GREEN BAY, WI, Nov. 1, 2008 — The Green Bay Packers released Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, the franchise sacks leader, on Saturday.
The defensive end had been with the team for nine seasons and appeared in 124 games, starting 74.
He had 74 1/2 sacks for Green Bay, passing Reggie White's 68 1/2 in 2007.
General Manager Ted Thompson issued a statement Saturday, thanking Gbaja-Biamila for his contributions and wishing him well.
Gbaja-Biamila also issued a statement, saying his time with the team has been a "blessing that is beyond words.''
The team also activated defensive tackle Justin Harrell from the physically unable to perform list.