Packers Release Veteran FB Henderson

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Green Bay Packers released veteran fullback William Henderson today, leaving Brett Favre as the only member of the 1996 Super Bowl championship team still playing for the team.

The 36-year-old Henderson spent much of last season on the bench behind former Denver Broncos blocking back Brandon Miree.

Packers general manager Ted Thompson says the team decided to release Henderson now so that he can pursue other NFL opportunities.

The 6'1", 252-pound Henderson played in 188 Packers games, which is more than all but three players in team history - Favre, Bart Starr and Ray Nitschke.

Used primarily as a lead blocker, he caught 320 passes for 2400 and nine yards and 14 touchdowns.

He rushed for 426 yards on 112 carries with five touchdowns.

He also played a significant role on special teams.

The Packers also re-signed reserve linebacker Tracy White today.

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