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Bakhtiari announces on social media he's leaving the Packers

David Bakhtiari
Posted at 12:47 PM, Mar 11, 2024

GREEN BAY (NBC 26) — Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari announced on social media Monday that he's leaving the Packers after 11 seasons.

The Packers selected Bakhtiari in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft. The 32-year-old played in and started 131 games in Green Bay, according to stats. But Bakhtiari tore his ACL during a practice on Dec. 31, 2020. Bakhtiari played just one game the following season. He participated in 11 games in 2022, but played in only the season opener against the Chicago Bears in 2023 before being placed on injured reserve with a knee injury.

Bakhtiari had one more year left on his contract before becoming a free agent. According to Spotrac, he was set to make more than $20 million this upcoming season.

Bakhtiari was a five-time All-Pro — twice first team All-Pro — and a three-time Pro Bowler as a Packer.