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Linebacker Desmond Bishop agrees to terms with Vikings


GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Another former Green Bay Packer will be wearing the purple and gold next season, as linebacker Desmond Bishop has agreed to terms with the Minnesota Vikings.

Bishop's agent, Blake Baratz, posted a tweet Monday afternoon announcing the news.

Released by the Packers last week, Bishop's first free-agent visit was with the Vikings. Though Bishop had interest from other teams, including the Kansas City Chiefs and New York Giants, the 28-year-old decided to stay within the NFC North and sign with Minnesota.

Bishop is the latest in a series of former Packers who wound up with the Vikings later in their careers. Wide receiver Greg Jennings opted for a contract with Minnesota earlier this offseason after seven years in Green Bay. Quarterback Brett Favre, safety Darren Sharper and kicker Ryan Longwell are other notable names who made that jump over the past decade.

The Vikings' medical staff and front office clearly felt that the torn hamstring Bishop suffered in August 2012 was no longer an issue. Bishop claimed that he's been recovered for months and that his absence from the Packers' offseason training activities and minicamp practices were not directly related to that previous season-ending injury.


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