Jon Robinson, general manager for the Tennessee Titans, confirmed the team has released Rishard Matthews.
Robinson said Thursday that Matthews was unhappy with his role in offense.
Robinson says Rishard was unhappy with his role in offense. The GM expected his role to increase as he continued to recover from knee injury, but receiver had reached punt of no return. #Titans
— Steve Layman (@SteveLayman) September 27, 2018
Matthews had been the Titans' leading receiver the past two seasons, but missed nearly the entire offseason due to injuries and then reportedly needed surgery to repair a torn meniscus during training camp.
The Titans welcomed him back in time for the regular season, but he clearly wasn't himself, making just three receptions for 11 yards.
Matthews skipped Titans practice Wednesday for what head coach Mike Vrabel described as “personal reasons."
Matthews then confirmed to "A to Z Sports" that he has left the team, asking the Titans for a release. He says the two sides have an agreement in place to make that happen.