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?