Packers bring back Hawk

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GREEN BAY, Wisc. -- The Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers brought back linebacker A.J. Hawk on Thursday, one day after cutting him.

"We are pleased to have reached an agreement with A.J.," said Packers general manager Ted Thompson. "We appreciate his work and dedication and look forward to his contributions to our team in the future."

Terms of the deal were not released, but the Press Gazette reported that it is for five years.

Hawk recorded 111 tackles this past season, his most since his rookie campaign in 2006. He also had three interceptions and half a sack in 16 games -- 15 as a starter.

The Ohio State product has recorded 510 tackles, eight picks and nine sacks during his five seasons, all spent with the Packers, who selected him fifth overall in the 2006 draft.


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