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Bishop apparently down to three choices

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There aren’t many free agents worth pursuing at this time of year, but the ones who are out there are drawing plenty of attention.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, former Packers linebacker Desmond Bishop is “still deciding” between offers from the Giants, Chiefs and Vikings.

That would ostensibly exclude the Jaguars, who had been mentioned by Bishop himself as a possibility. Rapoport also mentioned that he heard the list was down to three.

If Bishop can get well and stay well, he’d be an upgrade for many teams. The Vikings were the first name most thought of, and his first visit. The Chiefs make sense for the John Dorsey connection from his Packers days. But the Giants are breaking in a brand new set of linebackers anyway, so adding Bishop wouldn’t disrupt anything that’s been installed to this point.

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44 Responses to “Bishop apparently down to three choices”
  1. santoryu64 says: Jun 21, 2013 4:25 PM

    This guys is probably begging Dorsey and Reid to join the impending Chiefs dynasty.

  2. tigers182 says: Jun 21, 2013 4:27 PM

    When he decides. He should line up a hat from all 3 teams and pick the hat of the team he’s going to play for. That is sooo cool when people do that.

    I also like Jimmy Fallon.

  3. filthymcnasty1 says: Jun 21, 2013 4:29 PM

    Bishop needs to decide if he can stomach the stench of losing that the Vikings are so well known for.

  4. wipackman1265 says: Jun 21, 2013 4:30 PM

    If he is broke down and can’t play hell be the latest in a long line of ex Packers to suck the last $$$$ out of a dumb Viking team….

    But if he can still play he’ll go to KC or NYG

  5. firestarter0728 says: Jun 21, 2013 4:30 PM

    “The Vikings were the first name most thought of”

    …as is always the case when a Packer hits the waiver wire.

  6. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 21, 2013 4:30 PM

    Good, Jags don’t want some smelly old Cheesehead that has passed it’s “best by” date. Only fresh and wholesome fare in Jax these days.

  7. greenpackage says: Jun 21, 2013 4:31 PM

    He’s a Packer castaway. We all know he’s going to the Vikings.

  8. mrpresident2 says: Jun 21, 2013 4:31 PM

    Pick the chiefs!

  9. lombardihero says: Jun 21, 2013 4:34 PM

    Rumors out of Minnesota is that the Vikes are passing on Bishop so if someone is trying to drive his stock up good luck there.
    ~
    Rumor has it his workout was just okay and has left those offering contracts to wonder if Bishops injury could hold up.
    ~
    Good Luck where ever he goes but word of caution serious Hamstring injuries are a recurring nightmare.

  10. johnnyb216 says: Jun 21, 2013 4:34 PM

    Down to 3 choices? I thought 3 choices was all he ever had?

  11. albertmn says: Jun 21, 2013 4:34 PM

    I see that Pack fans here are living up to their reputation as dbag trolls.

  12. packerbackernj says: Jun 21, 2013 4:35 PM

    He has a couple good years left if the leg holds up. Brad Jones made him expendable.

  13. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Jun 21, 2013 4:37 PM

    If he signs with the Vikings, Packer fans will tell us that he hasn’t recovered from his injury and he won’t be able to play. If he signs with anyone else, Packer fans will rip the Vikings for losing out on this great player.

  14. bigbluefan11 says: Jun 21, 2013 4:39 PM

    Hope he goes to the Giants. Team desperately needs linebackers.

  15. stellarperformance says: Jun 21, 2013 4:42 PM

    If he could play for the Packers, he’d still be there. His pride alone rules out a return (for less money.) But that same pride will make him choose another team “just to show them the mistake they made.”

    Pffftt! (….and waving my fingers with my thumb on my nose.)

  16. GenXJay says: Jun 21, 2013 4:43 PM

    Fact: He is a good player.
    Fact: TT cut him.
    Conclusion: cheese bay is in decline & their trolls’ Aarongance is camouflaging fear.

  17. packerbackernj says: Jun 21, 2013 4:48 PM

    @rick

    Just like when we released him, according to many people, we released a pivitol player to out “bad” defense. And if we would have kept him, and he bombed TT would have “lost his touch.”

  18. stellarperformance says: Jun 21, 2013 4:52 PM

    Rick Spielman is a Magician says:
    Jun 21, 2013 4:37 PM
    If he signs with the Vikings, Packer fans will tell us that he hasn’t recovered from his injury and he won’t be able to play. If he signs with anyone else, Packer fans will rip the Vikings for losing out on this great player.
    /////////////////////////////////

    We don’t have to……..you just did.

  19. pooflingingmonkey says: Jun 21, 2013 4:52 PM

    Is anyone surprised that he doesn’t want to play for Jacksonville? The city is an enormous cesspool, and the team is CFL quality.

  20. schmitty2 says: Jun 21, 2013 4:53 PM

    GenXJay says:Jun 21, 2013 4:43 PM

    Fact: He is a good player.
    Fact: TT cut him.
    Conclusion: cheese bay is in decline & their trolls’ Aarongance is camouflaging fear.

    Fact: You can’t spell arrogance.

  21. kingcarlbanks says: Jun 21, 2013 4:55 PM

    Come to NY Bishop, little to no competition for a starting job, and best of all not having to play in a backwater like KC or MN.

  22. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 21, 2013 4:59 PM

    Well, two of his choices are “take it” or “leave it”, what is the third?

  23. gbmickey says: Jun 21, 2013 5:04 PM

    Schmitty that is his poor attempt at humor much like his creative Erin Rodgers or my personal favorite, cheesebay.

  24. purpleguy says: Jun 21, 2013 5:05 PM

    Rumor has it he’s having a hard time making a decision between teams in 3 actual metropolitan areas because he never realized there were restaurants in NFL towns other than an Applebees, Culver’s and Bob’s Friday Night Fish Fry House.

