The Packers made the decision today, to part ways with Defensive linebacker Desmond Bishop. Bishop was a pretty good player when health for the packers. from 2007 when he was drafted in the 6th round, until the 2011 season. Bishop had been getting better every season.
2010 and 2011 seasons being his best so far. He accumulated a total of 165 tackles, 8 sacks, 9 pass deflections, 4 forced fumbles, and 1 int that went for a touchdown. This move seems a bit of a head scratchier considering that he signed a 19 million dollar contract extension after the 2011 season. Sure, Bishop suffered a torn Hamstring injury that prematurely ended his 2012 season, but as to my knowledge. this guy hasn’t really been injury prone. From recent reports, It seems like he’s nearly, if not at 100%. He did have what he classified as a strained hamstring, for the reason as to why he wasn’t participating in the Packers mini camp, but the other reason for the release is the extension that he signed during the 2011 off-season and the huge amount of money the packers used to lock up some players this last off-season.
The packers this past off-season decided to lock up a ton of money in Clay Matthews and Aaron Rodgers with Clay getting a five year $66 million extension with a 20 million dollar signing bonus and Aaron Rodgers getting a five-year, $110 million contract extension along with a 35 million dollar signing bonus. These 2 factors (the money being more of the reason then the hamstring injury in my opinion) are the reasons for the departure of Desmond Bishop. Now Desmond Bishop is heading towards free agency and according to reports, he may be on a new team in no time at all.
Just in the last few hours according to a interview performed by Jason Wilde of ESPNWisconsin.com. Desmond Bishop stated that he is going to be having a visit with the Minnesota Vikings on Tuesday. Stay tuned, because I have the feeling that we will have two former packers on the Vikings roster, itching for a little revenge against their former team. Stay tune for further events people.
PS. I’d like to give an apology to Ryan Biersack for being so flaky as of late. I’ll try to get more posts going moving forward, but my Schedule has been a little bit in wacky as of late. I’ll try to get at least one post a week moving forward.
Also, don’t give me crap if the Vikings do indeed sign another Green bay Packer Mr. Ryan. see the slingshot? just keep it in mind……….. 🙂