On Tuesday, the San Francisco 49ers placed wide receiver Marquise Goodwin on the injured reserved. Needing another receiver, the team has re-signed wideout Jordan Matthews, per The Athletic’s Matt Barrows. He’ll be the team’s sixth receiver. This is Matthews’ third stint with San Francisco. He was originally signed to a one-year deal in the offseason but was released before the regular season started. Matthews was brought back in October and was on the roster for a few weeks, but released once again. Like the signing of Dontae Johnson, Matthews knows the offense, and you don’t have to give somebody knew a crash course. Matthews then signed with the Philadelphia Eagles on November 11 and appeared in two games prior to being waived on November 26. Matthews will wear No. 81.
The team placed C Weston Richburg on injured reserve. The team also signed OL Kofi Amichia and CB Jermaine Kelly to the team’s practice squad. The Green Bay Packers originally drafted Amichia (6-3, 305) in the sixth round (212th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft. After spending his entire rookie season on the Packers practice squad, he signed a Reserve/Future contract with the team on January 3, 2018. Green Bay waived him on September 1, 2018, and later signed to the Baltimore Ravens practice squad on October 24, 2018, where he spent the remainder of the season. Following his release from the Ravens on May 16, 2019, he signed with the Carolina Panthers on May 29 and was waived/injured by the team on August 30.
A 25-year-old native of Powder Springs, GA, Amichia attended the University of South Florida (2012-16), where he appeared in 30 games (28 starts) along the offensive line.
The Houston Texans originally drafted Kelly (6-1, 204) in the seventh round (222nd overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft. After spending his entire rookie season on the Injured Reserve List, he was placed on the Injured Reserve List on August 17, 2019, and Waived/Injured on August 24.
A 24-year-old native of Los Angeles, CA, Kelly attended San Jose State University (2015-17) after transferring from the University of Washington (2013-14). With the Spartans, he appeared in 25 games (17 starts) and registered 79 tackles, 18 passes defended, two fumble recoveries and one interception (returned for a touchdown).