Report: Packers haven’t closed the door on A.J. Hawk return

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The Packers appeared set on moving on at inside linebacker, after cutting A.J. Hawk and Brad Jones.

Jones has found a new home in Philadelphia already, but Hawk may not go far.

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Packers have “left the door open” for the  31-year-old Hawk to return after cutting him in February.

Of course, that could change depending on what they do in free agency and the draft, but the fact they’re at least considering it says something.

Hawk wants to play another year after having surgery this offseason for bone spurs in his ankle, and while he’s not the player he once was, he could still be a solid part for them, assuming he comes back closer to the minimum.

33 responses to “Report: Packers haven’t closed the door on A.J. Hawk return

  1. Not sure if he’ll make it back onto the field, but I could see A.J. being a part of the Packer organization in some capacity.
    Good player—better person.

  2. The Lions Packer and Vikings will hail his triumphant return…at a reduced price of course…The Packer way…

  3. AJ’s a good guy who gives his all, but he just doesn’t have much to give any more. Hopefully the Packers can upgrade at that position and move forward.

  4. Good player. Wish we could keep him, but we have bigger problems like our all world qb declining and losing the nfc Channy. Maybe I’m just still bitter, but it’s going to be a long rebuild next year and we can’t be wasting money on hawk. Great packer, God speed HJ. GO PACK!!

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  5. Geez,Packer fans ran him out of town,now they want him back!!! Thompson better watch out or those fans will start selling off their stock.

  6. From what I saw of him last year me thinks the Pack are trying to delude another Team into signing him….if he’s back with the Pack it’s not as a player.

  7. When they cut him, all the Packer fans were talking about what a terrible player he is. Now that they’re talking about bringing him back, everyone is loving him up. I get the feeling if Ted Thompson traded Aaron Rodgers, the Packer fans would be confused but supportive.

  8. I could see him eventually becoming a linebacker coach and possibly a D-coordinator. Brilliant football IQ, always was in the right place, just wasn’t athletic enough to be as dominate as he was in college.

  9. Gross…
    Nah-uh.

    Dude couldn’t cover a backup offensive tackle.

    Get that slow weak jobber off my team.

    Give Dom Capers same REAL linebackers for a change.

  10. Gross…
    Nah-uh.

    Dude couldn’t cover a backup offensive tackle.

    Get that slow weak jobber off my team.

    Give Dom Capers same REAL linebackers for a change…………………………….

    TT has been trying for years to draft somebody productive on defense

  11. Hasn’t been able to cover anyone for 2-3 years. And he was never really a downhill type of tackler. Bone spurs may be out, but he’s also another year older. I just can’t see him getting a roster spot next season.
    Must really gall Mini fans that their heroes haven’t been able to defeat that “awful” Packer defense for what now – more than three years? But of course there’s always next year…
    And numba1wisco, please give it a rest already. Closing your constantly anti-Packer whining with “Go Pack” isn’t making anyone think that you’re actually a GB fan, man.

  12. Packers want to keep getting guys like Sharper, Guion and Bush to make them proud. Keep choking away Rodgers career.

    Last time I check Packers GM and coaches are responsible for Sharper, Guion and Bush’s action as they were influenced by the upper management people.

  13. nice investigation cody, Sharper never was accused of any wrong doing while a Packer, only as a Viking, Guion was groomed on the Vikings so no surprise and Bush had one beer too many. wow

  14. “In Teddy We Trust says: I get the feeling if Ted Thompson traded Aaron Rodgers, the Packer fans would be confused but supportive.”

    In other words, situation normal.

  15. The Packers continue to fill in the gaps wherever they can to stay relevant and return as a top-tier postseason presence year after year.

    The Vikings rely on hoping, wishing, and finger-crossing……year after year.

    It’s not easy for them. The Packers own them. What else can you do to deal with that undeniable fact? Send out their trolls to insult Packer fans?

    That’s evidently their plan. It’s not working. But if that is all you have, you have go with it I guess.

  16. “lacklusterperformance says: What else can you do but send out trolls to insult their fans?

    Says the biggest cheesehead troll EVER! There isn’t a single Viking’s report on PFT in which you haven’t made a troll post on.

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