Originally posted on Packers Talk Radio Network  |  Last updated 7/8/13
Training camp opens on July 26.  To prep for that I’m going to take a look at 5 players that “have to be good”.  The reasons can be varying but because of whatever circumstance it is either vitally important to the 2013 season or the teams foreseeable future that the investments made in these players pay off.  When a team is run the way that the Packers are, players have to step up every year.  Often times a popular veteran is allowed to leave via free agency or released outright and unproven players have to become useful NFL contributors.   When the Packers decided to give Brad Jones a 3 year deal making starter’s money, it set off a chain reaction.  It became possible all of a sudden that one of AJ Hawk, Jones, and Desmond Bishop would not be on the opening day roster.  While there is a large contingent of Packer fans that would have liked to see AJ Hawk released, all signs pointed to Desmond Bishop being the one that the team was willing to part ways with.  Rumors surfaced during...
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