Eagles Waive Josh Adams
Eagles Announce Initial 53-Man Roster for 2019

49ers to Release Jordan Matthews, Eagles Lose Compensatory Pick

Embed from Getty Images

By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

Earlier in the offseason, the Eagles lost veteran wide receiver Jordan Matthews to the San Francisco 49ers.

On Saturday, the 49ers announced they will be releasing Matthews. The move is a disappointing one for fans of Matthews, but it also has direct consequences on the Eagles franchise.

Unfortunately for the Eagles, none of their lower-level free agents signed with a team in time to affect the compensatory pick formula other than Matthews. The result is that the Eagles will now receive either fourth-round pick from the formula.

The signings of both LJ Fort and Andrew Sendejo are counted as negating seventh-round picks, but the team's lowest picks to negate are the fourth-round compensatory picks for both Golden Tate and Jordan Hicks.

2019 Eagles Compensatory Pick Chart

Free Agents Lost
Free Agents Gained
New Team
Previous Team
QB Nick Foles Jacksonville Jaguars $22,000,000 3
WR Golden Tate New York Giants $9,350,000 4 LB L.J. Fort Pittsburgh Steelers $1,633,333 7
LB Jordan Hicks Arizona Cardinals $9,000,000 4 S Andrew Sendejo Minnesota Vikings $1,300,000 7

The Eagles will only receive the third-round pick for Nick Foles unless they cut Fort and/or Sendejo.


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)