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Desmond Bishop

29-Year-Old Linebacker – Free Agent

2013 Defensive Stats

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2014 Defensive Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

There was no outlook written for Desmond Bishop in 2014. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

2014 ADP:

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STATUS:  Questionable     INJURY:  Knee
HT: 6' 2"   WT: 238   DOB: 7/24/1984
College: California  Show ContractHide Contract

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Desmond Bishop Contract Information:

Signed a one-year deal with the Vikings in June of 2013. It's worth $1.5 million and incentives could push it up around $2 million, according to ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities.

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Bishop will require surgery to repair a torn ACL.

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Desmond Bishop NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2007 22 10 - 4 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - - - -
2008 23 14 - 21 - 1 - 0 0 - 0 - - - -
2009 24 16 - 13 - 0 - 0 0 - 1 - - - -
2010 25 GB 15 99 71 28 3 8 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
2011 26 GB 13 115 90 25 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2013 28 Min 4 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Desmond Bishop – Playing Time Overview

Depth Chart Status

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Free Agent

Snap Count Stats

45

Defensive Snaps in 2013

Desmond Bishop was on the field for 45 of his team's snaps on defense in 2013.

21

Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Desmond Bishop was on the field for 21 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Def ST
2011 - -
2013 45 21

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Desmond Bishop 2013 Game Log
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Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Desmond Bishop: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Bishop suffered a knee injury during Sunday's game and will not return, USA Today reports.

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Bishop is listed as the starter at weak-side linebacker against Carolina, Fox Sports North reports.

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Bishop was active for Sunday's loss at Detroit, but didn't play a snap on defense or special teams.

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While there's been no official announcement, Bishop said he won't get much playing time Sunday against Detroit as Marvin Mitchell is set to start at weak-side linebacker, ESPN reports.

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Bishop is behind Marvin Mitchell on Minnesota's unofficial depth chart at weak-side linebacker. "As we speak, Marvin Mitchell is still our starting" weak-side linebacker, head coach Leslie Frazier told the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Bishop had eight total tackles in Thursday's preseason win over Tennessee. "He was flying around," coach Leslie Frazier told Fox Sports North. "It was good to see him get out there. He's struggled with injuries over the last year or so. So to see him come out and compete the way he did and put some good tape out there the last two weeks."

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Desmond Bishop.

2013

If it weren’t for persistent injury issues, Bishop would probably be listed in the top 10 among linebackers. An August hamstring injury ended his 2012 season roughly one week after he was activated from the PUP List due to a calf issue. Bishop missed three games in 2011 due to the injured calf, so he has a fairly concerning history of leg troubles. When healthy, though, Bishop is highly productive. He had 115 tackles (90 solo) and five sacks in just 13 games during the 2011 season.

2012

Bishop has two important things going for him: Aaron Rodgers’ rapid touchdown frequency returns the Green Bay defense to the field quickly, and the Packers defense (with a league-high 411.6 yards allowed per game) struggles to get off the field. Snap count plays a significant role in determining IDP value, and Bishop has a head start in that department. To top it off, Bishop is a good player with a three-down skill set. The result in 2011 was a 16-game pace of 142 tackles (111 solo) and six sacks. Bishop will remain a three-down player for Green Bay, Rodgers will continue to score faster than almost all quarterbacks, and a 2012 schedule featuring Matt Stafford (twice), Jay Cutler (twice), Drew Brees, Andrew Luck, Matt Schaub and Eli Manning should see to it that the Packers defense gives up plenty more yardage. Bishop is high-floor, high-upside.

2011

After spending his first three NFL seasons in obscurity, Bishop did a great job of capitalizing on the absence of Nick Barnett in 2010, totaling 103 tackles (75 solo) while starting just 12 games after Barnett went down for the year with a wrist injury in early October. The California product showed the ability to do more than just make tackles – he also finished with three sacks, an interception returned for a touchdown and two forced fumbles. Bishop has officially usurped Barnett at this point, so expect him to be Green Bay’s top inside linebacker in 2011.

2010

Bishop is primarily a special teams player.

2009

Bishop tallied 35 tackles, three forced fumbles and a sack last season in limited playing time. He’s a hard hitter would could be a valuable IDP if given the right opportunity, but will again be relegated to a backup role in 2009. A.J. Hawk will start at the “Buck” inside linebacker position in Green Bay’s new 3-4, with Bishop as his backup.