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Packers | Clay Matthews may receive long-term deal

The Green Bay Packers will likely have to make LB Clay Matthews one of the highest-paid linebackers in the league in order to get him to commit to a long-term deal. Matthews will count $4.91 million against the salary cap this year, making him the eighth-most expensive player heading into 2013. He will likely command a deal that would pay him $8 to $11 million per year that would guarantee him around $29.5 million. Green Bay also has the option of placing the franchise tag on Matthews for around $9 million.

2013-02-19 10:14:08 | Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Tom Silverstein

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