Packers release linebacker

Campbell spent the last two seasons on injured reserve

The Green Bay Packers released hard-luck linebacker Kurt Campbell on Monday, the team announced.

Campbell, a seventh-round selection in the 2005 NFL draft, by the Packers spent the last two seasons on injured reserve after getting hurt in training camp.

Campbell sustained a shoulder injury in Green Bay's first preseason game in 2006 and was placed on injured reserve. A ‘Will' linebacker, Campbell tore an ACL in his right knee during the first week of training camp in 2005 and missed his rookie season.

Quick take: The Packers have simply given up on Campbell, despite the progress he made early in training camp last season. He may get a tryout with other teams, but the two major injuries have cast a big shadow on his NFL career.

Look for the Packers to add a linebacker in the draft to join an up-and-coming group led by Nick Barnett, A.J. Hawk, Brady Poppinga, Abdul Hodge and Tracy White.

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