Released Packers LB Nick Barnett Winds Up In Buffalo

Nick Barnett, cut by the Packers earlier in the week, will join the Bills, according to reports.

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Nick Barnett Lands In Buffalo After Packers Cut

The Buffalo Bills added a middle linebacker to their defense, which lost Paul Posluszny early on in free agency. Nick Barnett, formerly of the Green Bay Packers, sighed a three-year, $12 million deal to play in Buffalo, according to Adam Schefter.

Before signing, Barnett visited Buffalo's locker room and got to watch a training camp practice from the sideline. Don't underestimate the recruiting draw that is witnessing Chan Gailey in action.

Barnett was cut by the Packers earlier in the week after the team told him they would try to trade him first. In eight years in Green Bay, Barnett piled up 574 tackles. He was lucky with injuries over the first five years of his career, but has missed 19 games during the past three seasons. In 2007 he was named second-team All-Pro.

Just as he forecast his release via his Twitter account, he took to the E-streets on Sunday to challenge Bills fans on their stadium presence.

For more Bills, head to Buffalo Rumblings.


Sounds Like Nick Barnett Will Be Released By Green Bay Packers

Green Bay Packers LB Nick Barnett wrote on Twitter early Tuesday morning that he was headed to the Packers facility and that meeting "should be interesting." According to later tweets sent out by Barnett, it sure sounds like that meeting resulted in his release.

Just met with Ted, Thanks for the great 8 years. Very blessed 2 be apart of such a great tradition and great fans.. Happy I was able to be here for the great xlv run... I will always keep a Special place in my heart for this team and city..

Ted is our course Ted Thompson, Packers GM. Teams can't make these releases official until Thursday but several teams have been informing players of their release including, apparently, Barnett and the Packers.

Barnett has played all eight seasons in the NFL with the Packers. He finished the Packers Super Bowl run on injured reserve after suffering a season-ending wrist injury in Week 4. It was the second time in three seasons that he's ended the season on IR.

There will definitely be interest in Barnett on the open market. He still has talent and some team out there will look past the injuries over the last couple of years and find a spot for him.

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