Negotiations with both quarterback Aaron Rodgers and outside linebacker Clay Matthews have reached the advanced stages, but at this point the Green Bay Packers are closer to a deal with Matthews.

A source familiar with the negotiations told the Press-Gazette on Wednesday that talks were further along on a deal with their four-time Pro Bowl defensive standout.

Earlier on Wednesday, reported that Matthews’ new deal is expected to pay him more than $13 million per season.

Matthews is entering the final year of his rookie contract. His base salary for this season is $3.73 million, but his new deal will increase his 2013 pay significantly. It already made a jump from $1.492 million because Matthews hit escalator clauses. He ranked fifth in the NFL last season with 13 sacks despite missing four games because of a hamstring injury.

Deals for both Rodgers and Matthews could come down within days of each other because both players are represented by the same agent, David Dunn, who did not return messages left on Wednesday. However, Rodgers’ contract extension likely will be more complicated because it is expected to make him the highest-paid player in the league and could average close to $25 million per season.

Ideally, both players would get their deals done before the offseason program begins to protect them against injury. Players can report for workouts at Lambeau Field on April 15.