Report: Packers nearing deal for Clay Matthews

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Much of the offseason focus in Green Bay has been on the team’s efforts to get quarterback Aaron Rodgers secured for the long haul with a contract extension.

But the Packers have also been working in similar fashion to keep outside linebacker Clay Matthews in place, and ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports a deal is nearing. Per Schefter, when Matthews has new paper, he will earn an average of more than $13 million per season in new money. That would eclipse top pay at the position.

The 26-year-old has 42

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