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Desmond Bishop passes first audition, awaits second on Thursday

by Andrew Krammer 1500ESPN.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The longest look of any non-starter in the Minnesota Vikings defense went to linebacker Desmond Bishop during Sunday’s preseason loss at the San Francisco 49ers.

Bishop led the team with eight tackles, four for a one-yard-or-less gain, on 33 plays at the weak-side or nickel linebacker […]

Desmond Bishop likely to see snaps with first-team defense vs. 49ers

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Desmond Bishop’s proving ground has moved from Mankato to the practice facilities at Winter Park, but he could very well earn a starting job when the Minnesota Vikings travel to San Francisco.

Bishop, who returned from a groin injury last week, will likely see his first playing time with the Minnesota […]

Williams: ‘Time is on our side’ with linebacker Desmond Bishop

MANAKTO, Minn. — The season starts Friday for Minnesota Vikings linebacker Desmond Bishop.

Bishop, a free agent signing from the Green Bay Packers in late June, sat out most of last week and the opening preseason game on Friday with a sore groin after missing the entire 2012 season with a torn hamstring tendon.

Bishop […]

Marvin Mitchell attempts to make most of opportunity at linebacker

MANKATO, Minn. — It was assumed that Desmond Bishop would supplant Marvin Mitchell as the Minnesota Vikings’ starting weak-side linebacker, perhaps even take over at middle linebacker for Erin Henderson, if he impressed at training camp.

But after a week, Bishop has yet to see any extended action and is currently sidelined because of a […]