The Arizona Cardinals signed inside linebacker Desmond Bishop to add depth to a position that has become thin.
Inside linebacker was a position of strength for the Arizona Cardinals last season with Daryl Washington and Karlos Dansby starting.
However, Dansby signed with the Cleveland Browns, and Washington is out for the season with a substance abuse policy suspension.
This leaves the Cardinals depleted at the position and relying on unproven players such as Kevin Minter. This caused them to sign free agent Desmond Bishop, who last played with the Minnesota Vikings. His last two seasons have been cut short due to injury.
However, Bishop had two excellent seasons in 2010 and 2011 with the Green Bay Packers. He registered at least 100 tackles in each of those seasons, and he played a key role in the Packers’ Super Bowl run. His most memorable play occurred when he tackled DeSean Jackson by the ankle to save the Packers from allowing a potential game-winning touchdown.
Since Bishop will obviously be rusty, he will have a lot to prove to be more than a player on the roster bubble.