Does Eagles release of Jordan Matthews speak to Cre’Von LeBlanc’s status?

Cre'von LeBlanc #34 Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
Cre'von LeBlanc #34 Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) /

Fourteen days after re-signing Jordan Matthews, the Philadelphia Eagles have released him. Does that mean Cre’Von LeBlenc’s return could be on the horizon?

This one’s puzzling guys and gals. On November 11th, one of the narratives on the Philadelphia Eagles was this. They were dissatisfied with their situation at wide receiver, so they signed Jordan Matthews to help cure that. Exactly two weeks later, on November 25th, they released him. Does that mean that they were dissatisfied with his performance (four catches on 12 targets for 33 yards) or could that mean something else? Could Cre’Von LeBlanc‘s return be on the horizon?

We haven’t seen him on the playing field since the divisional round of last season’s NFC Playoffs. Let’s take a quick look back.

More from Inside the Iggles

LeBlanc still sits on the IR, but ever since training camp, part of the plan was this. Philly would place him on the injured reserve and bank on both he and Jalen Mills returning to the lineup by the middle of the regular season. Mills is back, and Matthews’ release creates an open spot on the roster. Could he be back soon?

Let’s hope so. Philly needs all of the talent that they can get on the field. The hope is Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor will get healthy and contribute down the stretch, but that has nothing to do with the open roster spot.

Unless Philly plans on signing someone or promoting someone from the practice squad, there was no real reason to release anyone. Keep an eye on this. Something figures to be happening, and it figures to be happening very soon.