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Vikings place Desmond Bishop on IR

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Desmond Bishop’s year with the Vikings is now over.

The veteran linebacker, who tore his ACL in Sunday’s loss to the Panthers, was placed on season-ending injured reserve today, the team announced.

They replaced him on the 53-man roster by promoting rookie wide receiver Rodney Smith from the practice squad.

The 29-year-old Bishop joined the Vikings after missing last season with the Packers because of a hamstring injury. He didn’t make an immediate impact, as last week was his first start of the year.

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32 Responses to “Vikings place Desmond Bishop on IR”
  1. localoutlaw says: Oct 17, 2013 12:48 PM

    Wow…..good call Ted Thompson!

  2. jhein23 says: Oct 17, 2013 12:49 PM

    Hate to say it because he’s a great guy but career could be over.

  3. asherallencanttackle says: Oct 17, 2013 12:54 PM

    …and a terrible defense gets worse. If Harrison Smith goes on IR then Minnesota may end up with a top 3 pick again. Tough days ahead.

  4. buffaloviking says: Oct 17, 2013 12:59 PM

    Frazier doesn’t play his rookies now why would he promote another. Team is in shambles. Clean house lets get ready for next year. Skol Vikings. Keep the faith.

  5. mn1288 says: Oct 17, 2013 12:59 PM

    Too bad for him…The guy really brought the wood for a couple years in Green Bay.

  6. mrwonderful73 says: Oct 17, 2013 1:06 PM

    Wow! vikings sure got one over on the Packers by signing him and Jennings……

  7. joker65 says: Oct 17, 2013 1:11 PM

    localoutlaw says:
    Oct 17, 2013 12:48 PM
    Wow…..good call Ted Thompson!

    Yeah, because Thompson could see the future and knew Bishop would blow out his ACL.

  8. fwippel says: Oct 17, 2013 1:14 PM

    Why the hell did Frazier promote a WR from the practice squad? Their secondary is decimated with injuries, and those who aren’t hurt can’t play worth a lick.

    Hope Bishop makes a full recovery. Would love to see him in purple next year, back at full strength.

  9. filthymcnasty1 says: Oct 17, 2013 1:16 PM

    Viking fans were so pleased with themselves after this signing. This is just one more disappointment in what is shaping up to be another disastrous season of incompetent Viking football.

  10. getsome636 says: Oct 17, 2013 1:21 PM

    Sucks, he was my favorite Packer 2 years ago. One of the most underrated LB’s in the game until he got hurt.

  11. aa1829 says: Oct 17, 2013 1:22 PM

    Best of luck to you DB. Your a stand up guy, a very good player, and don’t deserve this, although lets face it, you did sign with the ladies in MN. Packer nation wishes you and your family good things in the future, whatever that may be.

  12. mvp43 says: Oct 17, 2013 1:30 PM

    Surprisingly, Greg Jennings ( or his sister) has had nothing to say the past few weeks. Glad it worked out for you!

  13. torkzilla12 says: Oct 17, 2013 1:35 PM

    joker65 says:
    Oct 17, 2013 1:11 PM
    localoutlaw says:
    Oct 17, 2013 12:48 PM
    Wow…..good call Ted Thompson!

    Yeah, because Thompson could see the future and knew Bishop would blow out his ACL.

    @Localoutlaw I guess you missed the part where that was his first start……

  14. packman15 says: Oct 17, 2013 1:38 PM

    Unfortunately, it is a young man’s game and some guys get older faster than others. Bishop may return next year, but TT has his rhyme and reason and generally he is right.

  15. cursedvikings1998 says: Oct 17, 2013 1:39 PM

    That’s the Vikings for you.

  16. suns11111 says: Oct 17, 2013 1:48 PM

    Easy Packer Fans………your injury list isn’t any better. Yes your record is…………Viks GM was just filling the 2 to 3 pack to viks yearly quota. Now looks like the bucs have the player(s) we need. Gulp!

  17. 4greatestvikingever says: Oct 17, 2013 1:53 PM

    Thanks a lot Packers. You got anyone who doesn’t get injured that we can sign?

  18. dublindemonszfl says: Oct 17, 2013 2:02 PM

    WTH 2 defensive players go down and the Vikings pull up another WR from the practice squad. We should never have beaten the Steelers. We are the worst run team in the league, fire them all!

