Clay Matthews RUMORS & NEWS

  • Packers' Clay Matthews: 'I've got to find a way to show up'

    The Score "lay Matthews has amassed such impressive pass-rushing stats in his career for the Green Bay Packers that it makes his production over the last two weeks seem odd. Or rather, the lack of production. No tackles in two straight games, according to STATS and the NFL. No sacks. One quarterback..." January 01

  • Packers' Matthews, Peppers strongly deny report on PEDs

    The Score "Members of the Packers defense strongly denied any ties to performance-enhancing drugs after they were named in a report by Al Jazeera on doping. The report that aired Sunday was based on secret recordings of Charles Sly, a former intern at an Indianapolis anti-aging institute who now says he..." December 29

  • Clay Matthews taunts QB Kaepernick: 'You ain't Russell Wilson, bro'

    ESPN "Colin Kaepernick didn't play like an elite quarterback on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers, and the struggling 49ers starter heard about it -- not just from the booing fans at Levi's Stadium, but also from one of his opponents. TV cameras on the Fox broadcast picked up sound of Packers..." October 05

  • Packers linebacker Clay Matthews gets day off with “knee soreness”

    Pro Football Talk "The Packers had a pretty noticeable absence from practice Monday, but coach Mike McCarthy downplayed any suggestion it was serious. According to Jason Wilde of, linebacker Clay Matthews was held out with “knee soreness,” though there were few other details. " August 03

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Clay Matthews was fined $22,050 for the illegal blindside hit on Russell Wilson after an interception in NFC Championship Game.

  • Pete Carroll: Clay Matthews one of my biggest misses "When the Green Bay Packers travel to Seattle on Sunday, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll will have the luxury at least six or seven defensive players developed into stars capable of taking over the NFC Championship Game. One of his biggest coaching regrets, though, will be stationed on the opposing..." January 16

  • Clay Matthews' struggles may be tied to read-option

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Over the course of his career, Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews has faced double-team blocks, chipping tight ends and running backs, and designed circumvention from opposing offenses. Through it all, he has still managed to be the defense's biggest game-changer, racking up 50 sacks,..." October 16

  • GM Reggie McKenzie compares Khalil Mack to Clay Matthews

    San Francisco Chronicle "There weren't any "wow" plays from rookie linebacker Khalil Mack on Sunday, the first day players wore pads, but he is drawing some pretty good comparisons from important training-camp observers. "He's reminded me of Clay Matthews from Day 1," Oakland general manager Reggie McKenzie said. "He's..." July 28

  • Clay Matthews says it's tough to penalize on-field language

    Fox Sports "The NFL would like to take the 'N' word out of the playing field. A proposal from Fritz Pollard of the John Wooten Alliance has proposed a new rule that would make it a 15-yard penalty if a player is caught using the word during a game. A second use would lead to an ejection. That's an..." February 25

  • Clay Matthews has pins removed from broken thumb

    Fox Sports "Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews had pins removed from his surgically repaired right thumb last Friday. "I need to get healthy," Matthews told on Tuesday. "Rehab my thumb and get it back to 100 percent so that way there is no setback starting next season." Matthews,..." January 28

  • Packers LB Clay Matthews ruled out of wild-card game vs. 49ers

    CBS Sports "The Packers have gone 4-1 this season without Clay Matthews in the lineup. Now, they're going to have to improve that record to 5-1 if they want to advance in the playoffs. Packers coach Mike McCarthy announced that Matthews won't be playing in this weekend's wild-card game against San Francisco..." December 31

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    Rob Demovsky @RobDemovsky

    MM: No timeline on Clay (Matthews). Matthews has had surgery.

  • Packers trainers not optimistic about Clay Matthews' injury

    Fox Sports "The outlook for Green Bay Packers star outside linebacker Clay Matthews isn't promising. Matthews suffered what coach Mike McCarthy described as a "repeat injury," leaving Sunday's game in obvious pain in his surgically repaired right thumb. "The training staff didn't feel very good about..." December 25

  • Clay Matthews suffered “repeat” injury to thumb

    Pro Football Talk "The Packers got a reprieve on Sunday night when the Eagles throttled the Bears, moving them back into position to win the NFC North with a win against Chicago in Week 17. The big story of the week in Wisconsin will be whether Aaron Rodgers quarterbacks them in that game. Whether or not he does,..." December 23

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    Pete Dougherty @PeteDougherty

    Matthews now declared out, thumb, Steelers' WR Sanders (knee) also out.