  25. gpete1962 says: Jun 21, 2013 5:32 PM

    If he is healthy, he would be the answer to a Giant 5th Superbowl.

  26. xdcowboysx says: Jun 21, 2013 6:18 PM

    it must be a really slow news day if they keep updating information on this guy. who cares what team he signs with.

  27. conormacleod says: Jun 21, 2013 7:02 PM

    I’ve never met a Packer fan I’ve liked.

  28. ponderthedumpoffking says: Jun 21, 2013 7:02 PM

    If he was healthy, the packers would have kept him.

    If the Vikings won Super Bowls their fans wouldn’t be so whiny.

    If Peterchoke wouldn’t have fumbled, he’d have had a chance for a Super Bowl.

    If Cheaterson didn’t use HGH he’d have had 500 yards last year.

    If yikes fans weren’t related to their spouses, pigs would fly.

    If you took the average packer fan IQ, divide by two, and subtract 60, you’re in the neighborhood of Vikings fans.

    Ifs are fun.

  29. tokyosandblaster says: Jun 21, 2013 7:04 PM

    Oh, look, Rick says that packers fans will flip flop on an issue.

    Go check out the post about Peterson / Harvin.

    There he says Harvin was overrated, now that he is a Seahawk.

  30. kev86 says: Jun 21, 2013 7:14 PM

    Packer fans are arrogant.

  31. mp4pack says: Jun 21, 2013 7:19 PM

    What amazes me is the list of Packers that have been cut while Jarrett Bush is still on the team. They need to send his butt down to AA Minnesota.

  32. tommyribs says: Jun 21, 2013 9:02 PM

    The GIANTS need Bishop.

    BADLY!

    I hope we get him because our LB Corps is sub-par right now.

  33. daveb204 says: Jun 21, 2013 9:10 PM

    Vikings are interested in a ex packer…as is tradition.

  34. 15412pack says: Jun 21, 2013 9:46 PM

    As a packer fan, this move worries me. I’m not sold on Brad Jones at ILB and Bishop was our only physical one.. But these Viking fans are blind if they don’t see the Vikes fetish for ex-packers. It’s pretty ridiculous how many they sign. bob ferguson, sharper, longwell, favre, jennings

  35. stellarperformance says: Jun 21, 2013 9:48 PM

    conormacleod says:
    Jun 21, 2013 7:02 PM
    I’ve never met a Packer fan I’ve liked.
    ////////////////////////////////////////

    I know it must be lonesome in prison, but when do you get out of solitary?

  36. filthymcnasty1 says: Jun 21, 2013 11:42 PM

    kev86 says:
    Jun 21, 2013 7:14 PM
    Packer fans are arrogant.

    ********************************************

    Maybe, but it’s not our fault that we’re better than you people.

  37. oldlineman says: Jun 22, 2013 12:10 AM

    Sign with the Purple Bishop, its a joy to just kick back and watch all the booze fueled hate flow…

  38. brewdogg says: Jun 22, 2013 12:13 AM

    ponderthedumpoffking says: Jun 21, 2013 7:02 PM

    If you took the average packer fan IQ, divide by two, and subtract 60, you’re in the neighborhood of Vikings fans.
    __________________

    This one is just too dumb to pass up…..

    IF one were to believe (as so many of these Packer trolls assert) that all Viking fans are on the low end of severe mental retardation (a category that encompasses around .05% of the population), than the average Packer fan would have to have an IQ of 160 or greater.

    IF that is the case, how about you all take those foam cheese wedges off your head and use that pizza delivery money you waste on “stock” to buy a chemistry set and find the cure to cancer. Then your genius wouldn’t be wasted spewing nonsense on every Viking post on this site.

    Of course, IF you had half the brains you claim to, I’m sure you would have found something better to do than troll football posts. Being from Wisconsin, I’m sure there is a microbrewery nearby that would welcome your input. Try New Glarus, they could use some help with their Yokel and Road Slush. Just don’t touch the Spotted Cow or Fat Squirrel!!!

    Ifs are fun…..

  39. brewdogg says: Jun 22, 2013 12:27 AM

    packerbackernj says: Jun 21, 2013 4:35 PM

    He has a couple good years left if the leg holds up. Brad Jones made him expendable.
    __________________

    Would that be the same Brad Jones that was supposed to be the answer at OLB a couple years ago? The one who averages about 2 tackles/game?

    Besides, he’s 27 already. Isn’t he just two years away from being too old?

  40. ponderthedumpoffking says: Jun 22, 2013 10:43 AM

    Brewdogg is all angry.

    Sorry if I hit so close to the mark.

    Well, no I’m not.

  41. deltaoracle says: Jun 22, 2013 4:03 PM

    If they decided World Champions by drawing names out of a hat: “Jacksonville is winner #31, which leaves only the Minne – no, wait! The slip says ‘7 1/2!'”

  42. whatjusthapped says: Jun 22, 2013 6:37 PM

    Bishop is using the Vikings to leverage a bigger payday. In the final analysis, he knows there is a reason that Vikings always falls short and after winning one ring, he’s knows that’s all he will get if he signs with Minnesota.

  43. bluebagz says: Jun 23, 2013 12:53 PM

    Bishop would be a nice addition to our linebacker corp, but I like the speed of J. Williams, and Rivers if both can stay healthy. Paysinger and Mark H. are both question marks in my book as far starting and leading the defense. Go Blue !!!

  44. silentfreedom5 says: Jun 23, 2013 3:26 PM

    Packers cut him for financial reasons only. They have a lot of money to dish out next season, and they were already paying 3 guys starters money at ILB, someone had to go. None of us have seen him work out so we cant determine how healthy he is or how good he is.

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