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Matthews Signed to Reserve/Future Deal

Posted by Alex Espinoza on January 30, 2012 – 1:33 PM

The San Francisco 49ers announced they have signed WR John Matthews to a Reserve/Future contract.

Matthews (6-0, 200) was signed to the 49ers practice squad on 10/4/11 and was later released on 11/15. He was signed to the 49ers practice squad again on 11/29 and spent the remainder of the season with the squad.


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27 Responses to “Matthews Signed to Reserve/Future Deal”

  1. By cage on Jan 31, 2012 | Reply

    Man, all these short receivers Harbaugh keeps signing. Hastings, Swain, now this guy Matthews. What is he trying to find the next Cruz or Weller???

  2. By Montana49fan on Jan 31, 2012 | Reply

    Niners have the receivers….its just getting some WR should something happen when we lost Josh Morgan…..Matthews future looks good if the
    niners released him and then picked him up 14 days later

  3. By Forty-Roy-Niners on Jan 31, 2012 | Reply

    They’ll be fine…….Delaney Walker, Josh Morgan, Ted Ginn…all of them we’re hurt, or didnt contribute because they were playing hurt. Wait until they’re healthy, with more than ONE year with the same coach. They will look completely different next year even though it will be all the same players.

  4. By jerry lewis on Jan 31, 2012 | Reply

    Coach must see something in these shorter guys mentioned. We still need a BIG possession, red zone receiver! Some good free agents soon available.

  5. By seven years with Alex on Jan 31, 2012 | Reply

    lol receivers or not alex will still be a bust and if he was smart he would seek money elsewhere in freeagency if any one will take him ..wich no one will that is why he stays here because he doesnt want to be laughed out of the NFL when he doenst get picked up …same as if jamarcus were to be in there lol ….bust is a bust is a bust ….no matter how many coaches or players you throw at him he will always be a joke

  6. By seven years with Alex on Jan 31, 2012 | Reply

    LOL wait so if alex is claiming that he now will have the same coordinator for 2 consecutive years …wich again he almost didnt ….then he is claiming rookie status wich means he might be good after 12 years form the time he was picked number 1….wow there it is peope you will wait 12 years for a QB to maybe be good too funny by then all the niners we love and play their hearts out for us will be retired….thanks guys for wasteing your careers with alex at the helm ..yeah what a statement to those who bleed and sweat for our enjoyment …too bad suckers you well for the alex game as well as the alex lovers ..he just wants more and more money and doenst care about the othr guys careers and or lack of because they are stuck with the bust and cant get off the boat

  7. By John Matthews on Jan 31, 2012 | Reply

    There something about this guy I like…

  8. By dool on Jan 31, 2012 | Reply

    I think its funny when people question harbaugh and the niners front officeon personnel decisions. They know much better than us about what this team needs, including the wide receiver position. I think there is something to be said about getting a big possession WR that can contribute in the redzone but thats not the onlt way to score TD’s. Just look at the Green Bay Packers offense. They have one receiver over 6′ tall (Jordy Nelson) and they still score tons of TD’s. Thats because they have smaller WR that are shifty and are YAC machines. Even Jordy Neson, their tallest receiver, isnt really considered a redzone like Calvin Johnson or AJ Green. In short, We need to take a guy like Joe Adams out of Arkansas in the draft who is an absolute stud after the catch and would fit very well into our WCO.

  9. By Daisy Aromin on Jan 31, 2012 | Reply

    Lead anyone to the NFC Championship lately “seven years with Alex”? Easy to be an arm chair qb….were you also mouthing off when they were winning their 13 games and beating NO?

  10. By Rick M. on Jan 31, 2012 | Reply

    I think If you dont like Alex Smith or any other Player or coach for that matter GO SOME PLACE ELSE this team did alot this past season and this group of players will not only win GAMES but there going to WIN CHAMPIONSHIPS why they play for the BEST TEAM they have he BEST CHOACH WHY BECAUSE THEY ARE THE SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS if all you want to do is trash talk the coaches and players find you another team to be a fan of thats why there the coaches and the owners put this group of players together there our TEAM THE 49ERS I say great JOB and thanks to all players and coaches and the front office keep everyone and letts do it again next season

  11. By lohn medina on Jan 31, 2012 | Reply

    RICK M ….you said it just SO I love my 49ers …..no trash talking allowed ……LOVE THEM OR LEAVE THEM AND US ALONE. 49ER FAITHFULL OR JUST SHUT UP AND FIND ANOTHER TEAM !!!!!!!

  12. By Jake on Jan 31, 2012 | Reply

    Seven Years is an idiot. He is more concerned with being “right” and seeing us win. We get it, you gave up on Alex many years ago and your petty ego wants to see Alex fail or we give up on him so you can say, “I told you so”. A true 49er fan wants to see us WIN period, not be more concerned with being right. Your Alex hatin song is like hearing a tired, played out tune over and over and over again. You soooooo want to be right and be able to tell everyone I told you soooo that you not even making sense.

  13. By Jake on Jan 31, 2012 | Reply

    This goes out to ALL the ALex haters especially “Seven Years” -It seems like there are people out there who are more driven to be “right”, then to actually see us win. That is NOT a true 49er fan, whether you have been following since 1950, 1960, or whatever. You gave up on Alex many years ago and made it known loud and clear so now instead of wanting to see him do well and help us FAITHFUL win, you woul drather see him fail to say “I told you so!”. It’s all about your petty ego’s. It’s like you trying too hard to keep trying to convince everyone that he is the reson we lost that you not even making sense. Instead of rooting for him to win and do well, its almost like you want to see him fail so you can be right. There is something seriously warped, small, insecure and lame about that kind of thinking & its really not a true fan. I want to see him do well and I think a true 49er fan would want that too!

