Bishop brought back to roster

Posted by Darren Urban on October 1, 2014 – 9:28 am

Linebacker Desmond Bishop was one of the last cuts the Cardinals made when they trimmed down their roster back at the end of the preseason. There was always a chance he would return. That time is now. The Cards, with an open spot on the 53-man roster following Tuesday’s release of Vic Butler, brought back Bishop Wednesday. How Arians decides to break down his roster for Sunday — with everyone pretty healthy right now, all things considered — will be part of the storyline. Does he have more linebackers active? Does Alex Okafor jump into some playing time? Could Bishop? Certainly, there should be plenty of defensive backs involved, given the Broncos’ pass-heavy tendencies. Maybe that means more Tyrann Mathieu. Maybe more Justin Bethel.

The only player that seemingly should have an injury concern keeping him from possibly playing Sunday is QB Carson Palmer. Media availability is prior to practice today, so we won’t hear from anyone post-practice on the Palmer front. (But we got a serious update nonetheless.)

UPDATE: Cornerback Teddy Williams has also left the Cardinals’ practice squad to sign with the Bears. He was replaced by wide receiver Jalen Saunders, who was a fourth-round pick of the Jets this year and had appeared in the first three games of the season before he was released.


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15 Responses to “Bishop brought back to roster”

  1. By georgiebird on Oct 1, 2014 | Reply

    Cards trying their best to work on the pass rush. It seems to me that the performances of Alex Okafer and especially Kareem Martin holds the key for what the ceiling will be on this year’s defense.

  2. By georgiebird on Oct 1, 2014 | Reply

    Here’s an original thought for you.
    Do you realize that this weekend the Cardinals will be playing against the two best pitchers of this generation?
    Peyton Manning and Clayton Kershaw

  3. By jakeplummersghost on Oct 1, 2014 | Reply


    The difference is that the Cards playing Kershaw are a buncha stiffs.


  4. By Mike G on Oct 1, 2014 | Reply

    Hey Darren–Hope all is well! The Card’s have a nice test with this Denver game. The Card’s D must not allow long drives for scores in this game if that happens it brings the altitude factor into the equation. I think the Card’s must play man to man Defense and let Peterson and Cromartie win their battles. I don’t think the Cards should play too much zone in this game. Looking for Campbell to have a big game. Cards must hang in there throughout the first 10 minutes of this ballgame. On the offensive side if the Cards can run somewhat –I think they will be fine. Darren–feel bad for Okafor with these injuries–Do you see him getting some defensive snaps this week????

  5. By Darren Urban on Oct 1, 2014 | Reply

    Mike G —

    RE: Okafor

    I could see that.

  6. By D on Oct 1, 2014 | Reply

    Darren-I have been on vacation last few weeks, has anyone spoke about Carson’s career in jeopardy? How long does BA give Carson on his injury, do we get to a point in say week 10 where the team could still be in the playoff hunt and BA has to sign a Vet 2nd or 3rd QB?

  7. By Darren Urban on Oct 1, 2014 | Reply

    D —

    RE: Palmer

    No one has said his career is in trouble. A week ago, everyone was expecting him to play Sunday.

  8. By Duane Spencer on Oct 1, 2014 | Reply

    I have to laugh. Wrote yesterday that we all have fave players for some odd reasons.
    Growing up in early 60s one of my two favorite players was Matt Hazletine Middle LB for the Niners, he wore #55 so that was always “my number”. Desmond Bishop wore #55 with the Pack so I always followed his movements on the field, became one of my faves and now look…
    Welcome to your new home Mr Bishop!

  9. By krehbieo14 on Oct 1, 2014 | Reply

    Hopefully Bishop is farther along with his rehab and can make an immediate contribution. His experience along with Foote is immeasurable for the team. Maybe the competition will light a fire under Minter.

  10. By K-Dub on Oct 1, 2014 | Reply

    Come on Okafor, I have HIGH HOPES for ya

  11. By Islandofmisfitcards on Oct 1, 2014 | Reply


    I don’t know how often you talk to Carson but can you give him a heads up on a gourmet edible mushroom called lions mane. It helps is rebuilding damaged nerve tissue and the FDA is testing it currently for use in helping patients who have experienced nerve damage. The other plus is they taste like lobster. As a life long Cardinals fan, and farmer natural food is my passion and I hope this information helps Carson even if not for this season but for his long term health.

  12. By sbrown on Oct 1, 2014 | Reply

    sad to see Teddy Williams go, he did everything the team asked. ( was a WR, then BA asked him to switch to DB ). always played hard in camp. Good Luck on the 53 man roster in Chicago.

  13. By hminus on Oct 2, 2014 | Reply

    Glad to see Bishop come back,[was upset when he got cut,]…wanted to see Williams stick around,but got Saunders…

  14. By Eazy E on Oct 5, 2014 | Reply

    It’s time for some people to pay their tithes!

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