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Desmond Bishop will miss Saturday night scrimmage


Linebacker Desmond Bishop has recovered from a torn hamstring that sidelined him for all of the 2012 season.  But Bishop now has a new injury, reportedly to his groin.

I’ll be fine,” Bishop said after suffering the injury on Friday, via Brian Murphy of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Defensive coordinator Alan Williams said Saturday that Bishop will be held out of a Saturday night scrimmage, but Williams declined to delve into details.

Also missing the scrimmage will be first-round cornerback Xavier Rhodes, who has a hamstring injury, and safety Mistral Raymond.

Bishop signed with the Vikings after being cut by the Packers in June.  He’s been competing for the weakside linebacker job with Marvin Mitchell.

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14 Responses to “Desmond Bishop will miss Saturday night scrimmage”
  1. filthymcnasty1 says: Aug 3, 2013 8:21 PM

    It must be tough on these guys knowing that no matter how well they play this season, they’re screwed because of Ponder.

  2. wsperegoiv says: Aug 3, 2013 8:23 PM

    All minor injuries, no big deal at this point. Hopefully there’s no more devastation injuries around the league for a while.

  3. whatjusthapped says: Aug 3, 2013 8:34 PM

    I would tell the Viking fans to get used to it but I don’t want to shatter their Superbowl dreams.

    Signing over the hill, ex Packers is not a viable team building strategy but jealousy can do that to a GM.

  4. dg0122 says: Aug 3, 2013 8:46 PM

    I dont understand why the networks arent leading with this story…this is Desmond Freaking Bishop we’re talking about here, people…a little respect please

  5. glennsyank13 says: Aug 3, 2013 9:23 PM

    Backup linebackers lead teams to superbowls, right Vikings fans?

  6. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Aug 3, 2013 9:45 PM

    He’s been competing for the job against Marvin Mitchell. All you need to know.

  7. allday420ap says: Aug 3, 2013 10:55 PM

    The Bishop will be just fine.
    The packers however will not be.

  8. taintedsaints2009 says: Aug 4, 2013 12:12 AM

    Didn’t know Rhodes was injured. Hamstring is never a good sign. Those linger for months if you don’t let it rest.

  9. skimbell says: Aug 4, 2013 9:21 AM

    “…But Bishop now has a new injury…”
    Here we go…!

  10. skimbell says: Aug 4, 2013 9:22 AM

    “…But Bishop now has a new injury…”
    Here we go…!

  11. youallrfools says: Aug 5, 2013 1:01 AM

    Filthy – I usually just shrug my shoulders or shake my head at the idiocy you post, but unfortunately I have to agree with you on this. Too bad you just lost your blind side tackle for the season.

  12. chubrock50 says: Aug 5, 2013 5:06 PM

    Backup linebackers lead teams to superbowls, right Vikings fans?

    Back up? He was and would have been the Packs starting MLB last year if he didn’t tear his hamstring. Hes only a back up right now cause hes learning a new system.

  13. ruvelligwebuike says: Aug 5, 2013 11:53 PM

    His face in that picture says, “Man, I wish I still played for a real team.”

  14. vikescry1 says: Aug 7, 2013 6:31 PM

    get well bishop i’m still frustrated they cut u. hope u do well just not against the pack.

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