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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, Bishop also met with
the Kansas City Chiefs and drew interest from the Jacksonville Jaguars, New
York Giants and San Francisco 49ers.
Pro Football Talk notes that Bishop will now compete with
fellow linebacker Erin Henderson for the starting job in the middle. It’s been
viewed as a position of need for the team throughout the offseason, and it’s
why they were being tied to former Chicago Bears middle linebacker Brian
Urlacher before his retirement.
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Former Packers linebacker Desmond Bishop said he ultimately decided to sign with the Vikings so he had the opportunity to play against Aaron Rodgers.
According to ProFootballTalk.com, the Minnesota Vikings have signed free agent linebacker Desmond Bishop to a one-year deal.
Demond Bishop agrees to one-year deal with vikings, per source with knowledge of situation.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) June 24, 2013
After losing Jasper Brinkley in free agency, Bishop is a nice pick up for the Vikings.
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