Vikes Sign Former Packer Bishop
On Monday afternoon Vikings fans got some potentially good news. The team landed another former Green Bay Packer as linebacker Desmond Bishop agreed to a one-year contract.
The 28-year old Bishop is expected to compete at both middle and weakside linebacker although most insiders are presuming that Henderson will be pushed to the weakside now to allow Bishop to play middle.
Terms of Bishop’s deal weren’t immediately available but 1500ESPN reports that at one point the Vikings were offering a deal worth $1.5 million and up to $2 million with incentives. Bishop also visited Kansas City and reportedly had interest from Jacksonville, the New York Giants and San Francisco.
A sixth-round draft pick out of California in 2007, Bishop was released by the Packers last month after missing all of last season due to a hamstring injury. He started 25 games over the 2010 and ’11 seasons as an inside linebacker in Dom Capers’ 3-4 defense.