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Matthews, Peppers Form ‘Scary’ Tandem

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One thing is evident after two days of training camp: Clay Matthews' versatility will be used more than ever, thanks in part to the signing of Julius Peppers. Peppers potentially will be just what the doctor ordered after five seasons of ho-hum production from the other outside linebackers.

Clay Matthews lines up at left outside linebacker. Then he’s lined up at right outside linebacker. Then he’s lined up as basically a slot cornerback. Then he’s handing out the gelatin snacks and cookies during midpractice breaks. Well, maybe not that one, but it is clear that Matthews – probably more than ever – will be a focal point of a defense that needs to make dramatic improvement if the... Recommended Stories