At a time when Bishop is believed to be close to narrowing his options, they could be expanding beyond the Vikings, Chiefs, and Jaguars. The former Packers linebacker joined SiriusXM NFL Radio on Thursday to explain that there’s a new team in the mix.
“The Giants and Jacksonville,” Bishop told Tim Ryan and Pat Kirwan regarding the player’s post-Chiefs possibilities. “The Giants and Jacksonville are the next two that are interested. Actually, the Niners called but of course, you know, they’re kind of set over there. I appreciate their interest in me regardless. But the Giants, which is a real good situation, and Jacksonville as well.”
While it seems obvious based on Bishop’s comments that he won’t be heading to San Francisco, a trip to the Giants could be in his immediate future.
The expansion of Bishop’s potential destinations suggests that he doesn’t like the sound of any numbers discussed to date. If so, it’s not a surprise. The market for veteran players has dried up considerably in 2013.
Concerns regarding Bishop’s health also could be a factor, given that he suffered a serious hamstring injury in 2012.
“I don’t feel that at all,” Bishop said. “I wake up and I don’t know what leg it is. I’m 100 percent.”
If so, the Packers could regret letting him go. There’s a 100 percent chance he’s motivated to make that happen.