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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

Tack FF Int
43 1 0

Key matchup: Niners RB Frank Gore vs. Packers run defense

Posted Jan. 08, 2013 @ 1:01 p.m. ET
PFW’s Dan Arkush focuses on Niners RB Frank Gore vs. the Packers run defense in the Packers-49ers playoff game Saturday night.

Key matchup: Vikings QB Christian Ponder vs. Packers pass defense

Posted Jan. 02, 2013 @ 4:03 p.m. ET
Strange as it may sound given Adrian Peterson’s ability to take over a game, the Packers must focus on Vikings QB Christian Ponder.

Three defenders vying to be youngest honored

Posted Dec. 22, 2012 @ 12:12 p.m. ET
Here’s a look at every player named PFW/PFWA’s Defensive Player of the Year before the age of 26, including Seahawks DT Cortez Kennedy.

Matthews' status for next Packers game remains murky

Posted Nov. 08, 2012 @ 7:48 p.m. ET
It probably won’t be known until very late next week if Packers injured ROLB Clay Matthews will be able to play in Week 11.

Packers' outside 'backers could be major asset

Posted Sept. 21, 2012 @ 1:06 p.m. ET
According to PFW's Packers sources, this year’s team could pack the most potent punch in some time at outside linebacker.

Week Two Players of the Week

Posted Sept. 18, 2012 @ 11:47 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Reggie Bush, Clay Matthews and Adam Vinatieri as its Players of the Week.

Matthews, Packers sack Bears

Posted Sept. 13, 2012 @ 11:55 p.m. ET
Clay Matthews had 3½ of the Packers' seven sacks of Jay Cutler as Green Bay beat Chicago, 23-10 Thursday night.

Keep a close eye on Packers' contract front

Posted Aug. 08, 2012 @ 2:02 p.m. ET
After visiting Packers training camp, PFW's Dan Arkush has a feeling either Aaron Rodgers or Clay Matthews could be getting a new deal soon.

Will Pack move Matthews to right side?

Posted May 20, 2012 @ 1:01 p.m. ET
Now that they've drafted Nick Perry, the Packers may shift OLB Clay Matthews back to the right side, according to NFC Whispers.

Lions-Packers matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Dec. 28, 2011 @ 4:30 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the second of five key matchups in the Packers' Week 17 game against the Lions this Sunday at Lambeau Field.

Seven Packers earn Pro Bowl berths

Posted Dec. 28, 2011 @ 10:11 a.m. ET
The Packers learned Tuesday evening that seven of their players need to book tickets to Honolulu for this season's Pro Bowl, with league MVP candidate Aaron Rodgers leading the way.

Packers players of the week: Week 16

Posted Dec. 26, 2011 @ 5:04 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush selects Green Bay's players of the week on offense, defense and special teams in the 35-21 Week 16 win over the Bears.

Raiders-Packers matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Dec. 06, 2011 @ 6:30 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the first of five key matchups in the Packers' Week 14 game against the Raiders Sunday at Lambeau Field.  

Packers 60-second rant: Potentially dangerous playoff opponents

Posted Dec. 06, 2011 @ 6:20 p.m. ET
In his rant this week, PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush reflects on those teams he believes could give the Packers the most problems in the playoffs.  

Packers stock report: Week 13

Posted Dec. 05, 2011 @ 2:42 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush identifies three players or position groups on the rise as well as three players or position groups going in the opposite direction.  

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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