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Linebacker Desmond Bishop told NFL AM that he signed with the Vikings not only to bolster their current crop of linebackers, but so he could face off against Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers twice a year. “It was part of the reason,” Bishop said, via NFL.com. “And if I can get a chance to play against Aaron Rodgers, I think that right there, in itself, is a motivation. You know, you want to play against the best. … When I was playing for Green Bay, the games I cherished … most was playing against the Vikings because I had a chance to play against (running back) Adrian Peterson. … That’s my mindset. I want to play against the best.” Bishop says he’s 100 percent healthy after suffering a hamstring injury last year. He believes he was let go by the Packers because of his health. “It was really just a numbers game, I suppose,” Bishop said. “You know, it’s a lot of uncertainty with me coming back off this injury, and the two guys who played – A.J. Hawk and Brad Jones – they did a really good job. … Brad was up, so they had to make a move with him, and I guess they went with the sure bet … which is understandable from a business standpoint, so I don’t hold nothing against them.” Need NFL Tickets? The post Desmond Bishop says he signed with the Vikings so he could face off against Aaron Rodgers appeared first on Pro Football Zone.
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The Minnesota Vikings have reached an agreement with former
Green Bay Packers linebacker Desmond Bishop, according to Pro Football Talk.
Bishop’s deal with the Vikings is for one-year.
Bishop was released by the Packers last week. He’s coming
off a significant hamstring injury during the 2012 season, as a rupture cost
him the entire season. Before signing with the Vikings...
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.
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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Another former Green Bay Packer will be wearing the purple and gold next season, as linebacker Desmond Bishop has agreed to terms with the Minnesota Vikings.
Bishops agent, Blake Baratz, posted a tweet Monday afternoon announcing the news.
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AND A-RODG AIN'T HAPPY
The sports world was all over the news out of Massachusetts yesterday regarding Aaron Hernandez. The Patriots TE was finally arrested early in the morning, then he was released by the team less than an hour later. Finally, in the afternoon it was revealed Hernandez would be charged with murder and not merely obstruction of justice as had been previously conjectured. NFL stars...
And I don't mean a "Killer of Vikings fans hopes and dreams" or anything like that, I mean a real life, shooty-shooty, stabby-stabby (not like THAT kind of stabbing though ... I don't think), kill kill kill, kind of murderer.
At least according to Jeremy Schaap and ESPN.
ESPN said - ON AIR - in a recent interview, that Aaron Rodgers was likely tied...
The Vikings appear to have gotten an upgrade in coverage with the addition of Desmond Bishop, the linebacker who is motivated to face Aaron Rodgers.
Live TV is harder than it looks.
It is even harder when you dealing with a serious issue like a NFL player being charged with 1st degree murder, so cut Jeremy Schapp a little slack here in this video provided by The Big Lead.
Aaron Rodgers was not amused.
Not funny ESPN
— Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) June 27, 2013
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Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins can only hope that the beginning of his career can rival Aaron Rodgers.
Rodgers like Cousins had to sit and wait his turn. The only problem for Cousins’ is that when he finally gets his shot, it will probably be with another team.
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