Matthews recorded four tackles (two solo) and a sack across 37 defensive snaps in Monday's win over the 49ers.
Matthews hasn't seen over 45 defensive snaps since Week 2 but the veteran continues to tally sacks despite decreased reps. The upcoming bye week will give Matthews a good opportunity to rest up and heal some nagging injuries before the Packers head to Los Angeles to face the Rams in Week 8.
Matthews recorded five tackles (three solo) and 0.5 sacks across 37 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Bills.
The veteran reached the quarterback for the first time this season after spending the past few weeks in the limelight for controversial roughing the passer calls. The past two weeks Matthews has seen a decline in defensive snaps, in larger part due to several small injuries, which makes him a borderline IDP selection at best.
"There's been no talk or mention or even insinuation of me going inside," Matthews said. Matthews' natural position is as an outside linebacker, and a season of playing to his strengths would be good news for the 32-year-old veteran hoping to bounce back as a playmaker. Matthews reached four double-digit sack totals in his first six seasons, but has fallen below that mark each of the last three years. Entering the final year of his contract, playing on the edge could help Matthews bolster his sack totals and boost his value on the open market.
On Saturday, Matthews took a line drive to the face while pitching in a charity softball game. He'll need to undergo surgery in the near future to fix his nose, but the important thing is that he didn't suffer any trauma to his brain. Prior to the incident, Hodkiewicz reported Matthews was back at OTAs last Friday after the linebacker missed a portion of team practices in late May.
Matthews (knee) revealed on his personal Twitter account Saturday he suffered a broken nose and will undergo surgery once the swelling subsides.
Matthews sustained the injury during a charity softball game as he was hit in the face with a line drive while pitching. All in all, it's relatively good news for the veteran linebacker as it's unlikely to have any long-term ramifications. Matthews has been absent from voluntary OTAs as he recovers from hamstring and knee injuries, but he should hopefully be ready for the start of training camp.
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|2010||Green Bay Packers||15||60||54.0||6||13.5||1||62||62.0||62||1||4|
|2011||Green Bay Packers||15||50||37.0||13||6||3||47||15.7||38||1||9|
|2012||Green Bay Packers||12||43||32.0||11||13||0||0||0.0||0||0||3|
|2013||Green Bay Packers||11||41||26.0||15||7.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2014||Green Bay Packers||16||61||45.0||16||11||1||40||40.0||40||0||9|
|2015||Green Bay Packers||16||66||49.0||17||6.5||1||42||42.0||42||0||3|
|2016||Green Bay Packers||12||24||20.0||4||5||0||0||0.0||0||0||3|
|2017||Green Bay Packers||14||43||27.0||16||7.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|2018||Green Bay Packers||9||25||17.0||8||2.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2010||Green Bay Packers||15||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|2011||Green Bay Packers||15||0||0||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|2012||Green Bay Packers||12||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||Green Bay Packers||11||0||0||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||Green Bay Packers||16||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||Green Bay Packers||16||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0|
|2016||Green Bay Packers||12||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||Green Bay Packers||14||1||0||1||0||1||63||1||0|
|2018||Green Bay Packers||9||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|