Report: Packers nearing deal for Clay Matthews

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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