VIDEO: 49ers’ add depth by signing LB Desmond Bishop according to Matt Maiocco

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The San Francisco 49ers re-worked their roster today as they signed seven-year veteran LB Desmond Bishop for the remainder of the season. News that CSN Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco broke, Bishop will now be in position to play this Sunday as ILB Chris Borland recovers from an ankle injury he suffered in the first-half against the Seattle Seahawks.

Borland, who has been one of the lone brights spots is scheduled to miss this week’s matchup with the San Diego Chargers making Bishop an attractive option. In Borland’s absence it was ILB Michael Wilhoite who garnered the “Mike” role while second-year ILB Nick Moody filled in at the “Jack.”

A Bay Area native, Bishop attended City College of San Francisco while then starring at Cal before being drafted in the sixth-round (No. 192) of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers. Bishop would play for the Pack for five seasons before moving within the division to join the Minnesota Vikings last season. However, his playing days in Minnesota was short-lived as he played in just four games as he tore his ACL in his right knee back on October 13, 2013. Bishop would move back-and-forth with the Arizona Cardinals this season before finally being released.

The team also announced the signing of TE Xavier Grimble to the team’s practice-squad.

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