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The news became official on Monday as the Green Bay Packers announced that they had informed inside linebacker Desmond Bishop of his release after the sixth-year linebacker from Cal could not agree to a restructured contract with the team and no trade parters were to be found.
Thus, the Packers made their decision. With two other starting caliber linebackers in A.J. Hawk and Brad Jones, Green Bay simply didn’t feel comfortable investing almost $4 million in a player coming off a serious hamstring injury when it has two healthy alternatives readily available on the roster.
Certainly the Packers will miss Bishop. They will miss the physical presence he brings to the field, as well as his ability to rush the passer on both inside and outside blitzes. But truth be told, the Packers couldn’t be sure they would ever get the same old Bishop back. The Bishop that posted 115 tackles and five sacks in 2011 may never be seen again, the freak injury in a preseason game in San Diego last August ...
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The Minnesota Vikings are expected to make a “strong run” at free agent LB Desmond Bishop. As has been speculated on here already, source says look out for Minnesota to make a strong run at Bishop, league source says. — Packer Report (@PackerReport) June 17, 2013 Photo Credit: Packers.com Bishop, 28, had a strong two-year stretch in 2010-11, collecting a total of 218 tackles...
The Green Bay Packers and Desmond Bishop could not agree on a restructured contract, so the veteran linebacker was released Monday, the team announced. An hour before the official announcement, Bishop leaked the move on his Twitter account:
“So much fun, so many memories & friendships forged in Green Bay,” Bishop tweeted. “Ups & downs, wins & losses! Even a XLV...
Desmond Bishop is now a former member of the Green Bay Packers
The first signs of trouble emerged last week and now the Green Bay Packers have made it official.
The Packers today announced that they have released LB Desmond Bishop roughly a week after speculation began about his future with the team. Bishop missed all of the 2012 season with a torn hamstring and many have speculated...
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, free agent linebacker Desmond Bishop will visit with the Chiefs after he meets with the Vikings on Wednesday. Along with the #Vikings today, ex-Packers LB Desmond Bishop is set to visit with the #Chiefs Thursday. He'll arrive Wednesday — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 18, 2013 Need NFL Tickets? The post Report: Desmond Bishop...
Free agent and former Packers linebacker Desmond Bishop has visited the Vikings.
Defensive coordinator Alan Williams said after minicamp practice Wednesday that Bishop went through a ''good workout'' with team officials. Williams deferred to general manager Rick Spielman and head coach Leslie Frazier about the possibility of signing the seventh-year veteran.
For some players, it's a devastating injury that in hindsight becomes a career defining moment for the better. For others, it becomes an issue of money, where their former employers become clench their tight asses a BIT too hard and must release a player. Sometimes, your name is Brett Favre and people just don't like you. For Desmond Bishop, former Green Bay Packers inside...
Free agency is not over just yet. The Green Bay Packers recently released inside linebacker Desmond Bishop, who played a significant role during their Super Bowl season in 2010. And Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported the Chiefs will meet with Bishop this week. He first met with the Packers divisional rival Minnesota Vikings, and Kansas City is next on the list. The Jacksonville...
The Raiders are already set at linebacker, but the team could be thinking about adding another player to its LB corps. Who might that be?
#Raiders are deep at linebacker right now, but it's still possible that they make a run at released Packers LB Desmond Bishop. Solid player.
— Steve Corkran (@CorkOnTheNFL) June 17, 2013
Bishop was released by the Packers on Monday. Obviously...
The Minnesota Vikings are playing coy about their interest in linebacker Desmond Bishop.
Vikings coach Leslie Frazier declined after minicamp practice Tuesday to confirm that Bishop was visiting with the team. After Bishop was released by the rival Green Bay Packers on Monday, the seventh-year veteran told several Wisconsin media outlets he planned to speak with the Vikings in Minnesota...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Desmond Bishop understands why the Green Bay Packers decided to release him Monday afternoon.
As Bishop worked his way back from a torn hamstring that sidelined him for the entire 2012 season, the 28-year-old inside linebacker "kind of saw the writing on the wall." Though Bishop hoped he was wrong, the Packers parted ways with their leading tackler from...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings confirmed former Green Bay Packers linebacker Desmond Bishop was in for a workout with the team, but the team says it is just doing its "due diligence" in checking out the former leading tackler for Green Bay.
Minnesota still has an undetermined spot open at linebacker, currently on the weakside after Erin Henderson's move...
Earlier in the week, the Green Bay Packers released linebacker Desmond Bishop due to the inability to agree on a restructured contract. This is how the NFL works, players sign big contracts only later to be asked to restructure and take less money because a team is tight on cap space. In 2011, the Packers re-signed Bishop to an affordable four-year $19M deal that only had five-million...
Veteran inside linebacker Desmond Bishop missed all of last season with a leg injury
The Green Bay Packers released Desmond Bishop on Monday – making official what was first reported last week. The veteran inside linebacker missed the entire 2012 season after rupturing a hamstring in August. The team will immediately gain $3.46 million in salary cap relief (there will be a hit...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. With reports swirling about the Minnesota Vikings' interest in recently released inside linebacker Desmond Bishop, Erin Henderson offered a reminder following the first day of the team's mandatory minicamp.
"I'm playing the Mike," Henderson said.
It's Henderson who moved from his starting spot as weakside linebacker for the past two...