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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11/26/14 - LB Clay Matthews isn't on the injury report this week and had full participation in practice Wednesday as the Packers started their on-field preparations for the big matchup with the New England Patriots on Sunday. Matthews played on a modified basis in the 24-21 win at the Minnesota Vikings last Sunday after aggravating a groin injury in the previous game. "He looks good," head coach Mike McCarthy said after Wednesday's practice
11/24/14 - LB Clay Matthews made a third straight start at inside linebacker alongside A.J. Hawk in the 24-21 road win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. Matthews, who also lined up at his customary spot at outside linebacker, came off the field on some third downs as the Packers limited his playing time a week after he aggravated a groin injury.
11/20/14 - OLB Clay Matthews is on the injury report this week with a groin injury that flared up coming out of the 53-20 win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Matthews didn't do much in practice Wednesday, but head coach Mike McCarthy didn't indicate afterward that the recurring injury could impact his star player's availability for Sunday's game at the Minnesota Vikings.
11/20/14 - LB Clay Matthews was in the "limited" participation category for the second straight day of practice Thursday. Matthews, who is dealing with a recurring groin injury, said he was "a little sore" after the Packers' rout of the Philadelphia Eagles last weekend but is optimistic he will be good to make the start Sunday at the Minnesota Vikings. "I feel good," he said Thursday. "So, I don't think there will be any limitations going into this weekend."
11/17/14 - LB Clay Matthews jumped ahead of Aaron Kampman into fourth place on Green Bay's career sacks list with 54 1/2. Matthews had one of Green Bay's three sacks of Philadelphia quarterback Mark Sanchez on Sunday.