Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk had surgery after the season to remove bone spurs in his ankle
Hawk played in all 16 regular season games and both of the team’s playoff games, recording 90 total tackles.
According to the report, Hawk had surgery in Charlotte, N.C. shortly after the Packers were eliminated by the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship game.
Hawk, the fifth pick in the 2006 NFL draft, has one year left on his three-year, $10.6 million contract and is set to make $2.45 million with an $800,000 roster bonus in 2015.
Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said that an upgrade at the position might be needed.
“I think the inside linebacker position could probably be compared to where we were last year at the safety position," McCarthy said, according to ESPN.
Hawk, 31, has 923 total tackles, nine interceptions and 19 sacks in nine NFL seasons.
- Scooby Axson