GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Desmond Bishop understands why the Green Bay Packers decided to release him Monday afternoon.
As Bishop worked his way back from a torn hamstring that sidelined him for the entire 2012 season, the 28-year-old inside linebacker "kind of saw the writing on the wall." Though Bishop hoped he was wrong, the Packers parted ways with their leading tackler from the 2011 season.
"I think it was just a result of a few factors," Bishop told FOXSportsWisconsin.com. "From a business standpoint, as the Packers organization, I could see the logic (in being released). It was a business move. I'm kind of the odd man out this time."
In Bishop's absence last season, Brad Jones got a chance to step into the starting lineup in Green Bay's defense and performed well. So well, in fact, that the Packers signed Jones to a three-year, 11.75 million deal in March. Green Bay also restructured the contract of 16-game starter A.J. Hawk to a reduced amount this offseason, leaving Bishop a bi...