Bills Trade Sammy Watkins to Rams, Acquire Jordan Matthews From Eagles

Vikings Bills Football

Matthews, along with a 2018 third-round pick, was traded from the Philadelphia Eagles to the Bills for cornerback Ronald Darby.

A second-round pick in 2014, Matthews was second on the Eagles with 73 receptions last season. But the Eagles signed free-agent receivers Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith in the offseason, drafted Mack Hollins and Shelton Gibson and have been pleased with 2015 first-round pick Nelson Agholor's improvement.

The two deals see Buffalo add extra second and third-round 2018 draft picks to the additional first-rounder they already held after trading down in this year's draft to allow the Kansas City Chiefs to select Patrick Mahomes. Matthews was the team's focus at receiver because the Eagles have lacked any real presence on the outside since Chip Kelly let Jeremy Maclin walk out the door after the 2015 season. Through his first two seasons Darby has only missed three games with 137 tackles, 33 passes defensed, and two interceptions.




"You worry about everything when you trade a professional like Jordan Matthews", Roseman said.

Darby was a five-star recruit out of Potomac High School in Oxon Hill, Maryland, considered the best player in the state of Maryland and by some services as the top cornerback prospect.

Last season, with Wentz under center and head coach Doug Pederson calling the plays, Matthews led the team with 117 targets. He has two more years remaining on his rookie contract. There's no insurance on any of these things. J-Matt was the best teammate and friend you could ask for. Both Matthews and Gaines are entering the final season of their contracts, so it's possible neither will have an extended future in Buffalo. I think we have a really good group, a character group, not only at the wide receiver position but on this team and on the offensive side of the ball. But it hurts when people you care about leave. They also get another former member of the Buffalo Bills, as defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz continues to stockpile players from his previous stop.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Supermarkets take egg products off shelves
Aug 12, 2017 - 00:16
The crisis also crossed the border into Belgium and Germany , with millions of eggs removed from the shop shelves as well. Numerous affected eggs will have already passed through the food chain before anyone was aware of the scandal.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Perseid meteor shower 2017: When and where to watch
Aug 11, 2017 - 00:18
I like a reclining lawn chair, a warm coat, and camera at my side just waiting for that jaw-dropping javelin of light. Hey, at least the meteoric blasts of fake news about the meteor shower has been an impressive opening act.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top God stops by Colbert to talk Donald Trump and nuclear war
Aug 11, 2017 - 00:14
The host of "The Late Show" was referring to the burgeoning feud between President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong-un. But when we take it seriously like this, and threaten as the president did, that is a pretty heavy message.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top N/Korea Frees Canadian Pastor Hyeon Soo Lim
Aug 11, 2017 - 00:09
The US has been voicing its concerns over its citizens imprisoned in the North after US college student Warmbier's death in June. Pak said that the pastor's health had worsened while in North Korean custody and he had also experienced dramatic weight loss.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Chelsea Bid £35m For Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Aug 11, 2017 - 00:07
Kaveh Solhekol has revealed that Chelsea and Liverpool are still interested in signing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Arsenal . Oxlade-Chamberlain is one of the Italian's top targets and he is now poised to test Arsenal's resolve to hang onto him.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top United Nations decries excessive force in Venezuela's crackdown on protests
Aug 10, 2017 - 00:15
On Tuesday, Venezuela's Supreme Court ordered the arrest and 15-month imprisonment of opposition mayor Ramon Muchacho. He stressed the "anti-imperialist" and "revolutionary" character of the armed forces.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top French prosecutors launch investigation into auto ramming attack
Aug 10, 2017 - 00:14
"He was driving the vehicle we were looking for and tried to flee", the source added, leading police to open fire. Paris police wrote on Twitter that a vehicle was being sought in the inner suburb of Levallois Perret.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Justice Department Reverses Stance on Ohio Voter-Purge Process
Aug 10, 2017 - 00:13
This brief, unlike the prior one, was not signed by career attorneys in the civil rights division. The Justice Department under President Barack Obama said Ohio's method was prohibited.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top The new legendary skins you need to see
Aug 10, 2017 - 00:12
Get your buds, grab a Lucioball , and head to your room to play some Overwatch just as summer is coming to a close. Some of these goodies are news, while some are returning from last year's Summer Games , in case you missed them.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump rejects call to declare opioid epidemic a national emergency
Aug 10, 2017 - 00:11
The overdose death toll in 2016 is believed to have topped 59 ,000, more than peak deaths from auto crash deaths, HIV or firearms. President Donald Trump waves as he departs the White House Friday en route to his New Jersey country club for vacation.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Jadeja suspended from 3rd Sri Lanka Test
Aug 09, 2017 - 00:12
The ball narrowly missed him in a manner which the on-field umpires determined as "dangerous", the ICC said. The left-arm spinner was reprimanded for a unsafe throw in the second Test in Colombo.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Dolphins' Jarvis Landry under investigation for domestic violence
Aug 09, 2017 - 00:12
The receivers of Miami Dolphins Jarvis Landry is now the subject of an investigation and could possibly face charges of assault. When police first learned of the incident isn't clear, but the Dolphins are aware their star wideout is being investigated.

U.S. and Russian Federation chief diplomats show 'readiness' to talk despite escalating tensions
Aug 09, 2017 - 00:09
Despite the striking back initiatives, Russian Federation keeps the positive tone in the relations with the United States . Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson , on Sunday evening during the summit.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tropical storm watch issued for Belize as storm approaches
Aug 09, 2017 - 00:08
Current sustained winds are 60 miles per hour with rainfall expected to cause significant flooding and flash flood conditions. That rainfall is expected to soak Mexico as Franklin continues to move over the Yucatan Peninsula on August 8, 2017.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Mass. General ranked fourth best hospital in the nation
Aug 09, 2017 - 00:08
News gave United Kingdom "high-performing" marks in gastroenterology , nephrology , orthopedics , pulmonology and urology . Two Northeast Ohio hospital systems have been recognized as two of the best hospitals in the nation according to a U.S.