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Aaron Rodgers would like the Packers to sign Chad Clifton

Chad Clifton AP

The Packers are dealing with injuries on the offensive line, and quarterback Aaron Rodgers has a suggestion: Sign Chad Clifton.

Rodgers said on his ESPN Milwaukee radio show that he’d love to see Clifton, who played for the Packers from 2000 to 2011, sign with the Packers again right now.

“I love [Clifton]. I would never not want to see him up here. We’ve had a lot of fun together,” Rodgers said, via the Green Bay Press-Gazette. “I think if there’s any interest, then it’s worth looking into.”

That, however, is a big “if.” Clifton is 36 years old and has a long injury history, and when the Packers released him following a failed physical in April, it seemed like a permanent end to Clifton’s tenure in Green Bay. It’s not surprising that Rodgers would like to see one of his old friends back in the mix, but it’s probably not going to happen.

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13 Responses to “Aaron Rodgers would like the Packers to sign Chad Clifton”
  1. dv5454 says: Nov 14, 2012 4:52 PM

    I said this in the post when Bulaga was placed on IR.

    If Sherrod isn’t capable to come back (and he hasn’t done much to win over confidence even if he can get back this year) we’re one injury away from an undrafted rookie taking snaps on the offensive line.

    Clifton isn’t what he used to be, but for the stretch run, he would help keep our franchise on his feet.

  2. packfntk says: Nov 14, 2012 4:55 PM

    Yeah, probably not going to happen. I think he was just talking about a friend, Clifton will not help the Packers. His knees are toast.

    Too bad, Cliffy is a great guy and was a heck of a Tackle.

  3. rasalghoul says: Nov 14, 2012 4:59 PM

    Do it! When Clifton is healthy he is absolutely dominant.

  4. packersareandwillalwaysbebetterthanthebears says: Nov 14, 2012 5:03 PM

    It sounds more as if he was asked what his thoughts about signing Clifton again were. Not a surprising answer if that’s the case. Could you see him saying no that?

  5. houndog50 says: Nov 14, 2012 5:09 PM

    Yes, Cliffy was great in his day, but his “days” are long gone. Furthermore, he hasn’t played in nearly 11 months, is he in playing shape, I think NOT!

  6. axespray says: Nov 14, 2012 5:16 PM

    Beat up – old – He just has to be effective in giving Rodgers close to 3 seconds to throw the football ….

    We’re not going to be asking Chad to be his old pro bowl self – we just need a guy to provide a stop gap for a few months.

  7. muskyhunter2542 says: Nov 14, 2012 5:34 PM

    Clifton was horrible in the playoff loss last year… Move on

  8. shaggytoodle says: Nov 14, 2012 5:35 PM

    This is PFTs weekly Rodgers radio interview posting.

    Its great he is honest when asked things, relevant to the Packers.

    The only thing I don’t care for is how people choose to bash him for being honesty.

  9. samanthasteeleruinedmyqb says: Nov 14, 2012 6:10 PM

    So now he wants to sign players based on how much fun he used to have with them rather than on how well they can play. What a prima donna. Well, I guess we’d better sign old Cliffy or Aaron isn’t going to be happy.

  10. linemanguy74 says: Nov 14, 2012 7:11 PM

    didn’t he give up 6-7 sacks against the vikes Allen a few years ago when he was in his prime ??

  11. bobnelsonjr says: Nov 14, 2012 7:58 PM

    I’m sure Chad Clifton has the heart to do it.
    Yes, the Pro Bowler is well liked.

    But… he has had at least 4 knee surgeries on one knee and 3 on the other.

    It would be nice … if we were all 26 again.

    Best wishes to all concerned.

  12. sleazysnake says: Nov 14, 2012 8:15 PM

    linemanguy74 says:
    Nov 14, 2012 7:11 PM
    didn’t he give up 6-7 sacks against the vikes Allen a few years ago when he was in his prime ??

    *************************************************************

    No. Clifton was hurt in that game. That was TJ Lang.

  13. purpleguy says: Nov 14, 2012 8:46 PM

    They could resurrect Forrest Gregg too.

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