Clay Matthews
LB GB (4)
1 week ago

Matthews had a sack, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery in Sunday's win over the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Matthews played in 80 percent of Green Bay's defensive snaps and played poorly for most of the afternoon. His strip sack of Eli Manning in the fourth quarter was a heads up play, with Matthews being one of the only players on the field who recognized that the loose ball was still live before he recovered it. Other than that play, he wasn't in on a single tackle and didn't do much by way of pass coverage. The season as a whole has been a bit of a let down for Matthews, whose posted career lows in sacks and tackles. He'll look to bounce back against the Cowboys in next weeks divisional round playoff contest.

Clay Matthews
LB GB (4)
1 month ago

Matthews deems his left shoulder "a lot stronger" after Sunday's victory against the Seahawks, Ryan Wood of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. "Last week, I was practically rushing with one arm," Matthews said Monday. "I felt a lot better. A few times, there was some pain out there, but I thought I held up. I thought I was able to contribute and have some good rushes. Hopefully, it's that much better next week, and keep progressing."

EDGE Analysis

For the second straight game, Matthews was contained to a third-down role and obvious pass-rushing situations, resulting in meager production yet again (two tackles, one solo). Since returning from a three-game absence in Week 10, his share of the defensive snaps has decreased in four subsequent contests, including just 34 percent of such snaps Sunday. Considering his comments Monday, perhaps he's bottomed out in that regard, but his IDP relevance is at an all-time low at the moment.

Clay Matthews
LB GB (4)
1 month ago

Matthews (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the Seahawks.

EDGE Analysis

Matthews will play through the AC joint separation in his left shoulder for the second consecutive contest, looking to improve upon his workload (44 percent of the defensive snaps) from Week 13.

Clay Matthews
LB GB (4)
1 month ago

Matthews (shoulder - AC Joint) is questionable to play Sunday against Seattle.

EDGE Analysis

Matthews gave it a go last week while dealing with the same issue. Barring a setback, he should be able to play come kickoff.

Clay Matthews
LB GB (4)
1 month ago

Matthews (shoulder) was limited at Thursday's practice, Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

Expected to sit out both Wednesday and Thursday this week, Matthews instead got the thumbs up for some work from the training staff. As defensive coordinator Dom Capers mentioned to Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette on Thursday, Matthews is "heading in the right direction getting his full strength back" in his left shoulder. The closer Matthews approaches 100 percent, the more he'll be able to contribute to a banged-up corps of linebackers. At the very least, though, he appears as if he'll enter the field in obvious passing downs, especially with the team's sack leader, Nick Perry, sidelined with multiple broken fingers.

Clay Matthews
LB GB (4)
1 month ago

Matthews (shoulder) will be held out of practice Wednesday and Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Matthews' injury woes continue, with his most recent issue stemming from Week 12's win over the Eagles when he suffered a separated AC joint in his left shoulder. Coach Mike McCarthy's goal in keeping Matthews out of practice this week is to regain strength back in the shoulder, while he hasn't been ruled out for Week 14 against the Seahawks.

Clay Matthews
LB GB (4)
1 month ago

Matthews (shoulder) is listed as active Sunday against the Texans.

EDGE Analysis

Matthews returned from a hamstring injury last week, only to suffer a separated AC joint in his left shoulder during the victory. Although he recorded a sack in that game, he didn't appear to be at 100 percent before suffering the injury, and certainly won't own a clean bill of health in Sunday's matchup. Even a banged-up Matthews offers reasonable fantasy upside, but the risk of re-injury could limit his ceiling in the afternoon matchup.

Clay Matthews
LB GB (4)
2 months ago

Matthews (shoulder) is considered questionable to play against the Texans this Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Matthews missed Wednesday's practice and has been limited since after separating the AC joint in his left shoulder early in Monday's win over the Eagles. While coach Mike McCarthy said earlier this week that he expects Matthews to suit up Sunday, the player himself said that will hinge on his ability to tolerate the pain associated with his injury. Whether Matthews will be able to take the field remains to be seen, but with rookies Blake Martinez (knee) and Jake Ryan (ankle) still only questionable themselves, Green Bay's linebacking group certainly isn't a picture of health at the moment.

Clay Matthews
LB GB (4)
2 months ago

Matthews (shoulder) was limited in practice Thursday, Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

Matthews was diagnosed with an AC joint separation in his left shoulder Wednesday, forcing him to sit out of practice. After the day of rest, the linebacker was back out on the field Thursday, as he has clearly stated his goal of playing Sunday against the Texans. Look for more updates to come after Friday's practice concludes with Datone Jones likely to step in should Matthews miss more time.

Clay Matthews
LB GB (4)
2 months ago

Matthews has been diagnosed with an AC joint separation in his left shoulder, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports. "I'm in some pain, no doubt about it," Matthews said Wednesday. "There's some swelling [and] bruising, but we got an X-ray and nothing's broken, so that's good. So we'll see moving forward the progress I make going into this game. That's ultimately the goal, but we've got some work to."

EDGE Analysis

In the aftermath of a block from former teammate Allen Barbre on Sunday night at Philadelphia, Matthews was escorted to the locker room and only returned following a pain-killing injection. Upon his return, he remained at inside linebacker due to the absences of starting ILBs Blake Martinez (knee) and Jake Ryan (ankle), totaling a season-high four tackles (all solo). On the Packers' estimated injury report Wednesday, Matthews would have been a non-participant, meaning his status will be one to watch as the week proceeds. Fortunately for Matthews, some relief could be arriving in the linebacking corps, as both Martinez and Ryan were listed as limited on the same report. If Matthews himself is also cleared for Sunday's game versus the Texans, as the training staff "fully" expects, Green Bay's defense could have as many available bodies as it's had at any point since the opening stanzas of the campaign.