“Can he get back to his form quick enough to show us that he’s worthy of winning a roster spot?” Frazier said, via the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
Bishop, 29, signed with the Vikings after the Packers chose to part ways with him. Minnesota had some question marks regarding their middle linebacker position, so it appeared as though Bishop would compete for the starting job.
Instead, Bishop has been working at weakside linebacker with the second-string unit. He was forced to leave Week 1’s preseason game against the Texans due to a groin injury, which has prompted some concerns from Frazier.
“He has a short window now. … This is the NFL,” said Frazier. “If a guy can’t be available, he really can’t help your team. As talented as he may be, you need guys who are available. But he understands that. It’s pressure. But that’s our league.”
At this point in time, it’s going to take some very solid play to ensure him a spot on the team’s 53-man roster. The Vikings will be up against the Bills this weekend, so this is something to keep an eye on.