Stampeders sign receiver Chris Matthews

The Calgary Stampeders have signed receiver Chris Matthews.

Matthews was the 2012 CFL Most Outstanding Rookie and he soon-to-be 29-year-old spent parts of 2015, 2016 and 2017 seasons in Baltimore with the Ravens. That came after a season and a half with the Seattle Seahawks. Matthews played in six games in 2017 for the Ravens making three grabs for 25 yards.

He’s suited up in 22 NFL games and recorded 16 receptions for 176 yards and one touchdown. Most notably Matthews caught four passes for 109 yards and one touchdown in Super Bowl XLIX, Seattle’s 28-24 loss to the New England Patriots.

Matthews earned those NFL opportunities after a stellar CFL rookie season in 2012, snagging 81 balls for 1,192 yards and seven touchdowns for the Bombers.

After going unselected out of the University of Kentucky in 2011, the Cleveland Browns signed Matthews as an undrafted free agent, but he was released among the final training camp cuts.

Matthews stands six-foot-five and weighs 228 pounds a physical presence with speed 4.50 40-yard range. He adds playmaking ability to a Stamps receiving core hit with a number of injuries.

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