According to a report by ESPN Reporter Adam Schefter, citing a source within the organization, the Green Bay Packers are going to release long-time starting left tackle Chad Clifton. However, at this moment, no official statement has been issued by the team that could either confirm nor deny the move.
Clifton, who is 35 years old and was scheduled to make over $5 million in base salary to go along with a $500,000 bonus for reporting to the offseason program according to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee-Journal Sentinel, which is a significant number for an aging offensive tackle and may be the reason why the Packers are cutting ties with him.
The report does not come as a huge surprise, as Clifton dealt with injury problems all last season, managing to start only six games for the team, including the Divisional playoff game against the Giants, a game in which Clifton was removed by the coaching staff due to poor performance.
Earlier this offseason, when the topic of Clifton’s futur...