The Green Bay Packers have released veteran offensive tackle Chad Clifton.
Clifton, the Packers second round pick in the 2000 NFL Draft, appeared in 165
games, including 160 starts at left tackle. He ranks second in
franchise history in games played by an offensive tackle.
Green Bay General Manager Ted Thompson called Clifton “a great Packer and an
integral part of our success over the past 12 seasons." Adding "he was
a member of some of the most prolific offenses in team history, but
more importantly, he is a great person and teammate. We thank Chad for
all that he has given the Packers on the field and in the community and
wish him and his family well.”
Hamstring and back injuries limited Clifton to only six games in 2011.