Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Packers' picks: Round 1/26 -- Clay Matthews, LB, 6-3, 245, Southern California...As tickled as Ted Thompson was to have Raji slide to the Packers early in Round 1, the general manager eagerly wanted Matthews to fill another missing piece in the new defensive scheme. Hence, Thompson mortgaged the rest of Green Bay's first half of the draft -- a second-round pick (No. 41) and two third-round choices (Nos. 73 and 83) -- to go up to get the all-around playmaker that is Matthews. More than having strong NFL bloodlines, Matthews is a ready-made starter at right outside linebacker with his combination of tenacious run defense, unbridled pass rush off the edge and improving coverage skills. - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout Clay Matthews News
10/08/15 - LB Clay Matthews (quadriceps) had his workload reduced from full the previous day to limited in the team's padded practice Thursday. The injury isn't considered to be serious, and Matthews should be fine to make his customary start Sunday against St. Louis.
10/07/15 - LB Clay Matthews (quadriceps) appears on the injury report this week. The defensive standout, who has been bothered by thigh issues throughout his career, was OK to participate on a full-time basis in practice Wednesday.
09/29/15 - LB Clay Matthews, who has lined up mostly at inside linebacker and has had few pass-rushing opportunities, had two sacks as Green Bay piled up seven. "Yeah, it was (nice). Obviously, I get a good dose of being around the ball at the inside but anytime you get back out there at a position that you've played for a long time, it's fun to get after the quarterback. Fortunately, all of us were able to get after the quarterback and make him uncomfortable in the pocket."
08/31/15 - LB Clay Matthews made his belated preseason debut at inside linebacker after missing the first two preseason games dealing with soreness in his knee and elbow.
08/27/15 - LB Clay Matthews practiced Tuesday and Wednesday before the Packers were off the field on Thursday. Matthews could be cleared to make his belated preseason debut Saturday against Philadelphia after he missed the first two games because of knee and elbow soreness.