due to a plethora of injuries. They should sign wide receiver Rishard Matthews for depth.

At this point in time, the New York Jets are hurting at wide receiver. Wide receiver Quincy Enunwa is out for the next three to four weeks due to an ankle sprain. Terrelle Pryor has been dealing with a nagging groin injury all season long and even Charone Peake has hamstring issues. The good news is, the Jets are actively working out wide receivers to find depth.

Wide receiver Rishard Matthews presents an interesting situation for the Jets. He asked for and got his release from the Tennessee Titans due to a lack of playing time and not being included in offensive gameplans. Remember, this is the same Matthews that had an excellent season just a few years ago.

Back in 2016, Matthews totaled 945 receiving yards, 65 receptions, and nine touchdowns. It was the best season so far in his career and proves he has what it takes to be legitimate receiving option on the gridiron. The Jets should undoubtedly take a chance with him and see what he can do as other wide receivers heal up over these next few weeks.

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Considering that all Matthews wants to do is play ball, bodes well for a golden opportunity with the Jets. The truth of the matter is, they need even more playmakers to get the job done and also progress the development of rookie quarterback Sam Darnold.

Matthews brings experience to the table and could be an inexpensive “prove it” kind of signing to see what he can do with an up and coming offense. The Jets are finally starting to create an identity on offense and adding someone like Matthews, who also has playoff experience, will only help the team out.

The Jets will likely make a wide receiver signing or two at some point this week as they prepare for a tough test on Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. Surely, having Matthews on board, even as quality depth at wide receiver, will only help their chances to make it three straight wins at home in MetLife Stadium.

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