Although there was virtually no mention of it in Wisconsin, linebacker Clay Matthews will join Green Bay Packers teammate Aaron Rodgers in skipping the Pro Bowl.
While the Wisconsin press was asleep at the wheel on this one, the news of Matthews’ decision came from Dallas. Cowboys linebacker Anthony Spencer will replace Matthews.
What isn’t clear is why Matthews is skipping the game, although the NFL says it’s because of injuries. We’re also guessing that you, like us, could care less who plays in the Pro Bowl. It’s a pointless and unwatchable contest.
Anyway, Spencer had 95 tackles and 11 sacks for the Cowboys this season as a 3-4 outside linebacker.
Here’s an interesting nugget for you — Spencer will be a free agent this offseason. The Cowboys are switching to a 4-3 defense under new coordinator Monte Kiffin, which means Spencer will be playing elsewhere in 2013.
You just had flashes of Spencer playing opposite Matthews, didn’t you? Yeah, so did we.
Unfortunately, that won’t happen. The Packers can’t afford to spend big money on someone else’s free agents and besides, they already have the dominant and dynamic duo that is Nick Perry and Erik Walden. How could they possibly look to upgrade?
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