Clay Matthews’ days in Green Bay relish concluded.
The longtime Packers pass rusher is headed to play for the Los Angeles Rams, NFL Community Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source educated of the inform on Tuesday. NFL Community’s Mike Garafolo reported the deal is for 2 years with a max of $16.75 million. The Rams later announced the signing.
Whereas Matthews has happy followers at Lambeau Arena for a decade, signing with Los Angeles will be a homecoming for the six-time Pro Bowler. Matthews played at Agoura Excessive earlier than heading to USC, the build he awed Trojans followers on the identical L.A. Coliseum he’ll play his home games at in 2019. The Packers drafted Matthews 26th total in the major round of the 2009 NFL Draft.
Matthews turned a staple on the threshold for the Packers, reaching double-digit sacks in four of his first six seasons with the Pack. No. 52, trademark blonde locks flowing on the succor of his flee, inflicting havoc for opposing quarterbacks turned a outdated-long-established for the Green Bay devoted.
All over the major eight seasons of Matthews’ decorated profession — he used to be additionally a 2010 All-Pro — the Packers enjoyed one of the simpler runs of their storied franchise’s history. In each and each of these eight years, the Packers went to the playoffs, culminating with a Trim Bowl in his sophomore season. The flee integrated long-established dominance of the NFC North with five championships at some level of the linebacker’s tenure, alongside side four in a row from 2011-2014.
This previous marketing campaign used to be a trying one for the Packers as they missed out on the postseason dance with a 6-9-1 myth that notably featured the firing of longtime coach Mike McCarthy.
This present offseason, particularly Tuesday, used to be no query a trying one for Cheeseheads, who content goodbye to Matthews and longtime receiver Randall Cobb, who signed with the Cowboys.
Now 32, Matthews, the No. 58 free agent by technique of NFL.com, is soundless a weapon in the flee, nonetheless has slowed as evidenced by his 3.5 sacks in 16 begins in 2018. However he’ll ranking a fresh originate in a well-identified pickle with an different to abet the reigning NFC champions ranking succor to the Trim Bowl.
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March 20, 2019