Bombers' Matthews weighing options between two NFL teams

Winnipeg Blue Bombers receiver Chris Matthews makes a catch in front of Calgary Stampeders defender...

Winnipeg Blue Bombers receiver Chris Matthews makes a catch in front of Calgary Stampeders defender Brandon Smith during CFL action at Canad Inns Stadium Sat., Oct. 13, 2012. (JASON HALSTEAD/QMI Agency)

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:57 PM ET

Chris Matthews is off to the NFL.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers receiver, who was the CFL’s rookie of the year in 2012, will make a decision on which team he will join this afternoon. Matthews, 24, became a free agent on Tuesday and was weighing contract offers on both sides of the border.

“All the details will be ironed out today,” Matthews’ agent, Rodney Edwards, said this afternoon. “It’s down to two teams.” Edwards said no matter which deal Matthews takes, he will receive a signing bonus.

Matthews, a 6-foot-5, 218-pound pass catcher, had a spectacular rookie season in 2012 for the Bombers. He made 81 catches for 1,192 yards and seven touchdowns. The Long Beach, Calif., native had 2013 to forget, however. He caught only 14 passes for 138 yards and one touchdown, and he missed 13 games with an assortment of injuries.



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