Packers release Carroll

The Green Bay Packers on Tuesday released cornerback Ahmad Carroll. The third-year cornerback has struggled to cover receivers since he was selected by the Packers in the first round of the 2004 NFL draft.

Carroll played 34 games in three seasons, starting 28 contests. He had 104 tackles (95 solo), three interceptions, three sacks, 26 passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

Carroll was beaten for three big pass plays and also had a costly pass-interference penalty as Philadelphia rallied in the second half for a 31-9 victory. Carroll was beaten by wide receiver Greg Lewis for a 45-yard touchdown in the third quarter. On Philadelphia's ensuing series after a Packers' turnover, Carroll was flagged by pass interference, which set up a 30-yard catch-and-run touchdown by Lewis as the Eagles burst to a 24-9 lead.

Carroll shouldered the blame for the multitude of defensive breakdowns.

"That's what they pay me to do is cover a receiver. I gave up four big plays that I know cost us the game," Carroll said.

Carroll's performance against Philadelphia was just one of many games that he has struggled while with the Packers.


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