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Packers sign first-round draft pick Matthews; no deal yet for Raji

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers have signed Clay Matthews, leaving only fellow first-round draft pick B.J. Raji unsigned with the team poised to report to training camp Friday.

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Terms of the deal with Matthews, announced Thursday, weren't disclosed.

After taking Raji, a defensive tackle out of Boston College, with the No. 9 overall pick in April's draft, the Packers traded up to acquire the 26th overall pick and select Matthews, an outside linebacker from USC. Matthews is expected to play outside linebacker in the Packers' new 3-4 defensive alignment.

The Packers also released wide receiver Jamarko Simmons.

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