(GREEN BAY, Wis.) — The Green Bay Packers and linebacker Clay Matthews agreed to a contract extension on Wednesday. The deal is for five years, worth about $65 million, with $31 million guaranteed, according to ESPN.
The 26-year-old Matthews tweeted a picture of himself signing the new deal, saying, “Trivial amongst the recent tragic news, but happy to continue my career in Green Bay!”
The Packers drafted Matthews out of Southern California with the 26th overall pick in the 2009 NFL draft. In 58 career games with Green Bay, the four-time Pro Bowler has 204 tackles, 42 1/2 sacks and four interceptions.
He captured his first Vince Lombardi trophy with the Packers in Super Bowl XLV, when they defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25.
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