We’re not sure whether the news was delivered via fax machine or something more of the age we live in, but Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk agreed to restructure his contract with the Packers on Friday.
The numbers aren’t available yet, but PFT has confirmed that Hawk has agreed to redo the final three years of his deal. It was an expected move as Hawk stood to count $7.05 million against the salary cap for the 2013 season, a number that was getting in the way of Green Bay making other moves.
Including roster bonuses, Hawk was scheduled to make $5.2 million in 2013, $5.7 million in 2014 and $6.2 million in 2015 before the restructure. He had a career-high 120 tackles during the 2012 season and turned in a better overall season than he had the previous year. The restructure should keep him on the roster to try to keep things trending in the right direction, but he could still get a push to remain in the starting lineup with Desmond Bishop and D.J. Smith expected to be healthy for camp.