The Green Bay Packers Wednesday released fullback William Henderson. Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations Ted Thompson made the announcement.
"We are releasing William at this point so he can pursue other opportunities within the National Football League," Thompson said. "The Packers organization is extremely appreciative of his efforts over the past 12 seasons. His leadership and work ethic set an excellent example for everyone in our locker room. It is difficult to part with a high-character individual like William. He has been an influential person on several outstanding Packers teams over his career. He always will be considered a Packer."
Henderson, a 6-foot-1, 252-pound veteran out of North Carolina, played in 188 Packers games, more than all but three players in team history (Brett Favre, Bart Starr and Ray Nitschke). In 12 seasons, he caught 320 passes for 2,409 yards (7.5 avg.) and 14 touchdowns, and rushed for 426 yards on 112 carries (3.5 avg.) with five scores.
Originally selected by the Packers in the third round of the 1995 NFL Draft, Henderson also played in 16 Green Bay playoff games, including Super Bowls XXXI and XXXII.
In addition Wednesday, the Packers re-signed linebacker Tracy White, an unrestricted free agent who led the club with 17 special-teams tackles in 2006.