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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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