Clay Matthews comes home to Rams, joins veterans who love LA

Football 03/21/19, 19:05

When Clay Matthews knew he was leaving the Green Bay Packers, he immediately told his agent he wanted to play for the Los Angeles Rams.Eric Weddle says he did the same when his time in Baltimore ended this month.Blake Bortles took it a step further: The veteran quarterback was so ...

Rams sign longtime Packers LB Clay Matthews to 2-year deal

Football 03/19/19, 21:25

Linebacker Clay Matthews agreed to a two-year contract with the Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday, returning to his native Southern California after a decade with the Green Bay Packers.The 32-year-old Matthews set the Packers franchise record with 83½ sacks over his 10 seasons in Green Bay. The former USC star ...

Mike Pettine staying as Packers defensive coordinator

Football 01/11/19, 18:19

Mike Pettine is staying as defensive coordinator of the Packers.New coach Matt LaFleur announced the decision Friday, answering one of his biggest questions just three days after being hired.In his first year, Pettine installed a 3-4 scheme and had mixed results. First-round draft pick Jaire Alexander showed signs he will ...

Offseason of change awaits Packers after another losing year

Football 12/31/18, 15:15

Clay Matthews looked up into the Lambeau Field suites to find his parents before walking down the stadium tunnel for what might be the last time as a member of the Green Bay Packers.An offseason of change awaits in Titletown following a second straight year without a playoff appearance.A coaching ...

Hobbled Packers defense looks to beef up takeaways

Football 11/23/18, 17:06

As the Packers look to end their road futility, coach Mike McCarthy would like to see another turn of events transpire when they play the rival Minnesota Vikings in prime time on Sunday."We definitely need turnovers," McCarthy said Friday. "That's always been a staple of our success here, and Sunday ...

Clay Matthews on latest roughing call: NFL is ‘getting soft’

Sports 09/23/18, 18:11

Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews does not understand why he was flagged — yet again — for roughing the passer, this time while sacking Washington's Alex Smith on Sunday. Matthews think it's an indication that the NFL is "getting soft."Even Smith wasn't quite sure about the call that came ...

Peterson runs for 120 yards, 2 TDs, Skins top Packers 31-17

Golf 09/23/18, 16:46

Adrian Peterson ran for 120 yards and a pair of 2-yard scores, Alex Smith threw two touchdown passes — all in the first half Sunday — and the Washington Redskins held on for a 31-17 victory over a gimpy Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers, who again had complaints ...

Roughing it: Packers confident in how they go after QB

Sports 09/22/18, 03:50

Keep the head up. Be aware if the quarterback got rid of the ball. Wrap up.Seems like a simple enough checklist for a defender to hit the quarterback.A roughing-the-passer penalty on linebacker Clay Matthews against the Minnesota Vikings might have raised new questions with the Green Bay Packers.The Packers talked ...

Vikings’ Sendejo fined $53,482 by NFL for hit vs. Packers

Football 09/21/18, 18:51

Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo was fined $53,482 by the NFL on Friday for his hit during a play in Minnesota's tie at Green Bay last weekend.Sendejo was penalized 15 yards for unnecessary roughness after tackling Packers wide receiver Davante Adams in the third quarter. The safety knocked into Adams with ...

Renewed push to protect QBs has defenders stumped

Sports 09/18/18, 02:35

Pass rushers like Clay Matthews are stumped as to what constitutes a clean hit on quarterbacks anymore. Lending a sympathetic ear is none other than Mike Zimmer, one of the biggest beneficiaries of the league's renewed emphasis on protecting the passer.

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