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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