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
11/26/13 - OLB Clay Matthews doesn't appear on the injury report this week for the first time since early October after he sustained a broken thumb that required surgery in the Packers' 22-9 win over the Detroit Lions in Week 5. Matthews, who has played the last three games after being out for four contests, said Tuesday he will continue to wear a small cast to protect his right thumb for the rematch with the Lions in Detroit on Thursday.
11/20/13 - OLB Clay Matthews (thumb) remains on the injury report this week but isn't in jeopardy of not being available for the game Sunday against Minnesota. Matthews has played the last two weeks after missing four games because of a broken right thumb. He wore a small protective cast on the surgically repaired thumb in the loss at the New York Giants last Sunday after initially coming back with a big club over the hand.
11/18/13 - OLB Clay Matthews played with a small cast on his right hand to protect his surgically repaired thumb in the 27-13 loss to the New York Giants on Sunday. Matthews, who wore a big club over the hand in his return to action the previous week, registered one sack to give him four on the season.
11/14/13 - OLB Clay Matthews (thumb) practiced on a full-time basis Thursday for the second straight day. Matthews, who returned to action in the loss to Philadelphia last weekend following a four-game absence, is expected to wear a small cast to protect his surgically repaired right thumb in the game Sunday at the New York Giants after wearing a big club over his hand last time out.
11/13/13 - OLB Clay Matthews (thumb) had his participation in practice increased from limited last week to full Wednesday, and Matthews did so without needing a bulky club over his right hand. Matthews, who was restricted with the club as he played for the first time in five games in the loss to Philadelphia last weekend, is working with a smaller cast this week in advance of the game at the New York Giants on Sunday.