Packers ended OTAs yesterday
GREEN BAY -- The Green Bay Packers ended their second week of organized team activities yesterday.
Linebacker Desmond Bishop has still not returned to practice, after missing all of last season with a torn tendon that links a hamstring to his right knee. Bishop is chomping at the bit to return, but he has not been medically-cleared yet. When he does come back, he'll most likely have to beat out some competitors to win back his former starting job at inside linebacker. Bishop won that job after Nick Barnett went out with a season-ending wrist injury in 2010.
Bishop waited four seasons to get his opportunity - and he's not about to give it up if he doesn't have to. Brad Jones started 10 games in Bishop's spot a year ago, with a career-high 101 tackles in 10 games - and there are a host of up-and-comers that include Terrell Manning, Jamari Lattimore, Robert Francois, and rookie Sam Barrington. Packers' coach Mike McCarthy figures it will be a very competitive group once training camp begins in late July.