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Clay Matthews close to extension with Packers

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01:45 PM ET 03.28 | As early as the combine, there was some buzz that both deals would be done by the end of March. The structure for the Matthews deal might have been in place by the end of the combine. Both sides have kept things close to the vest and so the progress of negotiations is hard to gauge. ... In Matthews' case, they had no choice but to work on a deal now because he only has one year left on his rookie contract and letting him get any closer to free agency would be a huge mistake. He is scheduled to make $3.73 million this year with a salary cap number of $4.86 million. His cap number will probably go up to anywhere from $8 million to $10 million.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Clay Matthews reacts after beating the Vikings, Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports Clay Matthews reacts after beating the Vikings, Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
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March 28, 2013  02:17 PM ET
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I don't know, maybe at first, these guys drop quickly

He'll have a better career in the WWE re-inventing a new version of Ric "Nature Boy" Flair IMO.

March 28, 2013  02:54 PM ET

He's a beast, plus he scares people because he is nuts!

March 28, 2013  03:14 PM ET
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He'll have a better career in the WWE re-inventing a new version of Ric "Nature Boy" Flair IMO.

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

March 28, 2013  03:19 PM ET
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WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Although given how well NFL players are paid these days I don't think we'll see current stars wrestle after their playing days are over cause they just don't need the money unlike guys sucj as Ernie Ladd and Wahoo McDaniel. Unless they want the limelight but there are a lot less grueling ways to do that nowadays (Facebook, reality shows)!!!

March 28, 2013  03:20 PM ET

Without "Clay the Play" Mathews the Packers can park the wagon for the season. Looks to be a NO-BRAINER signing.

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March 28, 2013  03:27 PM ET

^I think Joel's story is made up just like your's!

March 28, 2013  03:28 PM ET
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^I think Joel's story is made up just like your's!

#8 - Freakin' Spam!!!

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March 28, 2013  04:12 PM ET

Yes!!

March 28, 2013  04:35 PM ET

Good move by a very well managed franchise.

March 28, 2013  05:47 PM ET
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Good move by a very well managed franchise.

True!

March 28, 2013  06:44 PM ET
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Yes!!

That's a "yikes" of an avatar there Shelly!!!

March 28, 2013  06:50 PM ET
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Good move by a very well managed franchise.

That is why they are contenders evey year.

March 28, 2013  07:29 PM ET
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That's a "yikes" of an avatar there Shelly!!!

Do you like it?

March 28, 2013  07:39 PM ET

The Packers are working on Rodgers contract too. I wonder how much he'll get? It better be close to Flacco's!!

March 28, 2013  07:52 PM ET
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The Packers are working on Rodgers contract too. I wonder how much he'll get? It better be close to Flacco's!!

Rodgers is a better QB than Flacco.

 
March 28, 2013  07:53 PM ET
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He'll have a better career in the WWE re-inventing a new version of Ric "Nature Boy" Flair IMO.

I just styled and profiled in here because I heard somebody was talking about the Nature Boy! WWWWOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

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