Jordan Matthews: How new 49ers wide receiver will impact offense
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By Matt Stephenson

With the San Francisco 49ers needing to add some depth at wide receiver this offseason, they have signed free-agent Jordan Matthews to a one-year deal.

Coming into the offseason, it was a fairly well-known prediction the San Francisco 49ers would be looking to add some depth to their wide receiving corps. While it is expected they will pick up a young receiver via the upcoming 2019 NFL Draft, it was unknown if they would chase a veteran receiver in free agency.

The 49ers did however make a move on Thursday, signing wide receiver Jordan Matthews to a one-year contract.

It is unknown at this time how much Matthews’ contract is worth, however, it is likely to be a one-year “prove it” deal. This enables the 49ers to assess his performance through 2019 and determine if they wish to extend his contract at the end of the year.

“I had a huge interest in wanting to be at a place like this,” Matthews said, via NBC Sports Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco. “It’s got everything you want, as far as the culture of the team already, young, vibrant, great quarterback in Jimmy [Garoppolo]. So as a receiver, you couldn’t ask for a better...

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