Bishop agreed to a four-year contract extension worth $19 million, according toESPN’s Adam Schefter. That deal sets him up to replace either Barnett, who is due about $6 million in 2011, or A.J. Hawk, whose current contract balloons to $10 million next season.
I've convinced my mind that the Packers will keep AJ regardless of his contract (or lack of extension); AJ is probably the best ILB thumper. No doubt TT signed Bishop to be a starter from here on... I could see them cutting Barnett or moving him to ROLB (or Bishop there...)...things I like about Bishop: he can move around & play the flat to ~15yds deep + he's really a good blitzer/PR (especially on cross-dogs).