When the Vikings signed linebacker Desmond Bishop, it was widely assumed he’d battle with Erin Henderson for the middle linbacker position. Bishop then told PFT Live that he could play outside or inside.
On Thursday, coach Leslie Frazier told reporters that Bishop will begin on the outside.
According to Ben Goessling of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Frazier explained that the Vikings like Bishop’s blitzing skills.
If he wins the job, it’ll likely be Chad Greenway on the weak side, Bishop on the strong side, and Henderson in the middle.
Bishop was cut by the Packers late in the offseason program, after suffering a preseason hamstring tear in 2012. He missed all of the season.