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Veteran linebacker A.J. Hawk plans to retire

By The Sports Xchange
Veteran linebacker A.J. Hawk plans to retire
Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk (50) announced his intention to retire after an 11-year NFL career. File Photo by Brian Kersey/UPI | License Photo

Veteran linebacker A.J. Hawk has announced his intention to retire after an 11-year NFL career.

Hawk told Albert Breer of The MMQB.com that he plans to fill out the necessary paperwork to complete the task.

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Hawk spent time briefly with the Atlanta Falcons this season before being cut in October. The 32-year-old recorded 24 tackles and one sack while starting 11 games in 2015 with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Hawk spent his previous nine seasons with the Green Bay Packers, who selected him with the fifth overall pick of the 2006 draft. Hawk finished his career with 940 tackles, 20.5 sacks, nine interceptions and three forced fumbles.

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