"I think I see what everybody else sees," Clifton said of Rodgers. "He's obviously very talented, very, very competitive -- 100 percent, I think he's going to be in the Hall of Fame, right alongside Brett and a lot of the other great quarterbacks who have come through this league. He's got that kind of talent, that kind of will, and he's a great, phenomenal player."
"I definitely knew it was a possibility," Clifton said of getting let go. "Kind of going into it, there's not a lot of 35-, 36-year-old left tackles in the league. I knew at some point they'd want to get younger, absolutely."
Clifton said he doesn't plan to retire quite yet.
"Right now, I'm back in Nashville, trying to get my back as strong as possible, just trying to get healthy, and we'll take it from there," Clifton said. "If there's interest, we'll see if I'm interested and kind of play it by ear.