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Packers release Juwan Simpson

By Josh Cooper
jcooper@decaturdaily.com 340-2460

The Green Bay Packers released former Alabama linebacker Juwan Simpson on Friday.

Simpson, a graduate of Austin High, is now on waivers.

If he is not claimed in the next 72-hours by one of the 32 NFL teams, he becomes a free agent.

Simpson did not return a call placed by The Daily, but his agent, Birmingham attorney Kirk Wood spoke on his behalf.

Wood sounded optimistic that Simpson will be back in the NFL.

“He has been released, and he is now waiting to see if he clears waivers or not,” Wood said.

“Once that happens, we will know what opportunities are out there for him.”

Undrafted, Simpson totaled one tackle during the preseason, coming in Green Bay’s 48-13 victory over Seattle on Aug. 18.

Last season, Simpson tied for first on Alabama with 85 tackles.

He was voted one of the team’s captains at the end of the year.

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