Desmond Bishop has agreed to a one-year contract with the Minnesota Vikings, according to Pro Football Talk.
Bishop was released by the Green Bay Packers last week. He visited the Vikings and Chiefs and also drew interest from the Giants and Jaguars.
So, the Packers will get to face an ultra-motivated Bishop twice a season and they’ll probably end up regretting it. Although he missed all of 2012 with a hamstring injury, Bishop was the team’s best defensive playmaker in 2011, when he had 115 tackles and five sacks in 13 games.
Bishop will compete with Erin Henderson to man the middle for the Vikings. Henderson had 80 tackles and three sacks in 2012 and is widely considered the weak link of Minnesota’s defense.
And of course, Bishop will join the list of Packers castoffs that the Vikings jumped all over — Darren Sharper, Ryan Longwell, Brett Favre, Robert Ferguson, Greg Jennings, etc., etc.
Some of those guys have been pretty successful. Our bet is Bishop joins that group and we’ll be sitting here wondering what Big Ted’s continued attachment to A.J. Hawk is.