Assuming Packers LB Nick Barnett is healthy and able to play every down, there's a tussle ongoing between A.J. Hawk and Desmond Bishop for the job alongside Barnett in the nickel defense. Hawk opened there against Cleveland.
"That competition is kind of wide open right now," said Capers. "Between A.J. and Bishop, it's going to be who shows the best during the preseason."
Hawk was beat for a touchdown pass in the exhibition opener. Bishop has yielded a string of completions in camp.
Interesting news in IDP circles. Although Hawk has never really produced, he's remain a popular late round selection.