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August 31, 2015 05:50 PM
49ers make a slew of roster moves Monday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

The 49ers waived 10 players on Monday. They were K Corey Acosta, LB Steve Beauharnais, CB Mylan Hicks, T Sean Hooey, WR Mario Hull, WR Chuck Jacobs, WR Nigel King, LB Shawn Lemon, FB Trey Millard and DL Lawrence Okoye.

Additionally, the 49ers placed G/C Daniel Kilgore on the PUP list to start the season and WR DeAndre Smelter on the NFI list. The team also placed WR Dres Anderson and LB Desmond Bishop on injured reserve.

June 1, 2015 03:11 PM
Report: 49ers to sign LB Desmond Bishop
by R.J. White |

The 49ers will sign inside linebacker Desmond Bishop, the Sacramento Bee reports.

Bishop joined the 49ers last December and recorded two tackles in two games. He emerged as a starter with the Packers in 2010 and racked up more than 100 tackles for two straight seasons before missing the 2012 season and becoming a free agent. He could win significant playing time in the 49ers' base set after the retirements of Patrick Willis and Chris Borland.

June 1, 2015 03:15 PM
Report: LB Desmond Bishop will visit 49ers
by Dave Peters |

Linebacker Desmond Bishop will visit the 49ers on Monday, according to

Bishop played in two games for the 49ers last season after beginning the year with the Cardinals. After losing both Patrick Willis and Chris Borland to retirement, the team is looking for linebackers.

Over his eight-year NFL career, the 30-year-old has 299 total tackles, nine sacks, nine passes defensed, one interception and eight forced fumbles.

June 2, 2015 04:45 AM
Report: 49ers add LB Desmond Bishop
by Larry Hartstein |

With linebacker Chris Borland dealing with a sprained ankle, the 49ers signed veteran inside linebacker Desmond Bishop, reports Bishop was let go by the Cardinals a couple weeks ago.

June 2, 2015 05:05 AM
Cardinals part ways with veteran LB Desmond Bishop
by Igor Mello |

The Cardinals have released veteran linebacker Desmond Bishop on Monday, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Bishop appeared in four games last season for the Vikings and never appeared in a game this season for the Cardinals.

June 2, 2015 05:06 AM
Cardinals list inactives for Week 13
by Chris Cwik |

The Cardinals have listed, WR Larry Fitzgerald, RB Michael Bush, LB Desmond Bishop, LB Kenny Demens, DT Alameda Ta'amu, DT Ed Stinson and TE Matthew Mulligan as inactive for Week 13 against the Falcons.

Fitzgerald is dealing with a knee injury. He was unable to practice on Wednesday and Thursday, but put in limited work on Friday. Bush is still learning the system, and will not play this week. Demens and Stinson were ruled out prior to Sunday.

June 2, 2015 05:15 AM
Cardinals list Week 12 inactives vs. Seahawks
by R.J. White |

The Cardinals have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday's matchup with the Seahawks: wide Larry Fitzgerald (knee), defensive tackles Ed Stinson (toe) and Alameda Ta’amu, running back Kerwynn Williams, tight end Matthew Mulligan and linebackers Desmond Bishop and Glenn Carson.

Fitzgerald's absence breaks a streak of 110 consecutive games played after he was listed as questionable. Stinson had previously been ruled out with his toe injury.

June 2, 2015 05:24 AM
Cardinals announce Week 11 inactives
by Larry Hartstein |

The Cardinals declared guard Earl Watford, tight end Darren Fells, linebackers Desmond Bishop (hamstring) and Glenn Carson, defensive tackle Ed Stinson (toe), defensive end Josh Mauro and running back Kerwynn Williams inactive for Sunday's game against the Lions.

June 2, 2015 05:26 AM
Cardinals enter Week 11 vs. Lions in pretty good shape
by Igor Mello |

The Cardinals enter Week 11 against Detroit relatively healthy. Ed Stinson (toe) was the only player on Arizona's final report ruled out for Sunday. Desmond Bishop (hamstring) was a limited participant in practice Thursday and Friday and was ruled questionable.

Meanwhile, Lorenzo Alexander (knee), Deone Bucannon (quadriceps), Andre Ellington (foot, hip), Stepfan Taylor (calf) and Dan Williams (elbow) were all labeled probable.

