Cardinals Re-Sign Desmond Bishop

11:03am: The Cardinals have officially signed Bishop, according to the team (Twitter link).

10:06am: The Cardinals are set to re-sign free agent linebacker Desmond Bishop, a league source tells Rand Getlin of Yahoo! Sports (via Twitter). Agent Doug Hendrickson hinted at a new deal for his client earlier today, tweeting, “Big congrats to @Desbishop55 let’s get it!”

Bishop, 30, spent the first six years of his NFL career in Green Bay, emerging as one of the team’s starting linebackers 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, a ruptured hamstring cost him the 2012 season, paving the way for his departure to the Vikings. After appearing in four contests for Minnesota last season, Bishop suffered another season-ending injury, tearing his ACL.

The Cardinals signed Bishop to a contract in August, but cut him last month on the Saturday before the team’s Week 1 game. He has been busy since then, trying out for the Chiefs, Jets, and Dolphins before ultimately landing back with Arizona.

Bishop’s new deal is for one year, according to Getlin (via Twitter). He’ll assume the roster spot vacated by fellow linebacker Victor Butler, who was dropped by the Cards yesterday.

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