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Packers say so long to Nick Barnett

Detroit Lions v Green Bay Packers

GREEN BAY, WI - OCTOBER 18: Nick Barnett #56 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates a defensive stop against the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field on October 18, 2009 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Lions 26-0. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Nick Barnett

Jonathan Daniel

The Packers have decided they have enough well paid inside linebackers.

Nick Barnett said via Twitter that the Packers have informed him he will be let go.

“Just met with G.M. Ted [Thompson]. Thanks for the great 8 years. Very blessed 2 be apart of such a great tradition and great fans,” Barnett wrote via Twitter. “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.”

A.J. Hawk and Desmond Bishop both signed long-term deals with the Packers before the lockout, which spelled the end of Barnett’s run in Green Bay. He will be one of the better inside linebacker options out there in free agency.

The Packers will likely to try to trade Barnett before cutting him, but that will be difficult to pull off.