Green Bay was reportedly fielding offers for Bishop, but talks never got off the ground due to the Packers asking price, according to Rapoport.
It was certainly interesting to hear that they were looking to trade their best inside linebacker, considering that you could easily make the case that they could still use some additional depth at the position. You have to wonder if the Packers have some serious concerns about Bishop moving forward after he suffered a hamstring injury last year. Green Bay also re-signed LB Brad Jones this offseason and are paying him a market value salary. It would make sense that to see Jones get more playing time this season, especially after they recently released D.J. Smith.
This is really surprising given that the Packers could actually use some at the position and Bishop has been their best inside linebacker in the past few years. He did suffer a bad hamstring injury during the preseason last year, so there could be some concerns relating his recovery.
Bishop, 28, signed a four-year deal worth $19.05 million back in 2011 and is under contract for a very reasonable $3.464 million this season.
We’ll have to see if anything comes of this.