Two former Buffalo Bills have officially found new homes as free agent wide receiver Jordan Matthews and quarterback/special teams ace Joe Webb found new teams Thursday. Starting with the positive news, both departures should increase the chances that the Bills receive compensatory draft picks next year.
Per Adam Schefter, Jordan Matthews has agreed to a one-year deal with the New England Patriots where he will continue their long-standing tradition of amassing capable slot receivers. In Buffalo, Matthews’ lone season was derailed by injuries. Starting seven games with appearances in three more, Matthews finished the year with 25 catches for 282 yards and a single touchdown.
The Houston Texans announced the signing of Joe Webb, noting his experience at quarterback, wide receiver, and on special teams. Webb mostly contributed on special teams for Buffalo, playing 63% of snaps in that phase of the game. Webb came in for an injured Nathan Peterman at QB during the now-famous snowvertime game against the Indianapolis Colts. Webb completed only two passes on seven attempts. Fans will fondly remember one of these throws as the 34-yard completion to Deonte Thompson set up the go-ahead score from LeSean McCoy to seal a victory for the home crowd.