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Bishop Says He's Getting One-Year Contract Offers

In an interview on SiriusXM's NFL Radio on Thursday, linebacker Desmond Bishop admitted he's been getting only one-year offers from other NFL teams and he's still weighing his options after being released by the Green Bay Packers on Monday.

"Everybody is offering, for the most part, a one-year deal, which is smart," said Bishop. "People want to see me play and be the same caliber of player or better before before much more compensation comes along."

Bishop is known to have worked out for the Minnesota Vikings on Wednesday and was scheduled to meet with the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday. Whether or not the Chiefs allow Bishop to leave without a deal remains to be seen.

It's been previously reported that the Jacksonville Jaguars have also shown interest in Bishop, although no visit has been scheduled at this point.

And for the first time during Thursday's interview, Bishop also relayed that the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers have also expressed interest.

Bishop  said he was honored that the Niners called him but didn't seem keen on signing with them just for the simple fact that they seem set at the inside linebacker position with both Patrick Willis and Navorro Bowman. With the Giants, on the other hand, there's a better opportunity for playing time.

Since news broke that Bishop would be released, he's always said that he's open to returning to the Packers, so perhaps the door isn't closed yet. But obviously Bishop is looking for the best combination of money, security and a situation that will provide him playing time.

Assuming he's telling the truth that he's actually received one-year offers, it's probably only a matter of time until Bishop signs. The only question remaining might be, with whom?

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Point Packer's picture

My guess: Chiefs.

Nononsense's picture

Until I see the report that states he signed with another team im keeping my fingers crossed that he will re-up with the Pack on a 1 yr deal. Id offer him a base deal of 2 mil and add a few incentives to sweeten the pot.

Stroh's picture

If he somehow re-signs w/ the Pack, it'll be for the vets minimum! They won't waste the cap room on a player that is more likely to be re-injured again than not.

Shawn's picture

He is gone...get over it.

Brooklyn81's picture

+1

Lucky953's picture

A one year deal without much guaranteed money, I'm guessing.

Satori's picture

Bishop wants playing time and money - both of which are in short supply in Green Bay - hence his release

He isn't coming back to be a back-up and if GB wanted him to start, he'd still be here

Thanks for everything Mr.Bishop and good luck

Nononsense's picture

Desmond Bishop left the door open for a possible return so until that door slams shut im not getting over anything.

I still have visions of Adrian Peterson gashing the defense for over 500 yrds in 3 games and Kaepernick skating to 181 in the playoffs with Brad Jones and Aj Hawk patroling the middle of the field.

Every team looking at Bish right now shares the same concerns GB has, otherwise he'd be signed already. Ted Thompson needs to ask himself; "Do I feel lucky"? At a certain price hes gotta be worth the gamble.

Taco's picture

The Packers have two durable starting ILB's and a promising 2nd year player backing them up. There's no need to gamble.

The vikings have a mediocre OLB trying to convert to MLB. It's a move of desperation. THEY need to gamble. Plus they have uncontrollable Packer envy which clouds their judgement.

dawg's picture

Plus they have uncontrollable Packer envy which clouds their judgement! Yes they do.

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