Report: Vikings sign former Packers LB Desmond Bishop
On the heels of the Packers releasing linebacker Desmond Bishop, one of their biggest rivals, the Vikings, have signed him.
There seems to be a pipeline that’s currently running from Green Bay to Minnesota.
On Monday, three months after the Vikings signed former Packers No. 1 receiver Greg Jennings, they signed one of the Packers' most recent castoffs, linebacker Desmond Bishop, to a one-year deal, according to numerous reports.
The Packers released Bishop last week, and it made sense considering he missed all of last season with a ruptured hamstring. Bishop realized it as well, noting the solid 2012 season had by Brad Jones in his place.
“It was just the timing of [the injury] and the emergence of Brad,” Bishop said. “From a business standpoint, how could you get rid of a healthy player like Brad or A.J. [Hawk] and you're putting your faith in a player who is coming off of an injury? So you can understand. It's understandable. That's just how it goes."
But you have to wonder if Green Bay will soon realize its mistake. After all, Bishop is only 28 years old and, in 2011, he accumulated 115 tackles and five sacks.
Bishop will now have a good chance at winning the starting middle linebacker job in Minnesota, though 1500 ESPN explains that Bishop also will work at weakside linebacker.
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