Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Vikings place LB Desmond Bishop on IR


The Desmond Bishop experiment in Minnesota looks to be over, at least for the season.

Pro Football Talk is reporting that the Vikings linebacker will be placed on season-ending injured reserve. Bishop tore his ACL in last week’s 35-10 loss to the Carolina Panthers.

Bishop’s place on the Vikings 53-man roster was taken by rookie wide receiver Rodney Smith , who was promoted from their practice squad.

The 29-year-old linebacker missed all of last season with the Green Bay Packers because of a hamstring injury. He was signed in the offseason by the Vikings to bolster the team’s linebacking core, but made very little impact. Sunday’s game was Bishop’s first start of the season, and he didn’t make it past halftime.

In Bishop’s six-year NFL career, the linebacker has 297 combined tackles with 9 sacks, 8 forced fumbles, and an interception.


Tags: Desmond Bishop Minnesota Vikings