Report: Clay Matthews had “cleanup” surgery on knee

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Packers linebacker Clay Matthews will open up the offseason by recovering from knee surgery.

Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports that Matthews had an operation last week. It’s described as a “cleanup” procedure that falls on the minor end of the spectrum, so Matthews should be ready to go once offseason work gets underway.

Matthews missed two games last season, although a groin injury and a hamstring injury were the reasons for those absences. Matthews had 7.5 sacks in the 14 appearances he did make for the Packers last year, which represented his best total since the 2014 season.

Matthews is heading into the final year of his contract in Green Bay and is set to make $11.4 million in salary and bonuses. Demovsky suggests that the team may ask him to restructure his contract, which can be added to the list of things to watch in new General Manager Brian Gutekunst’s first year on the job.

20 responses to “Report: Clay Matthews had “cleanup” surgery on knee

  1. I love how we still see Clay and Aaron in commercials when both of them are basically irrelevant this year. Sponsors must be mad.

  2. First two posters beat me to it. Any commercial he is in is beyond insufferable. Thank goodness for the mute button.

    Now if we could only get Brutus The Barber Beefcake to take his sheers to Clay’s head would my off season be complete.

  3. I enjoy Fat Thor’s commercials, and I am pretty sure he is actually in them unlike that dead eyed CGI Aaron Rodgers.

  4. Viking fans talking trash about CM3 when they only have one defensive player with more sacks than him. Typical.

  5. pkrlvr says:
    January 9, 2018 at 5:55 pm
    Viking fans talking trash about CM3 when they only have one defensive player with more sacks than him. Typical.
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    Hows your playoffs going?

  6. Clay Matthews has played in and won more playoff games than Zimmer or his teams have in his entire career. Combined.

  7. In Teddy We Trust says:
    January 9, 2018 at 7:23 pm
    Wow, Packer fans sure are protective of Clay Matthews and obsessed with the Vikings.
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    Says the guy on a Packer thread. Again. With a fresh take about hair, to boot!! Personally I’d like to see Clay move on because he’s rarely healthy and won’t be worth whatever reduced salary he would agree to.

  8. In Teddy We Trust says:
    January 9, 2018 at 7:23 pm
    Wow, Packer fans sure are protective of Clay Matthews and obsessed with the Vikings.
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    Oh the irony!!!! I mean seriously? Most of the posts on the article are Vikings fans….and you are too shallow to even see lunacy of your post….Vikings fans in a nutshell….go Enjoy your playoff game…..

  9. pkrlvr says:
    January 9, 2018 at 5:55 pm
    Viking fans talking trash about CM3 when they only have one defensive player with more sacks than him. Typical.
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    The dude has counted $53 mil against your salary cap in last four years, with 30 sacks. That’s $1.766 million per sack. And since his tackles were never anything special, let’s not even address that. That “one” player you speak of? Everyone Griffen? 43.5 sacks in the same four years.

    Matthews had 0.5 sacks more this year than Danielle Hunter, who made less than $800k this year. BTW, Hunter has 25.5 sacks the last three years compared to Matthews 19. Guess which one counted $41.5 mil against the salary cap and which one counted $2.1 mil against the salary cap in that time?

    If you don’t think Matthews has been overpaid and underproduced, then you are more blind than anybody thought. He should either be cut outright, or take a 50% or more salary cut. Teams make mistakes. All of them. But to try and defend this signing over the past four years is the real crime here.

  10. halfful says:
    January 9, 2018 at 10:54 pm
    I’m hoping the new defensive coordinater lets Matthews focus on what he does best – rush the QB!
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    Sorry bro, his time has passed. He used to rush the passer well. Not any more. He’s only had double digit sack totals two out of the last 7 years.

  11. packertruth says:
    January 9, 2018 at 9:19 pm
    In Teddy We Trust says:
    January 9, 2018 at 7:23 pm
    Wow, Packer fans sure are protective of Clay Matthews and obsessed with the Vikings.
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    Says the guy on a Packer thread. Again.
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    His point was the protecting. You got it right in that he should not be brought back. He simply isn’t very productive anymore, and certainly not for anywhere near his salary.

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