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Green Bay cuts DB Hawthorne

GREEN BAY, Wis. (March 4, 2005) -- The Green Bay Packers cut defensive back Michael Hawthorne.

Hawthorne, who played in all 16 games last season, tied for the team lead in forced fumbles with two and had one fumble recovery for a touchdown.

He began the year as the Packers' starting left cornerback before first-round draft pick Ahmad Carroll became the starter in the sixth week.

Hawthorne led Green Bay in special-teams tackles with 19. He joined the team as a free agent in 2003 after the New Orleans Saints waived him.

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