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Titans reach 3-year deal with WR Rishard Matthews, source says

The Tennessee Titans have agreed to a three-year deal with former Miami Dolphins wide receiver Rishard Matthews, a source told ESPN's Paul Kuharsky.

Matthews, 26, began last year's offseason program with the Dolphins wanting to be traded or released after Miami added first-round pick DeVante Parker and veteran receivers Kenny Stills and Greg Jennings. However, he won the starting job in training camp and set new career highs for receptions (43), yards (662) and touchdowns (four) in a contract year.

A former seventh-round pick, Matthews suffered a season-ending rib injury in Week 12 against the New York Jets when he took a big hit from safety Calvin Pryor.

Matthews said after the regular-season finale in January that fit and an opportunity to earn a starting role were important in his next stop.

"Just where I fit in with the offense, where I fit in with the organization," Matthews said. "That's the biggest thing really. Wherever it is, I'm going to go compete and try to get on the field right away."

ESPN Dolphins reporter James Walker contributed to this report.