Buffalo Bills and former Green Bay Packers linebacker Nick Barnett tweeted today that he will be released by the Bills today, Monday, Feb. 11, after two years playing for the team.
The Bills didn’t waste much time as they announced a short time later that indeed Barnett had been released.
Barnett was drafted by the Packers 29th overall in the 2007 draft. He played eight years with the Packers and started 107 games with nearly 800 tackles. His “tomahawk” celebration became famous (or for some, infamous) among Packers fans. It was after he was injured early in the 2010 season that he lost his job. When he was one of the injured Packers who complained about not being included in the Packers Super Bowl team picture he fell out of favor among fans.
The Packers cut ties with him after the 2010 season and he signed with the Bills.
Here is Barnett’s tweet:
I was told I’ll be released today by the Buffalo Bills. Thanks to all the great Fans and friends I have met in Western New York.. It was
— NickBarnett (@NickBarnett) February 11, 2013