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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-year career with the Packers.
When released, Clifton's 5.7 million salary in 2012 will come off the books and open up that money towards Green Bay's salary cap.
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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.
Please click the link below to read the rest of this article and watch a doctor analyze the nature of Clifton's injuries.
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Chad Clifton spent 12 seasons in green and gold.
According to a report from Adam Schefter and ESPN.com, the Green Bay Packers are releasing veteran offensive tackle Chad Clifton.
Clifton was drafted by the team in 2000 in the second round out of Tennessee. Clifton was a remarkable player for most of the past 12 seasons, but found his body beginning to betray itself after missing...
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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