Packers release DE Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila

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.

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