Rishard Matthews told A to Z Sports Nashville Wednesday night that he’s asked for his release from the Tennessee Titans organization.

After practice on Wednesday, Titans first year head coach Mike Vrabel mentioned that the veteran wide receiver was away from the facility for “personal reasons”.

Hours later, Matthews posted on Instagram hinting that his time with the Titans was done.


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When Daddy’s home for good. That is unless someone Calls him to get off the couch 🤷🏾‍♂️😀 #MyTeam #MySonNeedsACut

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In a text message to A to Z Sports Nashville, Matthews said:

“Everything is good! Just wasn’t happy with what was going on barely getting any playing time. It was time to move on.”

Matthews continued to A to Z Sports Nashville saying he asked the team for a release and the two parties have an agreement, while the paperwork is still being finalized.

Matthews missed the majority of the offseason team activities and training camp with an achilles injury and meniscus knee surgery (per Paul Kuharsky).

“I’ve been the leading receiver for two years,” Matthews continued. “Then all of a sudden I’m barely playing and not even starting. Using my injury as the scapegoat. Look at number of snaps and targets.”

Matthews said he’s “100%” healthy and voiced his opinion to Titan Insider last week.

Through the first three games of the 2018 regular season, Matthews had only three catches on six targets for just eleven yards. In his first two seasons with the Titans Matthews led the team in receiving yards, nearly reaching the 1,000 yard mark in 2016.


Rishard Matthews signed a contract extension to include the 2019 season before training camp began.

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