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Source: Bishop picks Vikings

Desmond Bishop

Green Bay Packers linebacker Desmond Bishop (55) celebrates a stop against the Detroit Lions in the first quarter of their NFL football game in Detroit, Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)


The Lambeau-to-Metrodome pipeline continues to flow. Primarily from Wisconsin to Minnesota.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, former Packers linebacker Desmond Bishop has agreed to terms with the Vikings. It’s a one-year deal.

Bishop was cut last week by Green Bay, after suffering a serious hamstring injury during the 2012 season. He visited the Vikings and Chiefs last week, and he also drew interest from the Jaguars, Giants, and 49ers.

In Minnesota, he’ll compete with Erin Henderson for the starting job in the middle. It has been flagged as one of the team’s top needs on defense, and the Vikings passed on the opportunity to beef up with position with three first-round picks in the 2013 draft.

Bishop previously said he aspires to be the 2013 NFL Defensive Player of the Year. It could still happen, but not in the way anyone previously had envisioned.