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Chad Clifton | Tackle | #76

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (41) / 6/26/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 320
College: Tennessee
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 2 (44) / GB
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The Patriots are scheduled to host former Packers LT Chad Clifton for a free agent visit.
He'll apparently be at the same tryout as Plaxico Burress. The Clifton visit may be a message sender aimed at LT Nate Solder, who struggled mightily in New England's preseason opener. Clifton was released by Green Bay on April 23. Sun, Aug 12, 2012 01:08:00 PM

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Free agent OT Chad Clifton told ESPN Milwaukee on Friday that he currently has no plans to retire.

Clifton was cut before the draft with a "failed physical" designation after February back surgery. His days as a week-to-week starter are almost certainly over at age 36, but Clifton could resurface with a team that incurs offensive line injuries in camp. He has ties to the Dolphins and Raiders' organizations.
Fri, May 4, 2012 04:21:00 PM

Packers released/failed physical LT Chad Clifton.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports it's "uncertain" whether Clifton will play again after February back surgery, though he was present for the beginning of the Packers' offseason program last week. He was reportedly feeling "much better." The move clears roughly $5.7 million in cap space. Clifton was limited to six games by hamstring and back injuries last season, and was benched for ineffectiveness in the Divisional Round loss to the Giants. He made 160 starts for the Pack since being a second-round pick in 2000. Marshall Newhouse will be the heavy favorite to replace Clifton on Aaron Rodgers' blind side.
Mon, Apr 23, 2012 11:24:00 AM

Packers LT Chad Clifton is attending offseason workouts and feeling much better after undergoing offseason back surgery.

Clifton isn't owed his $5.25 million base salary until the first day of the regular season. If he's markedly better than Marshall Newhouse and Derek Sherrod in training camp, he will likely keep his starting job. Donald Driver is absent from this week's workouts due to his Dancing with the Stars commitment.
Wed, Apr 18, 2012 12:48:00 PM

Packers T Chad Clifton and WR Donald Driver both have roster bonuses that aren't due until the beginning of training camp, at the earliest.

In other words, the Packers are in no rush to cut them. They can work out new deals for Clifton and Driver in the meantime if they want. Driver is due $1.5 million on the first day of camp. Ideally, the Packers would still complete new deals or cut bait before the start of the team's offseason conditioning in April.
Wed, Mar 14, 2012 10:08:00 AM

Packers LT Chad Clifton recently underwent surgery to alleviate pain in his lower back and hip.

"I don't know exactly what it was. But now he said he feels great," said coach Mike McCarthy, adding that Clifton experienced "instant relief" after the procedure. McCarthy wants to see how Clifton "comes out of" surgery before making a decision on the 36-year-old's future. It's hard to believe the Packers would pay over $5.4 million to a player who was benched in the second half of the playoff loss to the Giants.
Mon, Feb 27, 2012 01:06:00 AM

The Packers can clear over $10 million in cap space by releasing LT Chad Clifton and Donald Driver.

Green Bay is already "anywhere from" $10-$13 million under the cap, but parting with Clifton and Driver before March 5 would free up enough money to franchise tag Matt Flynn. It's a move beat writer Tom Silverstein expects the Packers to make. Regardless of what they do with Flynn, Clifton and Driver are candidates for release and may not be welcomed back at lower salaries.
Thu, Feb 23, 2012 09:20:00 AM

The Packers can save $5.7 million in salary cap space by releasing LT Chad Clifton.

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel considers the move "a likelihood." Clifton is going on age 36 with a broken-down body, and was dismantled by the Giants' pass rush in the Divisional round while playing only half the snaps. The Packers are expected to turn to Marshall Newhouse on Aaron Rodgers' blind side.
Wed, Feb 1, 2012 03:59:00 PM

Pro Football Weekly is "hearing" that LT Chad Clifton may be a long shot to return to the Packers in 2012.

Clifton has missed 14 games over the past three seasons due to injury, turns 36 in June, and is owed nearly $5.5 million for 2012. Only a small portion of the money is due until September, so the Packers could conceivably hang onto Clifton all summer and put him in a training camp competition with Marshall Newhouse. Newhouse made 12 starts in 2011, but struggled mightily.
Sun, Jan 22, 2012 03:30:00 PM

Coach Mike McCarthy confirmed that Chad Clifton will be his starting left tackle in the playoffs.

After Clifton went down in Week 5, Marshall Newhouse came on and protected Aaron Rodgers' blind side beautifully. But Clifton is the more talented player and the one with the playoff experience. He's got his job back.
Source: Packers.com
Mon, Jan 2, 2012 10:26:00 AM

The Packers expect LT Chad Clifton (back, hamstring) to play against the Lions in Week 17.

Clifton hasn't played since Week 5 and just got back in practice last week. The Packers want to make sure he's got his mobility back before they stick him on Aaron Rodgers' blind side in a playoff game. If healthy, Clifton's return will be a major boost for the Packers' Super Bowl chances.
Tue, Dec 27, 2011 09:18:00 AM

The Packers are targeting Week 13 for LT Chad Clifton's (hamstring) return.

Clifton last played in Week 5. Fifth-round rookie Marshall Newhouse has more than held his own in Clifton's absence, so the Packers aren't under pressure to hurry back their long-time blindside protector.
Tue, Nov 15, 2011 10:22:00 PM

Packers declared LT Chad Clifton, CB Davon House, LB Rob Francois, LB Jamari Lattimore, OG Ray Dominguez, DE Mike Neal, and LB Vic So'oto inactive for Week 9 against the Chargers.

Th Packers could get Neal back on the practice field next week but Clifton remains "multiple" weeks away from a potential return. Dominguez and So'oto are nothing more than "fringe" roster fodder.
Sun, Nov 6, 2011 03:02:00 PM

Coach Mike McCarthy confirmed Wednesday that LT Chad Clifton (hamstring) is still "multiple weeks away" from returning to game action.

Clifton suffered a tear in the muscle on October 9. At this point, the Packers can't be optimistic about anything more than a late-season return. Pro Football Focus has graded replacement LT Marshall Newhouse positively in pass protection, but not in run blocking. He's allowed one sack in the last three games.
Wed, Nov 2, 2011 02:37:00 PM

Coach Mike McCarthy indicated that LT Chad Clifton has a tremendous amount of bleeding and swelling in his right hamstring.

The Packers won't even know a realistic timetable on Clifton for another couple of weeks. Still, there's no intent of placing him on injured reserve. Aaron Rodgers' blind-side protector should return in time to gear up for another Super Bowl run.
Tue, Oct 11, 2011 08:30:00 AM

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