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Jordan Matthews week-to-week with chip fracture in sternum

Jordan Matthews suffered a chip fracture in his sternum during his first practice with the Buffalo Bills and is considered week-to-week, the team announced Monday.

Matthews suffered the injury Sunday, less than two days after the Bills acquired the wide receiver in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Bills general manager Brandon Beane told WGR 550 on Monday that Matthews suffered the injury early in practice when he went up for a contested ball and came down hard. Matthews finished the session and later left the field with a trainer. He was not made available to reporters because of the injury.

Matthews took first- and second-team reps Sunday and saw his first work with quarterback Tyrod Taylor since the Bills traded cornerback Ronald Darby to the Eagles for Matthews and a 2018 third-round pick. In a separate deal Friday, Buffalo dealt top receiver Sammy Watkins and a 2018 sixth-round pick to the Los Angeles Rams for a 2018 second-round pick and cornerback E.J. Gaines.

Coach Sean McDermott said before Sunday's practice that he would like to have Matthews play in Thursday's preseason game in Philadelphia.