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Vikes working out ex-Packers LB Wednesday

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07:01 AM ET 06.18 | At the very least, Desmond Bishop didn't have to wait very long or go very far for his next chance. [Bishop], who was released by the Green Bay Packers on Monday, told ESPN Wisconsin that he will visit the Vikings on Tuesday. An NFL source told 1500 ESPN that Bishop actually will workout for the Vikings on Wednesday. The Vikings lost starting middle linebacker Jasper Brinkley to Arizona in free agency and have been using Erin Henderson in the middle during Organized Team Activities. ... Bishop's release did not come as a surprise. There were reports last week that the Packers wanted to either restructure the 28-year-old's contract or they would release him. Green Bay also explored the option of trying to trade Bishop.

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June 18, 2013  08:10 AM ET

Seems like the old "black and blue" division likes to swap players a lot these days.

June 18, 2013  08:11 AM ET

The Vikings, like Kanye West, seems to like sloppy seconds.

June 18, 2013  08:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

The Vikings, like Kanye West, seems to like sloppy seconds.

I've had seconds thirds fourths fifths and still come back for more. No problems

June 18, 2013  08:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I've had seconds thirds fourths fifths and still come back for more. No problems

"One man's trash is another man's treasure!"

June 18, 2013  08:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

"One man's trash is another man's treasure!"

Hail to the Redskins!

June 18, 2013  09:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Hail to the Redskins!

HAIL!!!!!

June 18, 2013  09:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Hail to the Redskins!

Ok. You can get a Hail for that one! Hail!

June 18, 2013  10:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

"One man's trash is another man's treasure!"

It was foolish for G.B. to let him go,

June 18, 2013  10:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

It was foolish for G.B. to let him go,

I don't know. Bishop was a solid player but I don't think the Packers would have let him go if they didn't have someone they felt could replace him.

June 18, 2013  10:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

"One man's trash is another man's treasure!"

What Putin said after the translater messed up.

June 18, 2013  11:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I don't know. Bishop was a solid player but I don't think the Packers would have let him go if they didn't have someone they felt could replace him.

We shall see how Brad Jones does, they re-signed him for 4 years @ $3.75 million per season.

June 18, 2013  11:12 AM ET

What is it with the Vikings. Do the Packers need a restraining order.

June 18, 2013  11:15 AM ET

Thompson will have a lot of splaining to do if Bishop picks up where he left off before his injury.

June 18, 2013  11:25 AM ET

THIS IS SHOCKING. SHOCKING I TELL YOU! The Vikings, going after a former PACKER!? This never happens. I mean, only...

Longwell
Sharper
Ferguson
Favre
Attempted James Jones
Attempted Tori Gurley
Attempted Donald Driver
Greg Jennings
Courting Dez Bishop...

Compare that to the number of ex Vikings the Packers have signed in the same time span as those players mentioned above.....ZERO.

June 18, 2013  11:26 AM ET

That said, Im PISSED we cut Bishop. He was the only MLB we had that made palys. Hawk is an absolute turd, Brad Jones in undersized.

June 18, 2013  11:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Seems like the old "black and blue" division likes to swap players a lot these days.

There's no swapping. Just them taking.

June 18, 2013  11:46 AM ET
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Thompson will have a lot of splaining to do if Bishop picks up where he left off before his injury.

I agree. Bishop was the only guy on our defense that got any pressure on a quarterback 2 years ago. I really dont like this move.

June 18, 2013  12:23 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

The Vikings, like Kanye West, seems to like sloppy seconds.

This.

June 18, 2013  12:32 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

THIS IS SHOCKING. SHOCKING I TELL YOU! The Vikings, going after a former PACKER!? This never happens. I mean, only...LongwellSharperFergusonFavreAttempted James JonesAttempted Tori GurleyAttempted Donald DriverGreg JenningsCourting Dez Bishop...Compare that to the number of ex Vikings the Packers have signed in the same time span as those players mentioned above.....ZERO.

Ummm, Koren Robinson

 
June 18, 2013  12:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

What Putin said after the translater messed up.

Nice.

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