|Source: Bishop on Trade Block|
by Bill Huber of PackerReport.com, April 27, 2013 at 12:25 pm ET
Desmond Bishop Profile
The Green Bay Packers are considering trading inside linebacker Desmond Bishop on Saturday, a source told Packer Report.
Among the teams in discussion, according to the source, are the Giants, Saints and even the Bears.
Bishop, the team's every-down inside linebacker in 2011 as the unit's most impactful player and best cover man, missed all of last season with an injured hamstring. In 2011, he had a team-high 142 tackles, was second on the team with five sacks and two forced fumbles, and tied for third with 14 passes defensed despite missing three games with an injured calf.
Money may be an issue. He has cap numbers of $4.46 million in 2013 and $4.822 million in 2014. The Packers will need to trim salary at some point with the combined cap numbers of Aaron Rodgers and Clay Matthews going up, on average, about $18 million. That's the equivalent of four or five good players.
The Packers are high on, among others, Iowa State's A.J. Klein and Gerald Hodges. There are a lot of bodies on the depth chart, including last year's fifth-round pick, Terrell Manning. Without Bishop, Brad Jones was third on the team with 102 tackles and added two sacks and a forced fumble in 10 starts.