Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 10/24/14

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)
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Rick Spielman's admiration of Ted Thompson is well-known, with the Minnesota Vikings front office boss appreciating the way Thompson has built the Green Bay Packers over the years. Coincidentally, it's often led to Minnesota -- and Spielman since he's taken control as the team's general manager -- signing former Packers. The list continues with the news that the Vikings have agreed to terms with former Green Bay linebacker Desmond Bishop on Monday on a reported one-year deal. Bishop follows in the footsteps of Darren Sharper, Ryan Longwell, Brett Favre, and Greg Jennings this year by making the jump across the border. There's been a theme for all of the Packers-turned-Vikings, though. They've often filled a big need in Minnesota. Bishop's arrival immediately should upgrade the Vikings' linebacker corps. Outside linebacker, or inside if Bishop starts and plays in his most familiar spot, has been open since free agency began and ...
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