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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11/20/17 - OLB Clay Matthews recorded his first sack since Week 4, but suffered a groin injury and did not return.
11/20/17 - OLB Clay Matthews played on only seven pass rushing snaps before leaving with a groin injury.
Matthews made the most of those snaps, finishing with two quarterback hurries and a sack, but his status for next week's game in Pittsburgh is unclear.
09/30/17 - LB Clay Matthews became the Packers' all-time leader in sacks with 75, passing former defensive end Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila (74.5). Matthews got the record after a strip-sack on Bears quarterback Mike Glennon.
"To me, after that play, I wanted a few more," Matthews said. "It's cool to be up there with some of the greats, especially in such an amazing organization. That's pretty cool, but the further I'm removed from it, the more it will mean to me."
09/29/17 - OLB Clay Matthews broke the team sack record with his sack-strip of Mike Glennon on Chicago's opening play in Thursday's 35-14 victory. That gave Matthews his 75th career sack, breaking Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila's mark of 74.5.
03/03/17 - LB Clay Matthews will not need surgery on his injured shoulder this offseason, according to Packers coach Mike McCarthy. The six-time Pro Bowler suffered a separated AC joint in his left shoulder after taking what he called a cheap shot from Eagles guard Allen Barbre in Week 12 on Nov. 28. The 30-yer-old Matthews, who missed four games earlier in the season because of a hamstring injury, recorded a career-low five sacks and 24 tackles in 12 games last season.