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Bishop stresses patience as he waits for opportunity

Posted by: Chip Scoggins under Vikings players Updated: September 10, 2013 - 10:35 AM

Veteran linebacker Desmond Bishop was active for Sunday's season opener, but he did not play a single snap, even though the Detroit Lions had 77 offensive plays.

"I wish I could have played but I'm just being patient," Bishop said Monday.

Asked if he knows what it will take to get on the field, Bishop paused and said "luck."

Asked to clarify, he said, "I don't know. Just luck. I don't really know how to explain it."

The Vikings coaching staff kept Marvin Mitchell as the starter at outside linebacker coming out of preseason, which was not surprising considering Bishop is new to the system and he missed time in camp because of a groin injury. The team signed Bishop this summer after he missed the 2012 season in Green Bay because of a hamstring injury.

Bishop said he feels healthy. Now, he's just waiting for his opportunity.

"I think I've proven myself," he said. "Proved that I'm back healthy. I think that was the main thing they wanted to see. When I was healthy and when I played, I showed that I played at a high level. I don't think it was a talent thing. Just more of making sure my injury was [healed] and I was back healthy."

Bishop referenced his first three years in Green Bay when he started only one game.

"I was ready and I had to be patient for three years so I kind of got the hang of it now," he said. "It's definitely a little tough because I'm a competitor and I feel like I can help the team. But that's really not my call so I'm just waiting for my opportunity."

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Indiana 57
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Miami 48
Memphis 7:30 PM
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Golden State
Washington 9:30 PM
LA Lakers
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Nashville 0
Buffalo 8:00 PM
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Northern Ill 39 2nd Half 6:42
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2014 preseason     
Aug 8 - vs. Oakland 7 pmX10-6
Aug 16 - vs. Arizona 7:30 pmX30-28
Aug 23 - at Kansas City 7 pmX30-12
Aug 28 - at Tennessee 7 pmX19-3
2014 regular season     
Sep 7 - at St. Louis NoonX34-6
Sep 14 - vs. New England NoonX30-7
Sep 21 - at New Orleans NoonX20-9
Sep 28 - vs. Atlanta 3:25 pmX41-28
Oct 2 - at Green Bay 7:25 pmX42-10
Oct 12 - vs. Detroit NoonX17-3
Oct 19 - at. Buffalo NoonX17-16
Oct 26 - at Tampa Bay NoonX19-13 ot
Nov 2 - vs. Washington NoonX29-26
Nov 9 - Bye
Nov 16 - at Chicago NoonX21-13
Nov. 23 - vs. Green Bay NoonX24-21
Nov. 30 - vs. Carolina NoonX31-13
Dec 7 - vs. NY Jets NoonX30-24 ot
Dec 14 - at Detroit 3:25 pmX16-14
Dec 21 - at Miami NoonX37-35
Dec 28 - vs. Chicago NoonX13-9

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