Clay Matthews, Packers Agree On Long-term Extension

Clay Matthews: ‘I’m an awesome player, not a dirty player’

According to threeorthopedic surgeons who spoke to the paper, Matthews has a Bennetts fracture, which requires immediate immobilization and the prospects for long-term damage are high if the bones dont heal exactly right. The reason to get it to heal right is for 10, 15 years down the road so the person has a functional thumb that isnt in a painful arthritic state, said Barry Callahan, an orthopedic hand specialist at the James Andrews Institute told the Sentinel.To be able to pinch buttons and put your pants on, snaps, you name it. You dont really miss your thumb until its in a cast or something like that. You find out pretty quick when youre asking your wife to button your shirt right. Matthews suffered the Bennetts fracture during a sack of Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford last week. He underwent surgery on Mondaynight at an undisclosed location. Matthews is unable to play with a soft padded club or cast because the force of a hit could cause more damage. Its a very painful injury, Callahan said. Its not really that you couldnt play with it, but its one of the things where you arent going to play very well. Youre not going to want to shove your hand in there. Youre not going to be aggressive with it. Theres a risk of displacing it, said Peter Evans, director of the Orthopedic Upper Extremity Center at the Cleveland Clinic. A cast doesnt hold it completely.

Raji. “Hopefully, that’s the next order of business,” Matthews said about Rodgers’ extension. “Being good friends with him, represented by the same agent, who knows, hopefully that’s sooner than later.” Matthews said he didn’t think the team would be hamstrung by big contracts for its two biggest stars, and that the team’s draft-and-develop philosophy would keep it competitive. “One thing this organization does well. I know we catch a little heat sometimes that we like to build through the draft and develop our players and we’ve done a great job of that,” Matthews said. “Our free agents are the ones who were up on their contracts. It’s no different than Aaron, myself or whoever’s up next. I’ll leave that to them, but for the most part we’ve had some success here over the last few years in maintaining keep players and I don’t see it to be any different.” Matthews was set to earn a base of $3.73 million this season in the final year of his rookie deal, signed after the Packers made him the 26th pick in the 2009 draft.

Jennings in the first quarte. Benny Sieu, USA TODAY Sports Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb goes for a first quarter touchdown against the Washington Redskins. Benny Sieu, USA TODAY Sports Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed is tackled by Green Bay Packers linebacker Brad Jones during the second quarter. Jeff Hanisch, USA TODAY Sports Green Bay Packers running back James Starks runs over Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather in the second quarter. Benny Sieu, USA TODAY Sports Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy leaps over a teammate against the Washington Redskins. Benny Sieu, USA TODAY Sports Buffalo Bills wide receiver Steve Johnson catches a touchdown with 2 seconds left in the game to beat the Carolina Panthers. Kevin Hoffman, USA TODAY Sports Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton runs as Buffalo Bills defenders pursue during the second half. Kevin Hoffman, USA TODAY Sports Buffalo Bills free safety Aaron Williams looks to make a tackle on Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams during the first half. Timothy T. Ludwig, USA TODAY Sports Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams tackles Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton during the first half. Timothy T. Ludwig, USA TODAY Sports Buffalo Bills middle linebacker Kiko Alonso tackles Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith during the first half. Timothy T. Ludwig, USA TODAY Sports Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams runs the ball during the first half against the Buffalo Bills. Timothy T. Ludwig, USA TODAY Sports St. Louis Rams wide receiver Tavon Austin scores a touchdown in the second half against the Atlanta Falcons. Daniel Shirey, USA TODAY Sports St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford throws under pressure from Atlanta Falcons defensive end Jonathan Massaquoi. Daniel Shirey, USA TODAY Sports Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez is tackled after making a catch in the first half against the St. Louis Rams. Daniel Shirey, USA TODAY Sports St. Louis Rams wide receiver Chris Givens makes a catch in the first half against the Atlanta Falcons. Daniel Shirey, USA TODAY Sports Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones runs for the score against the St.

