Aug 16, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; A general view a Minnesota Vikings helmet during the second half against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Bills beat the Vikings 20-16. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Vikings linebacker Desmond Bishop: "I was a little rusty"

Linebacker Desmond Bishop got back on the field for the first time in over a year. The moment he had been waiting for since suffering a hamstring injury in last year’s preseason when he was with the Green Bay Packers.

“I was a little rusty,” Bishop said, via the Pioneer Press. “I think my adrenaline kind of got the best of me on the first couple plays. That first drive, that first time I got in there on a long drive, it was kind of hectic. But it was fun.”

The Vikings decided to give Bishop a chance when he was released by the Packers in June.

“You could see he was a little rusty early on,” coach Leslie Frazier said. “But then he settled in and began to make some plays and got comfortable communicating, as well. As much as anything, it was good to see him out there running around so now he can assess where he is, and so can we.”

Bishop wasn’t completely satisfied with his play in his first game back in NFL action.

“There were a couple plays I wanted back,” Bishop said. “Those kind of nullified my sack a little bit. It’s all part of the game. Every single snap I had, I was just grateful for them.”


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