Green Bay Packers linebacker Desmond Bishop wasn’t interested in restructuring his contract to help the team out financially, so in turn the team has no interest in keeping him on roster. According to ESPN Milwaukee, unless a miracle happens the Green Bay Packers will be parting ways with Bishop either via trade or by simply cutting him loose.
According to an NFL source, barring an unlikely contract restructure or trade, the Packers will be parting ways with Bishop, who missed all of last season with a ruptured hamstring tendon suffered in the Aug. 9 preseason opener at San Diego.
Bishop looked to possibly be working his way into the Packers linebacking rotation before he suffered a season ending knee injury in the preseason last year. He hasn’t played a single down since then but still wasn’t willing to re-work his deal to help the Packers out. Bishop is reportedly owed close to $3.5 million from Green Bay this season and they have absolutely no intention of paying him that.
ESPN Milwaukee dug back and looked at interviews held with Bishop just weeks ago and he seemed to have no indication that the Packers were planning on cutting him. In fact, it sounded like he was ready to compete for the starting job he had lost when he ruptured his hamstring last preseason.
“I’m ready, I feel good, but it’s better to be on the cautious side than strain it again and be down another five weeks,” Bishop said on May 28, via ESPN Milwaukee. “So we’re just being cautious.”
He claims his hamstring tendon is “100 percent” healed, but he’ll have to prove himself on another roster as the Packers appear to be done with him and are looking for the first opportunity they can find to ship him out of town.