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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12/13/17 - OLB Clay Matthews has five sacks in the last three games.
12/04/17 - OLB Clay Matthews, who missed last week's game and had 3.5 sacks on the season, had 2.5 on Sunday. Green Bay had seven sacks, second-most in franchise history behind its eight vs. Philadelphia in 2004.
11/29/17 - OLB Clay Matthews, who missed last week with a groin injury, was a limited participant at practice and hopes to play Sunday. "I'm feeling good actually," Matthews said
11/26/17 - OLB Clay Matthews was inactive Sunday because of a groin injury. It was the first game Matthews missed this season.
11/24/17 - OLB Clay Matthews will be a game-time decision. Matthews left last week's game against Baltimore with a groin injury and hasn't practiced this week.
"We're still going to keep Clay on a game-time decision type of deal, but if he can't go it'll be next man up rotation," Packers linebackers coach Winston Moss said. "As we've done, you've seen us rotate. If we have five guys up, you've seen us rotate five guys. So all participants that are available on Sunday will play."