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Clay Matthews

29-Year-Old Linebacker – Green Bay Packers

2014 Defensive Stats

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2015 Defensive Projections

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2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Matthews got off to a slow start last season playing exclusively on the edge, but he was moved into an outside/inside linebacker role mid-way through the campaign, and tallied 8.5 sacks over his final...

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2015 ADP:  177.97

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  7

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

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

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Matthews (elbow) made his first appearance in the preseason Saturday, totaling one tackle in limited action against the Eagles.

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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
2014 28 GB 16 61 45 16 11 9 1 0 2 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

898

Defensive Snaps in 2014

Clay Matthews was on the field for 898 of his team's snaps on defense in 2014.

69

Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Clay Matthews was on the field for 69 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Def ST
2012 732 7
2013 559 24
2014 898 69
Clay Matthews 2014 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 @Sea 66 7 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2 NYJ 65 5 5 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Det 44 3 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Chi 47 3 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Min 56 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @Mia 49 6 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
7 Car 51 3 2 1 1 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @NO 46 8 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Chi 53 2 11 9 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Phi 57 4 5 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @Min 60 3 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 NE 56 7 6 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Atl 67 6 5 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Buf 68 7 4 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @TB 45 1 6 4 2 2.5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Det 68 2 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Dal 0 0 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs @Sea 0 0 6 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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
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Clay Matthews: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Matthews (elbow) is expected to make his preseason debut Saturday versus the Eagles, Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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Matthews (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice due to an elbow injury, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

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Matthews (knee) returned to practice Saturday, Jason Wilde of ESPN Wisconsin reports.

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Matthews (knee) didn't travel with the Packers for Thursday's preseason opener at New England, Jason Wilde of ESPN Wisconsin reports.

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Matthews has been afflicted by a sore knee in the early stages of training camp, and his "trial" return to the practice field Monday "went well." Nonetheless, his veteran status will afford him all the rest he can handle in order to stay fresh for the regular season.
Matthews (knee) stated that Monday's practice "went well," but he remains questionable to take the field Thursday at New England, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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Matthews had missed the last week of drills in order to alleviate discomfort in his knee. While his return Monday was merely a "trial" session, a better indication of his health will arrive when he's able to fit in something resembling a full workload. In the meantime, limited reps are expected to rule this week, meaning he may not participate in the Packers' first preseason tilt.
Matthews (knee) will make a "trial return" to practice Monday, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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Coach Mike McCarthy announced Thursday there is currently no timeline for Matthews (knee) to return to practice.

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Matthews, who has been experiencing knee soreness, continues to sit out of camp, as there's no reason for the team to force him into action. The 29-year-old's health will continue to be monitored.
Matthews missed Monday's practice due to knee soreness.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

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 appearances during last season, Matthews proved to be a low-tackle, high-sack IDP option, evidenced by 41 tackles (26 solo) and a team-best 7.5 sacks. He also forced three fumbles. Looking at 2014, Matthews is a great fantasy contributor that is very capable of double-digit sacks when healthy, but his recent track record indicates that a full season shouldn't be expected from him. Additionally, there are other outside linebackers that can offer more tackles and similar sack numbers. Nonetheless, Matthews should benefit from the presence of accomplished edge rusher Julius Peppers opposite of him, potentially resulting in Matthews taking on fewer blocks and opening up opportunities to make game-changing plays.

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.