Time is running out for Vikings' Bishop to earn roster spot

  • Article by: Dan Wiederer , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 13, 2013 - 6:12 AM

The linebacker has a short time to prove he’s worthy of a roster spot.

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offmylawnAug. 12, 1310:44 PM

My sister, the Packer fan, said "Who cares about Junnings? It's Bishop I don't want you to have."

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redgrange12Aug. 12, 1311:49 PM

Didn't think it would get this hard-core with him making the team. Something we don't know? Has he been that un-impressive in camp?

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flogicAug. 13, 13 1:22 AM

Drama for the readers, who's gonna read about a normal story about practice? Allen Iverson?

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kfanvikeAug. 13, 13 1:49 AM

Easily the best linebacker on this team (Greenway included) - when healthy.

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vlombardyAug. 13, 13 7:03 AM

I hope he makes the team. Good player, good man. But I fear he's not the same as before the injury. Of all professional sports, football is the one that needs guaranteed contracts.

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purplewvAug. 13, 13 7:56 AM

Time maybe running out for Bishop. Nothing against Mitchell, who is a player that can back up all 3 LB spots, but I think that the Team will hit the snooze alarm multiple times on this alarm clock. The fact is, that the Depth at WLB is very young, and doesn't have much experience. If Bishop had been playing in the same scheme, for another team, it wouldn't be a big deal. Coming from a 3-4 means that there is a lot to learn, and a lot to forget. The next 2 weeks will tell. If he can stay injury free, it's a no brainer. If he misses any more time, and players like Mitchell, or Hodges step up, it could mean the end of Bishop's Minnesota days. I hope he is able to play close to the way he was 2 seasons ago. GO VIKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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TabarnooshAug. 13, 13 8:36 AM

I think his health is more a factor than him getting comfortable with the scheme. He played in the 4-3 for years before the 3-4 switch. He has the ability, experience and all the intangibles you want. But it's availability that's most important. You can't help the team if you're hurt on the sideline. The LB position is pretty thin and low on experience as it is. Those Penn State boys better be able to contribute.

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haye0138Aug. 13, 13 9:51 AM

I'm inclined to say this "Time is running out" talk is more Frazier trying to push the right buttons and light a fire under Bishop

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odb247Aug. 13, 1310:06 AM

I doubt the Vikings will cut Bishop in the preaseason.I mean its not like they have LT waiting in the wings.

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loudog2k57Aug. 13, 1310:19 AM

It's still preseason. The waiver wire will have lots of free agaents health to help a team. Talking anymore then we have about Bishop is a waste of breat. They keep talking about how much 0of a beast he was before his injury. Icky Woods was a beast bfore his injury. So was Bo Jackson, in order to move foward with a good season. STop being side tracked buy these non factor side stories. Dan, come on man..

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