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Clay Matthews

Clay Matthews - #52 - LB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 3"/ 255 lbs.
Birthday 05/14/1986
Birthplace Agoura Hills, CA
College USC
Years played 5
Drafted 2009, 1st round, 26th pick by Packers

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

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43 1 0

Packers RB Benson has surgery, will not return in 2012

Posted Nov. 29, 2012 @ 3:21 p.m. ET
Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Thursday that RB Cedric Benson had surgery on his injured foot and will not be back this season.

Packers kickers a real study in contrast

Posted Nov. 29, 2012 @ 3:16 p.m. ET
While Packers PK Mason Crosby has struggled mightily this season, P Tim Masthay has continued to excel.

NFC North Spin cycle: Vikings can't stop Bears

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
The Bears are back in control of the NFC North after beating the Vikings soundly and watching the Giants shut down the Packers on Sunday night.

No changes to schedule in Weeks 14, 15

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 4:16 p.m. ET
The NFL announced the Week 14 and Week 15 schedules on Monday and there will be no changes.

Manning, Giants score big win over Packers

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 12:02 a.m. ET
So much for that tired arm for Eli Manning, and that offensive slump for the Giants. They got it fixed in their bye week, then routed the Packers 38-10 Sunday night.

Starks shaping up as Packers' primary RB

Posted Nov. 23, 2012 @ 12:40 p.m. ET
It’s starting to look like James Starks is going to carry the load in the Packers’ ground attack the same way he did in 2010.

Scout's Notebook: Packers NT B.J. Raji

Posted Nov. 21, 2012 @ 3:37 p.m. ET
PFW talent evaluator Nolan Nawrocki breaks down the strengths and weaknesses of overrated Packers NT B.J. Raji.

Key matchup: Packers' offensive line vs. Giants' defensive line

Posted Nov. 20, 2012 @ 3:50 p.m. ET
In today’s “Key Matchup,” PFW’s Dan Arkush focuses on the Packers’ offensive line vs. the Giants’ defensive line in the Week 12 Sunday-night game.

NFC North Spin cycle: Packers deal Lions tough blow

Posted Nov. 20, 2012 @ 11:15 a.m. ET
The Packers ground out a win at Detroit, leaving the Lions with plenty of work to do to get back into the playoff race.

Lions WR Young sent home from facility; inactive for Week 12

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 5:40 p.m. ET
Lions head coach Jim Schwartz announced Monday that WR Titus Young will be inactive for the Week 12 game against the Texans.

Packers, Steelers positioning for stretch run

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 1:19 p.m. ET
Playmaking quarterbacks and restored health could carry two of the NFL's most storied franchises in January.

Packers rally for 24-20 win over Lions

Posted Nov. 18, 2012 @ 4:59 p.m. ET
Aaron Rodgers threw two touchdown passes and the Packers came through with a 24-20 win over the Lions on Sunday.

Bulaga's injury hurts Packers big-time

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 8:41 p.m. ET
Of all the Packers' season-ending injuries so far this season, the latest one suffered by ORT Bryan Bulaga is considered the most devastating.

Key matchup: Lions WR Calvin Johnson vs. Packers secondary

Posted Nov. 13, 2012 @ 2:40 p.m. ET
PFW’s Dan Arkush focuses on Lions WR Calvin Johnson vs. the Packers' secondary in their Week 11 matchup Sunday in Detroit.

NFC North Spin cycle: Bears' QBs come up short

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 2:41 p.m. ET
The NFC North race took an interesting turn Sunday with the division-leading Bears falling in a sloppy game and the Vikings beating the Lions.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Nov. 06, 2012
Matthews returned for the Packers on Sunday against the Bears.||||||| The team's top pass rusher has missed the last four games because of a hamstring injury.
Posted Nov. 04, 2012
Matthews left Sunday's game against Arizona with a hamstring injury.||||||| Matthews has recorded 31 tackles this season, including nine sacks.
Posted Feb. 10, 2011
So what does Matthews have in common with Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Seacrest and Keith Urban? They'll all be presenters at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night. Matthews and other Packer players have been in the spotlight this week following their Super Bowl victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.||||||| Matthews, who drew nearly as much attention for his long hair as for his skills on defense, has a busy week with appearances scheduled for "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." Grammy officials also say will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas, who performed at halftime, will be a presenter at the music awards.
Posted Oct. 22, 2010
The Packers expect Matthrews to play this week after missing last week's loss to Miami with a hamstring injury.||||||| Matthews, who has 8 1/2 sacks, could be limited to stay healthy for later in the season. "I think the plan is it's either all or nothing," said Matthews. "I'm sure they'll spell me a few times to catch me a break, but at the same time, I look to continue my play which I've put together to begin the season."
Posted Oct. 10, 2010
The Packers expect Matthews to play this week after missing last week's loss to Miami with a hamstring injury. "Barring any setback, I think he'll be ready to go," coach Mike McCarthy said.||||||| Matthews, who has 8 1/2 sacks, wants to contribute on a full-time basis, though he may be limited to keep him healthy for later in the season.

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