Defensive coordinator Dom Capers moved Matthews to the inside to help the Packers run defense. After the season, head coach Mike McCarthy said Matthews would be moving back to his position on the outside next year.
Matthews told Tom Silverstein of the Journal Sentinel that the team told him he might be asked to play inside against next season.
"We had an exit interview at the end of the year where we get to talk to all the coaches on ... the future of the team, the future of yourself," Matthews said. "We talked. Moving forward I see from not only our coach's expectations, but my own expectations (are there) for playing inside."
Matthews is fine with that.
"I really enjoyed it. I enjoyed the change," he told Silverstein. "At the same time, I'm very good at getting after the quarterback off the edge, so I think there's a fine line. So, we'll see. Week in and week out you never knew if I was going to be there 100% of the snaps or only 10."
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The Packers are currently 7 1/2-point favorites against Detroit Sunday.
Matthews came into the contest listed as probable due to a groin injury. He wasn't expected to miss the game. The club will also have
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