With Quincy Enunwa out for about a month and Terrelle Pryor also having left Sunday's game early, the Jets are looking into some contigency plans:
Jets working out former Titans’ WR Rishard Matthews today, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 16, 2018
The 29-year old former seventh round pick was one of Tennessee's best receivers over the past two years having spent his first four seasons with the Dolphins. In 2016, he caught 65 passes for 945 yards and nine touchdowns and had another productive year last year, although his numbers were down slightly because he missed a couple of games.
However, this year he wasn't getting many looks and requested his release a few weeks ago as a result. In three games, he caught just three passes for 11 yards.
Matthews ran a 4.44 at his pro day and is a decent downfield threat who has averaged 15 yards per catch and racked up 10 plays of more than 40 yards over the past three years.
Matthews isn't the only one they're considering:
The Jets are also working out free agent WR Corey Coleman, per source. Coleman has had brief stays with two other AFC East teams (Bills/Patriots) already. https://t.co/WiJ6qmj5aP— Field Yates (@FieldYates) October 16, 2018
Coleman was the 15th pick in the 2016 draft but was a disappointment in Cleveland as he had issues with dropped passes. He caught 56 passes in two seasons.
The 24-year old had a couple of thousand-yard seasons at Baylor and then ran a sub-4.4 40-yard dash at his pro day. He had already posted an impressed 40.5-inch vertical and 129-inch broad jump at the scouting combine.
We'll let you know if the Jets make a move.