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Chad Clifton

Chad Clifton - #76 - T

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 6' 5"/ 320 lbs.
Birthday 06/26/1976
Birthplace Martin, TN
College Tennessee
Years played 13
Drafted 2000, 2nd round, 13th pick by Packers

Packers cut OLT Clifton

Posted April 23, 2012 @ 2:03 p.m. ET
The Packers released OLT Chad Clifton on Monday, it was announced by GM Ted Thompson.

McCarthy shows support for Clifton, Driver

Posted March 28, 2012 @ 11:19 a.m. ET
At the NFL owners meeting’s annual NFC coaches’ breakfast, Packers head coach Mike McCarthy hinted that the team could be bringing back both Chad Clifton and Donald Driver.

Cowboys covet free-agent-to-be Nicks

Posted Jan. 21, 2012 @ 7:51 p.m. ET
The Cowboys have their eyes on Saints OG Carl Nicks, who's about to become a free agent, to upgrade their offensive line, according to our NFC Whispers.

Packers ponder major repair job after Giant setback

Posted Jan. 16, 2012 @ 4:22 p.m. ET
There are all kinds of possible reasons why the Packers fell flat on their faces Sunday in what was by far their worst performance of the season.

Giants-Packers matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Jan. 14, 2012 @ 1:08 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the fifth of five key matchups in the Packers' divisional playoff game vs. the Giants Sunday at Lambeau Field.  

Cowboys likely to switch Smith to OLT in 2012

Posted Jan. 06, 2012 @ 1:09 p.m. ET
After a strong rookie season, the Cowboys are considering switching Tyron Smith to left tackle for 2012. Read all of this week's NFC Whispers.

Lions-Packers matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 30, 2011 @ 1:56 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the fourth of five key matchups in the Packers' Week 17 game against the Lions this Sunday at Lambeau Field.  

Five questions with Packers legend Jerry Kramer

Posted Dec. 22, 2011 @ 11:55 a.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush asks Packers legend Jerry Kramer five team-related questions.  

Injuries taking toll on Packers' O-line

Posted Nov. 26, 2011 @ 3:27 p.m. ET
If the Packers are to remain perfect in the standings, it appears they will have to do so with a far-from-perfect situation on their offensive line.  

They said it: Packers Week 11 edition

Posted Nov. 17, 2011 @ 12:44 p.m. ET
What follows are some noteworthy quotes from Packers players and coaches worth pondering in advance of Green Bay's Week 11 game vs. Tampa Bay at Lambeau Field.  

Packers Thursday injury analysis

Posted Nov. 10, 2011 @ 4:46 p.m. ET
DE Mike Neal's limited participation was the most noteworthy development in the Packers' first practice of the week in advance of their Monday-night game vs. Minnesota.

Packers Thursday injury analysis

Posted Oct. 20, 2011 @ 6:57 p.m. ET
The news was mostly positive for the Packers on the Thursday injury report, as both Clay Matthews and Josh Sitton were able to participate in practice on a limited basis.

Injuries on Packers' offensive line could be growing concern

Posted Oct. 20, 2011 @ 2:43 p.m. ET
With a knee problem suddenly hindering ORG Josh Sitton, and OLT Chad Clifton continuing to battle a bum hamstring, injuries could be starting to take their toll on the Packers' offensive line.

Five questions with ex-Packers OT Greg Koch

Posted Oct. 14, 2011 @ 12:32 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush asks ex-Packer OT Greg Koch five questions about the Packers heading into their Week Six game vs. the Rams.  

ORT Bulaga back as Packers form backup plan at OLT

Posted Oct. 12, 2011 @ 2:23 p.m. ET
Packers ORT Bryan Bulaga returned to practice after missing two games, which should help because OLT Chad Clifton is out for the foreseeable future.


Posted April 23, 2012
The Packers released Clifton on Monday.||||||| Packers general manager Ted Thompson called Clifton an "integral part of our success over the past 12 seasons," thanking him for his time with the team. It was not immediately clear whether Clifton will retire. ESPN reported the Packers' plans to release Clifton earlier Monday. Clifton has been the Packers' primary left tackle since 2000, starting 160 regular-season games in 12 seasons.
Posted Oct. 09, 2011
Clifton will start his first game since Oct. 9 on Sunday against the Lions.||||||| Clifton hurt his hamstring in the Packers' victory at Atlanta, then hurt his back during the rehabilitation process.
Posted Sept. 20, 2010
Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy says Clifton is still the starting left tackle, although his availability for next Monday night's game in Chicago is in doubt.||||||| Clifton was benched in favor of first-round rookie Bryan Bulaga during Sunday's victory over the Buffalo Bills. McCarthy said Monday he made the move because Clifton "didn't look healthy." Clifton is an 11-year veteran with a history of knee issues and he was receiving medical treatment Monday. McCarthy says the team will take the week to determine whether he will start against the Bears.
Posted March 06, 2010
The Packers have re-signed Clifton.||||||| Clifton will now return to the left tackle spot he has occupied for most of his 10 seasons in Green Bay. The Packers do not have an obvious candidate to replace Clifton, and reported interest in the unrestricted free agent from the Washington Redskins made for some nervous moments among Packers fans. reported Friday night that Clifton's deal was for three years and $20 million, with $7.5 million in guaranteed money.
Posted March 05, 2010
The Redskins invited Clifton for a visit.||||||| Clifton has played 10 seasons with Green Bay, starting 138 regular-season games. He went to his first Pro Bowl following the 2007 season as a fill-in for injured Walter Jones of Seattle. At 33, Clifton is a year older than Chris Samuels but has been durable, missing only two games over six years until sitting out four last year after spraining his ankle.