Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 11/17/14

GREEN BAY, WI - AUGUST 03: Desmond Bishop #55 of the Green Bay Packers rides a bike to practice as a young fan carries his helmut during summer training camp on August 3, 2009 at the Ray Nitschke Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS -- Desmond Bishop in in his seventh season in the NFL and is approaching the preseason as an audition for the Minnesota Vikings.His audition in Thursday's preseason finale could have him opening the show when the regular season begins on Sept. 8.Bishop, competing for a roster spot and a possible starting job, had a team-leading eight tackles in Minnesota's 24-23 home win Thursday. Bishop had six tackles on the opening series, including two for loss."I think it was important," Bishop said of his game Thursday. "I think the coaches still want to see me a little bit and see what I can do against a different team and a different scheme. I think it was very important."Bishop, after six seasons with the Green Bay Packers, is trying to impress his new team. He knows how quickly life in the NFL can change after being released earlier this summer by Green Bay and is trying to solidify his spot on the Vikings.Bishop led the team with 21 preseason tackles and had a half-sack."It's ...
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