LB - FA
Week 8 Outlook
The Seahawks are reportedly interested in signing veteran linebacker Clay Matthews per Mike Silver on Twitter.
The Seahawks have decided to throw in the towel on contract negations with pass-rusher Jadeveon Clowney and are interested in two veterans to fill the gap: Matthews and Everson Griffen. Matthews has spent 11 years in the league, 10 with the Packers and one season with the Rams. His days as an elite pass-rusher are behind him, but his veteran leadership would fit in well with the Seahawks as they're in win-now mode. He was able to garner eight sacks last season, his most since 2014.
The Rams are releasing linebacker Clay Matthews, per Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network.
The Rams are shedding salary and ultimately decided to cut Matthews. He signed a two-year $9.25 million contract last year. Matthews recorded 34 tackles and 8.5 sacks across 13 games in 2019. The 34-year-old linebacker will look to latch onto another team.
Clay Matthews walked away from Thursday’s loss to the Seahawks with a broken jaw and is expected to miss at least a month.
The news of Matthews being put on ice for the next month is terrible for the Rams. Matthews was leading the team in sacks (6) through Week 5. The Rams will probably turn to Troy Reeder or Justin Lawler to replace Matthews while he recovers. If Reeder is the choice, he is worth picking up in most IDP leagues.
Clay Matthews ended Thursday’s loss to the Seahawks with five total tackles (four solo) and his sixth sack.
Matthews should be rostered in most leagues because of his six sacks through Week 5. He is tied for fifth on the team in total tackles with 19.
Clay Matthews totaled five total tackles (four solo) and one sack during Sunday’s loss to Tampa Bay.
Matthews hasn’t been all that impressive on the tackle front racking up a mere 14 total tackles in four games played. His ability to sack the QB puts Matthews in the LB2 tier and is worth rostering in deeper leagues.