Matthews signs with Super Bowl-champion Seahawks

Winnipeg Blue Bombers receiver Chris Matthews signed with the Seattle Seahawks Tuesday. (QMI Agency...

Winnipeg Blue Bombers receiver Chris Matthews signed with the Seattle Seahawks Tuesday. (QMI Agency file photo)

PAUL FRIESEN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:14 PM ET

Chris Matthews chose a pretty good spot to chase his NFL dream.

Then again, it won't be easy to crack the roster of the Super Bowl champion.

A CFL free agent after two seasons with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Matthews had narrowed his decision to two teams on the weekend, before the Seattle Seahawks announced his signing, Tuesday.

Agent Rodney Edwards said his client would receive a signing bonus, but declined to reveal the figure.

The size of a signing bonus reflects a team's interest and commitment to a player, often determining whether or not he'll be more than training-camp fodder.

A 6-foot-5, 218-pounder, Matthews was the CFL rookie-of-the-year in 2012, catching 81 passes for 1,192 yards and seven touchdowns.

But the 24-year-old from Long Beach, Calif., is coming off a forgettable 2013 campaign that saw him miss 13 games with injuries and catch just 14 balls for 138 yards and one major.

 


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