Bishop signed a deal with the Lions on Tuesday, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.
Released by the Jets in early June, Bishop will provide some depth at middle linebacker following Nick Bellore's transition from middle linebacker to fullback. He saw action in just five games for the Jets last season and will likely need to impress the coaching staff in training camp to guarantee his spot on the 53-man roster.
Bishop was waived by the Jets on Wednesday, Randy Lange of the Jets' official website reports.
Bishop has started the last two seasons on the Jets' practice squad, but ultimately was promoted to the active roster both times. Most recently during the 2017 campaign, Bishop saw action in five games and tallied 10 tackles. However, with the Jets signing safety J.J. Wilcox and needing to make room on the roster, it resulted in Bishop's release. If he clears waivers, Bishop will look to latch on elsewhere prior to the start of training camp.
|2016||New York Jets||4||9||5.0||4||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2017||New York Jets||5||10||5.0||5||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2016||New York Jets||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||New York Jets||5||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0|