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Desmond Bishop

Desmond Bishop - #55 - LB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 2"/ 238 lbs.
Birthday 07/24/1984
Birthplace Fairfield, CA
College California
Years played 6
Drafted 2007, 6th round, 18th pick by Packers

Packers they said it: Thursday edition

Posted Jan. 27, 2011 @ 11:56 a.m. ET
PFW delivers a double dose of noteworthy quotes from the Packers' coaches and players who were available to the media throughout the week prior to departing for Dallas, where they will meet the Steelers in Super Bowl XLV.

They said it: Packers Tuesday edition

Posted Jan. 11, 2011 @ 5:44 p.m. ET
PFW delivers a handful of noteworthy early-week quotes from Packers players a few days after Green Bay’s 21-16 wild-card victory over the Eagles.

Report: Packers extend LB Bishop's contract

Posted Jan. 04, 2011 @ 12:06 p.m. ET
ESPN insider Adam Schefter is reporting that the Packers have signed ILB Desmond Bishop to a four-year, $19 million contract extension.

Bishop could be next Packer to strike it rich

Posted Dec. 03, 2010 @ 9:14 p.m. ET
Should Packers GM Ted Thompson decide to keep the momentum going after signing CB Tramon Williams to a well-deserved new deal, we hear the best bet to be filling his wallet with new bills could be ILB Desmond Bishop.

Packers-Vikings matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 16, 2010 @ 6:22 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the first of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers' Week 11 game against the Vikings.

Packers LBs must slow down Jets' strong ground game

Posted Oct. 27, 2010 @ 2:26 p.m. ET
The Week Eight “Hot Spot” for the Packers, according to PFW’s Dan Arkush, is a LB corps that has experienced a hefty back-end makeover in the past few days.

Packers place LB Barnett on IR; sign DE Montgomery

Posted Oct. 15, 2010 @ 12:14 p.m. ET
The Packers announced Friday that they have officially placed LB Nick Barnett (wrist) on injured reserve, and signed DE Michael Montgomery to take his place on the roster.

Packers-Dolphins matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Oct. 15, 2010 @ 10:34 a.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the fourth of five key matchups this week in advance of the Week Six Dolphins-Packers game at Lambeau Field.

Packers-Redskins matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Oct. 09, 2010 @ 6:28 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the fifth of five key matchups this week in advance of the Week Five Packers-Redskins game.


Posted Aug. 09, 2012
The Green Bay Packers have placed Bishop on injured reserve, ending his season.||||||| Bishop tore his right hamstring in the team's first preseason game at San Diego. Packers coach Mike McCarthy said at the time that Bishop's season was in jeopardy. He had to have surgery, so Monday's move was widely expected.
Posted Dec. 09, 2011
The Packers ruled out Bishop and running back James Starks from Sunday's home game against Oakland.||||||| Bishop, the team's leader in tackles, will miss a second straight game because of a calf injury.
Posted Dec. 02, 2011
The Packers said Friday that Bishop won't play Sunday against the Giants.||||||| He suffered a calf injury in Green Bay's win at Detroit on Thanksgiving Day.
Posted Aug. 15, 2011
Bishop didn't get to join his teammates at the White House because he forgot his ID on the team plane. Bishop was sure he had his wallet when he got on a team bus from the airport to the White House last Friday, as the Packers prepared to finally make their lockout-delayed visit. When security began checking IDs, Bishop suddenly realized he didn't have his.||||||| Bishop says White House security wasn't willing to make an exception to let him in without identification, so he had to stay on the team bus. Bishop said he called his family, updated his Twitter account and took a nap while his teammates met President Barack Obama.
Posted Jan. 29, 2011
Bishop says the Packers began preparing for Ben Roethlisberger by watching video of how other teams failed to bring down the Steelers' big quarterback. The Packers could've been featured, too, in defensive coordinator Dom Capers' highlight package as they work toward Super Bowl on Feb. 6.||||||| Bishop says the video review was meant to remind them that there are no easy ways to bring a 6-foot-5, 241-pound person to the ground. Cornerback Charles Woodson says Roethlisberger is elusive enough to avoid a blitz and too big to trip up with just an arm tackle.