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Packers’ Desmond Bishop out for season

Packers Camp Football

Green Bay Packers linebacker Desmond Bishop (55) attempts to catch a football one-handed during NFL football training camp Wednesday morning, Aug. 1, 2012, at Ray Nitschke Field in Green Bay, Wis. Looking on are fellow linebackers Dezman Moses, left, and Terrell Manning. (AP Photo/Shawano Leader, Cory Dellenbach)


Packers linebacker Desmond Bishop will not play at all this season.

Bishop, who had surgery for a torn hamstring 10 days ago, has been placed on injured reserve, ending his 2012 season. Bishop started 13 games last season, and losing him is a big blow as Green Bay tries to improve its defense this season.

In getting their roster down to 75 players, the Packers also placed running back Du’ane Bennett, tight end DeMarco Cosby, guard Ray Dominguez, defensive end Johnny Jones and receiver Shaky Smithson on injured reserve. Tight end Andrew Quarless and linebacker Frank Zombo were placed on reserve/physically unable to perform.

The Packers also released fullback Jon Hoese and defensive end Jarius Wynn.