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Desmond Bishop (Kevin Hoffman/USA TODAY)

A year away from the game gave LB Desmond Bishop a new appreciation for his health. The last couple weeks of strong play have given him a new opportunity at a starting position.

Two weeks ago, there was a growing rumble that linebacker Desmond Bishop might not make the final Vikings roster. He had been laid low by a severe hamstring injury in 2012 that required surgery and had gone more than a year without stepping on the field for a game. Two weeks later, after a nine-tackle performance against San Francisco and seven tackles in Thursday's 24-23 win over Tennessee... Recommended Stories

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