Titans grant WR Matthews his release

The Tennessee Titans released wideout Rishard Matthews on Thursday, the team announced, a day after reports emerged that the veteran had requested to be let go.Matthews’ request, which general manager Jon Robinson said he received Monday, stemmed from a lack of playing time and targets. Matthews has just three catches for 11 yards this season while playing only half (95) of the team’s offensive snaps.”We explored the trade option with several teams, and I would say that market never really manifested itself to get a deal,” Robinson told reporters Thursday.Matthews, who turns 29 next month, had signed a one-year extension in August worth $7.75 million but contained no guaranteed money. He now becomes a free agent. He posted a photo of his family on Instagram on Wednesday and wrote, “When Daddy’s home for good. That is unless someone Calls him to get off the couch.”The seven-year veteran was productive in his first two seasons in Tennessee, putting up 945 yards and nine touchdowns in 2016 and 795 yards and four TDs last season.

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