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
01/09/18 - LB Clay Matthews had minor knee surgery last week, ESPN.com reported. The surgery was described as a "cleanup" procedure, so Matthews should be ready for any offseason work. Matthews played in 14 games this past season and recorded 7.5 sacks. The two games he missed were for a groin injury and a hamstring injury -- not a knee problem.
12/21/17 - OLB Clay Matthews (hamstring) hasn't practiced the last three days and is questionable.
"Whoever is available Saturday night, we'll get a game plan for them," Packers linebackers coach Winston Moss said. "We'll go with the normal rotation."
12/20/17 - OLB Clay Matthews (hamstring) missed practice both Tuesday and Wednesday.
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.