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Packers Release KGB

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by packerbackerinin, Nov 1, 2008.

  1. packerbackerinin

    packerbackerinin Cheesehead

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    The Green Bay Packers on Saturday activated defensive tackle Justin Harrell from the physically unable to perform list and released defensive end Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila.
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    Harrell, a first-round pick in 2007, appeared in seven games, including two starts, as a rookie in 2007. He battled injuries during the offseason and was placed on the PUP list to start the 2008 season.

    In nine seasons with the Packers, Gbaja-Biamila appeared in 124 career games, including 74 starts. He is the franchise’s all-time sacks leader with 74½, having passed Reggie White (68½) in 2007.

    “We want to thank Kabeer for his contributions to the Green Bay Packers,” General Manager Ted Thompson said. “During his time here, he has been a big part of our organization and our community. We wish Kabeer and his family well.”

    Reported by Green Bay Press Gazzette.
     
  2. wischeez

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    I kind of figured that was going to happen one day.
     
  3. pseudocide

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    obviously i was shocked to hear it just like i was when brett retired but realistically it probably should have happened during the offseason. at least the organization gave him a chance this year, he just has not had the same burst since his most recent surgery. i think this will help the defense, especially with harrell, hunter, and monty back, the D-line LOOKS alot better.

    i hope KGB can find another team, he's a genuinely nice guy and deserves to at the very least sit on the bench somewhere and earn a paycheck.
     
  4. Pugger

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    KGB released a statement after he was released (I saw it on the Press-Gazette website) and of course this classy guy thanked the Packers for everything. Good luck KGB and I hope he can catch onto another team and be successful - except when that team plays us of course! ;)
     
  5. carlos

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    KGB. Tops in the class in "CLASS." A great person who will be missed.
     
  6. PackAttackUK

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    Agreed with everything that has been said.

    A good servant to the Packers :)

    It just kind of baffled me that we released him mid-season though? It's to my understanding that he will still get his $6m or whatever, so why not just keep hold of him, just incase of more injuries? (god forbid).
     
  7. Packer.In.The.Peg

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    hopefully KJB finds another team. It was great having you here with the pack and good luck.
     
  8. Jcat

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    They needed the roster spot when Harrell came of the PUP list, so they had to let somebody go. KGB wasn't contributing, so he was the odd man out. I would be surprised if anybody picks him up, even at the minimum; the knee injury sapped his speed. KGB is a warrior, and an honorable man. He should be proud, he had an excellent career and topped Reggie on the team sack list.
     

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