Packers Sign Matthews
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Green Bay Packers have signed first-round draft pick Clay Matthews III, leaving only fellow first-rounder B.J. Raji unsigned with the Packers poised to report to training camp on Friday.
Terms were not disclosed.
After taking Raji, a defensive tackle out of Boston College, with the No. 9 overall pick in April's draft, the Packers traded up to acquire the 26th overall pick and take Matthews, an outside linebacker from Southern California. Matthews is expected to play outside linebacker in the Packers' new 3-4 defensive alignment.
The Packers also released wide receiver Jamarko Simmons.
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