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Updated: June 19th, 2013 5:08pm
Desmond Bishop has 'good workout' for Vikings, but no deal yet

Desmond Bishop has 'good workout' for Vikings, but no deal yet

by Tom Pelissero
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- No deal appeared imminent hours after free-agent linebacker Desmond Bishop worked out for Minnesota Vikings officials on Wednesday.

"Good workout, and we'll see," defensive coordinator Alan Williams said after the team's minicamp practice.

"Doing our due diligence in terms of bringing guys in that are free agents and the neat thing is that I don't have to make those decisions -- I just have to coach them once they get here."

Bishop, 28, also underwent a physical on Wednesday, two days after the Green Bay Packers released him. He missed last season with a torn hamstring.

Williams downplayed the switch Bishop would have to make from the Packers' 3-4 defense to a 4-3 and said he wasn't sure how Bishop would feel about the possibility of playing outside.

"From what I hear," Williams said, "he's just a good football player."

It made sense his first free-agent trip would be to Minnesota, since the Vikings haven't publicly committed to Erin Henderson as their middle linebacker.

According to reports, Bishop was scheduled to visit Kansas City on Thursday and also has drawn interest from Jacksonville.

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In this story: Erin Henderson