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.
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April 23, 2012
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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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...
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...
After a long injury layoff, Packers left tackle Chad Clifton returned to the field in the
regular-season finale against Detroit. His play wasn't perfect, but
it was good enough for coach Mike McCarthy to tell reporters on
Monday that Clifton will start in the playoffs.
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- There is no debate heading into the playoffs for Packers coach Mike McCarthy when it comes to whether Chad Clifton or Marshall Newhouse will be protecting the blind side of Aaron Rodgers."Chad Clifton will be the starter," McCarthy announced Monday morning. "Marshall's done an excellent job. We won a lot of games with Marshall Newhouse. Chad...
(Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.) The Green Bay Packers are expected to give offensive lineman Chad Clifton some playing time this weekend against Detroit.
Clifton began the season as the NFL's oldest starting left tackle at age 35. He suffered a hamstring injury Oct. 9 at Atlanta and hasn't played since. Coach Mike McCarthy wants him to play against the Lions to gauge where...
Via AP on Fox
December 29, 2011
GREEN BAY, Wis. Packers coach Mike McCarthy believes that veteran left tackle Chad Clifton could be back on the field in three weeks.
McCarthy ruled Clifton out for Sunday's game at home against Tampa Bay, adding that it was unlikely he would be back for the Thanksgiving game in Detroit, as well.
However, the Giants (game) would probably be realistic if (Clifton) stays on...