Clay Matthews LB GB 4 days ago

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

Competitive 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 months ago

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

Competitive 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 5 months ago

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

Competitive 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 5 months ago

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

Competitive 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.

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

Competitive 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 5 months ago

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

Competitive 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.

Clay Matthews LB GB 5 months ago

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

Competitive Edge Analysis

Matthews hasn't tallied a sack since Week 5, which isn't a surprise given his new role at inside linebacker, but the Cowboys have allowed 25 sacks in 12 games this season.

Clay Matthews LB GB 6 months ago

Matthews (ankle) made six tackles (all solo) in Sunday's victory over the Vikings.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Matthews was held without a sack for the fifth straight game, but he played a key role in shutting down Adrian Peterson and the Vikings run game. Matthews dealt with leg issues the last couple weeks and may have tweaked something late in Sunday's contest, so don't be surprised if he lands on the injury report again leading up to Thursday's game against the Bears.

Clay Matthews LB GB 6 months ago

Matthews (ankle) is listed as active Sunday at Minnesota, Jason Wilde of ESPN Wisconsin reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Packers haven't tallied a sack since their Week 7 bye, while Matthews has been contained since Week 5, but he could end both streaks against a Vikings offensive line that has given up 25 sacks in nine outings this season.

Clay Matthews LB GB 6 months ago

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

Competitive Edge Analysis

Matthews was limited throughout this week, but mostly due to maintenance purposes for his sore ankle and knee. The Packers' star linebacker is still expected to suit up in Sunday's pivotal divisional clash.