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Offline MintBaconDrivel  
#1 Posted : Monday, June 17, 2013 11:51:24 AM(UTC)

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JSOnline said:
Green Bay --- The Packers have informed Desmond Bishop that they will release the inside linebacker today, a source said.


Desmond Bishop just tweeted: "So much fun, so many memories & friendships forged in Green Bay. Ups & downs, wins & losses! Even a XLV championship. Forever grateful #Pack"
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#2 Posted : Monday, June 17, 2013 12:01:55 PM(UTC)

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Whoa! No one seen this one coming!!
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#3 Posted : Monday, June 17, 2013 12:25:33 PM(UTC)

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Last week, word out of Green Bay was that the Packers were going to release linebacker Desmond Bishop if they were unable to work out a restructured contract or trade that would bring them something back in return. The Packers have struck out on both fronts and Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports
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#4 Posted : Monday, June 17, 2013 12:49:41 PM(UTC)

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It really is a shame. I know it is a more what have you done for me lately league and we are paying others in the LB core a lot already, but I was really hoping a deal could be worked. I really like Bishop and his intensity. I do worry about lingering injuries though and I think that was just too much of a risk considering the money and term length he was desiring. Still I would rather have him in our LB core than Brad Jones...
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#5 Posted : Monday, June 17, 2013 1:04:51 PM(UTC)

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Yeah, it's a damn shame. I was more upset about it when the news of it "probably" happening came out, but considering the injury thing and the money thing, it's probably for the best. Manning and maybe Mulumba better come through, because a steady diet of Hawk and B. Jones will starve the team for good D.
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#6 Posted : Monday, June 17, 2013 1:49:38 PM(UTC)

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The first signs of trouble emerged last week and now the Green Bay Packers have made it official. The Packers today announced that they have released LB Desmond Bishop roughly a week after speculation began about his future with the team.   Bishop missed all of the 2012 season with a torn hamstring and many have [...]
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#7 Posted : Monday, June 17, 2013 1:55:51 PM(UTC)

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Linebacker Desmond Bishop is officially a free agent. The Packers have announced that Bishop has been released, confirming the report from Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel earlier on Monday and completing a slow march toward a breakup with Bishop that began when the team shopped him in trade talks before the draft. Bishop...


“It’s not necessarily over,” Bishop said. “There’s an outside chance that I could still be a Packer. So we still have a good relationship. … If I don’t get the right compensation, I’d rather be in a familiar place.”
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#8 Posted : Monday, June 17, 2013 2:21:38 PM(UTC)

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Just heard about this. It sounds like they departed on good terms. He apparently wasn't willing to take a paycut...at least not yet. I'm thinking that the Packers are still leery of the injury.
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#9 Posted : Monday, June 17, 2013 2:49:30 PM(UTC)

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Bishop is 28 so he's past his prime and coming off a bad hamstring injury. I thought Tommie Harris was going to be a monster then he had a bad hamstring injury.
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#10 Posted : Monday, June 17, 2013 3:00:06 PM(UTC)

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Bishop is 28 so he's past his prime and coming off a bad hamstring injury. I thought Tommie Harris was going to be a monster then he had a bad hamstring injury.


Good Point with the Tommie Harris reference. Hopefully other teams will be just as leery as the Packers, and Bishop will take a Hawk-like deal. I'm not holding my breath, though. Probably somebody will pay what he wants.

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#11 Posted : Monday, June 17, 2013 3:06:13 PM(UTC)

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Nooooooooooooo!

I've been a Bish fan since he laid out that Jag in preseason..

rooted for him to start forever!

then only 2 years in... this...


sad face.

Bishop smash!
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#12 Posted : Monday, June 17, 2013 3:20:57 PM(UTC)

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I don't like it, but our defense was awful, so many must pay. They played poorly, as a unit, for several years. Ted invested a great deal (imo) to get a great unit. He failed to get one. Maybe he can fix it in the 2014 draft. [laughing] Maybe our hopes will survive and spring eternal... these are all possibilities...

Maybe I'm right and this model does not work. I don't like getting rid of Bishop. He's the only one I liked out of all those wasted draft picks. Almost incredidible, how bad it has been, at that position...draft-pick-wise...
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#13 Posted : Monday, June 17, 2013 8:21:53 PM(UTC)

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The pass D was better without him.

Ranked 4th in passer rating allowed last year.
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#14 Posted : Tuesday, June 18, 2013 5:23:12 AM(UTC)

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I'm a big Desmond Bishop fan, but from a pure business standpoint, this makes some sense. They are playing the odds on whether or not he can return healthy and as effective as prior to the injury, and as much as I want the old Bish back, I can see how they arrived at this decision.

The guy knows how to play. Tough loss for GB.
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#15 Posted : Tuesday, June 18, 2013 6:00:46 AM(UTC)

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"Bishop said in a phone interview that the team never discussed the idea of him taking a pay cut, saying only that they would check back with him down the road if he were released and didn't find work elsewhere. "


I need someone to make sense of this for me. No, we won't offer you a lower deal, but hey if no one else wants you, then we can talk? Is that just an angle to get him on the dirt cheap?
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