Today the Green Bay Packers released AJ Hawk. The inside linebacker ranks first in franchise history with 1,118 tackles, which is pretty amazing for a current player with all the studs the Packers have had in the past.
Well although the move saved the team money, the Packers veteran thanked his team for his time in Green Bay.
“I spent nine great years in Green Bay,” Hawk said in a team statement. “I had awesome teammates and coaches and a great medical staff and equipment staff. Many of them have become my closest friends. We won a ton of games, as well as a Super Bowl, and I loved everything about playing for one of the greatest franchises in all of sports.
“The fans in Green Bay are incredible. Between playing at Lambeau Field as well as seeing them on the road, they always supported us. I am looking forward to my next opportunity in the NFL, but I’ll always cherish my years as a Green Bay Packer.”