"Thanks for the love guys," Colledge tweeted. "It truly breaks my heart to leave. It has been my greatest honor."
Packers general manager Ted Thompson was careful to avoid discussing any free agents during his presentation at the Packers' annual shareholders meeting at Lambeau Field on Thursday morning. He skipped his usual position-by-position analysis of the roster, saying it wouldn't be "appropriate or fair" to talk about players who might not be there when the team reports to training camp Friday.
Thompson did assure the estimated 11,700 shareholders in attendance that the team intends to contend for another Super Bowl this season.
"We'll be fine," Thompson said. "We've got a good core of players with good heads on their shoulders."
Earlier this week, the Packers told veteran linebacker Nick Barnett that he would not be returning, and more cuts were expected later Thursday.
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