Packers Release Bishop, Who Will Visit Vikes

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Packers Release Bishop, Who Will Visit Vikes

June 17, 2013 Updated Jun 17, 2013 at 4:33 PM CDT

Green Bay, WI (NNCNOW.com) --- The Green Bay Packers officially released linebacker Desmond Bishop on Monday, and ESPN Wisconsin's Jason Wilde is reporting the six-year veteran will meet with Minnesota Vikings officials sometime on Tuesday.

"Just got off the phone with [Bishop,]" Wilde tweeted Monday afternoon. "He will visit the Vikings tomorrow."

That will come as Minnesota continues its search for a middle linebacker in 2013, a position that became available after Jasper Brinkley signed a free agent contract with Arizona.

Bishop missed the entire 2012 season with Green Bay following a hamstring injury he suffered in the team's first preseason game. In his six years with the Packers, he totaled 310 tackles, 13 passes defended, nice sacks, seven forced fumbles, and one interception.

"So much fun, so many memories and friendships forged in Green Bay," Bishop tweeted Monday after his release. "Ups and downs, wins and losses! Even a XLV championship. Forever grateful."

He was drafted by Green Bay in the sixth round of the 2007 NFL Draft, starting 26 of the 69 games he played while with that organization.

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