April 18, 2013 | Vol. 94, No. 91

Packers sign Matthews to long-term extension

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — One big deal done for the Green Bay Packers, one to go.

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Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews talks to reporters in the team’s locker room after signing his new contract on Wednesday in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers locked up star linebacker Matthews with a long-term extension Wednesday, and also are negotiating with quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

The Packers locked up star linebacker Clay Matthews with a long-term extension Wednesday, and also is negotiating with quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

“It feels good,” Matthews said Wednesday during a news conference inside the Packers’ locker room. “It’s funny, because not a whole lot has changed. I’m happy about it but for me, it’s nice, it’s very humbling and it’s a blessing, but it’s business as usual for me. I’m glad that they have put their trust in me and belief in me in awarding me this...