The Green Bay Packers have placed ILB Desmond Bishop on injured reserve, officially ending his 2012 season. Bishop tore his right hamstring in Green Bay's first preseason game, and with roster cuts due on Monday, this move was a foregone conclusion. Bishop racked up 115 tackles and 5 sacks in 13 games last season, being one of the few sure things on a weak defense. D.J. Smith is expected to take his place.
Analysis: This is a crippling blow to a defense that couldn't afford it. The Packers ranked dead last in passing yards and 30th in sacks in 2011. Fantasy owners can safely avoid this defensive unit for now, but Bishop was one of the top IDP linebackers in the league, so hopefully you adjusted your draft board by now. On the bright side, keep an eye out for Smith as a potential waiver gem.
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