Desmond Bishop Update: Could Return To Packers, Considering Giants, Jaguars


The Kansas City Chiefs met today with free agent ILB Desmond Bishop and this afternoon, Bishop appeared on the Sirius XM NFL Radio show “Movin’ The Chains” with Pat Kirwan and Tim Ryan.

During the interview, Kirwan sent out an interesting tweet regarding Bishop’s decision.

Bishop has visit the Vikings and the Chiefs and in the interview, he talked bit about how both teams worked him out and had him go through medical exams.

The hosts asked Bishop if any other teams were interested and while Bishop said there were, he didn’t sound like he was going on any other visits.

“Other teams are interested,” said Bishop. “I don’t really know if I’m going to visit them.”

After some pushing from the hosts to “get your leverage up” Bishop mentioned a couple of other teams that were interested in the Fiants and Jaguars.

“The Giants and Jacksonville are the next two that are interested,” said Bishop. “Actually, the Niners called but they are already set over there.”

Bishop, who is coming off a serious ruptured hamstring tendon injury, said most of the teams are interested in inking him to a one-year deal. Likely, the Chiefs and Vikings will want to make sure Bishop can hold up for an entire season before they commit long-term.

I think Kirwan is right that Bishiop picks a team tonight or early tomorrow. Chances are his agentis negotiating right now and it is only a matter of time before a decision is made. if he is still in KC, that could be a good sign. After all, he will need to pick up his playbook. Any spied out at the airport?

Here is the audio from the interview:

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  • Alex Cervera

    Come on Dorsey, make the deal!

  • ladner morse

    Am praying.

    • Da Menace

      Hail Mary full of grace give us Bishop to pound Mannings face…

      • Michael Shaw

        That’s funny right there I don’t care who you are!!!

  • P Heitman

    Jesus, how bad does Kirwain want to see Bishop to the Giants, amirite?

  • Jim Harper

    Come on John!!!! It is time for the KC full court press. Make him an offer he can’t refuse

  • Stacy D. Smith

    He seems to be taking visits just to get himself a payday. I’m over it. We can roll with Nico Johnson and Akeem Jordan.

    • BWrangler

      His laissez faire attitude about the whole process is enough for me. I think our dog will hunt….

  • Calchiefsfan

    If no one is going to pay him considerably more than Green Bay then he will stay a Packer.

    • Stacy D. Smith

      He can’t “stay” a Packer, he was cut. He’ll have to be re-signed.

      • Calchiefsfan

        If he resigns then he stays a Packer. Geez Stacy, kind of splitting hairs on that one. Did I rub you wrong at some time?

        • Stacy D. Smith

          Don’t take it as a slight, dude. I wasn’t busting your chops. Just trying to clarify. Sorry.

          • Calchiefsfan

            Okay, no problem.

        • Michael Shaw

          I think Stacy is right. If he signs with anyone I would doubt that it is GB. Teams just don’t take a cap hit and then re-sign the guy. That is what restructuring a contract is for.

        • berttheclock

          Stacy is not splitting hairs. GB cut him due to financial considerations. Why in the world would they try to bring him back? One of the main reasons is they gave a raise to Bond, who played very well in his absence and is faster. They, also, have a large commitment to Hawke and should Bishop return, they would not play all three at the same time, so their salary for those 3 LBs would be too high. Someone had to go and Bishop was the question mark due to trying to recover his old abilities. ESPN Wisconsin’s Wilde even quoted him as saying GM management had not even asked him to restructure. They, simply, cut him. By cutting him, they are saving $3.464 M even against the $1.8 cap hit for dead money.

  • sidibeke

    Ah well, whatever Bishop does, it added a little excitement to the doldrums of the NFL year.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    Word has it that he’s mostly been offered 1-year deals. The Packers took a big cap hit by cutting him. Seems highly unlikely that they’ll take that hit and re-sign him.

    • berttheclock

      I thought they only took a $1.8 M (1.6 signing and $200,000 for practice) dead money hit. Had he stayed, he would have been due well over $4 M for ’13 and the same for ’14. Considering what they are paying both Bond and Hawke and many times would only have 2 of those 3 on the field at the same time, far too much money for that portion of the roster.

      • Stacy D. Smith

        You’re exactly right. Close to a $2m cap hit. I just can’t see them taking that hit and then bringing him back on to the payroll.

  • thabear04

    Out of the Teams Vikings,Jags,Giants and Chiefs if you look on paper we have 3 Top LB that made the pro bowl and has a great secondary. Roll with the best from the West.

  • berttheclock

    Completely off topic, but, in checking “Viking Age”, the Fan Sided Viking fan site about Bishop, I saw something which would make Jason Whitlock very happy. There is a thread up about Jeff George mentoring Christian Ponder.

  • Tony Parker

    If I was Dorsey, which im not, i would make this deal happen. If your serious about winning and I think he is, you get this guy signed. A huge difference maker that can turn the tide of a game with a forced fumble here, a sack there. we would have no question marks at ILB, just a winning attitude…DO IT DORSEY.
    GO D, GO CHIEFS