Originally posted on Sports-Glory  |  Last updated 4/17/13

GREEN BAY, WI - DECEMBER 7: Clay Matthews #52 f the Green Bay Packers celebrates after he sacked Joe Flaco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens at Lambeau Field on December 7, 2009 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews signed a contract extension with the team on Wednesday. Trivial amongst the recent tragic news, but happy to continue my career in Green Bay! twitter.com/ClayMatthews52… — Clay Matthews III (@ClayMatthews52) April 17, 2013 Fox Sports insider Jay Glazer reported the deal is a five-year contract worth just over $13 million per year. Matthews, a four-time Pro Bowl selection, was due to make $3.73 million in the final year of his contract.  The Packers wanted to get a deal done this offseason in fear he may test free agency. The new deal puts Matthews in the same neighborhood as the NFL’s highest-paid linebacker, Cowboys’ DeMarcus Ware.  
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