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The Raiders are already set at linebacker, but the team could be thinking about adding another player to its LB corps. Who might that be? #Raiders are deep at linebacker right now, but it's still possible that they make a run at released Packers LB Desmond Bishop. Solid player. — Steve Corkran (@CorkOnTheNFL) June 17, 2013 Bishop was released by the Packers on Monday. Obviously, Bishop, like Charles Woodson, is somebody whom Reggie McKenzie is very familiar with from his Green Bay days. But the potential interest goes beyond that. The Raiders want to be able to play out of both the 4-3 defense and the 3-4. And Bishop has experience playing in the latter with the Packers. While the Raiders’ linebacker group is indeed crowded, it wouldn’t be absurd for Oakland to have Bishop as a 3-4 specialist who only plays when that unit is on the field. It’s doubtful Bishop, who has local ties from playing at Cal during those glorious Nate Longshore years, wouldn’t be able to help out the Ra...
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