Clay Matthews
LB GB (4)
1 week ago

Matthews has agreed to meet with the NFL, who has threatened a suspension due to allegations linked to steroid use from an Al-Jazeera documentary called The Dark Side, Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

With the cloud of a suspension looming, Matthews will in fact explain his presence in the documentary, despite submitting an affidavit regarding the allegations to the NFL. The date of the interview is unclear, but the Packers should have some clarity regarding its pass-rushing duo (also, Julius Peppers) in the near future.

Clay Matthews
LB GB (4)
1 week ago

Matthews, Julius Peppers and free-agent Mike Neal will be suspended beginning Aug. 26 if they don't agree to be interviewed by the league about allegations linking the players to performance-enhancing drugs in the Al Jazeera America documentary The Dark Side, USA Today reports.

EDGE Analysis

The NFL Players Association has said the players submitted affidavits to the league about the allegations, but the league wants to interview the players in person. The edict from the league sets up a showdown which raises the possibility that Matthews could be suspended for regular season games.

Clay Matthews
LB GB (4)
2 weeks ago

Matthews (ankle) will return to practice on Sunday, Michael Cohen of the Journal Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

Matthews was held out of the team's preseason opener on Friday, but is apparently over the lingering ankle injury and is slated to return to practice Sunday. He's expected to move back to his preferred outside linebacker position during the upcoming season, which could open up the opportunity to drive his sack numbers up after posting just six and half during the 2015 campaign.

Clay Matthews
LB GB (4)
2 weeks ago

Matthews did not practice Wednesday due to an ankle injury, Wes Hodkiewicz of Packers Unscripted reports.

EDGE Analysis

Matthews's ankle injury doesn't appear to be anything serious at this point, but the Packers elected to play it safe and keep their starting linebacker out of practice. He could return to training camp later this week, while Jayrone Elliott and Nick Perry figure to see extra reps at outside linebacker in Matthews' absence.

Clay Matthews
LB GB (4)
3 months ago

Matthews is expected to move back to his preferred outside linebacker position beginning in OTAs this week, ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Matthews spent the past season-and-a-half filling in at inside linebacker quite successfully, but is expected to return to his usual edge-rushing position this season. That switch back to outside linebacker should begin in OTAs this week, when rookie Blake Martinez's presence gives the Packers another option to play inside. With projected starters Sam Barrington and Jake Ryan also around, Matthews should be able to play outside on a nearly full-time basis this season, which figures to boost his pass-rushing numbers after a reduced tally of 6.5 sacks last term.

Clay Matthews
LB GB (4)
7 months ago

Matthews had four tackles (two solo), 1.5 sacks, and a forced fumble in Sunday's Wild Card win over the Redskins.

EDGE Analysis

It was Matthews' third multiple sack performance of the season and the first since Oct. 11. He appears to be returning to full form since suffering ankle and knee injuries in Week 8, which he has played through all season. In the three games leading up to Sunday's victory, Matthews totaled 3 tackles and a sack.

Clay Matthews
LB GB (4)
8 months ago

Matthews (ankle) is active for Sunday's contest in Arizona, Duke Bobber of the Packers' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Matthews' workload topped all Packers linebackers last Sunday at Oakland, earning 72 of 77 defensive snaps, yet he failed to pick up any counting stats. Meanwhile, the Cardinals' offensive line has surrendered just 23 sacks in 14 games this season, which places another damper on Matthews' potential.

Clay Matthews
LB GB (4)
8 months ago

Matthews (ankle) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

Matthews was slowed by his ankle injury again this week, but he is set to start at middle linebacker in Week 16 like he usually does.

Clay Matthews
LB GB (4)
8 months ago1 Comment

Matthews (ankle) is active for Sunday's contest at Oakland, Duke Bobber of the Packers' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Matthews collected his first sack since Week 5 last Sunday, taking down Matt Cassel in the process. The move to inside linebacker has quelled his pass-rushing chops, but Matthews still has 5.5 sacks in 13 games this season.

Clay Matthews
LB GB (4)
8 months ago

Matthews made six tackles (five solo) and recorded a sack in Sunday's victory over the Cowboys.

EDGE Analysis

Matthews was slowed at practice last week by an ankle injury, but he was still able to play Sunday, and record his first sack since Week 5. He is now up to 63 tackles (47 solo) and 5.5 sacks through 13 games this season.