  19. jcbadger34 says: Oct 17, 2013 2:02 PM

    There goes the Vikings’ Super Bowl hopes…….

    LOL Vikings.

  20. whatjusthapped says: Oct 17, 2013 2:26 PM

    I remember the day the Vikings signed him, bold predictions from the fan base on how he is the missing piece to their Superbowl run.

    That’s the problem with paper championships, they tend to blow away with the first test of a stiff wind, or in the Viking’s case, the Browns and the Panthers, and soon to join them, the Giants.

  21. emoney826 says: Oct 17, 2013 2:29 PM

    So much for his Defensive Player of the Year prediction.

  22. tutamus says: Oct 17, 2013 2:36 PM

    @immafubared

    Yeah and all that group of undersized, unknown and injury prone group of guys did was won the super bowl.

  23. jcbadger34 says: Oct 17, 2013 2:36 PM

    immafubared says: Oct 17, 2013 2:05 PM

    He has only two players that would offer trade notice: Mathews and Rogers.
    —————

    Oh yeah, I’m sure no other team would want Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, James Jones, Eddie Lacy, Morgan Burnett, Josh Sitton, Casey Hayward, BJ Raji, etc. etc. etc.

    This comment is especially hilarious coming fom a Vikings fan……considering you know if any player is released from the Packers, there is a 50/50 shot he will land with that desperate, ringless franchise up in Minnesota.

  24. richcranium2112 says: Oct 17, 2013 2:50 PM

    Bummer for Desmond.

    So much for DMVP….

    Hoping for a fast recovery.

  25. trannesotabiqueens says: Oct 17, 2013 2:51 PM

    @immafubared and the last time the packers were hit this hard by injuries they won a Super Bowl. Those 5th, 6th, 7th round picks add a lot of depth for cheap. You’re just salty

  26. shlort says: Oct 17, 2013 3:01 PM

    Bad deal for Bishop. He is a solid LB and will come back from the injury to play again.

    The Vikings are now even weaker on Defense. I think I made a mistake in my thinking that Frazer would bring that team back if given an opportunity.I don’t know if it is Frazer or the front office, but to have basically zero depth at key positions is a huge lapse in judgement in my opinion.

  27. acmepacker says: Oct 17, 2013 3:05 PM

    Too bad for Bishop, hopes he makes it back. He was one of my favorite players with the Pack and I wish him well, no matter who he is playing for.

  28. emoney826 says: Oct 17, 2013 3:18 PM

    Settle down, packer and Viking fans. No need for us to argue about this. A guy went down with an injury unrelated to his previous injury. Nothing to do with Ted knowing more than anyone else and nothing to do with the vikings signing a bad player. ACL injuries happen all of the time. It just sucks that it had to happen to a good guy like Bishop. He was a hell of a linebacker.

  29. wafflestomp says: Oct 17, 2013 5:34 PM

    Sad to see this happen to a good guy like Desmond, but it was inevitable.

    Coming off the injury, he had, often compromises an athlete with other leg injuries. This is why Ted wouldn’t allow team doctors to clear him for practice, also why he was eventually let loose.

    Cheer up Vike fans. It’s a long season and your team is still undefeated outside the friendly confines of the United States.

  30. axespray says: Oct 17, 2013 5:43 PM

    Man that sucks.
    Bishop is/was an awesome hard hitting player and an even better dude.

    I got his autograph at one of those Packer Tailgate party things, dude was cool as heck – didn’t rush with the autograph signings, took time to speak with fans and what not.

    Sucks when an injury derails a hardworking player’s career.

  31. cheddarisbeddar says: Oct 17, 2013 10:12 PM

    joker65 says:
    Oct 17, 2013 1:11 PM
    localoutlaw says:
    Oct 17, 2013 12:48 PM
    Wow…..good call Ted Thompson!

    Yeah, because Thompson could see the future and knew Bishop would blow out his ACL.

    Or because TT saw a player that has hampered by nagging injuries who wouldn’t have made a difference in the Packers front seven this year and beyond, so he cut his losses.

    It’s telling that DB didn’t even make a start until Week 6 on an atrocious Vikings defense.

    How’s Jennings working out? Is he the difference maker you all thought he was going to be?

  32. jdhein22 says: Oct 19, 2013 1:44 AM

    So, defensive player of the year, eh?

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