Packers release Hawk

The Green Bay Packers have released LB A.J. Hawk after the former first-round pick was scheduled to earn $10 million in 2011.

Hawk was the fifth overall pick of the 2006 draft, playing all 80 regular-season games since then with 77 starts.

General manager Ted Thompson said it was a business decision and they are hopeful the Super Bowl Champion will return to the team.

Rumors have it that Hawk will be signing a new 5 year deal before tonight’s expiration of the collective bargaining agreement.

Topics: A.J. Hawk, Aj Hawk, Green Bay Packers, Packers Hawk, Packers Release Hawk

Want more from The Jet Press?  
Subscribe to FanSided Daily for your morning fix. Enter your email and stay in the know.

12 hours ago

Jimmie Ward: Scouting the NFL Draft

18 hours ago

New York Jets 7 Round Mock Draft

1 day ago

Inside the Mornhinweg Playbook: Geno Smith to Holmes for 38: Week 11