Hawk Thrives Despite Playing Only in Base, Nickel Defenses

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Hawk Thrives Despite Playing Only in Base, Nickel Defenses
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When Desmond Bishop sustained a season-ending hamstring injury in the preseason opener, the Green Bay Packers went with second-year pro D.J Smith as their every-down inside linebacker. When Smith went down in Week 6 with a season-ending knee injury, they went to Brad Jones, a converted outside linebacker who played only on special teams the first five games of the season...

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