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52 Clay Matthews OLB
Height/Weight: 6-3/255 | Birthdate: 5/14/1986 | Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA, USA | Team: Green Bay | College: USC | NFL Experience: 6 | Owned/Started%: 57/45 | Average Draft Position: 170.00
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Clay Matthews not certain of Week 4 status


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/22/2014) Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews, who sustained a groin injury Sunday, said he's in a wait-and-see mode regarding his status for Week 4 at the Bears.

"Obviously I think it's something I can play with, but you've got to make sure you're operating at a high level," he told ESPN.com. "That will be the biggest obstacle, not obstacle but thing to find out, and I think we'll know more on Wednesday and Thursday."


Clay Matthews questionable to return Week 3


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2014) Packers linebacker Clay Matthews is questionable to return Week 3 against the Lions.

Matthews is dealing with a groin injury. He recorded three tackles before leaving the contest. It's unclear if Matthews will return to action.


Clay Matthews notches sack in Week 2 win vs. Jets


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2014) Packers linebacker Clay Matthews recorded five total tackles and a sack in his team's 31-24 win over the Jets in Week 2.

Matthews delivered seven-and-a-half sacks in 11 games last season but was held off the scoreboard in Week 1 against the Seahawks, though he did manage a forced fumble in his team's opening-week loss. He'll look to keep Matthew Stafford uncomfortable in the team's Week 3 battle with the Lions.


Healthy scratches dominate inactive list for Packers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2014) The following players will not suit up for the Packers Thursday night against the Chiefs, per ESPN: Aaron Rodgers, Randall Cobb, Eddie Lacy, Sam Shields, Tramon Williams, Demetri Goodson, Morgan Burnett, A.J. Hawk, Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers, Brad Jones, David Bakhtiari, T.J. Lang, Josh Sitton, JC Tretter, Bryan Bulaga, Mike Daniels, Brandon Bostick, Jordy Nelson and Datone Jones.

Clay Matthews looking to prove his durability


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/16/2014) Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews has played a full season just once, as a rookie in 2009. After missing seven games last year with a fractured thumb and half of another game with a hamstring injury, Matthews is under the gun in 2014.

"He has to show that he can line up and stay healthy," linebackers coach Winston Moss told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

Matthews said during OTAs that he's "feeling good."

"It's been a long offseason obviously with the surgeries and the rehab and the physical therapy and all that," he said. 'But it's definitely coming along. ... I don't see there being any hindrance toward the beginning of the season, toward camp. We'll keep getting stronger and hopefully by that time be ready to roll."


Clay Matthews says it's thumbs up for training camp


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(4/16/2014) Packers linebacker Clay Matthews said he's diligently rehabbing his injured thumb, comparing it to a torn ACL rather than a typical bone break. As part of the injury he also had surgery on his forearm, which got damaged when he re-injured the thumb late last season. But he told USA Today that he'll be ready for the start of training camp, though he'll miss offseason workouts. 

Clay Matthews: Thumb injury won't linger


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/25/2014) Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews, who broke his right thumb twice in 2013, said the injury won't hamper him in 2014.

“It’s been doing well," Matthews said in a radio interview, per ESPN.com. "I’ve been getting physical therapy three times a week. I’ve been able to work out with a few limitations, but from talking with the doctors there shouldn’t be any limitations once next season rolls around.

"It’s just been a pain because obviously you look at it, it’s just a broken thumb. But it’s such an aggravating injury for a pass-rusher, especially in the manner in which I did it twice and having to have it surgically repaired twice, it doesn’t make it for an easy offseason in recovery.” 

Matthews was held to 7.5 sacks in 11 games last season.


Pins removed from Clay Matthews' broken thumb


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/29/2014) Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews had the pins removed from his surgically repaired right thumb last week, reports Fox Sports. "I need to get healthy," Matthews said. "Rehab my thumb and get it back to 100 percent so that way there is no setback starting next season."

Matthews broke the thumb for the second time Week 16. 


Dom Capers set to return as defensive coordinator


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/8/2014) It looks like Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers will return for his sixth season. Coach Mike McCarthy twice called Capers an "outstanding football coach" during his season-ending news conference.

Green Bay ranked 25th in yards allowed (372.2), 24th in points allowed (26.8) and 25th in opposing passer rating (95.9). The Packers forced 22 turnovers (11 fumbles, 11 interceptions), well below Capers' 33.3 average in Green Bay, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

Green Bay played much of the season without two of its biggest playmakers, linebacker Clay Matthews (thumb) and cornerback Casey Hayward (hamstring), and the run defense collapsed down the stretch.


Packers DST can't corral Colin Kaepernick


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/5/2014) Depleted by injuries, the Packers DST held up well for the most part against the 49ers in Sunday's playoff loss. But the unit could not contain quarterback Colin Kaepernick's running, dooming Green Bay.

Kaepernick ran seven times for 98 yards, more than half of San Francisco's 167 rushing yards. Green Bay gave up 381 total yards and 23 points.

