Tennessee on Sunday activated wide receiver Rishard Matthews and placed wide receiver Michael Campanaro on injured reserve.
Matthews had been on the physically unable to perform list since the beginning of training camp on July 26. He passed a physical was cleared to return to practice.
Over the past two seasons, the veteran wide receiver Matthews had become a favorite target of quarterback Marcus Mariota. In those two season, Matthews compiled 118 catches for 1,740 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Mariota refers to Matthews as “Mr. Reliable” or “Mr. Consistent,” the Nashville Tennessean reported.
“He brings another thing to the table,” Mariota told the Tennessean, “and that’s all that you can really ask for in an offense.”
Matthews signed a one-year deal last week.
Campanaro was signed to a one-year deal in April but has not practiced in a few weeks because of an undisclosed injury.