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Packer Notes: On Trading Hawk, and Sitton On Defense

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 - I feel for LB A.J. Hawk and understand why he might think a trade is the best thing for him. However there is no way the Green Bay Packers will trade him. If they didn't do it last offseason, they aren't going to do it now. It sucks for him because he worked hard this offseason, drew the praise of Mike McCarthy this summer, and wasn't in for a single play on defense against the Eagles. Mike McCarthy said he will "not apologize for having more than 11 defensive players." Hawk is the no better than the 5th LB because he's not as good in pass coverage as LB Nick Barnett and LB Brandon Chillar, and he's not good enough as a pass rusher to spell either LB Brad Jones or LB Clay Matthews. Is there any reason he should play ahead of any of them?

 - After watching DE Cullen Jenkins and DE Justin Harrell leave with injuries last Sunday, I knew they only had two other defensive lineman suited up (NT B.J. Raji and DE Ryan Pickett). Luckily Jenkins returned with a cast on his broken hand to spell Raji and Pickett, but if they had needed another big body on the defensive line, the Press-Gazette reported that it would have been RG Josh Sitton. That makes sense because he's the biggest interior offensive lineman who was active on Sunday.