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NFL roster moves: Arizona Cardinals sign linebacker Desmond Bishop

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Leon Halip

The Arizona Cardinals, who had three open roster spots, made a move on Thursday, adding to their linebacking corps. They signed Desmond Bishop to a one-year deal.

Bishop (6-2, 244) is a seven-year NFL veteran who played six seasons with Green Bay before playing in four games (one start) with Minnesota in 2013. He had eight tackles and three tackles for loss with the Vikings prior to being placed on injured reserve (knee) on October 17. Bishop originally entered the NFL with the Packers as a sixth-round pick (192nd overall) in the 2007 NFL Draft out of California. In 2011, he led the Packers and set career-highs with 142 tackles (109 solos) and five sacks.

While in Green Bay, he started on the Packers Super Bowl XLV winning team where he recorded nine tackles and a forced fumble. For his career, Bishop has played in 73 games (27 starts) and has 318 tackles (230 solos), nine sacks, seven forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one interception.

Bishop will wear jersey #52, which was previously worn by Ernie Sims.