The Green Bay Packers brought Jordan Matthews in for a visit last week, but the free-agent wide receiver remains in demand on the open market. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Matthews visits the Tennessee Titans on Wednesday.
One of the top receivers left on the market, Matthews has visited with several teams in addition to the Packers and Titans. He first took a trip to the New England Patriots, though that didn’t manifest into a reported offer. Matthews did receive a contract offer after meeting with the Arizona Cardinals, but the team has since signed free-agent wideout Brice Butler, likely ending any interest from the team. It remains unclear whether the Packers made an offer themselves, though Muhammad Wilkerson’s recruitment suggests that they could still sign Matthews even after he left Green Bay without agreeing to a deal.
The Titans’ interest could throw a wrench into any plans the Packers might still harbor for landing Matthews, however. Tennessee’s receiving corps includes tight end Delanie Walker, former first-round pick Corey Davis, and little else in the way of proven commodities. Matthews didn’t show a lot of flash during his three seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles and subsequent year with the Buffalo Bills, but he provides steady play from the slot and could produce more from the boundary if given the opportunity.
Since Matthews’ visit to Green Bay, the Packers have seen wide receiver and special-teams maven Jeff Janis depart for the Cleveland Browns. Janis returning would not have likely affected interest in Matthews, but the money saved could make a deal for the free-agent wideout more palatable.