Packers waiting for information on Clay Matthews

I cringe because I dont want Clay Matthews Jersey Womens my boys (or yours) to get the message that seeking help is not manly. I cringe because I dont want my boys (or anyone) playing or living through pain in an attempt to meet someone elses definition of man. I cringe because we have already lost too many boys and men to this outdated, unhelpful stereotype. Given the comments and criticism raining down on Matthews, is it any wonder that men are less likely than women to seek medical attention? Or that the suicide rate for boys and men is significantly higher than the suicide rate of girls and women? According to the research, macho men are half as likely as women to seek recommended medical care. Males are less likely than women to seek help for depression, and a full four times more likely to take their own lives. The phrase man up and the attitude that accompanies it have stifled our boys and men for far too long. Remember Junior Seau, the renowned NFL linebacker who committed suicide last year? Shortly after Seaus death, Sports Illustrated writer Peter King wrote , Ive been wondering about our part in all of this. The medias part, the hero-creating part, the Seau-as-superhero part.

Clay Matthews: I’m ‘awesome player, not a dirty player’

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Neal also had two additional tackles behind the line of scrimmage. Not knowing the status and whats going to go on (with Matthews), we need for Mike Neal and Nick Perry to be ready to play next week the way they played this week, because they played their best football, Capers said. So did Capers defense as a whole, allowing the Lions just 286 yards, nearly half of which (131) came on the two-minute scoring drives at the end of each half. Without star receiver Calvin Johnson, Detroits offense revolved around running back Reggie Bush, who was held to just 4.1 yards per play on his 17 touches (13 rushes, four receptions). We played with an edge. I liked our intensity, Capers said. Our pursuit, getting people to the ball, the leverage on the ball was as good as its been. Where that showed up is it was our best game in terms of not giving up big plays. We came out of the game yesterday without any takeaways, but I really believe if we play with the kind of intensity and pursuit we did yesterday, those things will come. On the offensive side, the running game continues to come along.

Should We Be Telling Clay Matthews—and Our Boys—to ‘Man Up?’

That’s bad news for Green Bay, but as the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel points out, it could’ve been worse the Packers, they could’ve lost Matthews for the entire season. Matthews suffered the injury in the second half of Green Bay’s 22-9 win over Detroit. Matthews picked up this team-leading third sack of the season against the Lions. Matthews also leads the team in forced fumbles. Packers coach Mike McCarthy didn’t have much to say about Matthews’ thumb injury when asked about it on Monday. “I’m hopeful it’s not season-ending,” McCarthy said. “I think we’re all hopeful, but you have to get all the opinions and make sure you always do right by the player.” The thumb injury comes just two weeks after Matthews suffered a hamstring injury in the third quarter of Green Bay’s Week 3 loss to the Bengals . The Packers had a Week 4 bye, which gave Matthews time to heal before Sunday’s game with Detroit. With Matthews out for at least the next four weeks, look for Mike Neal and Nick Perry to be the Packers starting outside linebackers. Neal is a converted defensive end who tallied his first sack of the season on Sunday against the Lions.

Report: Clay Matthews expected to miss one month with broken thumb

Clay Matthews is expected to be out a month with a broken thumb. (USATSI)

(Ben Margot / Associated Press / September 11, 2013) By Chuck Schilken Clay Matthews doesn’t care what Jim Harbaugh or anyone else thinks. I’m an awesome player, not a dirty player, the Green Bay Packers linebacker told reporters with a smile on Thursday. The former USC standout was asked specifically about being a dirty player after the fallout from his late hit on San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick last weekend, the ensuing scuffle with offensive lineman Joe Staley and criticism from 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh. That was the only response Matthews gave to questions on any of those topics, including whether or not he was fined by the NFL for his actions Sunday. Um, I’m not really going to discuss all that right now, but on to the next game, Matthews said. Matthews has made the Pro Bowl in each of his four NFL seasons, helping the Packers win a Super Bowl along the way. He’s ranked in the league’s top five in sacks twice and has 43.5 in his career. So it would be hard to argue Matthews’ assertion that he’s an awesome player. Whether he’s a dirty player …

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