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Green Bay Packers Release Hawk, 2 Others


GREEN BAY, Wis. (WTAQ) - The Green Bay Packers have released linebacker A.J. Hawk, tight end Donald Lee and safety Derrick Martin.

The transactions were announced Wednesday by Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations Ted Thompson.

In 2006, Hawk was the 5th-overall pick in the NFL draft out of Ohio State. Hawk played in 80 games as a Packer with 363 tackles, 9 sacks and 8 interceptions.
“With A.J., the business side of the game is driving this decision. We’re hopeful that we can continue to work with A.J. to have him be a part of our team in the future.”

Lee spent six seasons with the Packers after spending his first two years with the Miami Dolphins. Lee caught 178 passes for 1,655 yards and 17 TDs.

“We want to thank Donald for all of his contributions to the Packers and for being a good teammate throughout his career in Green Bay,” Thompson said. “He has been a professional and we wish him well in the future."

Martin played in 19 games over two seasons with the Packers, mostly on special teams.
“We appreciate Derrick’s work and contributions over the past two seasons. He has been a good player on our team and we appreciate his passion and energy."