Desmond Bishop Also Interested In Jaguars

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The Minnesota Vikings and Kansas City Chiefs are not the only teams on former Green Bay Packers ILB Desmond Bishop’s itinerary.

Bishop, who met with the Vikings yesterday and plans to arrive in Kansas City this evening, is also interested in the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

From Schefter:

Interestingly, the Jaguars are the team the new-look Chiefs play in their very first game of the season. I don’t know about you, but I would much rather have Desmond Bishop playing for the Chiefs rather than against them, come Week 1.

So far it least, it appears Bishop is going to depart Minnesota without a contract. The fact that he is considering a visit to Jacksonville but has yet to schedule one, could mean the veteran ILB is hoping to land with the Vikes or Chiefs and wants to see how those visits go before he commits to any further meetings.

Reports yesterday were that Bishop would arrive in KC tonight and then have his actual visit tomorrow. mIf I had to guess, I’d think the Chiefs plan to take Bishop to dinner this evening, perhaps to one of the fine local BBQ establishments, for a little meet and greet. Bishop already knows Chiefs GM John Dorsey and having played for the Packers, he should be pretty familiar with head coach Andy Reid.

One thing the Chiefs have in their favor is that Reid brings a little bit of star power with him. He’s well known and respected in the NFL and so he could help make a difference now and in the future, when free agents come to town.

Tomorrow, the Chiefs will likely let Bishop tour the facility and they may work him out a bit. If KC is satisfied that Bishop is healthy and will be ready for camp and both parties are interested, contract talks could begin. If the Chiefs are willing to pay and Bishop wants to stay, chances are the ILb won’t leave town without a contract. If Bishop does leave, well that doesn’t mean the Chiefs won’t sign him but it certainly lowers the odds.

What do you think, Addicts? If Bishop makes it to KC tonight, will he leave a Chief?

Topics: Desmond Bishop, Kansas City Chiefs

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  • berttheclock

    Not surprised David Caldwell and Gus Bradley are attempting to entice Bishop to Jacksonville. Bradley is really a LB coach first and a HC second. He vastly improved the defense of the Seahawks.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    If Bishop prefers Jacksonville to Kansas City and Minnesota, I won’t at all be disppointed when he lands there. It’ll be obvious that he’s crazy. Hahaha.

    • P Heitman

      At dinner tonight, the Chiefs need to make sure Bishop has seen the new Jags uniforms. No one in their right mind would want to wear those.

      • Patrick Allen

        Amazing comment. Top 2 this week for sure.

      • berttheclock

        Yeah, Dorsey should take Austen Lane along with them. Lane escaped such a fate.

      • KCPauly

        that’s some funny shit…Go Chiefs!!!!!!!!!

      • P Heitman

        Also, -2 for weird owner.

  • ArrowFan

    If healthy yes yes yes

  • Altarium

    The only reason I could see him actually consider going there is if both the Vikings and the Chiefs don’t offer him a contract, and/or the Jags offer him a lot more money. I’d think after winning one Superbowl, he’d want to win another.. and out of the three teams, we’re probably better set to make a good run at it than the other two… even with the Vikings making it to the playoffs this past season.

  • ArrowFan
    • In_My_Opinion1

      That shiz is funny. I almost registered on the site to leave a comment but, figured I would never visit it again for obvious reasons. From what I see, we easily have the talent to be a top 5 D- the only questions I have are about Sutton’s ability to be a great D-coordinator. The jury is out on that one..

    • berttheclock

      Hmmm, an Eagles fan who spends half his career writing about Wrestle Mania. Yeah, Justin Henry is really the Go To Guy for NFL expertise.

  • Aaron Shelton

    If the Chiefs sign him, I see no reason why we shouldn’t be the best defense in the NFL! We definitely will have the talent, if we stay healthy of course.

  • Jim Harper

    He could very well be the final piece to the puzzle that would make this defense possibly the best this franchise has ever had, and that is saying a lot.

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