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.