South Carolina junior defensive end Cliff Matthews recovers a fumble in front of Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy in the second quarter at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Saturday, October 17, 2009.
Credit: The State
Cliff Matthews #98 of the Atlanta Falcons of the Carolina Panthers during play at Bank of America Stadium on November 3, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Panthers won 34-10.
Credit: Grant Halverson
Cliff Matthews #98 of the Atlanta Falcons lines up during a pre-season game against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field on August 24, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Credit: Frederick Breedon
Running back Kendall Hunter #32 of the San Francisco 49ers is tackled by defensive end Cliff Matthews #98 of the Atlanta Falcons during a game at Candlestick Park on December 23, 2013 in San Francisco, California.
Credit: Stephen Dunn
This is a 2012 photo of Cliff Matthews of the Atlanta Falcons NFL football team. This image reflects the Atlanta Falcons active roster as of Tuesday, June 19, 2012 when this image was taken.
Cliff Matthews #98 of the Atlanta Falcons pursues on defense against the Seattle Seahawks during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Georgia Dome on January 13, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Falcons defeated the Seahawks 30-28.
Credit: Joe Robbins
Cliff Matthews #98 and Kemal Ishmael #36 of the Atlanta Falcons tackle Teddy Bridgewater #5 of the Minnesota Vikings during the fourth quarter of the game on September 28, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Falcons 41-28.