Arizona Cardinals sign Desmond Bishop to bolster LB corps


The Arizona Cardinals could be getting more help at the linebacker position as soon as this weekend. According to Dan Zinski of The Viking Age blog, the Cardinals look to be close to agreeing to terms with Desmond Bishop.

Injuries have wiped Bishop off of the field each of the last two seasons. In 2012, it was a torn hamstring that eventually punched his ticket out of Green Bay. Bishop signed with Minnesota last season and lasted less than a half of one game before tearing his ACL.

Kyle Odegard of the team’s official website reported late yesterday that Bishop agreed to terms with Arizona yesterday and took the field in practice yesterday afternoon. Bishop signed a one-year deal with the team and is three seasons removed from consecutive 100-tackle seasons in Green Bay.

“I’m definitely confident, but the thing about it is, I don’t really want to talk about it,” Bishop said in the Odegard article. “I just want to go do it. A lot of it is, ‘How do you feel?’ I say, ‘I feel great. I’m strong, still quick.’ There’s no way you can simulate a football game. If it’s basketball, you can go anywhere in the country and go shoot around at the gym. In football, there’s no simulation for it. The only way to do it is to do it.”

Bishop is expected to be on the field for Saturday’s game at Minnesota and compete for a depth spot at middle linebacker.


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