What’s Next for the Green Bay Packers Following Release of ILB Desmond Bishop?
Tweeted! A tweet has been posted to your Twitter account. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Numbers claim Bishop: Hawk, Jones make him expendable Weston Hodkiewicz, USA TODAY Sports 11:10 a.m. EDT June 18, 2013 Coming off surgery for a torn hamstring tendon that sidelined him for the entire 2012 season, Green Bay Packers linebacker Desmond Bishop was released. (Photo: Corey Wilson, Press-Gazette) Story Highlights Bishop is coming off surgery for a torn hamstring tendon that sidelined him for all of last season The Packers plan to move forward with A.J. Hawk and Brad Jones as the team’s primary inside backers Bishop gained attention by replacing an injured Nick Barnett during the Packers’ 2010 Super Bowl run Desmond Bishop wanted to believe there was room for three starting inside linebackers on the Green Bay Packers’ defense, but deep down he knew better. Coming off surgery for a torn hamstring tendon that sidelined him for the entire 2012 season, the 28-year-old Bishop understood his vulnerability in the wake of Brad Jones’ emergence in his absence. WAITING BY THE PHONE: Best available free agents On Monday, that notion was solidified when Packers general manager Ted Thompson broke the news to Bishop about the organization’s intention to release him after five seasons and only two years removed from signing a four-year, $19 million extension.
Former Packers receiver Donald Driver draw sellout crowd for charity softball game
tangysizzl says: Jun 17, 2013 10:56 PM Im not gonna sugar coat this move, it sucks to lose a player of his caliber. Not sure why the move was made but im sure injuries had something to do with it. Besides his torn hammy hes missed several games over the years due to various other ailments. Gonna suck to see another Packers player wearing Vikings purple but it is what it is. Jun 17, 2013 11:02 PM chubrock50, Packers Championships before your Vikes joined the League – 6 Packers Championships after your Vikings joined the League – 7 Vikings Championships – 0, zip, nada, zilch The woefull LIONS have more Titles than you Norsemen. (4) ‘Playoffs? You wanna talk about Playoffs? Are you kidding me??!!’ Jun 17, 2013 11:05 PM Hamstrings are always iffy. Stay away Slick Rick. hansenbrothers says: Jun 17, 2013 11:08 PM After getting the Packers scraps for all these years, the Vikings might actually get somebody with moe than a few good years left in the tank… missjackson75 says: Jun 17, 2013 11:48 PM packer fans: it’s as simple as this. your team doesn’t want the players u carelessly discard.
He had some financial security, the Packers had a solid linebacker at a nice price, everyone was happy. However, Bishop’s entire 2012 season was wiped out by a severe hamstring injury. Now he’s out of work after being released on Monday, according to Tyler Dunne of The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. The #Packers will officially release ILB Desmond Bishop today, according to a source. More coming. — Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) June 17, 2013 It’s a move that had been rumored for some time. As Kareem Copeland of NFL.com reported at the time , trade rumors have swirled around Bishop since late April and last week the news broke that the team was set to release Bishop if they couldn’t work out a restructured contract. Report: Packers preparing to release Desmond Bishop http://t.co/xzTcW1VAL8 — ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) June 12, 2013 The most curious part of this whole saga is that it comes after Green Bay released D.J. Smith earlier in the offseason. Smith started the 2012 season in Bishop’s spot before suffering a season-ending injury of his own. Now Smith and Bishop have both been shipped out of town.
Why Fans of the Green Bay Packers Should Forgive Brett Favre
That is their choice and no one has the right to tell those people how to feel. What’s concerning is can those people really go through the rest of their lives feeling so bitter towards one player and ignoring sixteen years of awesome play because of the final three seasons of his career? People should feel sad for those that do. It’s really no way to live, but to each their own. Besides those fans, another big chunk of Packer Nation seems to want Favre back in the fold just because they’re sick of talking about him. “Retire his number/jersey and move on,” seems to be their train of thought. If that’s the case, then Favre need not worry about being showered with boos upon his triumphant return to Lambeau Field. A vast majority of Packers fans are good people by nature and are willing to give people a second chance. Look at how they’ve embraced Johnny Jolly as he attempts to make a comeback from a drug addiction. To those who have yet to move on and continue to hold a grudge, it’s time to let it go.
Packers make Desmond Bishop release official
— Former Packers receiver Donald Driver drew a sellout crowd of more than 9,000 fans Sunday for his annual charity softball game. “I was successful as I was because of the fans,” said Driver, who took over the game after the Packers traded Brett Favre. “This has always been such as special place because of the way the fans have shown me love and respect.” Driver said he would host the charity softball game again next year, along with many other charity functions throughout Wisconsin. “I’m going to be back as often as possible,” said Driver, who boosted his national prominence in 2012 when he won “Dancing with the Stars.” ‘’Green Bay will be my second home and I am going to be around and be part of this community and continue to interact with the fans.” The defense won the game 24-20. Rookie linebacker Nate Palmer was selected the most valuable player after hitting a home run and finishing with two doubles. Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.