Clay Matthews
LB GB (4)
4 weeks ago

Matthews will not require surgery on the shoulder injury that afflicted him during this past season, ESPN's Rob Demovsky reports.

EDGE Analysis

Matthews separated his left shoulder after taking a borderline hit from Eagles guard Allen Barbre during Green Bay's Week 12 win. Although Matthews didn't miss a game because of the problem, his playing time and production was limited by ailment, evidenced by his one sack through the Packers' final five regular season outings. Fortunately, though, Matthews won't require surgery this offseason, which should enable him to participate in OTAs and minicamp, thus avoiding having to rehab instead.

Clay Matthews
LB GB (4)
2 months ago

Matthews finished the 2016 season with 24 tackles, including 5.0 sacks, a forced fumble, and three passes defensed in 12 games.

EDGE Analysis

Matthews ended the season with career lows in tackles, both solo and assisted, and sacks. He also saw his playing time drop from 97 percent of defensive snaps in 2015 to just 46 percent in 2016. His four games missed were due to a shoulder injury that could require offseason work and it seems as though he was limited by the injury in the final seven games of the regular season and three playoff games after he returned. He'll look to recover and bounce back to his usual levels of productivity in 2017.

Clay Matthews
LB GB (4)
3 months 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)
3 months 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)
4 months 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)
4 months 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)
4 months 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)
4 months 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)
4 months 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)
4 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.