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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Multiple reports claim that the Minnesota Vikings are yet again considering signing a former Green Bay Packer.

The Vikings, who have reportedly been in search of a middle linebacker, have scheduled a visit with Desmond Bishop.

He told ESPNWisconsin.com's Jason Wilde, via ProFootballTalk.com, that that being releasedwill serve as motivation.

1500ESPN.com first reported that Bishop will work out for Vikings officials. That workout will apparently take place on Wednesday.

Bishop was due to make $3.464 million this season. Heis comingoff a torn hamstring tendon that happened in thepreseason opener last year.

The 28-year-old inside linebacker had 310 tackles, nine sacks, seven forced fumbles and an interception since the Packers took him in the sixth round of the 2007 draft.

He played in 69 games, making 26 starts, and was part of the squad that won the Super Bowl following the 2010 season.

Shortly before his release was announced, Bishop said on Twitter he would take many memories and friendships from Green Bay. He says he's, "Forever grateful," and followed it with the hashtag "Pack."

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