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Cardinals signing Desmond Bishop

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The Cardinals are without their top two inside linebackers from last season with Daryl Washington suspended and Karlos Dansby in Cleveland, leaving them with Kevin Minter and Larry Foote as starters heading into the season.

Arizona may not be totally thrilled with their options in the event that either of those players is forced out of the lineup because they are adding some more veteran depth at the position. Tom Pelissero of USA Today reports that the Cardinals are signing Desmond Bishop.

Bishop tore his ACL last October, ending his stay in Minnesota after just four games. Bishop also missed the entire 2012 season for the Packers after a serious hamstring injury, so it has been a while since he’s been at full speed.

Should he be healthy enough to get there this summer, Bishop should wind up as a top backup at inside linebacker for Arizona. Ernie Sims, who was trying to earn that role, was recently let go by the team.

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14 Responses to “Cardinals signing Desmond Bishop”
  1. tundra67 says: Aug 14, 2014 11:31 AM

    Packer fans wailed when he was released, but it was the right call by TT. It’s a shame he can’t stay healthy …

    He definitely played with good fire and intensity in GB and earned his SB ring.

  2. cribbage12 says: Aug 14, 2014 11:39 AM

    That he did. The middle of the field in GB
    still misses him. Wish you well Desmond.

  3. valhallavictory says: Aug 14, 2014 11:55 AM

    Played pretty good in MN for a few games before going down. Could have been a steal, still might be for AZ.

  4. chris1cat says: Aug 14, 2014 11:59 AM

    Vikes fan wishes him the best. Stay healthy!

  5. dwoofer says: Aug 14, 2014 12:01 PM

    Another Super Bowl ring for him this season.

  6. seahawkfanfrom1970s says: Aug 14, 2014 12:07 PM

    As a football fan I welcome the signing of Bishop Desmond Tutu. Much success do I wish for him in Arizona.

  7. guitarfreak21 says: Aug 14, 2014 12:11 PM

    He should just retire… sometimes staying in the game is just not in the cards, no matter the potential.

  8. delusionalcardsfan says: Aug 14, 2014 12:56 PM

    Welcome to the Birdgang!

  9. granadafan says: Aug 14, 2014 12:58 PM

    The guy has a motor that won’t quit. Best of luck to Bishop. He wanted to be Defensive Player of the Year but injuries damaged that goal.

  10. djvh2 says: Aug 14, 2014 1:00 PM

    He was great for the Packers while healthy. Hopefully he can bring it in AZ.

  11. milkcan44 says: Aug 14, 2014 2:48 PM

    A guy who waited his turn in GB, played great when he got it, but just had terrible luck on the injury front.
    Hope that bad luck has ended.

  12. deltaoracle says: Aug 14, 2014 4:08 PM

    Some players have bad injury luck whether they play in GB or not.

  13. axespray says: Aug 14, 2014 4:22 PM

    I hope he rebounds and has a couple of good years.

    He’s an awesome leader and an awesome player – I hope he does good in Arizona (until we play them).

  14. 702vikes says: Aug 14, 2014 7:00 PM

    im pretty sure thats marvin mitchell , not desmond bishop

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