Green Bay Packers quarterback Matt Flynn, left, throws the ball as left tackle Chad Clifton blocks Detroit Lions defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch during the first quarter at Lambeau Field on Jan. 1, 2012. Clifton came out of the game in the second quarter after he'd used up his quota of snaps. Corey Wilson/Press-Gazette
The Green Bay Packers have a decision to make about veteran left tackle Chad Clifton.
If they choose to keep the 35-year-old Clifton on the roster in 2012, he will count for $5.7 million against the salary cap. If they decide to cut him loose, the blind-side protection of MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers will be placed in the hands of Marshall Newhouse.
The Packers have not indicated which way they are leaning regarding Clifton's future. ...