Matthew Wells (American Football)
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Matthew Wells American Football
Matthew Wells
Free agent
Personal information
Born: (1990-11-26) November 26, 1990 (age 29)
Monticello, Mississippi
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:222 lb (101 kg)
Career information
High school:Monticello (MS) Lawrence Co.
College:Mississippi State
NFL Draft:2015 / Round: 6 / Pick: 178
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Matthew Sean Wells (born November 26, 1990) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the New England Patriots with the 178th pick of the 2015 NFL draft.[1]

He played college football at Mississippi State, where he started 33 games.

Professional career

New England Patriots

Wells was drafted in the sixth round of the 2015 NFL draft by the New England Patriots.[2]

Chicago Bears

On August 10, 2015, the Patriots traded Wells to the Chicago Bears for Ryan Groy.[3] On September 5, 2015, he was released by the Bears.[4]

St. Louis / Los Angeles Rams

On November 10, 2015, the St. Louis Rams signed Wells to their practice squad.[5] On December 1, 2015, he was released from practice squad.

On June 24, 2016, Wells was released by the Rams.[6]

Atlanta Falcons

Wells was signed by the Falcons. On September 3, 2016, he was waived by the Falcons due to final roster cuts.[7]

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Wells signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on October 10, 2016.

Birmingham Iron

In 2018, Wells signed with the Birmingham Iron for the 2019 season.[8] He was waived on April 1, 2019.


  1. ^ Kyed, Doug (May 2, 2015). "Patriots Draft Speedy Linebacker Matthew Wells 178th Overall In Sixth Round". New England Sports Network. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ Frenz, Erik (May 2, 2015). "Patriots Select Explosive Mississippi State Linebacker Matthew Wells in 6th Round". Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ Smith, Michael David (August 10, 2015). "Bears trade Ryan Groy to Patriots for Matthew Wells". Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ Mayer, Larry (September 5, 2015). "Bears make cuts to reduce roster to 53". Archived from the original on September 7, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ Lyons, Joe (November 11, 2015). "Rams notes: Fisher praises first-time starters Alexander, Donnal". Retrieved 2015.
  6. ^ Jackson, Zac (June 24, 2016). "Rams cut Wells, Worton".
  7. ^ "Falcons Make First Wave of Roster Cuts". September 2, 2016. Archived from the original on November 14, 2016.
  8. ^ Inabinett, Mark. "Birmingham Iron adds players from Alabama, UAB, South Alabama". Retrieved 2018.

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