Packers Calendar: Desmond Bishop Visits with Chiefs

The recently released inside linebacker will meet with the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday.

It's been a whirlwind week for Desmond Bishop.

After being released by the Green Bay Packers on Monday, Bishop traveled to Minnesota on Tuesday for a visit with the Vikings on Wednesday. Then following yesterday's visit, he hopped on a plane headed to Kansas City.

On Thursday the inside linebacker will reportedly meet with Chiefs, according to reports from both Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network and Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Citing Minnesota defensive coordinator Alan Williams, Bishop reportedly had a "good workout" with the Vikings, according to Kevin Seifert of

It wasn't the case, however, where the Vikings didn't allow Bishop to leave without a contract.

Whereas the the advantages of signing with the Vikings would be staying in within the NFC North and the familiarity of opponents for Bishop, Minnesota runs a 4-3 defense and Bishop would have to get used to playing a new position.

With the Chiefs, Bishop would continue to play in a 3-4 defensive system––much like the Packers––where he'd potentially line up next to Pro Bowl inside linebacker Derrick Johnson.

There's a connection between Bishop and new Chiefs general manager John Dorsey who was previously an executive in the Packers organization as recently as last season.

Whether the Chiefs will allow Bishop to leave town without a contract is the next question. The Jacksonville Jaguars are reportedly interested too, although no visit has been publicized.

Other Packers-related items taking place on Thursday include linebacker A.J. Hawk wrapping up his participation in the NFL's annual Broadcast Boot Camp in Mt. Laurel, N.J.

Also on Thursday, the Gilbert Brown All Star Football Camp for youth football players wraps up at West Bend High School in West Bend, Wis., while the official youth football camps of the Green Bay Packers continue in both Madison and Mequon, Wis.

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June 20, 2013 at 01:34 pm

Please go to the Chiefs Des. I want to root for you, and quite honestly, I'm SICK of the BiQueens serving as the Packers retirement system.

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June 20, 2013 at 01:42 pm


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