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Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews returned to practice on Monday after recovering from a knee injury, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Matthews, who missed the last week of practice because of discomfort in his knee, said that practice went well but he is still questionable for the team's preseason game against the New England Patriots on Thursday. "You know what, any opportunity to be out there, especially in regards to preseason games, I think is very important," Matthews said Monday. "But there's always other factors that go along with that." The 29-year-old will not play Thursday if there is a risk of injury, as he is a key member of the defense. Matthews had one of the best all-around statistical seasons of his career last year, totaling 11 sacks, 71 total tackles, two forced fumbles and an interception in 16 starts, earning his fifth Pro Bowl selection.

Clay Matthews LB GB 3 weeks ago

Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews has no timetable for his return to practice as he continues to recover from a knee injury, according to the team's official website. Matthews has missed three straight days with a sore knee, but the team insists that the issue is not serious and that they are simply being cautious.

Clay Matthews LB GB 3 months ago

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 7 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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.