The Jacksonville Jaguars today waived rookie CB Curtis Anderson and claimed QB Steve Matthews on waivers from the Kansas City Chiefs. Matthews becomes the fourth quarterback on the Jaguars' roster, which stands at 60 players.
Matthews, 6-foot-3 and 209 pounds, is a fourth-year pro out of Memphis State who was the Chiefs' third quarterback for all 16 games in 1996, not seeing any action. He started eight games for the Scottish Claymores in the World League in 1996, leading the team to a berth in the World Bowl. The 26-year-old Matthews was originally drafted by the Chiefs in the seventh round of the 1994 draft. He spent the 1994 and '95 seasons on reserve/non-football injury list and reserve/physically unable to perform list while rahabbing a leg injury suffered his senior season in college. At Memphis State, he set school career records for completions and touchdown passes despite playing just two years.
Anderson, 23, was signed by the Jaguars as an undrafted free agent on April 21 and played in all three preseason games. He was converted to cornerback after playing wide receiver at the University of Pittsburgh for four seasons.
Thursday is the final day for fans to place phone orders for tickets to Friday night's game against Atlanta. A limited number of tickets are available in the upper decks for $39. The Jaguars Ticket office will be open all day Friday for walkup traffic.