June 2, 2015 05:33 AM
Cardinals list inactives for Week 10
by Chris Cwik |

The Cardinals have made Logan Thomas, Stepfan Taylor, Desmond Bishop, Thomas Keiser, Glenn Carson, Alameda Ta'amu and Darren Fells inactive Week 10 against the Rams.

Both Taylor and Bishop had been ruled out prior to Sunday. The other five players listed did not appear on the injury report, and are considered healthy scratches. 

June 2, 2015 05:35 AM
Cardinals list final injury report for Rams game
by Igor Mello |

The Cardinals have ruled Desmond Bishop (hamstring), Stepfan Taylor (calf) out for Sunday's game against the Rams. Ed Stinson (groin) was labeled questionable, while Lorenzo Alexander (knee), Marcus Benard (illness), Andre Ellington (foot), Larry Foote (knee) and Bobby Massie (ankle, knee) were ruled probable for Week 10.

June 2, 2015 05:59 AM
Cardinals list Week 7 inactives
by Chris Cwik |

The Cardinals have made RB Marion Grice, LB Desmond Bishop, LB Thomas Keiser, LB Glenn Carson, DT Bruce Gaston, TE Troy Niklas and DE Calais Campbell inactive Week 7 against the Raiders.

Both Niklas and Campbell had been ruled out prior to the contest. Carson was considered questionable due to an ankle injury. 

June 2, 2015 06:07 AM
Cardinals announce Week 6 inactive list
by R.J. White |

The Cardinals have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday's Week 6 matchup against the Redskins: running back Marion Grice, defensive tackle Bruce Gaston, tight end Troy Niklas (ankle), defensive end Calais Campbell (knee) and linebackers Desmond Bishop, Thomas Keiser and Glenn Carson (ankle).

Guard Paul Fanaika (ankle, calf) is active after being listed as questionable, while linebacker Kenny Demens (back) and cornerbacks Patrick Peterson (ankle) and Justin Bethel (shoulder) are also active after being listed as probable for Sunday's game.

June 2, 2015 06:16 AM
Cardinals inactives Week 5
by Chris Cwik |

The Cardinals have made QB Carson Palmer, RB Marion Grice, LB Desmond Bishop, LB Thomas Keiser, LB Glenn Carson, DT Bruce Gaston and TE Darren Fells inactive Week 5 against the Broncos.

Palmer and Carson had been ruled out prior to the game. The other five players are healthy scratches.

June 2, 2015 06:21 AM
LB Desmond Bishop back with Cardinals
by Marty Gitlin |

Less than a month after waiving linebacker Desmond Bishop, the Cardinals have re-signed him. He had been let go on Sept. 6.

Bishop was a prolific contributor to the Green Bay defense in 2010 and 2011 with 218 total tackles in those seasons combined. But he had just four tackles and one assist with Minnesota a year ago.

June 2, 2015 06:49 AM
Desmond Bishop sent packing by Arizona
by Marty Gitlin |

The Cardinals have waived linebacker Desmond Bishop, who had signed with the team on Aug. 14.

Bishop peaked in 2010 and 2011 with Green Bay, exceeding 100 tackles in both seasons. He has not played in more than four games in any season since.

June 2, 2015 07:12 AM
Desmond Bishop signs with Cardinals
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

The Cardinals announced Thursday they signed linebacker Desmond Bishop to a one-year contract. Bishop, who played for Green Bay from 2007-12, spent last season with the Vikings, recording five tackles (four solo) in four games.

June 2, 2015 05:41 PM
Vikings make a few roster moves Thursday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

The Vikings announced Thursday they promoted wide receiver Rodney Smith to the active roster after placing linebacker Desmond Bishop (knee) on injured reserve. Minnesota also announced defensive back Brandan Bishop was signed to the practice squad.

June 2, 2015 05:45 PM
Desmond Bishop suffers season-ending knee injury
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier announced Monday linebacker Desmond Bishop will miss the rest of the season after suffering a torn ACL Sunday against the Panthers. Frazier said Bishop will undergo knee surgery.

June 2, 2015 05:47 PM
Desmond Bishop leaves Week 6 game with knee injury
by Nando Di Fino |

Vikings linebacker Desmond Bishop left Sunday's game against the Panthers late in the first half with a right knee injury. He was seen pounding the trainer's table in anger before being taken to the locker room. After the game, it was announced Bishop had a knee sprain and would have an MRI. 

He had one tackle when he was removed from the game. 


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