Aug 19, 2011; Green Bay, WI, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb (4) gets hit by Green Bay Packers linebacker Desmond Bishop (55) during the second quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Linebacker Desmond Bishop To Pick Between New York Giants, Kansas City Chiefs or Minnesota Vikings


After being released by the Green Bay Packers earlier this month, seven year veteran Desmond Bishop became a pretty desired man.

The talented linebacker missed the entire 2012 season with a severe right hamstring injury and after he and the Packers were unable to agree on a contract, the team released him when they were unable to find a willing trade partner.

A handful of teams were deemed as favorites to sign Bishop but it appears the former Cal Bear has narrowed his choices down to three teams.

Per Ian Rapoport:

What’s the latest on former #Packers LB Desmond Bishop? Still deciding between #Vikings, #Chiefs, and #Giants. Stay tuned…

Bishop, who had 90 solo tackles and 115 overall along with 5 sacks in 2011 says his goal is to be named the 2013 Defensive Player of the Year so whatever team does snag the linebacker, they should get a motivated talent.

Bishop would be projected to be a middle linebacker in both the Vikings and Giants 4-3 defenses while he’d most likely be a inside linebacker for the Chiefs

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