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Confirmed -- LB Matthews to work out at Pro Day

Posted on: March 4, 2011 12:54 pm
Edited on: March 4, 2011 1:13 pm
Oregon inside linebacker Casey Matthews "will do all drills except for the bench," at Oregon's Pro Day March 10 his agent, David Dunn, confirmed this morning.

Matthews,'s No. 7 rated inside linebacker , injured the shoulder while performing the bench press drill at the scouting combine Feb. 27. The injury kept him from performing linebacker drills the next day.

Matthews said, according to's Steve Wyche , that the injury occurred during the 14th repetition of 225 pounds. Matthews characterized the injury as a "freak accident" but also noted that he had suffered an injury to his left shoulder as a freshman.

Matthews, whose athletic pedigree has been well documented, emerged from his famous family's shadow this season to earn First Team All-Pac-10 honors lastseason with 79 tackles, nine tackles for loss, three interceptions and three fumble recoveries. Like his older brother, Clay, Casey Matthews' instincts and propensity to make the big play at critical moments stand out -- especially in this year's relatively weak class of linebackers.

His forced fumble of Cam Newton in the closing moments of the BCS National Championship game put Oregon in position to score the winning points.


Since: May 31, 2007
Posted on: March 10, 2011 10:30 am

Confirmed -- LB Matthews to work out at Pro Day

He is not his brother, he's smaller and slower.

Don't draft this guy high just because of his last name. He's a 4th or 5th round player and should start his career on special teams.

I'm not saying he'll be a bum but he shouldn't be expected to be his brother, father or uncle just because he has the same last name.

Since: May 11, 2007
Posted on: March 5, 2011 8:19 am

Confirmed -- LB Matthews to work out at Pro Day

I remember when thompson traded up to get Clay Matthews.... So many Packer fans were upset with that. But, considering he has been around the NFL growing up, he knew what to expect, and what was expected from him. I for one was happy when they moved up, and drafted him, and am sure, whoever winds up taking Casey Matthews will be just as pleased

Since: Nov 16, 2010
Posted on: March 4, 2011 4:37 pm

Confirmed -- LB Matthews to work out at Pro Day

Considering his family tree history in the NFL he should be first LB picked. He made a great play in that title game. He looks and plays like Clay with Packers. Take him high in the draft or miss out.

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