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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' offensive line has made quantum leap

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 1:12 p.m. ET
The Packers' offensive line, which was considered a glaring problem a year ago at this time, certainly can't be blamed for the offense’s shortcomings so far this season.

Packers-Cowboys matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 02, 2010 @ 6:54 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the first of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers’ Week Nine game against the Cowboys.

Packers' Thursday injury report

Posted Oct. 28, 2010 @ 5:10 p.m. ET
OLT Chad Clifton's full participation in the Packers' Thursday practice before their game this Sunday against the Jets was the only significant change revealed in the team's official injury report Thursday.

Packers players of the week

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 12:45 a.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush selects Green Bay’s players of the week on offense, defense and special teams in the team’s Week Seven victory over the Vikings

Packers-Vikings matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Oct. 21, 2010 @ 2:54 p.m. ET
PFW presents the third of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers-Vikings prime-time showdown at Lambeau Field Sunday evening.

Packers-Lions matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Oct. 01, 2010 @ 1:38 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the fourth of five key matchups this week in advance of the Week Four Lions-Packers game.

Packers OT Clifton's injury issues linger

Posted Sept. 23, 2010 @ 11:23 p.m. ET
Even though the Packers still consider Chad Clifton their starting left tackle, it’s beginning to look like first-round draft pick Bryan Bulaga could be replacing Clifton sooner than later.

Packers OT Clifton doubtful for Week Three game

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 4:13 p.m. ET
Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Monday that veteran OL Chad Clifton remains the team’s starting left tackle but ould be doubtful for Green Bay’s Week Three Monday-night battle with the division rival Bears due to an injury ...

Packers: potent but vulnerable

Posted May 19, 2010 @ 10:25 a.m. ET
While the bandwagon supporting the Packers as Super Bowl favorites is growing, PFW executive editor Dan Arkush identifies five potential problems the team could be facing in the season ahead.

Redskins may be powerless to get Bradford

Posted March 07, 2010 @ 7:25 p.m. ET
The Redskins appear to have set their sights on Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford, but it's looking more unlikely that they will be able to get him.

Report: Packers re-sign OLT Clifton

Posted March 05, 2010 @ 8:38 p.m. ET
The Packers have re-signed unrestricted free-agent OLT Chad Clifton, according to an NFL Network report. The contract will reportedly pay him $20 million over three years.


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.