Cornerback Tramon Williams picked off Kaepernick in the second quarter, his fourth interception this year. Linebackers Nick Perry and Brad Jones and defensive end Mike Daniels all registered sacks.

The Packers DST should be stronger in 2014 assuming top pass rusher Clay Matthews returns healthy from his broken thumb.


Packers declare playoff inactives


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/5/2014) The Packers listed linebackers Clay Matthews (thumb) and Nate Palmer, wideout Chris Harper, quarterback Scott Tolzien, cornerback Jumal Rolle, and offensive linemen Ryan Taylor and JC Tretter as inactive for the playoff game vs. the 49ers.

Three Packers unable to practice Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/3/2014) Packers LB Clay Matthews DE Mike Neal and LB Nick Perry were unable to practice Friday.

It shouldn't come as a surprise for Matthews. He's already been ruled out with a thumb injury. Both Neal and Perry were able to practice Thursday, so there's a chance they are both getting a day off.


Clay Matthews ruled out for playoff game


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/30/2013) Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews (thumb) won't be able to play Sunday against the 49ers, coach Mike McCarthy said. The coach added he could not provide a timetable for Matthews, who also missed the regular-season finale.

Packers reveal inactives for Week 17


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/29/2013) The Packers have ruled Brad Jones, Chris Harper, Clay Matthews, Jumal Rolle, Lane Taylor, JC Tretter and C.J. Wilson inactive for Week 17 at Chicago.

Clay Matthews undergoes thumb surgery


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/27/2013) Packers linebacker Clay Matthews underwent thumb surgery.

Matthews has been ruled out Week 17 against the Bears. There is no timetable for his return at this time. 


Clay Matthews ruled out


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/25/2013) Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews, who re-injured his thumb Week 16 vs. Pittsburgh, has been ruled out of Sunday's game at Chicago. He'll finish the regular season with 7.5 sacks and three forced fumbles in 11 games.

Clay Matthews probably out for at least Week 17


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/22/2013) Packers linebacker Clay Matthews could miss a critical game in Week 17 at Chicago after reinjuring his thumb Sunday against the Steelers. He left the game in the second quarter and didn't return.

"I couldn't give you a timetable," said Mike McCarthy, per ESPN after the game. "But I think based off the history of what happened the first time, I'm told it's similar to [a] repeat injury."

The first thumb injury required surgery and cost Matthews four games.


Clay Matthews done for the day


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/22/2013) Packers linebacker Clay Matthews will not return to the game Sunday against Pittsburgh. He was ruled out after aggravating a broken thumb when he sacked Ben Roethlisberger in the second quarter.

Clay Matthews aggravates thumb injury against Steelers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/22/2013) Packers linebacker Clay Matthews apparently aggravated his broken right thumb late in the second quarter of their game Sunday against Pittsburgh.

Matthew sacked Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on the play and was soon being escorted to the locker room. His return was announced as questionable.


Usual standouts quiet for Packers


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/9/2013) Packers linebackers A.J. Hawk and Clay Matthews didn't make their usual contributions Week 14 against the Falcons. Neither player contributed a sack, and neither was especially productive with tackles either. Hawk had four, including two solo. Matthews had three, including two solo.

The four were a season-low for Hawk, who's averaging 8.2 in 13 games. Matthews is averaging just 3.9 in nine games.


Clay Matthews brings down the QB twice Week 12


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/25/2013) Packers linebacker Clay Matthews totaled just four tackles (three solo) Sunday against the Vikings, but half of his tackles were sacks. Matthews has now totaled three sacks in his last two games and has six in seven games this season.

Six injured Packers players cleared to play Week 12


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/24/2013) Packers center Evan Dietrich-Smith (knee), cornerback Micah Hyde (groin), linebacker Clay Matthews (thumb), linebacker Andy Mulumba (ankle), defensive end Mike Neal (abdomen) and defensive tackle Ryan Pickett (knee) were all cleared to play Week 12 vs. Minnesota. All six players were listed as probable.

Five Packers listed as probable


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/22/2013) Packers OL Evan Dietrich-Smith, CB Micah Hyde, LB Clay Matthews, LB Andy Mulumba and LB Mike Neal are probable Week 12 against the Vikings.

Matthews and Mulumba were able to practice in full Thursday. Neal and Smith were limited in practice Thursday. Hyde was unable to practice Thursday and Friday due to a groin injury.


Four Packers on injury report get green light for Week 11


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/17/2013) As expected, the following injured players we're ruled active for the Packers in Week 11 against the Giants: defensive lineman Johnny Jolly (groin), linebacker Clay Matthews (thumb), defensive lineman Mike Neal (abdomen) and defensive lineman Ryan Pickett (knee).

Clay Matthews probable Week 11


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/15/2013) Packers linebacker Clay Matthews is probable Week 11 against the Giants.

Matthews is dealing with a thumb injury, but has been able to get through practice with no issues. He was able to play through the injury last week.