You’ve probably realized it’s April Fools’ Day by now. If you haven’t, here’s your reminder courtesy of some of your favorite (and least favorite) NFL players.
Former Green Bay Packers linebacker Nick Barnett is out of work again after getting cut by the awful Buffalo Bills. We’re pretty sad about the whole thing.
This should come as a real surprise. Nick Barnett was motivated to prove people wrong after getting released by the Green Bay Packers. You’re welcome, Nick.
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.
Former Green Bay Packers linebacker Nick Barnett is drinking the Buffalo Bills Kool-Aid, calling Buffalo the best atmosphere in the NFL. Seems like that might rub a few people in Green Bay the wrong way.
Former Green Bay Packers linebacker Nick Barnett signed a three-year deal with the Buffalo Bills. The team forked over some decent dough and Barnett will get a chance to be the man again, but probably won’t sniff the playoffs.
The Green Bay Packers have gone from a position of strength to a position that’s potentially weak in a matter of two days. The team’s inside linebacker depth has been diluted even further with the release of Brandon Chillar.
The Green Bay Packers have decided to release linebacker Brady Poppinga and defensive tackle Justin Harrell, both of whom have been disappointments since signing big-money deals. We look back on the greatness that was(n’t).
The Green Bay Packers will cut linebacker Nick Barnett, even though they may have been able to trade him. The move will help the Packers get under the salary cap.
The Green Bay Packers had varied reactions to the events of the past two days that say the owners approve a new labor deal and the players choose not to vote. They ranged from rational to stupid. Here they are.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may have a hole at middle linebacker once the lockout ends. Might they want to fill it with Green Bay Packers linebacker Nick Barnett?
Once the new collective bargaining agreement is finished, the salary cap will return to the NFL and 2011′s cap will be lower than 2009′s. The cap is projected to be as high as $121 million, but could be as low as $117 million. The 2009 cap was $122 million. If the 2011 cap is $120 [...]
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.
It looks like Green Bay Packers linebacker Nick Barnett has picked up a new hobby while he’s been sitting around this summer — coloring. He posted the following photo to his Twitter account yesterday. I suppose if the lockout never ends, he can become an artist. (Via Goal Line Stand)
Nick Barnett wants to finish his career with the Green Bay Packers. He made that abundantly clear Thursday, saying he’s willing to work with the organization to make it happen. The Packers may have other ideas, though.
Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley has a lot of time on his hands. He sometimes wastes it on Twitter, like he did Thursday, when he called out Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco for trying out for an MLS team. Ochocinco is trying out for Sporting Kansas City, in what can best be described [...]
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.