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Packers release Hawk

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by captainWIMM, Feb 25, 2015.

  1. captainWIMM

    captainWIMM Cheesehead

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  2. gopkrs

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    I liked Hawk. Bought a Hawk jersey for my daughter when he was a rookie. But time to go.
     
  3. dbain21

    dbain21 Chicagoland Packer Fan

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    Wont lie I thought Hawk would be back. While I don't know if Hawk ever lived up to a number 5 pick in the 1st round he was reliable for almost a decade. Wish Hawk the best in his NFL future.
     
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  4. sjb12681

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    And the vikings will sign him tomorrow...:tdown::tup::sleep:
     
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  5. Darth Garfunkel

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    Kind of sad to see him go but time marches on.

    Is he a Viking yet?
     
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    LOL to the Vikings comments. I think this increases the possibility of bringing in a FA, but I'm not holding my breath.
     
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  7. sjb12681

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    My only question becomes who? Hate to lean on high draft pick on this one as I think this year is a lean one at ilb in upper rounds.
     
  8. sjb12681

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    Also, for any of you cap guys out there, what does this do for our $$$ to resign our other guys?
     
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    Roughly $30 million now
     
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    It helps.

    I didn't think that they would let him go, but apparently his ankle injury wasn't the main reason for his decline. Thanks for the good years AJ and good luck. You lasted much longer in the NFL than your brother-in-law!
     
  11. Vrill

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    THats plenty of money to lock up Cobb.
     
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  12. Vrill

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    Brandon Spikes? David Harris? Bruce Carter?

    But yeah, honestly, I see us signing a FA ILB now.
     
  13. DaveRoller

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    Easily the most overpaid Packer the past decade.

    Have heard the excuses for years that it was not Hawk's fault he was drafted #5 overall and thus received such a huge contract. It certainly wasn't his fault. Nor was it AJ's fault, that TT paid him a ridiculous amount of money on a 2nd contract that (1) had to be reduced and (2) Hawk never completed.

    No, the only thing Hawk can be faulted for is having 6th round talent when he was paid like a top 5 pick.
     
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  14. captainWIMM

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    The move saves another $3.5 million in cap space for 2015.
     
  15. dbain21

    dbain21 Chicagoland Packer Fan

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    Despite what they plan to do in FA or the Draft for ILB this move seems to put a lot of trust in Barrington
     
  16. Mondio

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    It was obvious his time had come, but I have nothing but respect for the guy. A true team player, kept his mouth shut and stepped onto the field every week to give what he had.
     
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  17. Ace

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    Sorry maybe I'm an idiot but how is this Hawk's fault?

    The move needed to be done, I hold no ill will towards him and wish him the best. He was a great Packer, maybe not the most physically gifted but a great guy from all accounts and definitely Packer people.
     
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  18. dbain21

    dbain21 Chicagoland Packer Fan

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    Thats all I thought about when I saw the news.
     
  19. Vrill

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    I like Barrington. He showed a lot of fire and leadership honestly. Plus hes young.
     
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    I think at this point, they're as likely to keep matthews in the middle and go heavy on OLB's this draft as they are to bring in a bunch of ILB's. Not sure which way they'll go, but i'm fine with either
     
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    If we are able to lock up Cobb and bulaga, I'm willing to see what can be done at ilb. It was obvious hawk wasn't long for the spot at this point, so even if not today, they were looking anyway with the personnel moves of 2014

    Hoping that if we are unable to lock up one or the other, my hope is we look for a quality fa at ilb, and draft at wr and tackle.
     
  22. Darth Garfunkel

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    From the man himself
     
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  23. Ogsponge

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    Packers need to get ILB, they absolutely need to get Clay out of the middle. It was a great stop gap but he should not be a middle linebacker.
     
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    I was just about to completely agree with you on that!! ;)

    ILB is looking like safety last off season as McCarthy mentioned. At the very least I'd like to see an ILB picked in the first three rounds (perhaps another later in the draft) and an "adequate" vet signed for insurance.

    While I'm glad they made this move, I join the chorus thanking Hawk for his service. It was not his fault he was drafted where he was and it was not his fault he was offered and signed those contracts. I don't believe he ever came close to holding out and he did agree to a reduction in salary. As far as I know Hawk gave it his all - that's all that's fair to ask IMO.

    Check the video above - very, very classy exit by AJ.
     
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  25. buggybill2003

    buggybill2003 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I was a big fan of A J Hawk. I wish him all the very best for his future in the NFL. Thanks for your efforts.
     
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