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Ex-Packers linebacker Bishop will visit Vikings

Posted by: Chris Miller under Vikings off the field, Vikings players, Vikings roster moves, Vikings training camp Updated: June 17, 2013 - 4:38 PM

The Vikings are still considering their options at middle linebacker, and will get a visit Tuesday from a familiar face.

The Green Bay Packers released inside linebacker Desmond Bishop on Monday, and he told ESPN Wisconsin he would visit the Vikings Tuesday.

Bishop, 28, missed last season because of a ruptured hamstring suffered in preseason.

The Vikings have given indications that Erin Henderson will move to middle linebacker this season after last year's starter, Jasper Brinkley, went to the Arizona Cardinals in free agency.

Bishop, who was taken in the sixth round out of Cal by the Packers in 2007, is now an unrestricted free agent.

He did not participate in the Packers' organized team activities or mini-camp this spring, but told ESPN Wisconsin that he was healthy.

The NFL.com story on Bishop is here.

The Vikings have a three-day mini-camp beginning Tuesday, so Bishop will get a good look at the team in action.

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