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A report on Wednesday morning indicated wide receiver Jordan Matthews is dealing with a significant hamstring injury after going down during Sunday’s Patriots practice.

Matthews is going to be looking for a new place to play once he’s healthy enough to return to action. According to a report from Jim McBride of the Boston Globe on Wednesday afternoon Womens Ryan Kerrigan Jersey , Matthews has been released by the Patriots.

The move ends a short stay in New England for Matthews. He signed a one-year deal with the team in April that contained $170,000 in guaranteed money, so the decision to move on won’t be terribly costly for the Patriots. Matthews had 25 catches for 282 yards and a touchdown for the Bills last season.

Matthews’ departure comes a couple of days after Eric Decker visited the Patriots. We’ll see if cutting Matthews is a precursor to the arrival of another veteran receiver.

The Saints are reasonably deep at wide receiver. But speed is something you can never have too much of.

So they’re giving a look to a guy who once ran a 4.22-second 40-yard dash, just in case.

According to Christopher Dabe of the New Orleans Times-Picayune Maliek Collins Jersey , the Saints have brought former track standout Kevin Snead in for a tryout.

He has a limited football background, catching six passes in two seasons at Division II Carson-Newman. But he set school records in the 100 and 200 meters, and was once named the fastest player in college football.

He was invited to Giants camp last year, but a hamstring tear kept him from showing his remarkable speed. Tuesday was his first NFL workout since last summer.

"It felt great Eddie Yarbrough Jersey ,” he said, "just to be back playing football again. . . .聽Today was really about getting comfortable, knowing my assignment and knowing what I’m doing.

"The more I get comfortable the faster I’ll be able to go. … Today I got a good feel for my first day back and tomorrow I look forward to being faster.”

Snead’s 4.22 came at Tennessee’s pro day last year, enough to intrigue teams.聽 If he had done it at the Scouting Combine O. J. Simpson Jersey , it would have tied John Ross‘s event record.

Of course, it will take more than speed to stand out. The Saints have 13 other wideouts on their roster at the moment, all of whom have better football resumes. But when teams find a rare quality, they’ll take a look.

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