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Hawk, Bishop Finally Get What They Want

LB A.J. Hawk (Joe Robbins/Getty)

Both wanted bigger roles in the defense and both have delivered with Nick Barnett out for the season. Bishop already is having a career season and Hawk is having perhaps his finest season with more duties on his plate.

A.J. Hawk longed to be a full-time player. Desmond Bishop longed to be even a part-time player. With Nick Barnett out for the season, Hawk and Bishop have gotten their wish. Hawk, the fifth overall pick of the 2006 draft who had been rendered a part-time player with the signing of Brandon Chillar in 2008, has been playing every snap for the last five weeks. Bishop, the Packers' perennial Mr... Recommended Stories

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