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Clay Matthews Not Excited About OLB Depth

One of the positions the Green Bay Packers were expected by many to address this offseason was edge rusher. They didn’t do it in free agency and then failed to do so in the draft. Now, it appears the Packers will be counting on the oft-injured duo of Clay Matthews and Nick Perry to carry the weight.

Behind Matthews and Perry are an underwhelming group. That group includes Kyler Fackrell, Vince Biegel and Reggie Gilbert. The latter, a former practice squad guy, might be the most intriguing of the bunch.

Apparently, although he says he means no offense, Matthews isn’t too impressed with his backups.

Not that great.

I’d say that’s accurate.

The Packers will need Biegel to step up in his second season. Gilbert will have to continue to improve. We doubt Fackrell will ever amount to much. Maybe the Packers can get something out of seventh-round pick Kendall Donnerson.

These are all iffy propositions to say the least.

The Packers will largely be relying on Matthews and Perry to stay healthy, something that never happens.

Perhaps the revamped secondary will make up for what could be the lack of a pass rush.

Joseph Bonham

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  1. Kato May 23, 2018

    Unfortunately for the packers it was a poor draft class for pass rushers

  2. PF4L May 23, 2018

    That’s ok Clay, Most Packer fans aren’t excited about what you earn vs. what you earn. Shut your mouth and hobble off into the sunset with your tens of millions next season.

  3. Gute May 23, 2018

    Where to start. How about what a dick move by CM3. He hasn’t played at a high level for a few seasons so time down the doucheness. During the SB run in 2010 you had CM3, Zombo, Walden, Poppinga, and Neal (I think). Not overly impressive. Now we have two guys making 12 mil a year in CM3 and Perry and crappy players (basically what CM3 implied) like, Biegel, Gilbert and Odom. Hey Clay, how about you STFU and play better. Same with your boyfriend Perry.

  4. Mitch Anthony May 23, 2018

    Apparently you are what you eat. Have some more jerk(y) Clay. We all thought the LBs haven’t been performing well for quite some time either.

  5. Savage57 May 24, 2018

    What. A. Dick. Comment.

    You can tell this guy is a bubblehead from SoCal. Not a lot going on in that brainpan.

  6. Turbo May 24, 2018

    He should be thrilled with the lack of depth. Its the reason they never considered cutting his albatross of a salary. CLay is still a solid player but not anywhere near his cap number.