Packers linebacker Clay Matthews sits out of Training Camp practice Monday due to knee soreness

GREEN BAY— Five-time Pro Bowl linebacker Clay Matthews missed Green Bay's Monday morning (August 3rd) practice with what coach Mike McCarthy termed "knee soreness."

McCarthy downplayed any concerns about Matthews, the centerpiece of the team's defense.

Matthews felt something in his knee during Saturday's first in-pads practice of training camp, McCarthy said. Players had Sunday off before returning to practice Monday, again in pads.

Matthews came out and watched a brief portion of practice wearing a Packers baseball cap and jogged off the field into the Don Hutson Center after his cameo appearance. McCarthy said Matthews did rehabilitation work with other injured players inside the Hutson Center during practice.

McCarthy said he does not have a timetable for Matthews' return.