Rushden and Diamonds have released defender Peter Hawkins from his contract and he has left the League Two strugglers by mutual consent.
Hawkins has left Nene Park
The former Wimbledon defender, 27, joined the Diamonds from Milton Keynes Dons in July 2004.
Hawkins started 69 games for the Nene Park outfit and scored once for Rushden in the 3-2 victory against Northampton last season.
But he has not figured in the first-team since the end of December.