One down, one to go.
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Packers and Clay Matthews have reached an agreement on a long-term deal, and he is expected to sign it today. PFT has also confirmed the report.
This deal has been reported as close for weeks, and there was a sense that it could go down hand-in-hand with an Aaron Rodgers deal.
We’ll see if that happens today, but getting Matthews locked up long-term is a huge move for an organization that has moved carefully and deliberately this offseason.
If they can lock up their quarterback and one of the game’s top young pass-rushers, the waiting will be worth it.
UPDATE 2:46 p.m. ET: Well, there you go. Matthews just tweeted a photo of himself signing a contract.