Report: Cardinals sign linebacker Desmond Bishop
The Arizona Cardinals have reportedly signed veteran linebacker Desmond Bishop after cutting ties with Ernie Sims about a week ago. Considering the Cardinals are without Daryl Washington this season due to suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. The team has certainly been looking to add a veteran presence at the linebacker position, this signing has fulfilled that need.
On day John Abraham reported back to Arizona, Cardinals also signed former Vikings and Packers LB Desmond Bishop.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 14, 2014
Arizona has also had to deal with a DUI charge to veteran Pro Bowler John Abraham stemming from a June 29 incident. The positive to that is Abraham has now reported to camp and is taking full responsibility for his actions. Considering the Cardinals lack of depth at linebacker, signing Bishop is a great move to make, especially with a few games left in the preseason.
Bishop began his career with the Green Bay Packers as a sixth-round pick in the 2007 NFL Draft and was even a part of the Super Bowl XLV Championship team. He then spent the 2013 season as a member of the Minnesota Vikings before tearing his ACL in October and was subsequently placed on season ending injured reserve.
At the age of 30 Bishop has a chance to prove himself and an opportunity to garner a good amount of playing time this season considering the Cardinals lack of depth and veteran presence at linebacker. Hopefully Bishop hasn’t lost a step due to his previous injuries as throughout his career he has nine career sacks to go along with 287 tackles.
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