Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Chiefs line up visit with Desmond Bishop
By Bill Williamson
Monday on the blog, we asked whether Green Bay connections within the division could drum up interest in linebacker Desmond Bishop.
Tuesday, we received a quick answer. The NFL Network is reporting Bishop, who was cut by the Packers on Monday, will visit the Kansas City Chiefs on Wednesday and Thursday. He is visiting Minnesota on Tuesday.
Bishop was in Green Bay with new Kansas City general manager John Dorsey. Clearly, Dorsey thinks Bishop can help his team, which has been busy reloading all offseason. Many NFL observers think the Chiefs have had one of the very best offseasons in the NFL. Adding Bishop would only make it stronger.
He is the best linebacker available. He is coming off a major hamstring injury, but he is expected to be ready for the season.
Bishop, a 3-4 inside linebacker, is a strong fit for the Chiefs. One of the few question marks on Kansas City's defense is at inside linebacker.
The Chiefs think they have their answer in fourth-round pick Nico Johnson. He looked good this offseason. But you can’t blame the Chiefs if they would rather have an established player such as Bishop start instead of a fourth-round pick. If Bishop is signed, it doesn't affect Johnson’s long-term potential.
If Bishop goes elsewhere, Johnson will simply slide in and start.
Investigating a situation like this is what good front offices do. In a short time, Dorsey has shown he is running a strong front office.