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Clay Matthews | Linebacker | #52

Team: Green Bay Packers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/14/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 255
College: USC
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (26) / GB
Contract: view contract details

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Clay Matthews is expected to keep playing through his shoulder injury.
Matthews was limited to just 29 snaps against the Texans, but the Packers need him with injuries mounting at linebacker. Both Jake Ryan (ankle) and Blake Martinez (knee) are fighting through issues at inside linebacker, and OLB Nick Perry is dealing with a hand injury of his own. Those issues mean Matthews will continue to see sporadic snaps both at inside linebacker and as a situational pass rusher even at far less than 100 percent. Dec 6 - 8:51 AM
Source: ESPN

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Clay Matthews (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Week 13 against the Texans.

Matthews was limited in Thursday and Friday's practices. He seems likely to play, but there have been instances this year where Matthews has seemed likely to play, then didn't. Streamers of the Packers' D/ST should want him out there.
Dec 2 - 3:47 PM

Clay Matthews (shoulder) returned to Packers practice on Thursday.

He'll likely be listed as limited, but it's a great sign after coach Mike McCarthy admitted earlier in the week that he was "concerned" about his star linebacker's status. The Pack's injury-ravaged defense desperately needs Matthews to suit up against the Texans.
Dec 1 - 4:13 PM

Speaking Tuesday, Packers coach Mike McCarthy admitted he's concerned about Clay Matthews' shoulder injury.

Matthews played through the issue on Monday, but had the benefit of adrenaline. Now he has just five days to get ready for the Texans. Notoriously cautious with injuries, the Pack will take things slow with Matthews in practice. He's probably better than 50-50 to play Week 13, but there's a chance he sits.
Nov 29 - 6:50 PM

Clay Matthews exited Week 12 against the Eagles with a shoulder injury.

Matthews just returned last week from a hamstring injury he suffered in Week 7. Early in the first quarter, Matthews was crushed on a backside block from Eagles RT Allen Barbre. He was flat-out laid out and immediately went to the sideline. He tried to return, but was dragging his arm at his side.
Nov 28 - 9:20 PM

Packers OLB Clay Matthews (hamstring) expects to return against the Redskins.

Matthews will also be sticking at outside linebacker, not shifting inside even as the Packers battle a glut of injures in the middle. Matthews could be on a snap count after missing the past three games.
Nov 17 - 6:53 PM

Packers OLB Clay Matthews (hamstring) returned to a limited practice Wednesday.

Matthews has not played since Week 7 because of a lingering hamstring injury. Not coincidentally, the Packers have given up 33, 31, and 47 points the last three games. Matthews' return is not going to solve all of their ills, but he will certainly help. This practice puts him on track to play.
Nov 16 - 10:18 PM

Clay Matthews (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 10 at the Titans.

Matthews will miss his third-straight game. It's a boost to Marcus Mariota's already-sky high Week 10 stock and will make things easier on LT Taylor Lewan. Mariota is RotoPat's No. 5-ranked fantasy passer this week.
Nov 11 - 10:49 AM

Packers OLB Clay Matthews (hamstring) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.

He hasn't been on the field since suffering a setback last Friday. Matthews is looking more doubtful than probable for Week 10. He hasn't played since Week 7.
Nov 10 - 1:49 PM

Packers OLB Clay Matthews had a setback with his hamstring injury in Friday's practice.

"His status for this week, I'm not ready to get into it," coach Mike McCarthy said Monday. Matthews is looking mighty questionable for Sunday's game against the Titans.
Nov 7 - 2:15 PM

Packers declared OLB Clay Matthews (hamstring) inactive for Week 9 against the Colts.

It is a surprise after Matthews was able to practice on a limited basis all week. Matthews sitting is an upgrade for Andrew Luck, but the Packers should still be able to get pressure.
Nov 6 - 3:11 PM

Packers OLB Clay Matthews is dealing with a hamstring injury.

Matthews was forced to sit out Week 3 against the Lions with a hamstring issue, but coach Mike McCarthy does not believe this injury is as severe. Matthews is expected to practice on a limited basis Thursday to see where he is. He should be considered questionable for Week 8 against the Falcons.
Source: ESPN
Oct 27 - 11:46 AM

Packers OLB Clay Matthews (ankle, hamstring) is no longer listed on the team's injury report.

Matthews sat out Week 3 but had the bye week to heal up. He was a limited participant at practice this week. Nick Perry filled in for Matthews at right outside linebacker during his brief absence.
Oct 7 - 3:50 PM

Packers declared OLB Clay Matthews, CB Sam Shields, S Morgan Burnett, DE Datone Jones, NT Letroy Guion, QB Joe Callahan, and OT Kyle Murphy inactive for Week 3 against the Lions.

The Packers will be without four starters and an important rotational pass rusher on defense against the Lions. With Detroit also missing DE Ziggy Ansah and WLB DeAndre Levy, this game has shootout potential.
Sep 25 - 11:33 AM

Packers officially ruled out OLB Clay Matthews and S Morgan Burnett for Week 3 against the Lions.

Both Letroy Guion (knee) and Datone Jones (knee) were downgraded to doubtful after being listed as questionable on the initial injury report. With Sam Shields (concussion) also out, the Packers will be without four starters and one important rotational player on defense against the Lions.
Sep 24 - 1:56 PM

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