By Peter Gleason

It turns out that not everyone whom the Eagles asked was ready to join their push to the playoffs.

Torrey Smith, a speedster receiver who can stretch the field, was a member of the 2018 Super Bowl champs and performed well in the Supe itself.

And the Eagles contacted Smith, but he decided to stay retired.

A second-round pick of the Ravens in 2011, Smith signed a big-money deal with the 49ers in 2015. Released after two underwhelming seasons, he landed in Philly, winning a Super Bowl.

The Eagles traded Smith to the Panthers in early 2018. The Panthers released Smith in September, and two days later he decided to retire.

So they brought back Jordan Matthews for his third stint in Philly.