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Clay Matthews at full speed in first practice of camp

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on July 26, 2014 – 10:02 am

140726-matthews-300GREEN BAY–Training camp began on Saturday morning with the best possible news: Clay Matthews was a full participant.

Wearing a minimal wrap to protect his surgically repaired right thumb, Matthews was back at his familiar right outside linebacker position. He was flanked by Julius Peppers at left outside linebacker. Nick Perry, a starter at left outside linebacker the past two seasons, remained sidelined by an undisclosed injury.

Matthews had missed all of OTAs in the spring, as he rehabbed from a second surgery on the thumb. Perry was also a non-participant in the spring. Until Head Coach Mike McCarthy provides information on Perry’s injury, the former first-round pick’s condition remains a mystery. He missed much of last season with a foot injury.

Tight end Andrew Quarless, who was also sidelined in the spring, joined Matthews as a full participant on Saturday morning. In a two-tight end set with the first-team offense, Quarless was joined by rookie Richard Rodgers at tight end.

Defensive linemen Jerel Worthy and Letroy Guion, linebacker Mike Neal and rookie wide receiver Jeff Janis did not practice. Worthy was a non-participant in the spring.

Packers.com will update this morning’s practice with information from McCarthy’s post-practice press conference.

Check out photos from players riding bikes to Saturday’s practice.


Posted in Packers.com Blog | 13 Comments »

13 Responses to “Clay Matthews at full speed in first practice of camp”

  1. By Norbert Voss on Jul 26, 2014 | Reply

    Excellent news, especially about CMIII!!!! Now, watch that strectching, Clay!

  2. By DebbieDownerRev1 on Jul 26, 2014 | Reply

    I just knew Nick Perry would be on the sideline. I just knew it.

  3. By Josh on Jul 26, 2014 | Reply

    Imagine that….Nick Perry is hurt, never saw that coming.

  4. By PK on Jul 26, 2014 | Reply

    DDR1 get a new gig

  5. By Raymant Glinski on Jul 26, 2014 | Reply

    Cut him waste no more time and money. Another first rounder bite the dust.

  6. By Chris on Jul 26, 2014 | Reply

    If they were unable to secure Jordy’s contract extension I would have been very upset at Nick Perry’s “Justin Harrell the Sequel” status. In the meantime, who else has a contract that needs renewed?

  7. By Jeff on Jul 26, 2014 | Reply

    Stay healthy Clay we need you on the field for all 18 games bud :)

  8. By Thompson Fried Steak on Jul 26, 2014 | Reply

    That’s good news about Matthews, Vic.

  9. By Righteous Indignation on Jul 26, 2014 | Reply

    We fans have the right to be outraged at Nick Perry for being hurt so much.

    Crucify him.

  10. By Big Lee on Jul 26, 2014 | Reply

    Perry news is disappointing to be sure, as is the news regarding Worthy. How is Derek Sherrod progressing? It would be great to have them all healthy but that seems as likely as finding a unicorn. Is rookie Bradford practicing at OLB or ILB?

  11. By FloriidaPhil on Jul 27, 2014 | Reply

    yup here we are lookin and soundin gooood. but are we? Perry hurt and Mathews hand a qustion for durability and Worthy a question? Are we as good as we are hoping? I hope so, but you got to wonder.good QB decent RB decent O line and maybe better reciever corps. But on D, wow? Yes we have some players, but we also have some guys that are hurt and we dont know how bad. Could be a run and gun year on O side. Could be a look out behind me type of year on the D side.

  12. By Tom Boyle stuck in Chitown on Jul 29, 2014 | Reply

    Nick Perry’s injury undisclosed. Remains a mystery. What a surprise. I saw Jolly out there. He shouldve been comeback player of the year. Be nice to see Matthews on the TV playing football once in awhile. Heyward had given us such hope 2 years ago,but now looks like he can join Nick on the NTPBCAC list. Thats the never to perform but cash a check list. Can they save some cap money by releasing Perry? He’s useless. Pack is so deep at LB that they can make a star out of someone with more desire, and who is willing to play through the little hurts like Vince always said, and you know what? You’re playing for THE GREEN BAY PACKERS. The greatest professional football team of all time.

  13. By Tom Boyle stuck in Chitown on Jul 29, 2014 | Reply

    BTW The comments regarding No show Nick are hysterical, and made my morning. I’m glad I’m not the only one who is done with this guy.

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