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Updated: June 24th, 2013 1:53pm
Former Packers LB Desmond Bishop signs one-year deal with Vikings

Former Packers LB Desmond Bishop signs one-year deal with Vikings

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The Minnesota Vikings have landed another former Green Bay Packer.

Linebacker Desmond Bishop has agreed to a one-year contract with the Vikings, NFL sources confirmed to 1500 ESPN's Tom Pelissero on Monday afternoon. 

Bishop, 28, is expected to compete at both middle and weakside linebacker, a source said. Erin Henderson and Marvin Mitchell, respectively, took the first-team reps at those positions throughout the offseason.

Terms of Bishop's deal weren't immediately available. It was believed at one point the Vikings were offering a deal worth $1.5 million and up to $2 million with incentives. Bishop also visited Kansas City and reportedly had interest from Jacksonville, the New York Giants and San Francisco.

A sixth-round draft pick (193rd overall) out of California in 2007, Bishop was released by the Packers last month after missing all of last season due to a hamstring injury. He started 25 games over the 2010 and '11 seasons as an inside linebacker in Dom Capers' 3-4 defense.

The Vikings were $7.132 million under their adjusted salary cap prior to the signing. They still need to sign their three first-round draft picks, leaving them about $4 million to work with.

A corresponding move will need to be made to clear room for Bishop on the 90-man roster.

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