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By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com
Minneapolis, MN - Sources close to the situation are reporting that free agent linebacker Desmond Bishop and the Minnesota Vikings have agreed to a one-year deal.
Bishop, who was released by the Green Bay Packers earlier this month, missed all of the 2012 season after suffering a serious hamstring injury during the Packers Preseason. Since his release, Bishop had reportedly visited with the Vikings, Chiefs and Giants who were all showing interest. Ultimately, staying within the NFC North Division and having an opportunity to fight for a starting job proved to be most important for Bishop.
The 28-year old linebacker makes the Vikings open competition for the middle linebacker position much more interesting as the team prepares for Training Camp to kick off on July 26th. Up until today, it appeared as if the job would be handed to Erin Henderson, but if Bishop is able to return to previous form, he could find himself in the middle pushing Henderson back to the weak side Will linebacker spot.
Early reports put the deal in the $1.5 million range.
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