The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that talks between the Green Bay Packers and A.J. Hawk have “gotten nowhere” which means that it’s likely Hawk will be released before a new CBA is reached so that the team isn’t on the hook for his $10 million salary.
Green Bay already has a number of linebackers on their roster and with Nick Barnett returning, there’s no guarantee that Hawk would even have a starting spot on the teams roster. It doesn’t make sense for the Packers to pay both Barnett, who will make $5.5 million next season, and Hawk when they already have other players locked up. Ted Thompson has done a brilliant job of finding cheap linebackers that can step in and produce for Dom Capers so saving money on the remaining spot seems like the right idea.
Hawk was able to turn his career around over the last two seasons but it may be to little to late for him.