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Desmond Bishop Free Agency Update: Chiefs Still In The Running

The Kansas City Chiefs are courting free agent ILB Desmond Bishop and it appears as though they are one of three teams in the running to land the former Green Bay Packer.

From NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport:

Bishop also sent out a new tweet yesterday for the first time since beginning his free agency tour.

It looks like the Chiefs are now in a three-horse race. I think KC could have some serious competition with the Giants entering the mix. New York is a yearly Super Bowl contender so I am sure that is alluring to Bishop.

Still, the Chiefs have GM John Dorsey, who was one of the personnel people that scouted and drafted Bishop, as their ace in the hole. Hopefully Bishop will want to continue his career with one of the men who gave hi a shot in the NFL.

I would imagine Bishop is taking the weekend to think over his decision (and to see if any of the suitors up there offer) but I think he will pick his new team soon. Training camp is about four weeks away and Bishop will want to get into his new team’s defensive playbook so he can hit the ground running later this month.

What do you think, Addicts? Will Bishop choose the Chiefs?

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  • sidibeke

    The Giants must be tempting, but I have to imagine that playing alongside Hali, DJ and Houston would be appealing.

  • berttheclock

    As I wrote on the “Predicting the defense” thread, I still believe this comes down to Bishop and his agent having to quickly adjust to losing the expected ’13 and ’14 pay from GB, which was in excess of $4M per season and, perhaps, having to accept less money from any one of the three teams in the bidding. $4 M would be too high for the Chiefs unless there is some very quick adjusting of other salaries. Hard to say about the Giants, but, they are still trying to adjust several salaries.

  • ladner morse

    Both of the Vikings and Giants are 4-3 teams and the Packers run a 3-4 scheme like the Chiefs. If Bishop is at all considering this little tidbit of information about his potential new teams… it’s may give the Chiefs an edge. That’s what I’m hanging onto right now… anything I can believe in that will give the Chiefs an edge.

    Of all the positions on the Chiefs roster that were needing upgrading at the end of 2012… up to this point, ILB is the one that has been upgraded least of all. I’m also hoping Bishop will see this and the advantage to “completing” the greatness that could be the Chiefs LB corp.

    Bishop is a wonderful guy off the field. He grew up in northern California outside of the San Fran area. Hopefully he can relate to the solid mid-west values that come with living and raising a family in Kansas City Missouri.

    Whatever he decides… I wish this man well. He deserves something good.

    NOTE: the Giants have 3.3 mil of cap space left and it’s reported they’d like Bishop to sign a one year minimum deal.

    • berttheclock

      Yeah, Fairfield, CA, the home of the Jelly Belly factory. Hey, JD, offer him plenty of Jelly Beans.

    • berttheclock

      BTW, Ladner, did you see where the Giants have the most minimum salary players (11) on their roster?

      • ladner morse

        Nope… didn’t see that but… I love Jelly Bellies!

        I did notice that a Guard (Chris Snee) is the 2nd or 3rd highest paid player on their team.

  • paul pace

    If the Giants are in the mix I think he will chose them. I wish I was wrong but they (Giants) are in contention every year so that is pretty tempting for any player to want to be a part of. So, if I am wrong and he comes to the Chiefs then that would be a pleasant surprise. Althougn, I think the Chiefs will be find without him
    he (Bishop) would be a great addition to the linebacking corps.

  • Merlin_Arrowhead_Addict

    It almost always comes down to money, regardless of what a player may say. Money and a chance to win a Super Bowl are the largest driving factors.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    I’ll bet he signs with a team offering him more than one year on a contract. Throw two at him, structure it in such a way that you can cut him after one, and offer him some enticing performance incentives. Done deal.

    • calciomoti

      I believe you would be correct here. Nobody really wants a one year deal.