49ers re-sign LB Desmond Bishop to 1-year deal

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers have re-signed linebacker Desmond Bishop to a one-year contract.

The team announced the deal Tuesday.

Bishop joined the Niners last December and played two games. He had two tackles on special teams and one on defense.

San Francisco had been seeking help at linebacker after the recent retirements of Patrick Willis and Chris Borland.

Bishop has appeared in 75 games with Green Bay, Minnesota and San Francisco since entering the league as a sixth-round pick by the Packers in 2007 out of California.

Bishop has 319 tackles, nine sacks, seven forced fumbles, one interception and 13 passes defensed in his career.

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