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    Quote Originally Posted by Minniman View Post
    In the Tampa 2, the MIKE often plays a center deep zone. Cover ability is a required skill.
    If Bishop is healthy, I think he will be an upgrade over Brinkley in coverage skills and an overall upgrade in talent.

    The big question for me is whether or not he is healthy. Last year he was paid ~$3.5M that most folks thought he more than earned. This year he is taking a one year $1.35M pay, which appears to be the market value. GB, NY, KC all reportedly were offering similar deals. Has to be due to the hamstring concern.

    I think it is a bit of a risk that could have good upside, but the price was right to give him a shot. Similar to Mauti. I guess if you get enough of these guys, one of them will beat the odds? In either case, the cost is pretty low to take the gamble.

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    He's only 28, kinda suprised they didn't try to lock him up for more than 1 year. Maybe they learned something from the Carlson signing a year ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmcdon00 View Post
    He's only 28, kinda suprised they didn't try to lock him up for more than 1 year. Maybe they learned something from the Carlson signing a year ago.
    His agent likely suggested a one year contract believing that Bishop would be underpaid because of his hamstring injury.

    A "show me" contract is a gamble for both sides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minniman View Post
    His agent likely suggested a one year contract believing that Bishop would be underpaid because of his hamstring injury.

    A "show me" contract is a gamble for both sides.
    well one year works for me. If he can play at a full level and show that he's recovered then we have the chance to keep him a lot longer. This could work well for both sides
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    I read an article yesterday (can't find it now) that didn't provide a lot of hope for a successful return from this type of injury. In fact most players who returned didn't play more than 2 games before leaving with injury again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BloodyHorns82 View Post
    I read an article yesterday (can't find it now) that didn't provide a lot of hope for a successful return from this type of injury. In fact most players who returned didn't play more than 2 games before leaving with injury again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple_Jesus View Post
    'Nuff said

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    Bottom line for me, our LB Corps just got Better...period.


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    Bishop ready to take on his ex-teammates

    Bishop ready to take on his ex-teammates | StarTribune.com

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    Desmond Bishop to sign with Vikings

    Hopefully he is ready for every team. We only play GB 2x.

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