Monday, April 21, 2014

Matthews "probably won't be too heavily involved" in offseason OTAs

Packers LB Clay Matthews "probably won't be too heavily involved" in the team's offseason OTAs, #52 recently told USA Today. Apparently, his thumb is still not completely healed, making the risk of having him practice not worth taking. 

In the very next question, Matthews did say that he'll be ready for the late-Summer training camp, so yea, I guess this whole thing isn't that bad. If he's still beat up, making him participate in relatively minor drills is pretty worthless, especially since the duo of he and DE Julius Peppers will dominate this fall if they can just stay healthy.

1 comment:

Brandon said...

The Packers are pretty cautious with players coming off surgery when it comes to OTAs. There's just no reason to rush a player back for these sessions.

The players aren't in pads, I usually picture players walking through the new schemes they're installing, which is really helpful to rookies and for new veterans (Peppers) but probably not a big help to Matthews.