OUTClay Matthews
LB GB (4)
3 days ago

Matthews (ankle) has officially been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Lions.

EDGE Analysis

Matthews continues to deal with both ankle and hamstring injuries, and he won't be available for the Packers on Sunday after failing to practice throughout the week. Veteran pass-rusher Julius Peppers figures to see additional time with Matthews sidelined.

OUTClay Matthews
LB GB (4)
3 days ago

Matthews (ankle) is questionable to play on Sunday against the Lions, ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Matthews is currently nursing injuries to both his ankle and hamstring, and consequently didn't practice this week. However, he will reportedly test his physical condition during the Packers' workout on Saturday to determine his status for Week 3.

OUTClay Matthews
LB GB (4)
5 days ago

Matthews (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday after suffering an ankle injury during the Packers' Week 2 loss to the Vikings.

EDGE Analysis

Matthews was able to finish the game on Sunday, so his absence Wednesday likely served as a precautionary measure. The stud linebacker has two sacks thus far into the 2016 campaign.

OUTClay Matthews
LB GB (4)
1 week ago

Matthews injured his left ankle during Sunday's loss at Minnesota, Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. "It's hard to tell from the game, but yeah, I think someone rolled up on it pretty good," Matthews said. "I was able to get through the game. It's obviously sore now. Battle through it, hopefully it progresses through the week."

EDGE Analysis

After a first-quarter play in which Letroy Guion seemed to roll up on Matthews' legs, the pass rusher missed only one play as his left ankle was taped up. Matthews later took himself out of the contest for the final two minutes following a tackle of Minnesota RB Matt Asiata, never to return. As the week unfolds, the Packers will be sure to exercise the utmost caution in advance of Sunday's divisional matchup with the Lions.

OUTClay Matthews
LB GB (4)
1 week ago

Matthews is being evaluated by the Packers' team doctors Monday for an undisclosed injury that is not believed to be serious, ESPN's Rob Demovsky reports.

EDGE Analysis

Matthews made a brief exit early in Sunday night's game against the Vikings, and although the reason for that trip to the sideline was never revealed, his visit with Green Bay's doctors Monday is presumably related. In any case, coach Mike McCarthy doesn't think Matthews' situation is serious. Regardless, his potential inclusion on the Packers' practice report this week could prove worth a look for clarification.

OUTClay Matthews
LB GB (4)
2 weeks ago

Matthews made three tackles (all solo) and recorded a sack in Sunday's victory over the Jaguars.

EDGE Analysis

Matthews moved back outside this offseason after spending much of the last two seasons at middle linebacker, which will make it tough for him to match or better the career-best 66 tackles he made last season. However, the Packers are hoping the move helps increase his production in the sack category, and it did not take him long to get on the board in that department.

OUTClay Matthews
LB GB (4)
4 weeks ago

The NFL found no credible evidence that Matthews or teammate Julius Peppers used prohibited substances, NFL Network's James Palmer reports.

EDGE Analysis

An Al-Jazeera America documentary linked a few NFL players to PEDs, but the NFL's investigation has cleared four of the five, with free agent linebacker Mike Neal still under review, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Healthy and no longer facing a possible suspension, Matthews is expected to move back to outside linebacker full time, after spending much of the past two seasons playing inside 'backer. He thus has a shot to reach double-digit sacks for the fifth time in his career.

OUTClay Matthews
LB GB (4)
1 month 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.

OUTClay Matthews
LB GB (4)
1 month 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.

OUTClay Matthews
LB GB (4)
1 month 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.