Read here from NFL.com – reliable source indicating Barnett to be traded or released. This wouldn’t surprise me much. I have wondered a bit for a while now if TT hasn’t been keen on Barnett – like Barnett doesn’t fit the mold character-wise. I have definitely appreciated what Barnett has done for this team and the effort he regularly brought. But the most important factor, his play, has seriously declined since his knee injury. Even in decline, he wasn’t BAD, but he certainly is not the player he was. (Not even mentioning the injury issues…) All of this would lead me to not being surprised if he’s not a Packer next year. I had held out some thought that he could compete at OLB, but with Walden, Chillar, maybe Zombo (and likely a draft pick…pretty sure we’ll be drafting for this position), we’re probably going to be fine.
Barnett to be shopped?