Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Packers release LB A.J. Hawk

The Packers have released veteran LB A.J. Hawk,'s Rob Demovsky reports.

Hawk, the team's first-round pick in the 2006 draft, had been with Green Bay for a good nine seasons, making the Pro Bowl once in 2010.

He also won a Super Bowl with the Packers that year, the highlight of a career the record books will too remember. Throughout his tenure in Green and Gold, Hawk collected 1,118 tackles -- the most in Packers history.

Hopefully he'll find a new job soon. It was kinda fun watching him flip off the camera all those years ago.

1 comment:

Brandon said...

Welcome back Jack!

I've been waiting for the Packers to do something about A.J. Hawk and Shawn Slocum for years, and now they're both gone within a matter of a couple weeks.

Pro Football Focus's stats aren't the greatest judge of a player, but Hawk only received a positive overall grade once (2012) in their last eight years of stats (and Hawk wasn't good as a rookie either). And he was barely positive in 2012 (0.8). He's typically been better against the pass than run, he's always had trouble fighting off blockers, but his pass coverage skills collapsed late last season as he played through bone spurs that required surgery. If he could bounce back, I'd give him the benefit of the doubt after surgery, but even at his best he was lacking and he's still not worth the high salary he was due in 2015.