Green Bay Packers Release Linebacker Desmond Bishop

Bishop going in for a hit on Eli Manning.

Bishop going in for a hit on Eli Manning.

The Green Bay Packers part ways with one of their best linebackers in recent years with the release of Desmond Bishop. He missed all of 2012 on Injured Reserve. However in 2011, he was overshadowed by Clay Matthews III and A.J. Hawk, Bishop turned in a year worthy of defensive player of the year candidacy. Although he missed 3 games due to injury, he recorded 121 tackles, had 5 sacks and forced 2 fumbles. He should have gone to the Pro Bowl that year and was a starter when they faced the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV.

The word on the street is he will visit the Minnesota Vikings and could battle for a roster spot to line up next to Chad Greenway. If he does sign with the hated Vikings he would be the second Packer to sign with the team this off-season. Time will tell but Desmond Bishop is no longer a Green Bay Packer.

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