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Updated: June 27th, 2013 12:37pm
Vikings waive Stanford Keglar to make room for Desmond Bishop

Vikings waive Stanford Keglar to make room for Desmond Bishop

by Tom Pelissero
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Three days after Desmond Bishop agreed to terms on a one-year deal, the Minnesota Vikings announced the signing on Thursday afternoon.

To make room on the 90-man roster, the Vikings waived another linebacker, Stanford Keglar, who signed in May and hasn't played in the NFL since Houston cut him before the 2011 season.

The Vikings were heavy at linebacker because they'd added bodies with Michael Mauti (knee), Nathan Williams (ankle) and starter Chad Greenway (knee) missing portions of offseason practices.

They still have nine linebackers after signing Bishop, 28, and cutting Keglar, 27, who received no guaranteed money on his deal. On the day he signed, Keglar told he planned to retire if he didn't get picked up this offseason.

Two NFL sources said last week the Vikings haven't determined Bishop's position and he could end up competing at both weakside and middle linebacker, where Erin Henderson took all the offseason reps.

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