EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. --Some amount of nervousness would have been expected for Desmond Bishop in last week's preseason game.
Despite six seasons in the NFL, Bishop was playing in his first game in over a year. He suffered the torn hamstring that caused him to miss all of last season in the first preseason game of 2012.
A lot had changed for Bishop during the past year. He had gone from wearing No. 55 in the Green Bay Packers' green and gold as an established starter to pulling on No. 59 in purple and white with the Minnesota Vikings and trying to prove himself while working with the second-team defense against the Buffalo Bills backups in the third quarter.
But after more than 365 days of waiting, Bishop was finally in an NFL game again.
"I think it was very important," Bishop said. "After a long period, to get out there and get my feet wet, so to speak, help me build my confidence and I was able to come out unscathed and my injuries held up good. It was just another stepping st...