Barrows says that all the receivers competing for a spot have had good days, but of late it's Been Kendrick Bourne putting up the strongest work. Marquise Goodwin likely still has an in based on his work in the past, but he's not locked in, which means he shouldn't be locked into your draft day plans.
Beset by injuries at the position, the Eagles inked wide receiver Jordan Matthews to a one-year, $700k contract.
Matthews should instantly slot in behind Nelson Agholor as the Eagles' second wide receiver. He will be no higher than third in line for targets, trailing both Agholor and tight end Zach Ertz. There are rumblings Alshon Jeffery could be back for Week 3, which would push Matthews even further down the pecking order. His best case scenario is likely a slot wide receiver role that sees 5-6 targets per game. That doesn't make him terribly fantasy relevant, but if your bench is a black hole or you play in a deeper league, there are worse fliers to be had.
The Patriots are releasing wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell, their 2016 fourth-round pick, reports CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. The news comes days after the team placed Jordan Matthews on injured reserve and signed veteran Eric Decker to replace him.
In the days leading up to training camp, the Patriots were reportedly trying to trade Mitchell, though nothing materialized. And now, two weeks later, the team will move on, leaving behind a still-crowded depth chart at the position.