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
12/18/14 - LB Clay Matthews went through limited work in practice Thursday for the second straight day. Matthews, who is dealing with a biceps injury that came to light after he had a season-high two sacks in the loss at the Buffalo Bills last Sunday, is expected to be OK to play Sunday at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
12/17/14 - LB Clay Matthews is a late-season entry to the injury report this week. Matthews had limited work in practice Wednesday because of a biceps injury. Head coach Mike McCarthy said afterward the injury isn't considered serious. Consequently, Matthews, who has at least a half-sack in six of Green Bay's last eight games and leads the team with 7.5 sacks, doesn't appear to be at risk for not playing Sunday at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
12/08/14 - LB Clay Matthews recorded the team's only sack, which extends its NFL-best streak to 33 consecutive games. With 55.5 career sacks, he passed Tim Harris (55.0) for No. 3 on the franchise's career list.
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.