As we are in the slower part of the 2013 NFL preseason, I thought I’d take another stab at what the Green Bay Packers’ release of linebacker Desmond Bishop is really about and what it means for the Packers in moving forward.
Bishop’s deal with the Minnesota Vikings is for one year at $750,000 with just $50,000 guaranteed. Bishop can earn a total of $1.35 million through bonuses and incentives. This includes $100,000 in roster bonuses, and $500,000 in incentives dependent on his playing time.
Bishop is another in an increasing line of former Packers to sign with the division-rival Vikings. Should he defy the odds and become productive, the Packers, and specifically General Manager Ted Thompson, could face some criticism for being quick to pull the trigger on letting him go before taking a look at him in training camp. Many fans are still riled up that another has crossed the border to the West where they could end up playing well against and sticking it to the Packers. Still, Thompson continues to, and has marched to the beat of his own drum when it comes to doing what he sees as best for the Packers.