Just a few days from being released by the Green Bay Packers, linebacker Desmond Bishop will make visit to Kansas City on Thursday.
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— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 18, 2013
Bishop, 28, is an inside linebacker who recorded five sacks, two forced fumbles, a pass defended, and 115 tackles in just 13 games in 2011. However, Bishop missed all of last season due to a hamstring injury he suffered in the preseason. The decision to cut Bishop saved the Packers $3.464 million in cap room.
Signing Bishop would be an automatic upgrade at the middle linebacker spot ahead of fourth-round pick Nico Johnson and free agent signee Akeem Jordan. Johnson could certainly develop into a strong starter in the future but Bishop has pass rushing skills Johnson currently does not have.
Bishop has also met with or will soon meet with the Vikings and Raiders, so it is not a lock Bishop will sign in Kansas City.