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Matthews will continue to play multiple positions in 2015, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Coach Mike McCarthy was queried on the subject during Thursday's media availability, and he essentially confirmed that the Packers will continue to utilize the versatile Matthews at both inside and outside linebacker. "Clay Matthews is a great pass rusher," McCarthy said. "He's going to continue to play as many different positions as we can get out of him. We need to utilize him as much as we can." Matthews has been used in various roles since entering the league in 2009, and he's posted double-digit sack numbers in four of his six NFL seasons. After recording 7.5 sacks in 2013 (11 games), Matthews rebounded with 11.0 in 2014 to go with a career-best 61 combined tackles.

Clay Matthews LB GB 6 months ago

Matthews tallied six tackles (five solo) and a sack in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks.

Matthews sat with just 1.5 sacks after the Packers' first seven games, but he recorded at least one sack in eight of the Packers' final 11 contests (including the playoffs). Matthews had been almost exclusively an edge rusher prior to 2014, but he found a lot of success playing both inside and outside linebacker over the latter portion of the season, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him play some type of hybrid role again in 2015.

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Matthews tallied three tackles (all solo), a sack, and a pass deflection in Sunday's victory over the Lions.

Matthews sat with just one sack after six weeks, but he tallied 10 sacks the rest of the way and ended the regular season on a tear, racking up 6.5 sacks over his final four games. Though the sack numbers were impressive, Matthews' best ability in 2014 may have been his availability, as he played in all 16 games for the first time since his rookie season of 2009.

Clay Matthews LB GB 6 months ago

Matthews (biceps) is active for Sunday's game against the Lions.

Matthews sure didn't look like he had an injured biceps last week against Tampa Bay when he racked up six tackles and 2.5 sacks. He is safe to deploy this week.

Clay Matthews LB GB 6 months ago

Matthews (biceps) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Lions, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Matthews has dealt with the biceps injury for a couple weeks, but the injury did not prevent him from racking up 2.5 sacks last week, so consider him good to go for Week 17.

Clay Matthews LB GB 6 months ago

Matthews (biceps) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.

In Week 16, Matthews played through the biceps issue, which is unlikely to pose much of a threat to his playing time Sunday versus the Lions. With 8.5 sacks in the past eight games, he's one of the best bets to produce in the season finale, especially against an offensive line that has given up the ninth-most sacks (43) in the league this year.

Clay Matthews LB GB 6 months ago

Matthews (biceps) made six tackles (four solo), recorded 2.5 sacks, and deflected a pass in Sunday's victory over the Buccaneers.

Matthews started the season slowly, but he gradually heated up, and has been dominant of late, racking up 5.5 sacks over his last three games to give him an even 10 on the season.

Clay Matthews LB GB 7 months ago

Matthews (biceps) is active for Sunday's matchup against the Buccaneers.

Matthews was limited in practice all week by the ailment, but it won't prevent him from providing the Packers with a force on the edge, as well as inside. The 28-year-old linebacker has 52 tackles and 7.5 sacks on the season.

Clay Matthews LB GB 7 months ago

Matthews (biceps) is probable for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay.

Matthews was limited all week, but he's ready to go against the Buccaneers. His IDP owners can use him as they would normally.

Clay Matthews LB GB 7 months ago

Matthews (biceps) was limited in practice Wednesday, Paul Imig of FOX Sports Wisconsin reports.

A biceps injury is a new one for Matthews, but coach Mike McCarthy is of the opinion that it isn't of a "serious nature," according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com. Nevertheless, IDP owners should watch the pass rusher's status closely as the week continues, as he aims to build upon his six sacks in the past seven contests.