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Clay Matthews

28-Year-Old Linebacker – Green Bay Packers

2013 Defensive Stats

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41

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3

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2014 Defensive Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Matthews missed five games last season due to a broken thumb and has now been sidelined for nine games over the past two seasons, while failing to complete a campaign since his rookie year. In his 11 ...

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2014 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  9

HT: 6' 3"   WT: 255   DOB: 5/14/1986  College: Southern California  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Clay Matthews Contract Information:

Matthews signed a five-year deal with the Packers in April of 2013.

July 25, 2014  –  Clay Matthews News

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Matthews (thumb) was not listed on any of Green Bay's injury lists to open training camp, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writer Tom Silverstein reports.

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Clay Matthews NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2009 23 16 - 49 - 10 - 0 1 - 3 - - - -
2010 24 GB 15 60 54 6 13.5 4 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
2011 25 GB 15 50 37 13 6 9 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
2012 26 GB 12 43 32 11 13 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2013 27 GB 11 41 26 15 7.5 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Clay Matthews – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Outside Linebacker

Snap Count Stats

559

Defensive Snaps in 2013

Clay Matthews was on the field for 559 of his team's snaps on defense in 2013.

24

Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Clay Matthews was on the field for 24 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Def ST
2011 - -
2012 732 7
2013 559 24
Clay Matthews 2013 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 @SF 70 0 8 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Was 55 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Cin 26 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
4 BYE Bye Week
5 Det 42 0 5 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @Bal
7 Cle
8 @Min
9 Chi
10 Phi 39 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @NYG 61 0 4 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Min 67 4 4 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 @Det 57 5 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
14 Atl 54 5 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @Dal 67 8 2 0 2 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Pit 21 2 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @Chi
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A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Clay Matthews  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Linebackers
Height:   6' 3"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   255 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.67 sec
GOOD
Shuttle Time:   4.18 sec
GREAT
Cone Drill:   6.90 sec
GREAT
Arm Length
Not Available
Hand Length
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   36 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   121 in
GREAT
Bench Press:   23 reps
AVERAGE
Green Bay Packers Team Injury Report
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Clay Matthews: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Matthew (thumb) is still not practicing with the Packers.

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Matthews continues to deal with a thumb injury originally suffered during Week 5 of last season. He was limited during OTAs and it's unknown when he'll return to practice. However, he went through light drills with linemen and linebackers Tuesday, so it appears to be only a matter of time before he's back in the mix.
Matthews didn't participate in Thursday's practice and doesn't expect to be anything more than limited during OTAs, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Regarding his late December thumb surgery, he stated, "It's been a long offseason with the surgeries and rehab and physical therapy. But it's definitely coming along. I'm doing everything I can to get out there as soon as I can. I don't see there being any hindrance towards the beginning of the season, towards camp. But obviously I am speaking a few months in advance."

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When he initially sustained the broken thumb in Week 5, Matthews was held out four games in order to aid in his recovery. Upon his return, he donned a club yet still brought down the quarterback a number of times en route to 7.5 sacks in 11 contests. If he remains healthy in 2014, he should have more room to operate as a pass rusher following the addition of Julius Peppers in free agency.
Matthews (thumb) recorded 41 tackles (26 solo), a team-high 7.5 sacks, and three forced fumbles in 11 games played during the 2013 season.

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Matthews, who underwent right thumb surgery prior to Week 17, has already been ruled out for the Packers' playoff opener, FOXSports.com reports. Said coach Mike McCarthy, "Right now he's out for this week, and that's really what we're focused on...I really don't have a feel for Clay, as far as where he is. I really haven't even seen him to talk to him. You're always cautious with players after surgery. That's why he didn't travel with the team [to Chicago for the regular-season finale]."

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2013

Matthews led the Packers with 13 sacks in 2012, and will continue to provide a rush presence off the edge for the Packers.

2012

Matthews registered just six sacks in 2011 and saw constant double-teams. The Packers drafted almost exclusively defense and hope that will free him up a bit more. He doesn't rack up big tackle numbers so his value takes a big hit if he isn't getting sacks.

2011

Matthews has the look of the rare 3-4 outside linebacker with the ability to provide both tackle and sack production. Matthews finished his 15-game regular season in 2010 with 60 tackles (54 solo), 13.5 sacks, an interception returned for a touchdown and two forced fumbles. He needs to show even more production in the tackle department if heís going to rise up the rankings, but Matthews has the look of a player who isnít done improving. Heís clearly one of the best 3-4 outside linebackers available this year.

2010

Matthews had a tremendous rookie season in 2009, recording 50 tackles and 10 sacks. He should get more playing time in 2010, but will also see more double teams. The Packers will need to find a rushing complement or his production might suffer.