Jaguars in play for former-Packers LB Desmond Bishop, according to report

Doug Pensinger

The Jaguars are interested in Bishop, but first he will visit the Vikings and Chiefs.

The Green Bay Packers released inside linebacker Desmond Bishop on Monday after the two sides couldn't come to an agreement on a restructured deal, but the veteran likely won't be out of a job long as a few teams are interested, including the Jaguars, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.

Bishop, 28, might not come cheap though, as he reportedly already has scheduled visits with the Minnesota Vikings and Kansas City Chiefs. A sixth-round pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, Bishop played three seasons as a backup for the Packers before stepping into a starting role in 2010. However, he missed the entire 2012 season with a torn hamstring, making him a risky free agent for whichever team elects to go after him.

The Jaguars have a solid idea about who their starting linebackers will be for the 2013 with Paul Posluszny and Russell Allen penciled in as starters, while Geno Hayes and Julian Stanford battle for the final starting spot. The depth behind that group is thin though, as it consists of 2012 fifth-round pick Brandon Marshall and four undrafted rookies.

Bishop earned a +8.0 grade from Pro Football Focus for the 2011 season.

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