Source: Vikings sign ex-Packer LB Desmond Bishop

1:11 PM, Jun 24, 2013   |    comments
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - The Lambeau-to-Metrodome pipeline continues to flow, primarily moving players from Wisconsin to Minnesota.

A source with knowledge of the situation says former Packers linebacker Desmond Bishop has agreed to a one-year deal with the Vikings.

Bishop was cut last week by Green Bay after missing the entire 2012-13 season with a serious hamstring injury. He visited the Vikings and Chiefs last week, and also drew interest from the Jaguars, Giants, and 49ers.

In Minnesota, he'll compete with Erin Henderson for the starting job in the middle. It has been flagged as one of the team's top needs on defense, and the Vikings passed on the opportunity to beef up with position despite three first-round picks in the 2013 draft.

Bishop previously said he aspired to be the 2013 NFL Defensive Player of the Year. It could still happen, but in a different uniform than was anticipated. 

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