Monday, August 27, 2012
Packers end Desmond Bishop's season
By Kevin Seifert
The Green Bay Packers achieved Monday's roster cutdown to 75 players mostly by placing injured players on various reserve lists. The full lowdown is on the Packers' website.
Linebacker Desmond Bishop's season officially came to an end when he was placed on injured reserve. There had been some hope that Bishop could return in the second half of the season under a proposed rule that would have created a new injury list for one player per team, but the NFL and NFL Players Association could not agree on the details. As in previous years, players placed on injured reserve must miss the entire season.
Meanwhile, tight end Andrew Quarless and linebacker Frank Zombo will have their stints on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list extended for at least the first six weeks of the regular season. On the plus side, the Packers did not place offensive lineman Derek Sherrod on the PUP list, offering at least some hope that his return could be close after suffering a devastating leg injury last December.
One of two players released outright was defensive end Jarius Wynn, who fell behind C.J. Wilson in the competition to play defensive end in the base defense. He started four games last season.