On Monday, the Green Bay Packers released ILB Desmond Bishop and according to Ian Rapoport, Bishop will visit the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 18, 2013
Bishop is reportedly meeting with the Minnesota Vikings today. Should the Vikes let him leave without a contract, KC is up next. As Rapoport notes, Bishop plans to arrive on Wednesday and visit on Thursday.
It makes total sense that the Chiefs would go after Bishop. Despite drafting Nico Johnson, KC’s ILB situation is far from solidified. A healthy Bishop could step in immediately and start next to Derrick Johnson. If Bishop can still play like he did in 2010 and 2011, the Chiefs would likely have the best linebacking group in the NFL.
By a mile.
Bishop missed all of last season with a ruptured hamstring tendon but he is scheduled to be ready to go by training camp. If healthy, signing Bishop is a no-brainer for the Chiefs.
The problem, is Minnesota.
The Vikings somehow got themselves to the top of Bishop’s visit list. If Minnesota really wants him, they will likely roll out the red carpet and ensure that Bisop never makes it to Kansas City.
Thankfully, the Chiefs have John Dorsey as their GM. Bishop and Dorsey were together in Green Bay so Dorsey may be able to convince Bishop to at least hold off on signing anything until after a visit to Arrowhead is complete.
Tell the local BBQ joints to get the smokers ready, Addicts. The Chiefs have a FA coming to town.