Cardinals To Release Desmond Bishop

4:44pm: In related moves, the Cardinals promoted offensive lineman Anthony Steen from the taxi squad and signed Kelvin Palmer back to the taxi squad, according to Darren Urban (on Twitter).

1:14pm: The Cardinals have released veteran linebacker Desmond Bishop, according to Adam Schefter of (via Twitter). Bishop became expendable for Arizona with fellow linebacker Matt Shaughnessy on the mend.

The Cardinals signed Bishop to a contract in August, but they cut him just before the team’s Week 1 game. After weeks of tryouts that didn’t result in a deal, he circled back to Arizona on October 1st. The 30-year-old didn’t see much action on the field for the Cardinals, however, and he hasn’t recorded a tackle all season.

Bishop spent the first six years of his NFL career in Green Bay and established himself as a starter in 2010 and 2011. The former sixth-round pick racked up more than 100 tackles in each of those seasons, totaling eight sacks, 10 passes defended, and four forced fumbles in those two combined years. However, injuries have since derailed his career. Bishop suffered a ruptured hamstring in 2012 while with the Vikings. In 2013, his season was cut short after four games thanks to an ACL tear.

The veteran tried out for the Chiefs, Jets, and Dolphins in September, so it’s conceivable that those teams could take another look at him if there’s a need at the position.

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