Arizona Cardinals Sign Desmond Bishop


Aug 29, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings linebacker Desmond Bishop (59) huddles with his teammates along the sidelines in the game against the Tennessee Titans at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Vikings win 24-23. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Cardinals are looking to add depth to an aging linebacking corp after losing Daryl Washington to suspension and Karlos Dansby to free agency.

To add some insurance for inside linebackers Kevin Minter and Larry Foote, the Arizona Cardinals have signed former Viking Desmond Bishop.

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The Cardinals may have felt they needed more depth after Kevin Minter has missed some practice time in training camp.  There are also some health concerns with Larry Foote who some consider on the downside of his carrer. Considering all the factors, a solid back-up was a priority for the team.

Ernie Sims was vying for the back-up line-backer role before being released by the Cardinals last week.  NowDesmond  Bishop hopes to be the back-up.

Bishop was just starting to find  niche in the NFL before a torn ACL cost him most of the 2014 season.  Now he is healthy and the Cardinals could have netted themseleves a solid player if he can hold up throughout the season. It is a good move for the Caridnals to take a flyer on Bishop if he can stay healthy.