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Clay Matthews was fined $15,750 for roughing the passer. #Lions DT Nick Fairley was fined $15,750 for throwing an opponent to the ground

  • Clay Matthews to sport a smaller brace vs. Giants

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews looked considerably different Wednesday. Maybe it was because his right hand wasn't surrounded in two miles of tape. A week after trying to play with a padded club protecting his right thumb, Matthews showed up at practice wearing a much smaller..." November 14

  • Packers' Clay Matthews and Nick Perry may return Sunday

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "It has been almost exactly a month since Clay Matthews and Nick Perry last were on the field together for the Green Bay Packers. It looks like that streak will end on Sunday. Both Matthews (broken hand) and Perry (broken foot) took part in a modified practice Wednesday and are cleared to..." November 07

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    Tom Pelissero @TomPelissero

    #Packers OLB Clay Matthews said he expects to play Sunday, though he's not sure how much. Getting more comfortable with club day by day.

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    Tyler Dunne @TyDunne

    McCarthy on Matthews: Clay's going to try to go this week at practice. With the club. See how it goes in practice.

  • Clay Matthews eyes Nov. 10 return

    ESPN "Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews will have the pins removed from his broken right thumb on Nov. 4, the day of his team's "Monday Night Football" appearance against the Chicago Bears, he told on Sunday. If all goes well, Matthews could return the following week against the..." October 28

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Packers LB Clay Matthews still is undergoing more testing but he is expected to miss one month with a broken thumb.

  • Source: Clay Matthews has fracture in thumb

    Pro Football Talk "Packers linebacker Clay Matthews exited Sunday’s win over the Lions with a thumb injury. Per a league source the thumb has a fracture in it. Matthews left Sunday’s 22-9 win over the Lions in the fourth quarter. It’s unclear whether the injury will limit Matthews’ ability to practice or..." October 07

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    Tom Silverstein @TomSilverstein

    #Packers practice: LB Clay Matthews RB James Starks TE Jermichael Finley RB John Kuhn CB Jarrett Bush and CB Casey Hayward are out.

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    Green Bay Packers @packers

    Clay Matthews has a hamstring injury not in this series. His return is questionable. #GBvsCIN

  • 49ers Alex Boone: I'd like to punch Clay Matthews in the face "Five days after the San Francisco 49ers took down the Green Bay Packers it's time to move past the beef between Clay Matthews and Jim Harbaugh. The Packers linebacker was fined $15000 Friday for his late hit on 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Harbaugh has nothing left to say. "I have..." September 14

  • NFL fines Matthews $15k for hit on Kaepernick

    USA Today "Awesome player or not Clay Matthews is now $15000 poorer. The Green Bay Packers linebacker has been fined $15000 by the NFL for his late hit on San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick in Sunday’s loss to the 49ers. NFC spokesman Randall Liu confirmed Matthews’ fine to USA TODAY..." September 13

  • Clay Matthews: 'I'm an awesome player. I'm not a dirty player'

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Clay Matthews was in no mood to talk about his late hit Jim Harbaugh or if he was fined by the league. The day after Green Bay's loss at San Francisco the 49ers coach didn't hold back in his criticism of Matthews. Harbaugh essentially labeled Matthews a dirty player. To which Matthews mostly..." September 12

  • Jim Harbaugh on Clay Matthews slap: 'Come with some knuckles'

    CBS Sports "It's not every day that an NFL coach takes issue with the way an opposing player fights but that's what 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh did on Monday when the subject of Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews came up. Matthews started a brawl in the second quarter on Sunday when he hit an..." September 09

  • Aaron Rodgers, Clay Matthews in favor of HGH testing

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "The two most notable names in the Green Bay Packers locker room have a message for the NFL: Bring on HGH testing. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers and outside linebacker Clay Matthews both spoke highly in favor of the NFL and the NFL Players Association coming together to finalize an agreement to test..." July 28

  • Clay Matthews contract extension worth $66 million over five years

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Saying he was thrilled to be sticking around Green Bay for the long-term, Packers linebacker Clay Matthews tweeted a picture of himself signing a new contract extension. According to a source, the five-year deal pays Matthews $66 million in new money, making him the highest-paid linebacker in..." April 17

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    Clay Matthews III @ClayMatthews52

    Trivial amongst the recent tragic news, but happy to continue my career in Green Bay!…

  • Clay Matthews' deal nearer than Rodgers' "Negotiations with both quarterback Aaron Rodgers and outside linebacker Clay Matthews have reached the advanced stages, but at this point the Green Bay Packers are closer to a deal with Matthews. A source familiar with the negotiations told the Press-Gazette on Wednesday that talks were further..." April 04

  • Packers, Clay Matthews near deal

    ESPN "When the deal for Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews gets done this offseason -- and it will -- it will come in at or north of $13 million a year in new money, according to sources. Matthews, 26, has 42.5 sacks in his four seasons with the Packers, including 13 last season. He has 204..." April 03

  • Packers linebacker Clay Matthews set for salary bump

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews will receive a significant raise even if he doesn't renegotiate his contract before the season starts. Due to a performance-based escalator in his rookie deal, he will see his base salary increase from a scheduled $1.492 million to $3.73 million,..." February 19