November 26, 2014

Bishop starts his free agent tour

Desmond Bishop

Desmond Bishop

As expected, it didn’t take long for teams to start showing interest in now free agent linebacker Desmond Bishop.

Bishop broke the news himself talking to reporters Monday night and Tuesday that the Minnesota Vikings would be first on his list of teams to visit.  That visit was expected to be Tuesday, though Vikings head coach Leslie Fraizer wouldn’t confirm.

Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reported that Kansas City would be second on the list, if he left Minnesota without a contract.  The Chiefs hired former Green Bay Director of Football Relations and Scouting Director John Dorsey as their GM.  A few other teams have had reported interest in Bishop including the Oakland Raiders.  Oakland’s GM in Reggie McKenzie, who was in the Packers front office from 1994 to 2011.

The Packers released Bishop on Monday after 6-seasons in the league.  Bishop was set to make nearly $3.5 million in based salary in 2013.  He spent all of 2012 on the IR with a severe hamstring injury.