We’ve talked about the possibility of Nick Barnett being the odd man out at linebacker for the Green Bay Packers and one place he could potentially end up is in San Diego, where the Chargers are in a state of flux at the position. The Packers are set on the inside with Desmond Bishop and A.J. Hawk, both of whom signed new contracts with the team in the past year.
Green Bay Packers linebackers Nick Barnett, Diyral Briggs and Brad Jones and safety Morgan Burnett were spotted at Tao in the Venetian earlier this week. What were they doing? Eating and partying, of course. According to Las Vegas Weekly, the group dined at the restaurant before heading to the skybox overlooking the club.
The Green Bay Packers starting inside linebackers in 2011 will be Desmond Bishop and A.J. Hawk.
That leaves Nick Barnett and Brandon Chillar, both of whom are coming off season-ending injuries, in a precarious position.
The Packers have committed $10 million to Hawk, this season and Bishop will make more than $5 million. Barnett has a salary cap number north of $6 million and Chillar makes more than $5 million per season, after signing a four-year extension in 2009.
With the re-signing of A.J. Hawk and the declaration that Desmond Bishop is the Green Bay Packers No. 1 inside linebacker, there doesn’t seem to be much room for Nick Barnett in Green Bay.
The idea that Barnett would compete with Hawk to start opposite Bishop was floated by coach Mike McCarthy, but the thought is ludicrous.
Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy confirmed the obvious yesterday, saying Desmond Bishop was the team’s No. 1 inside linebacker, but the rest of the group is surrounded by uncertainty.
The Packers confirmed Bishop was part of the team’s long-term plans after he took over for Nick Barnett and received a four-year extension in December. Meanwhile, Barnett and A.J. Hawk will be competing to start opposite Bishop.
Green Bay Packers Nick Barnett and Jermichael Finley took issue with the fact the team wasn’t going to include the players on injured reserve in the team’s Super Bowl photo. They whined about it on Twitter and now that whining has paid off. The team was initially slated to take the photo on Tuesday, in […]
Linebacker Nick Barnett and tight end Jermichael Finley are pissed. They’re not pissed because they won’t get to play in the Super Bowl. They’re pissed because they won’t be a part of the Green Bay Packers Super Bowl team photo. Apparently no on injured reserve will be. Both players took to Twitter this morning to […]
I’ve always questioned the Green Bay Packers coaching staff and their reluctance to give young players a shot when those players were behind veterans on the depth chart. Mike McCarthy and company always have some reason to stick with the veteran over the young guy, even when the young guy has a similar talent level. […]
The Green Bay Packers officially ended Nick Barnett’s season by putting him on injured reserve. Barnett had wrist surgery earlier this week and there was a possibility he could have returned in eight weeks, but the Packers apparently weren’t interested in waiting to see if that would happen. Barnett injured his wrist in the Packers’ […]
The good news for the Green Bay Packers is tight end Jermichael Finley’s injury isn’t season ending. The bad news is he’ll need surgery and will miss three to six weeks. Finley tore his meniscus early in the Packers loss to the Washington Redskins, on Sunday. Meanwhile, linebacker Nick Barnett will have surgery on his […]