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Ex-Packers LB Bishop sets sights on Rodgers

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07:07 AM ET 06.26 | Well, it didn't take long for linebacker Desmond Bishop to change his stripes. [Bishop], the latest former Green Bay Packers player to come to Minnesota, said Tuesday that he joined the Vikings largely because of the opportunity to play against his old team twice a season. Bishop signed a one-year deal reportedly worth between $840,000 and $1.35 million, depending on incentives. "That was part of the reason," Bishop told the NFL Network. "I had a lot of people call and text saying, 'Oh, you want to get back at the Packers.' It's not about that. I think it's more of trying to play the best. If I can get the chance to play against Aaron Rodgers, I think that, right there, is motivation. You want to play against the best."

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June 26, 2013  07:12 AM ET

Bro.... We heard this already.

June 26, 2013  07:26 AM ET

"I want to play against the best, and play with the worst."

June 26, 2013  07:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

"I want to play against the best, and play with the worst."

"And play where someone will pay me..."

June 26, 2013  08:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

"And play where someone will pay me..."

And pay someone who will lay me

June 26, 2013  08:07 AM ET

From a 4 year $19 million contract in 2011 to a one year $840,000 deal. I would say he signed there not so much to play against his old team, but because it was the only card in the deck left him to play.

June 26, 2013  08:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

And pay someone who will lay me

The Antonio-Rodgers Cromartie Clause.

June 26, 2013  08:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

...I would say he signed there not so much to play against his old team, but because it was the only card in the deck left him to play.

Pretty much.

June 26, 2013  09:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Pretty much.

That is Giants kind of money, $875,000. Know they considered him, surprised at that price they did not up it $10. The Giants LBs might be the worst in all of the NFL based on merit.

June 26, 2013  09:58 AM ET

Bishop will never line up against Rodgers. The Packers would never put their starting QB on special teams units where Bishop will be playing.

June 26, 2013  10:59 AM ET

Minnesota is a much improved team on paper, as is Detroit. Green Bay will have their work cut out for themselves.

June 26, 2013  11:37 AM ET

Be careful what you wish for.

June 27, 2013  01:02 AM ET

He is about to find out how unconcerned Rodgers is.

 
June 27, 2013  06:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Bishop will never line up against Rodgers. The Packers would never put their starting QB on special teams units where Bishop will be playing.

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