Stampeders officially sign former Bombers receiver Chris Matthews

The Calgary Stampeders signed international receiver Chris Matthews on Tuesday.

3Downnation insider Justin Dunk first reported the deal Monday.

Matthews fills a need for Calgary, which has four receivers injured – Eric Rogers, DaVaris Daniels, Kamar Jorden and Reggie Begelton. Rogers, however, is expected to return soon from a knee injury.

Matthews was the CFL’s top rookie in 2012 when he had 81 catches for 1,192 yards and seven TDs with Winnipeg. He later went on to play in 25 NFL games with Seattle and Baltimore (2014-17).

Matthews had four catches for 109 yards and a TD in Seattle’s 28-24 loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX.

“Chris is a talented, big-bodied receiver with experience both in the CFL and the NFL,” John Hufnagel, Calgary’s president/GM, said in a statement. “With our current situation at the receiver position, we were pleased to be able to sign someone with Chris’s experience.”

Calgary (11-2) visits Montreal (3-11) on Monday having already clinched a playoff spot. The Stampeders can cement a home post-season game with a victory or tie against the Alouettes.


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