With hardly any quality left in the free agency pool this time during the NFL preseason, Desmond Bishop is getting quite a lot of attention from teams in need of another linebacker, specifically from the New York Giants, Kansas City Chiefs and the Minnesota Vikings.
Bishop doesn’t care about playing for a contender; he simply wants to play. He didn’t play a single game in 2012 due to his slow recovery from his hamstring injury, after being a big part of the Packers’ team in the previous two years, filling quite a few roles at the linebacker position.
Like every player who leaves the Packers, he gave the Minnesota Vikings a chance to show him what their plan is, and with their need at linebacker, Bishop certainly liked what he saw. Next up were the Kansas City Chiefs, trying to load up on as much quality as possible, but that doesn’t mean Bishop is done looking at teams.
The New York Giants are next, with the Jacksonville Jaguars dropping out of the race. The San Francisco 49ers, according to Bishop, also gave him a call, but seeing how set they are with their linebacker situation, Bishop didn’t see himself getting too much playing time there.
According to him, the Giants are the ideal situation, and he’s hoping that their offer is going to be the one that convinces him to finally sign with a team for the 2013 season. At the moment, it looks like the Vikings and the Giants are in the lead for his talents. Minnesota could really have themselves a complete look on defense if they manage to plug the final hole they have with Bishop, while the Giants could make do with a quality linebacker just as much.
Kansas City? Unless they really blow Bishop away with their contract offer, it seems like they’re remaining as the third and last option for the 28 year old.