Former Packers LB A.J. Hawk plans to retire

Former Green Bay Packers first-round pick A.J. Hawk indicated to MMQB’s Albert Breer on Thursday that he plans on filing his retirement paperwork with the NFL.

Hawk, 32, last played meaningful snaps in the NFL with the Cincinnati Bengals back in 2015. He recorded 24 tackles and a sack in 16 games (11 starts).

Though, the former Ohio State standout is better known for acting as an anchor for the middle of the Packers’ defense for his nine years with the team. Hawk recorded 100-plus tackles five times in his nine seasons with Green Bay, leading the team in that category a total of six times. He also started 136 of a possible 144 games during his time playing at Lambeau.

Hawk finishes his career having recorded 950 tackles, 20 sacks and nine interceptions.