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Clay Matthews fine with playing inside for Packers
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(2/3/15) Clay Matthews is listed by the Packers an outside linebacker, but he spent much of this past season playing on the inside.
Defensive coordinator Dom Capers moved Matthews to the inside to help the Packers run defense. After the season, head coach Mike McCarthy said Matthews would be moving back to his position on the outside next year.
Matthews told Tom Silverstein of the Journal Sentinel that the team told him he might be asked to play inside against next season.
"We had an exit interview at the end of the year where we get to talk to all the coaches on ... the future of the team, the future of yourself," Matthews said. "We talked. Moving forward I see from not only our coach's expectations, but my own expectations (are there) for playing inside."
Matthews is fine with that.
"I really enjoyed it. I enjoyed the change," he told Silverstein. "At the same time, I'm very good at getting after the quarterback off the edge, so I think there's a fine line. So, we'll see. Week in and week out you never knew if I was going to be there 100% of the snaps or only 10."
Report: Clay Matthews fined $22K for illegal hit on Russell Wilson
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(1/22/15) The NFL fined Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews $22,050 for his illegal blindside hit on Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson in the NFC Championship Game, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter. The vicious shot to Wilson's head occurred in the second quarter.
Packers head into Week 17 against the Lions fairly healthy
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(12/26/14) Packers cornerback Davon House will miss Sunday's game against the Lions with a shoulder injury. It will be House's third straight game out because of the injury.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers (calf), guards T.J. Lang (ankle) and Josh Sitton (toe) and linebackers Clay Matthews (biceps) and Mike Neal (abdomen) are all listed as probable. Lang, Sitton, Matthews and Neal were all listed as probable on the injury report for Week 16 as well.
The Packers are currently 7 1/2-point favorites against Detroit Sunday.
Packers enter Week 16 relatively healthy
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(12/19/14) The Packers enter Week 16 against Tampa Bay relatively healthy, with six of the eight players on its final injury report deemed probable. Those included running back Eddie Lacy (eye), guard T.J. Lang (ankle), linebacker Clay Matthews (biceps), linebacker Mike Neal (abdomen), linebacker Nick Perry (shoulder) and Josh Sitton guard (toe).
Tackle Bryan Bulaga (concussion) was labeled as questionable, while cornerback Davon House (shoulder) was ruled out.
Clay Matthews among the active players for Packers
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(11/23/14) The Packers will have linebacker Clay Matthews Week 12 against the Vikings.
Matthews came into the contest listed as probable due to a groin injury. He wasn't expected to miss the game. The club will also have Davon House, T.J. Lang and Josh Sitton. All three players were also listed as probable.
Datone Jones, who came into the game listed as questionable, will also attempt to give it a go.
|Health has been an issue for Clay Matthews the last two seasons but he's been productive when he's been on the field. Matthews missed nine games over the last two seasons, costing him chances to be a reliable Fantasy option. But he has totaled 20.5 sacks in the 23 games he did play over those two seasons. His tackle production has never been great but that's typical of an outside linebacker in 3-4 schemes. So long as you don't overrate Matthews in drafts, you should do fine. He's worth a late pick in leagues that reward tackles and a mid-round pick in leagues that do not.
(Updated 4/30/14) |