Green Bay Packers
Position
LB
 
Jersey
52
Name  Clay Matthews
Born  5/14/1986
Height  6-3
Weight  255
College  USC
12/31/2013 3:44:00 PM
Description: Green Bay linebacker Clay Matthews won't play in Saturday's first round game against the Niners.
Insight: Matthews had surgery to repair a broken thumb last Friday. His season is probably over.
 
12/30/2013 11:58:00 AM
Description: Packers linebacker Clay Matthews had surgery to repair his broken thumb on Dec. 27.
Insight: He didn't play in Week 17 and there's a good chance we won't see him again this season regardless of how far the Packers make it. Matthews is the best defensive player on the Packers' roster and his absence leaves a big hole in their defense.
 
12/27/2013 8:04:00 PM
Description: Packers linebacker Clay Matthews had surgery to repair his broken thumb.
Insight: He's not going to play in Week 17 and there's a good chance we won't see him again this season regardless of how far the Packers make it. Matthews will finish the regular season with a career-low 41 tackles in 11 games played. He also recorded 7.5 sacks to go with three forced fumbles.
 
12/24/2013 10:38:00 AM
Description: Green Bay's top linebacker Clay Matthews is doubtful for Sunday's game against Chicago after apparently re-breaking his thumb while sacking Ben Roethlisberger.
Insight: The Packers' linebacker corps has been decimated by injuries this season and without Mathews they will have a tough time slowing the Bears offense. Add value to running back Matt Forte, Jay Cutler and his receivers.
 
11/10/2013 12:01:00 PM
Description: Green Bay's top linebacker Clay Matthews is active for Sunday's game with Philadelphia.
Insight: The Packers' linebacker corps has been decimated by injuries and getting Matthews back should go a long way.
 
11/7/2013 12:11:00 PM
Description: Green Bay's top linebacker Clay Matthews is expected to participate in Thursday practice in full and could be back for Sunday's game with Philadelphia.
Insight: The Packers linebacker corps has been hurt by injuries and getting Matthews back would go a long way to improve the defense.
 
11/4/2013 10:42:00 AM
Description: Green Bay will be without top linebacker Clay Matthews for Monday night's game with Chicago.
Insight: Matthews is expected to have the pins removed from the thumb today and we should then get a better idea of when he'll be ready to get back on the field.
 
10/7/2013 7:03:00 PM
Description: Green Bay will be without linebacker Clay Matthews for the next month. SOURCE: Adam Schefter, ESPN
Insight: He broke his thumb Sunday versus the Lions. The Packers have gone 4-2 without Matthews the last four seasons.
 
9/22/2013 3:22:00 PM
Description: Green Bay outside linebacker Clay Matthews left Sunday's game with a hamstring injury. It's unknown if he'll be able to return.
Insight: With just a nine-point lead over Cincinnati, we're sure the Packers will do everything they can to get Matthews back on the field. Matthews has two tackles and one sack through three quarters.
 
9/13/2013 7:03:00 PM
Description: Green Bay linebacker Clay Matthews drew a $15,000 fine for his hit on 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in Week 1. SOURCE: Rob Demovsky, ESPN
Insight: Kaepernick was running out of bounds when Matthews delivered the hit. According to Matthews, it's the first time he's been fined for an on-field incident since 2010. Matthews and the Packers match up against the defending NFC East Champion Redskins in Week 2.
 
4/17/2013 6:50:00 PM
Description: Tom Silverstein from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting that linebacker Clay Matthews has agreed to a five-year, $66 million contract extension with the Packers.
Insight: We had heard rumblings that the two sides were close to a deal and now it's official. Matthews struggled with injuries last season (13 sacks, 43 tackles in 12 games) but he's still one of the most feared linebackers in all of football.
 
12/14/2012 2:35:00 PM
Description: Packers linebacker Clay Matthews returned to practice this week and is expected to play Sunday after missing five weeks with a hamstring injury.
Insight: It's not good news for Jay Cutler and the Bears' offense who are the Packers' next opponent. Matthews leads Green Bay with nine sacks in nine games.
 
12/12/2012 4:04:00 PM
Description: Packers linebacker Clay Matthews returned to practice on Wednesday and is expected to play Sunday after missing five weeks with a hamstring injury.
Insight: It's not good news for Jay Cutler and the Bears' offense who are the Packers' next opponent. Matthews leads Green Bay with nine sacks in nine games.
 
12/7/2012 2:04:00 PM
Description: Packers linebacker Clay Matthews will miss his fifth consecutive game Sunday against Detroit. He's been dealing with a hamstring issue.
Insight: Green Bay was hoping Matthews would be fully recovered by now, but at this point they are just hoping he'll be ready for Week 15. This is great news for Matthew Stafford and the Lions' offense.
 
11/30/2012 2:10:00 PM
Description: Packers linebacker Clay Matthews will miss his fourth consecutive game Sunday against Minnesota. He's been dealing with a hamstring issue.
Insight: Green Bay was hoping Matthews would be fully recovered but apparently he's still in some pain. This is great news for the Vikings' offense.
 
11/23/2012 1:43:00 PM
Description: Packers linebacker Clay Matthews will miss his third consecutive game Sunday against the New York Giants. He's been dealing with a hamstring issue.
Insight: Green Bay was hoping Matthews would be fully recovered after the bye week but apparently he's still in some pain. This is great news for Eli Manning and the Giants' passing game.
 
11/20/2012 11:44:00 AM
Description: Packers linebacker Clay Matthews is questionable for Sunday's game against the New York Giants. He's still nursing an injured hamstring.
Insight: Green Bay was hoping Matthews would be fully recovered after the bye week but apparently he's still in some pain.
 
11/14/2012 8:22:00 PM
Description: Packers linebacker Clay Matthews won't play Sunday against Detroit. He's still nursing an injured hamstring.
Insight: Green Bay was hoping Matthews would be fully recovered after the bye week but apparentlly he's still in some pain. He could be back Week 12 against the Giants.
 
11/5/2012 4:37:00 PM
Description: According to the Packers' Twitter page, Pro Bowl linebacker Clay Matthews could miss "a couple of weeks" after pulling his hamstring Sunday versus Arizona.
Insight: Green Bay is on bye so hopefully the extra week will allow Matthews to get healthy in time for Week 11's matchup in Detroit.
 
11/4/2012 4:38:00 PM
Description: Packers LB Clay Matthews left Sunday's game in the second half with a hamstring injury.
Insight: Matthews would be sorely missed if he's out for any length of time, particularly with the Lions and Giants next up on the schedule.