  14. By Jake on Jan 31, 2012 | Reply

    Seven Years is a joke…he is even comparing Alex to Jarmacus Russell? Are you for real? Are you really that desperate to try to sell us about how right you are? What…did a dude that looks like Alex steal your girlfiend? Wow…you not even making any sense? HA!

  15. By east coast niner on Jan 31, 2012 | Reply

    after this season, i believe alex finally gained alot of respect from niner fans. even though he didnt throw for 5,000 yards, he found ways to win important games. we are more of a run offense. im looking foward to seeing what kendall hunter will do next season. he looks like he will b a stud. if we can just find a deep threat reciever opposite mr. davis and crabtree, and also finally getting morgan back i think we will b alright next season ’cause our defense is already stellar. proud of how far our niners took us this season. time to look foward to the draft.

  16. By David Goodman on Jan 31, 2012 | Reply

    Seven years with Alex needs to look at stats. In the years where Alex played healthy and full seasons, his numbers steadily improved. This was with the changes in coaching and offenses. This year was his best yet and with a full offseason with the offense and Two NEW offensive lineman to push Iupati and Davis to learn their positions, his stock figures to go up. He threw the fewest interceptions in the league this season and did exactly what the coach asked him to. He didn’t take chances and threw the ball away instead of risking interceptions. He put the team on his back when he needed to and would have again if the fumble hadn’t taken it out of his hands. Let the man be and he will prove himself worth our continued faith and the draft pick.

  17. By detroitniner on Feb 1, 2012 | Reply

    Alex haters are idiots look at what he did with a poor group of recievers
    and no training camp. next year will be awsome and Alex will be in the top 5qbs . lets see he beat Eli,Breeze,Vick,Stafford, but what do I know

  18. By TrueNinerfan Who Won't Whine Especially Winning on Feb 1, 2012 | Reply

    The Niners need to be able to convert 3rd downs, whether its a new QB, RB, WR, TE, FB, or OL. In the Tampa Bay game it looked like the Niners were hitting their stride on offense until Morgan got hurt and then after that the Niners couldn’t put a game away early and had to play nail biters all season. I have faith in Alex but something needs to be done because if not then I think the Niners will continue to fall short of the ultimate goal and that is the SB.

  19. By Samfedy on Feb 1, 2012 | Reply

    Alex Smith has stepped it up,he has improved alot.Give him another year in SF.Alex took us to the nfc championship game.He could not convert on 3rd down this season,but thats the only thing he has not done.He has earned my respect.we need WRs.

  20. By Ladybug on Feb 1, 2012 | Reply

    I agree with those who hate the way ” 7 Years” bashes Alex Smith….hey! Look at our record, guy….and as Vernon Davis said ‘You just wait until next year!” Alex will at last have coaching on a consistent basis…not a new one every year. He has steadily improved, and I’m willing to bet he will be a great QB down the line.

    By the way, 7…how would you do if you have 4-5 bosses in 7 years who each told you work your job in a different way…..think about it. I applaud Alex for hanging in there.

    Forty-niners all the way in 2012 ! ! ! OH YAH !!

  21. By bigearl on Feb 1, 2012 | Reply

    I fill we have our QB and he has the best Coach that has got Alex out of the woodworks 7 yrs of nothing to a Western Conference Championship he needs WRs, we need a backup punt returner bad make no mistake.

  22. By Dick Fitzener on Feb 2, 2012 | Reply

    Release one dimensional Ted Ginn, draft rb/kr Doug Martin (Boise State) and recruit the hell out out Marquis Colston type WR’s in this draft. Stretch the field. And when Gore retires you have an identical replacement ready. Ginn cant handle the hits. And cant play WR..

  23. By Tom Harrison on Feb 2, 2012 | Reply

    The forty Niners are a great team once again, Next year is going to Rock! The need to spend time finding a great receiver. The guy at Boise is awesome! Check him out!

  24. By chad on Feb 3, 2012 | Reply

    I am not a Smith bandwagonist, but there is no real free agent prospect. Manning is not comming to SF. We wont get a quality qb out of the draft that late in the first round. Smith’s comand of the offence is the thing that really makes it a no brainer.
    get D Jackson from Philli to streatch the feild and return kicks.
    can morgan and all the other sub par receivers and concentrate on some money WR in the draft. can any body say Y.A.C.

  25. By JR on Feb 4, 2012 | Reply

    WOW !!!! what a season, Alex has done every well in 2011, I read all the other posts. All of you care a great deal for our team. I love this team and always will. There are some areas that need improvement. WR maybe. A new QB Again maybe. Alex was pressured a lot this season and made some difficult throws. My thoughts are of a stronger O line where Alex can make his reads and pick the right receiver. This team will improve even more for 2012. I would like to see a punt returner that can hold on to the ball.

  26. By tony hallerman on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    well all i can say is the coaching staff apparently believed in alex or else they would have cut him or even benched him to drive him out of san francisco his own family wanted him to leave but he chose to stay so lighten up on him go 49ers and just predict them in the next superbowl

  27. By lohn medina on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    hay guess what? we get to de thrown the super bowl champions next year, starting in the regular season…..49er faithful go alex smith and all 49er faithful..

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