Former Green Bay Packers linebacker Desmond Bishop is weighing his decision on whether to accept a new job in Minnesota, Kansas City or with the New York Football Giants this weekend.
Here’s what Ian Rappoport of NFL.com reported today on Twitter:
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 21, 2013
Here is what Bishop said last night about his position in life:
Decisions decisions!!! Stuff spot, but great position to be in because I have options. Truly a blessing.
— Desmond Bishop (@Desbishop55) June 21, 2013
Bishop, who was cut last week after the Packers couldn’t find any trading partners, had plenty of interest, especially from the three teams mentioned about. He’s coming off a season in which he was shelved with a hamstring injury and though he says he is 100 percent healthy, it wasn’t enough for the Packers to bring him back.
Instead, Green Bay has decided to go with Brad Jones and A.J. Hawk as their starters, but also have Jamari Lattimore, Terrell Manning, and Robert Francois on the roster and ready to battle for a spot. The Packers reworked Hawk’s contract this offseason and also re-signed Jones who is coming back to compete for the position in which he stepped in and played the bulk of last season.
Earlier this spring, the Packers also waived D.J. Smith, the inside linebacker who was also injured after taking over for Bishop. The Packers moved Jones inside to fill the void the rest of the season.
My hope is that Bishop moves out of the NFC North and doesn’t sign with Minnesota. Haven’t we already had enough of former Packers moving on to the purple?
In my mind, Bishop would look much better in Kansas City or New York.