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Notebook: Matthews to wear smaller cast this week

8:16 PM, Nov. 14, 2013
Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews was a relatively ineffective one-handed player against the Eagles last week. Dan Powers/Gannett Wisconsin Media
Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews was a relatively ineffective one-handed player against the Eagles last week. Dan Powers/Gannett Wisconsin Media
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Clay Matthews' smaller cast this week should allow him to be more of a two-handed player after he struggled at outside linebacker last week playing with his injured right hand wrapped in a huge club.

Matthews' new cast, which is to protect his broken right thumb, will allow him to use his fingers. Last week, his entire hand was covered by a full cast and huge padding, and he ended up being a relatively ineffective one-handed player against the Philadelphia Eagles.

"You think you can play with a club," Matthews said, "and then my first time playing with a club, but there's something about it, which, ...

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