Sources: Packers, Clay Matthews near deal
April, 3, 2013
By ESPN.com staff | ESPN.com
When the deal for Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews gets done this offseason -- and it will -- it will come in at or north of $13 million a year in new money, sources have told Adam Schefter. Matthews, 26, has 42.5 sacks in his four seasons with the Packers, including 13 last season.
The Packers are also working on an extension for Aaron Rodgers, with sources saying last week the sides are closing in on a long-term deal that would make the quarterback the highest-paid player in NFL history.
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