A.J. Hawk

A Tale Of Two (Or Three) Linebackers

A.J. Hawk

The Green Bay Packers starting inside linebackers, Desmond Bishop and A.J. Hawk, are exceeding expectations and underperforming, respectively. We take a look at the stats and compare those to former Packer Nick Barnett, who’s now with the Buffalo Bills.

Hawk Apologizes For Flipping The Bird

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Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk got caught on television flipping the bird after getting a sack yesterday. Here’s what he had to say about the incident.

A.J. Hawk Still Loves Jim Tressel

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Former Ohio State and current Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. took some time to defend his former Buckeyes coach Jim Tressel, who resigned amid allegations of NCAA rules violations on Monday. The Ohio State program has come under fire for providing players with improper benefits, among other things. “Some of the stuff that he was […]

Packers Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Organized Workout!

A.J. Hawk

Since the lockout has put an end to the organized team activities and minicamps everyone has grown accustomed to this time of year, players from several teams have organized their own workouts. Up to this point, the Green Bay Packers have not been among them and there isn’t any sign that’s about to change. While […]

Bishop Is Packers No. 1 Inside Linebacker, But Hawk Makes More

A.J. Hawk

I bet Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy wishes he kept his mouth shut.

I bet inside linebacker Desmond Bishop wishes he would have waited until after the season to sign a new contract.

A.J. Hawk, on the other hand, has to be happier than a pig in shit

A.J. Hawk Will Sign New Deal Today

A.J. Hawk

A day after he was released, linebacker A.J. Hawk and the Green Bay Packers have the parameters of a new contract in place.

Hawk will reportedly sign the deal tonight before 11 p.m. CT, when either free agency or a lockout will begin. The 27-year-old will get a five-year deal.

Financial terms have not yet been released.

A.J. Hawk, Two Others Get The Ax

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The Green Bay Packers released linebacker A.J. Hawk, safety Derrick Martin and tight end Donald Lee, Wednesday.

Hawk’s release doesn’t come as a big surprise, considering the Packers had no intention of paying his $10 million salary, which would have been guaranteed on the first day of the league year.

Bishop Is Top Inside Linebacker, Hawk Negotiations Going Nowhere

Desmond Bishop

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.

A.J. Hawk On A.J. Hawk’s Uncertain Future

A.J. Hawk

Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk was on NFL Network Tuesday, where he discussed the team’s Super Bowl win and his own future, among other things.

As we discussed before, Hawk is scheduled to make $10 million in 2011 and that’s a number the Packers won’t pay. The team will either have to renegotiate his deal or release him.

Packers Have To Make A Decision On Hawk Soon

A.J. Hawk

The Green Bay Packers have to make a decision on linebacker A.J. Hawk at some point this offseason.

Hawk is guaranteed $10 million for the 2011 season under his current contract. That’s an amount the Packers have no intention of paying.

Where Would The Packers Be Without A.J. Hawk?

A.J. Hawk

I’ll be honest. I’ve never been a big fan of Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk. He’s simply never lived up to his status as the fifth-overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft. No All Pros, no Pro Bowls, never developed into a big-time playmaker. After he didn’t play a snap in the Packers season-opening […]

A.J. Hawk Wants Out

The Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk, the former No. 5 overall draft pick, didn’t play one snap in the team’s season-opening victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. Today, Hawk’s agent, Mike McCartney, said Hawk wants out of Green Bay… without actually saying Hawk wants out of Green Bay. “A.J. is a pro’s pro and wants […]

A.J. Hawk Is The Forgotten Man

After Sunday’s Green Bay Packers victory over the Philadelphia Eagles, I incorrectly assumed Packers inside linebacker A.J. Hawk started the game before giving way to Brandon Chillar. Afterwards, assuming he had been on the field and I had missed him, I questioned where Hawk was. He didn’t record a single stat and it turns out, […]

Just So You Know: A.J. Hawk Is Suddenly The Man

Listen up people, this is the year Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk, the fifth player chosen in the 2006 NFL Draft, finally breaks through and turns into the playmaking force he was supposed to be coming out of college. That’s right, this is A.J. Hawk’s year. You knew there would be some of this […]

A.J. Hawk: Same Old Song And Dance

We’ve been hard on Green Bay Packers inside linebacker A.J. Hawk over the years, and with good reason. Hawk was the fifth-overall selection in the 2006 NFL Draft and he simply hasn’t lived up to that lofty status. Hawk has always been a good guy and a hard worker, but when you’re a linebacker selected […]

A.J. Hawk To Remain With Packers, But At What Price?

A.J. Hawk

If you read this blog regularly, you know what we think about Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk – not much. Hawk had another unspectacular season in Green Bay in 2009, registering 89 tackles, one sack, two interceptions and zero forced fumbles. He was replaced in the nickel defense for much of the season by […]

The Invisible Man: A.J. Hawk

In recent weeks, Hawk has seen his playing time severely reduced as it has grown obvious that he no longer fits into the Packers defensive scheme.
Here’s what I don’t understand…

Packers Trade Chatter Gets Louder as Deadline Approaches

The chatter is getting louder with the NFL trade deadline looming tomorrow and the Green Bay Packers are part of it. Whether that results in any deals remains to be seen – Packers GM Ted Thompson isn’t known for his splashy moves – but there are some things to keep an eye on. The Journal […]

Bengals 31, Packers 24 – Observations and Opinions

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To quote The Jeffrey Lebwoski, the plan has crashed into the mountain. More painfully one sided than the close score suggests, yesterday’s Green Bay Packers’ 31-24 defeat to the lowly Cincinnati Bengals exposed more weaknesses and vulnerabilities for the Packers. The Packers’ offensive line play was even shakier than last week and aside from a […]

Atari Bigby Has Competition, A.J. Hawk’s Role Diminishing

In what looks to be the one true battle remaining in training camp, the Green Bay Packers seem undecided on who to start at safety opposite Nick Collins. Atari Bigby, who is coming off major offseason ankle surgery, was projected to be that guy. However, free agent signee Anthony Smith has outplayed Bigby in almost […]