Lewand confirms release of LB Zack Follett

Posted Aug 3, 2011

Team President Tom Lewand has confirmed the release of third-year linebacker Zack Follett.

“I just wanted to confirm the release of Zack Follett last night and thank him," said Lewand. "(It's) a credit to him that he worked as hard as he did during the offseason to be at a point where he could return to football. We made a decision that I think was in our best interest and I think probably in his best interest."

Lewand cited the signings of Justin Durant and Stephen Tulloch as contributing factors to the release of Follett, adding that he was "waived healthy."

"We were able to get Bobby Carpenter back for a visit today," said Lewand. "He’s pending physical, but if everything goes well, there’s a good chance we could be in a position to add him later.

"We just felt like (releasing Follett) was, again, the right thing for us and the right thing for him.”