A.J. Hawk wasn't worried when the Green Bay Packers released him Wednesday. In fact, he expected it. A.J. Hawk is back in the Packers' fold after a one-day absence, putting LB Nick Barnett's future in Green Bay in jeopardy, Steve Wyche reports.
"That was part of the plan, and they gave me the heads up before they went public with it," the veteran linebacker told the Green Bay Press-Gazette on Thursday after the Super Bowl champions re-signed him to a five-year contract. "I had no problem with it because I knew we were getting close to getting something done. The plan all along was to stay here."
Hawk's agent, Mike McCartney, confirmed the deal to NFL.com's Steve Wyche on Thursday morning. The Packers announced the contract Thursday night, but didn't disclose financial terms.