QClay Matthews
LB GB (8)
6 hours ago

Matthews (groin) said he expects to be a game-time call for Sunday's matchup with the Steelers, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The groin injury resulted in Matthews' early removal from the Week 11 loss to the Ravens and confined him to the sideline for the Packers' first practice of the week Wednesday. It doesn't sound like the team is counting on Matthews avoiding an injury designation for the upcoming game, but the linebacker's outlook would improve if he's able to practice in some fashion Thursday or Friday.

QClay Matthews
LB GB (8)
3 days ago

Matthews (groin) will not return to Sunday's game against the Ravens, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

Matthews suffered the injury in the first half and was subsequently ruled out after a halftime evaluation. Kyler Fackrell and Ahmad Brooks will step in opposite Nick Perry at outside linebacker for Green Bay.

QClay Matthews
LB GB (8)
3 days ago

Matthews is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Ravens with a groin injury, Jason Wilde of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Matthews had his first sack since Week 4 prior to exiting with the injury. Ahmad Brooks and Kyler Fackrell should see increased reps at outside linebacker if Matthews is unable to return Sunday.

QClay Matthews
LB GB (8)
2 months ago

Matthews collected three tackles, including one sack, and a forced fumble during Sunday's 35-14 victory over the Bears.

EDGE Analysis

Matthews became the Packers' all-time sack leader after collecting his 75th sack on a play in which he also forced Bears QB Mike Glennon to lose the ball, only for Jake Ryan to land on top to notch one of Green Bay's four takeaways on the night. The USC product is now on pace to top 50 tackles and double-digit sacks through four weeks -- but, most importantly, he's stayed healthy and upright, which is key for the prospects of the entire defense going forward.

QClay Matthews
LB GB (8)
2 months ago

Matthews had five tackles (two solo) and 1.5 sacks in Sunday's loss to the Falcons.

EDGE Analysis

Matthews was quiet in Week 1, but he picked up his game in the Packers' second contest and finished with more than one sack for the first time since Week 5 of 2015.

QClay Matthews
LB GB (8)
2 months ago

Matthews totaled two tackles (both solo) in Sunday's victory over the Seahawks.

EDGE Analysis

Matthews did not make much noise in Week 1, but he did come close to a sack on at least one occasion, and was on the field for 43 of the Packers' 49 defensive snaps Sunday, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com.

QClay Matthews
LB GB (8)
3 months ago

Matthews (groin) practiced fully Wednesday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

In the wake of preseason Week 3, there were rumblings that Matthews emerged with an injury of some type, and shortly thereafter he missed practice due to a tight groin. Nevertheless, Wednesday's full practice indicates he's over the injury, like fellow pass rusher Nick Perry, who also managed to fit in every rep.

QClay Matthews
LB GB (8)
3 months ago

Matthews missed Tuesday's practice due to groin tightness, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

While head coach Mike McCarthy said that there is no long-term concern with Matthews' injury, there is surely some level of concern given the linebacker's injury history. Expect the team to take precautionary measures with the linebacker as the preseason draws to a close and for Matthews to be ready to go for the start of the regular season.

QClay Matthews
LB GB (8)
9 months 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.

QClay Matthews
LB GB (8)
10 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.