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While the roster move is yet to be made official, several sources close tot he team are now reporting that the Green Bay Packers plan to release left tackle Chad Clifton and free up some $5.703 million off the books and give them considerably more flexibility in negotiating contract extensions with other players while also taking into account what it will cost to sign their draft picks.
Clifton, the Packers starting left tackle for the past decade, had his career as a big question mark after missing ten games and the playoffs due to a couple of injuries. He tore his hamstring early in the season and just when he was about to recover, he suffered a back injury that saw him on the pine for the remainder of 2011.
Scheduled to make $5.25 million base salary plus another $500,000 in reporting and workout bonuses, it was a sound financial move for the Packers, but one that leaves the future of their offensive line up in the air.
Marshall Newhouse or Derek Sherrod are the in-house options...
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Green Bay Packer LT Chad Clifton is in the process of being released by the team. The former 2000 second round pick has been on a steady physical decline over the past two years and has now come to the end-of-the-road.
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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- According to a report by Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Packers are releasing veteran offensive tackle Chad Clifton today.
Clifton had back surgery this offseason but had already reported for offseason workouts. However, according to Schefter, Clifton failed a physical.
Since being drafted by Green Bay in the second round in 2000, Clifton has played his entire 12...
Left tackle protected QBs in Green Bay for 12 seasons
It took a little longer than expected, but the Green Bay Packers finally released Chad Clifton on Monday afternoon. The veteran left tackle missed 10 games last season with a severe hamstring injury and then underwent minor back surgery in February. He reportedly failed his physical upon arriving for the start of offseason workouts...
The Green Bay Packers have released veteran left tackle Chad Clifton.
Packers general manager Ted Thompson called Clifton an ''integral part of our success over the past 12 seasons,'' thanking him for his time with the team. It was not immediately clear whether Clifton will retire. ESPN reported the Packers' plans to release Clifton earlier Monday.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Green Bay Packers are releasing offensive tackle Chad Clifton today after he failed a physical. He underwent back surgery in the offseason and is clearly not in shape to play right now. Clifton is not sure if he will continue to play.
Clifton will turn 36 in June and has played his entire 12-year career with the Packers. After winning...
The Green Bay Packers are expected to release veteran left tackle Chad Clifton on Monday, multiple outlets reported.
The veteran started 160 games in 11 seasons with the Packers, but had not come along following back surgery in the offseason. He also failed his physical.
Clifton injured his back while rehabilitating his hamstring injury, which was suffered on Oct. 9 versus the Atlanta Falcons.
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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...