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Ex-Titans WR Rishard Matthews bails on Saints, gets cut

Former Tennessee Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews has been cut by the New Orleans Saints after he reportedly left the team following its first preseason game.

According to ESPN’s Field Yates, the Saints cut Matthews with a “left squad designation.”

The Saints have cut veteran WR Rishard Matthews (left squad designation), per source.

— Field Yates (@FieldYates) August 10, 2019

ESPN’s Mike Triplett confirms Matthews left the team.

Sean Payton announced that WR Rishard Matthews was released, along with TE Jake Powell. Veteran OL Ulrick John was placed on injured reserve.