Clay Matthews Can’t Deal With Denver Broncos, But Not Retired, Agent Says

Matthews’ agent said the Denver Broncos, along with star linebacker Von Miller, for an extended period of time, attempted to sign veteran linebacker Clay Matthews, but the two sides could not come to an agreement.

A source told ESPN’s Adam Sheik that the Broncos were told that Matthews was “not going to play,” to speculate that he was retiring. However, Matthews’ agent, Ryan Williams, issued a statement saying that was not the case.

“We recently had communication with the Broncos, as we have with other teams during this season. We were under the impression that the communication would remain private, but since it didn’t happen, let me be clear: we Were unable to come to an agreement. Denver, but Clay remains open to play in the NFL in 2020, provided this is the right opportunity for him and his family, ”Williams said.

Matthew Took to twitter too To say he “never” said he was not going to play.

Sources said that he was released on March 19 by the Los Angeles Rams. Matthews filed a $ 2 million complaint against Rheims on March 19 for him in unpaid guarantees.

Broncos coach Vic Fangio said Wednesday that Miller will undergo surgery soon to correct an ankle bone injury in the last play of Tuesday’s practice. Miller was taken for an MRI on Tuesday afternoon and on Thursday in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Dr. Robert is scheduled to seek another opinion from Anderson. Other surgeons were expected to consult Miller after seeing the results of the MRI.

At the moment, the Broncos will appear to Malik Reed, who made the roster as an exiled rookie last season, and veteran Jeremiah Attochu to share snacks at the lineback spot outside Miller. The complaint of the cases is that Bradley Chubb, who is returning from last year’s ACL surgery, will likely have his snaps limited, at least in season one.

Matthews, a six-time Pro Bowl selection, joined the Rams on a two-year contract after a 10-year stint with the Green Bay Packers.

Mathews, 35, played 13 matches last season and has had eight sacks since 2014. He was sidelined for three matches after suffering a broken jaw in Week 5 against the Seahawks.

He has made 91.5 sacks in his 11-season career and is the Packers’ career sack leader with 83.5.

A first-round pick of 2009 (26th overall), Matthews was a first-team All-Pro in 2010, when he was runner-up to Steelers Safety Troy Polamalu for Defensive Player of the Year.

Matthews has 11 sacks in 15 career playoff games, the most in Packers history and fifth in NFL playoff history.

ESPN’s Jeff Legold and Lindsay Thery contributed to this report.