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NFL roundup: Vikings, Bishop agree on 1-year deal

By By The Sports Xchange
Published On: Jun 25 2013 09:12:04 AM CDT
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The Minnesota Vikings agreed to terms with free agent linebacker Desmond Bishop, according to multiple reports.

ESPN 1500, ESPN.com and the Green Bay Press Gazette each reported Monday that the deal is for one year.

Bishop told SiriusXM NFL Radio last week that he visited the Vikings and Kansas City Chiefs, and the New York Giants, Jacksonville Jaguars and San Francisco 49ers are expressed interest.

Bishop was released by the Green Bay Packers last week.

Bishop missed all of 2012 because of a hamstring injury but said he is now 100 percent healthy.

In 2011, he had 115 tackles and 5.0 sacks for Green Bay.

---Two players -- Indianapolis Colts wide receiver LaVon Brazill and New York Giants wide receiver Brandon Collins -- was suspended without pay for the first four games of the regular season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse, the league announced.

Both are eligible to return to the active roster on Sept. 30 and can participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games.

As a rookie last year, Brazill made 11 catches for 186 yards with a touchdown in 15 games.

Collins did not make the team's active roster in any games and his chances of making the 53-man roster this year are slim.

---Former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher avoided significant injury during a car accident in New York City on Sunday afternoon, according to the New York Daily News.

Cowher was driving a black Mercedes-Benz when he was cut off by a woman driving a Ford Fusion, according to the police report and witnesses. Cowher's car then hit the Fusion, sending it into scaffolding and sending construction material onto E. 92nd St.

No one was hospitalized, according to the report.

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