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    Desmond Bishop to sign with Vikings

    Minneosta Vikings, ex-Green Bay Packers LB Desmond Bishop agree to deal - ESPN

    I didn't expect this after he left to look at other teams. Nice signing.
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    Incoming Erin Henderson rant..

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    Ha!

    I just posted today that since he left without a contract that he was unlikely to sign ( which was using the reverse Jedi mind trick) and it worked lol.

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    Good signing ... Hope they put him in the right spot.
    Vikings sign Desmond Bishop, but where does he fit in Minnesota? - SBNation.com

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    Definitely a depth signing here, but hopefully he can start for us and at least make the ILB position competitive during the season. I hope he can stay healthy and make some plays for us. Good pickup by Spielman and Co.

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    Adam Caplan asked two NFL executives about Bishop's strengths and weaknesses and the negatives included a lack of speed and coverage ability. Bishop was pegged as a two-down linebacker who can be exposed when isolated in coverage. Those weaknesses could make him an awkward fit at outside linebacker, a position Henderson has excelled at during his career.
    In the Tampa 2, the MIKE often plays a center deep zone. Cover ability is a required skill.

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    Vikings sign ex-Green Bay linebacker Desmond Bishop to 1-year deal

    Bishop was released by the Green Bay Packers a week ago, worked out for the Vikings last week and was signed by the team to a one-year deal Monday.

    Bishop was a very productive player for the Packers; he had 218 total tackles in 2010 and 2011 before having to miss the 2012 season because of a hamstring injury.
    Another one year deal? No options for a second year at least?

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/blogs

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    Desmond Bishop to sign with Vikings

    He is just a temp while they develop the younger guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minniman View Post
    Another one year deal? No options for a second year at least?

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/blogs
    Actually there was some consideration put into that. By offering more than the one year minimum, and not taking advantage of the minimum salary benefit rule for cap space, the Vikings give themselves the ability to resign before free agency starts.

    The biggest benefit from not using the minimum-salary benefit comes from the ability to extend the playerís contract before the start of free agency in the next league year. Any veteran player who signs the one-year deal for the reduced cap charge canít sign a new contract with his current team until it expires, necessarily putting him on the open market.
    Bishop deal worth up to $1.35 million | ProFootballTalk
    Zeus wrote:
    When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?

    =Z=

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