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Desmond Bishop To Visit Vikings Today

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Leon Halip

As I said in the Open Thread, everyone prepare your best DERP THE VIKINGS ARE SIGNING THE PACKERS LEFTOVERS DERP one-liners. Or, you know. . .seriously. . .get over it already.

The Green Bay Packers released linebacker Desmond Bishop yesterday, and his first stop as a newly-minted free agent is going to be with the Minnesota Vikings. Bishop has played one of the inside spots in the Packers' 3-4 defense, and it is unclear whether the Vikings would want him to play the weak-side linebacker position (keeping Erin Henderson in the middle) or to have him move to the middle of Minnesota's 4-3 (which would probably be less of a transition and allow Henderson to stay at the position he has been at for the entirety of his career to this point).

After leading the Green Bay defense in tackles in 2011, Bishop missed the entire 2012 season after injuring his hamstring in a pre-season game against the San Diego Chargers.

If the Vikings were to sign Bishop, it would do a lot to help their linebacking corps, provided that Bishop is fully recovered from his injury from last season. If he is, the Vikings would still be getting a pretty damn productive football player.

If anything happens on this front, we'll let you know as soon as it does.