Found August 30, 2013 on Fox Sports North:
Green_bay_packers_f043
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 tackle...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Vikings Jared Allen says the NFL is looking out for offensive players only

On Sunday night, Joe Looney of the San Francisco 49ers threw a block on a defenseless Kevin Williams in which it looks like he purposely dove at the big defensive tackles knees.  Well even though Looney has apologized and said he was not trying to hurt Williams, the Vikings defense has had enough.  Today Jared […]

Jerome Felton: I cried over suspension

Minnesota Vikings Pro Bowl fullback Jerome Felton admitted to USA Today Sports that he cried over his three-game suspension. “Man, it hurts a lot,” Felton said after the Vikings’ preseason finale on Thursday night. “I’ve shed tears about it. It’s embarrassing just for it coming back 

Vikings Lineman Seth Olsen Carted Off Field On Stretcher During Preseason Finale Against Tennessee Titans

Minnesota Vikings backup lineman Seth Olsen suffered a pretty scary injury Thursday night in his team’s final preseason game. Olsen sustained a neck injury and had to be taken off the field strapped down to a stretcher after taking a knee to the head in the second quarter of the Vikings’ game against the Titans, according to USA Today Sports. The fourth-year offensive lineman...

Minnesota Vikings: Tennessee Titans preview

Christian Ponder throwing against the Titans last season. The (0-3) Minnesota Vikings take on the (1-2) Tennessee Titans Thursday night in Minneapolis. The Vikings look to get the offense in sync before the regular season gets under way. The team doesn’t necessarily care about winning the ball game, but this is a game that needs to be played at a regular season tempo. Christian...

OL Olsen taken off field on stretcher

Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman Seth Olsen was taken off the field on a stretcher in the second quarter Thursday night after a collision with Titans linebacker Scott Solomon. Olsen was blocking on a screen pass when he took a knee from Solomon to his helmet and went down. Head athletic trainer Eric Sugarman raced to his side and immediately called for a stretcher as a hush fell...

WRs among key Vikings position groups to watch vs. Titans

Thursday's preseason finale, in which the Minnesota Vikings host the Tennessee Titans, is all about the final push for roster spots prior to Saturday's deadline to reach the 53-man limit for the regular-season roster. Minnesota coach Leslie Frazier has said many of the team's starters won't play in Thursday's game. Here are five things to watch from Minnesota...

Purple Jesus Diaries Masturbatory Preseason Game Four Preview: Goodnight, Sweet Preseason Princes

Can Ponder Play? Tonight, the Minnesota Vikings play their final preseason game against the Tennessee Titans. After what feels like four scores and three preseason games ago, this lazy debacle will finally wrap up so we can move on to the regular season games and some real NFL football. As a Vikings fan, when I say "real NFL football", I of course am referencing football...

5 Vikings factors to follow for 2013

Adrian Peterson, the reigning NFL MVP, will be the focal point of the Vikings, but the success of a team looking to “seize this moment” will go beyond Peterson. Here are five storylines to follow this year.

Vikings hand over financial documents for Wilfs' investigation

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings still aren't discussing important agreements pertaining to the construction and operation of their planned football palace. But they have taken a significant step this week in hopes of resuming those negotiations. As of Wednesday, the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority's investigation into the team's ownership was moving along...

From roster bubble to starting candidate?

A year away from the game gave LB Desmond Bishop a new appreciation for his health. The last couple weeks of strong play have given him a new opportunity at a starting position.

PJD's Preseason Game 4 Recap: An Epic Comeback

We Made It! We did it! Sure, I mean we won our game last night versus the Titans, our first and only preseason win, but moreso I mean we finally made it! We survived all of the crap that people made us put up with during this preseason and ridiculous training camps and Joe Webb conversations and punching your eyeballs from watching Christian Ponder and oh god, it's over....

Minnesota Vikings starters no match for San Francisco 49ers backups

The Minnesota Vikings fell to 0-3 on the preseason as they were roundly defeated by the defending NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers, 34-14, at Candlestick Park. The 49ers improved to 3-1 in preseason action. Letting them play The game was a study in coaching philosophy contrasts. San Francisco head coach Jim Harbaugh only played his […]The post Minnesota Vikings starters no match...
NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.