"I haven't really played with a guy like Clay, really, my whole career," Peppers said, via ESPN Wisconsin's Jason Wilde. "Early in my career I played with a guy, Mike Rucker, who was a threat on the other side. But like, a really dominant player on the outside? I really haven't had that -- ever. I'm excited to get out there with him and see what he can do."
Peppers will have to exercise patience. Matthews expects to be full-go for training camp, but he has yet to participate in offseason practices while recovering from December tendon-transfer surgery in his thumb.
"With the plans they see me having this year and the type of player they see me becoming, I think it's great the changes that we're putting in -- not only with the personnel, (but also) the scheme," Matthews explained. "I'm really looking forward to it. I think it's a shot in the arm and will provide kind of a little rejuvenation to this team, especially to the defensive side of this locker room."