We’re not even halfway through the preseason yet, and injuries have already significantly reshaped the IDP landscape.
The biggest news is that Green Bay linebacker Desmond Bishop will likely miss the entire season due to a hamstring tear, depriving the IDP pool of a player who totaled 115 tackles (90 solo), five sacks and two forced fumbles in just 13 games last year. Bishop’s absence paves the way for backup D.J. Smith, the top-ranking riser for this week, to emerge as an IDP force.
Indianapolis suffered a major injury in the linebacking corps, too, losing its top player in Pat Angerer for at least the first three games of the season with a broken foot. Angerer’s top backup is Jerrell Freeman, though some sort of rotation could occur at the spot.
Meanwhile, a couple of role changes also appear to be under way. Tennessee safety Robert Johnson seems likely to break into the starting lineup at some point this year, and Jordan Babineaux is the pl You've reached the end of our free article preview.
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