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Vikings Sign Desmond Bishop

Vikings Sign Desmond Bishop

After the 2013 NFL Draft in April, the Minnesota Vikings were still without a starting linebacker. As of June 27, that has all changed. The Vikings formally announced the signing of ex-Packers player Desmond Bishop. They signed Bishop with a one-year contract, and announced the signing three days after he agreed to his contact. Bishop is one of the latest Packers to leave and join Vikings. Other players who have done so include wide receiver Greg Jennings, safety Darren Sharper, and quarterback Brett Favre. This constant trading between players has further heated up the rivalry already established between the two teams. Bishop became available when the Packers released him two weeks ago. He did great during the 2010 and 2011 seasons, playing one of the inside linebacker spots in the Packers’ defense. In 2011, he had career high in tackles and in sacks, with 142 and 5, respectively. In 2012 Bishop tore his right hamstring and couldn’t play one game in 2012. The injury required more than six months of rehabilitation, but Bishop says he is now ready to go. Bishop has been in the NFL for seven years, and played for the Packers for all of them. It was also announced that Bishop might not just play linebacker, but can be used in a few other positions as well, something he is fine with. To keep up with the Vikings latest news and events, visit Customers that visit the site can enjoy the lowest prices on the web for Vikings tickets as well as a social media fan hub where they can interact and engage with other fans.

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