A report from Mike Garafolo of USA Today indicates that free agent linebacker Desmond Bishop won’t be a free agent much longer.
Bishop was released by the Packers on Monday and visited with the Vikings on Wednesday before moving on to a Thursday meeting with the Chiefs. Garafolo reports that Bishop is likely to make a choice between the Super Bowl IV opponents after his meeting with Kansas City despite some reported interest from the Jaguars.
Garafolo’s report suggests the Vikings are interested in bringing Bishop aboard after his workout, which presumably means they were satisfied that he’s recovered from the hamstring injury that ruined his 2012 season. Vikings defensive coordinator Alan Williams didn’t say anything in either direction after Bishop’s workout, saying only that the choice about signing him belongs to those higher up the food chain.
“Good workout,” Williams said. “We’ll see. We’re doing our due diligence in terms of bringing guys in that are free agents. The neat thing is, I don’t have to make those decisions. I just have to coach them once they get here. Coach Leslie Frazier and [General Manager] Rick Spielman, they’re the ones that make those hard decisions.”
The Chiefs will get their chance to do their due diligence on Thursday, although General Manager John Dorsey should be pretty familiar with Bishop. He was Green Bay’s director of college scouting when Bishop was drafted and remained with the organization until landing the job in Kansas City this offseason.