It's easy to spot Clay Matthews at Packers practice, with his long blond hair protruding from his helmet and on to his neck and shoulders.
When the veterans are getting a break, the pass-rushing outside linebacker can often be found taking a breather next to A.J. Hawk, the durable inside linebacker.
After some doubt, they'll be together again this weekend to face the Detroit Lions. The Packers' bye week did wonders for Matthews and his sore hamstring.
''Well I mean we obviously had the bye week, which helped out as far as'' getting healthy, Matthews said Thursday. ''It was a fortuitous bye week, I'll say that.''
The TV commercial star and the eight-year veteran. The energized Matthews, in his fifth season, and the well-spoken, blue-collar Hawk. Mainstays of the Packers starting linebacking corps since 2009.
So many games against NFC North foes like the Lions, it must make playing them seem like second nature.
Wrong, said Hawk. Especially with Reggie Bush in the mix now in Detr...