EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Desmond Bishop spent his first regular-season week with the Minnesota Vikings like he spent each of the 16 weeks last season in Green Bay -- as a spectator.
Bishop, who missed all of last season with a torn hamstring, was active for Sunday's 34-24 loss at Detroit, but was one of three players who didn't see action along with backup quarterback Matt Cassel and backup offensive lineman J'Marcus Webb. The Vikings started and played most of the game in the nickel defense, with Chad Greenway and Erin Henderson serving as the linebackers.
Asked Monday what it might take for him to get on the field, Bishop replied: "Luck. Prayer."
When Bishop signed with Minnesota in the offseason, he was hoping to re-establish his career after missing 2012 and being released by the Packers. Bishop has proven he's healthy again and isn't sure why he has been unable to crack the lineup.
"Um, I don't know," Bishop said when asked what he meant by needing luck. "It's luck. I don't k...