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Frazier plays Vikings' interest in Bishop coy

Published on NewsOK Modified: June 18, 2013 at 6:52 pm •  Published: June 18, 2013
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Speaking generally about the possibility of signing Bishop, Henderson said, "It's cool. I hope it goes well for him, that the Vikings like what they see, welcome him with open arms, welcome him to the team. Not really sure what it's about. I'm just employee No. 50, baby. I just come out here and do what they ask me to do on the field."

Henderson said his comfort at the middle position has grown daily this offseason. Frazier agreed.

"He's shown more command of the defensive huddle than we expected early on. You can see that he has a lot of control, and the guys really respect everything that he's trying to get done," the coach said.

Chad Greenway, the unquestioned leader of the group and the long-time starter on the weak side, said he'd have no problem making room for Bishop in the lineup.

"You have to welcome guys like that with open arms. He's a very talented player. He's proven that in his career. If that's the direction of the organization, that's the direction we go as a locker room," Greenway said.

NOTES: Greenway, who had arthroscopic surgery on one of his knees last week, said he "feels good" and has "no doubt" he'll be ready for full participation in practice from the start of training camp. ... Rookie LB Michael Mauti, the seventh-round draft pick from Penn State who's coming off reconstructive ACL surgery on his left knee, took part in practice drills for the first time this offseason. WR Greg Childs, who's trying to return from tears in both of his patellar tendons, also had a helmet and participated in some individual skills drills with his teammates. "It kind of helps their confidence to know where they are," Frazier said.

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