Packers Release Linebacker Briggs

The outside linebacker was one of the Packers' leaders in special teams tackles last season in despite playing just five games.

The Green Bay Packers have released outside linebacker linebacker Diyral Briggs, a league source told's Aaron Wilson.

A midseason addition last season after a rash of injuries at the position, he finished fifth on the team with eight tackles on special teams in the regular season and fourth with four in the playoffs. He hadn't practiced during training camp because of a hamstring injury.

Briggs, 25, is a 6-foot-4, 230-pound former Bowling Green standout who was a two-time first-team All-Mid-Atlantic Conference selection.

He has played for the San Francisco 49ers and the Denver Broncos previously.

Briggs played in five games for the 49ers as a rookie after going undrafted.

He was signed to the Broncos' practice squad later and was then promoted to the active roster before being cut and claimed off waivers by Green Bay.

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