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Wed, 25 Feb 2004 14:23:38 -0800
The Associated Press reports former NFL QB Michael Bishop has signed with the Arena Football League's Grand Rapids Rampage.
Thu, 04 Jul 2002 12:45:18 -0700
The Toronto Sun reports former NFL QB Michael Bishop was forced to take over as the new QB for the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL, after a knee injury to starting QB Stanley Jackson. Jackson said after the game the initial prognosis is he could be out three weeks, although it may also be for the balance of the season. The team is expected to look for another QB, but Bishop looks to be the "man" for now.
Wed, 27 Mar 2002 17:07:19 -0800
Updating an earlier story, the Canadian Press reports the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL have completed a trade for the rights to QB Michael Bishop, formerly of the NFL. Toronto still must sign Bishop.
Sat, 23 Mar 2002 14:54:55 -0800
The Calgary Sun reports ex-NFL QB Michael Bishop may be headed to the CFL, but with the Toronto Argonauts. The Argonauts see him as a potential starter and they are looking to make a trade with the Calgary Stampeders to obtain his rights.
Wed, 05 Dec 2001 06:41:39 -0800
The Star-Ledger reports yesterday's workouts of more than a dozen free agents, the most interesting of whom might be QB Michael Bishop, was just a typical BYE week move by the New York Giants. One team official said the inclusion of Bishop "wasn't significant," and the team was simply updating its profiles of free agents in preparation for off-season signings.
Tue, 04 Dec 2001 15:24:24 -0800
As an update to last week's report, SportsWest Football has informed KFFL that free agant QB Michael Bishop was among eight players to work out for the New York Giants on Tuesday.
Tue, 25 Sep 2001 08:37:30 -0700
The Boston Globe reports if New England Patriots QB Drew Bledsoe is out for a lengthy period of time, as expected, coach Bill Belichick said, a third quarterback will be sought. The coach said that if Bledsoe is out less than two or three weeks, he probably won't fill the job. An obvious candidate would be Michael Bishop, who knows the Patriots' system enough to step in and fill a role. Former Patriots QB Scott Zolak also could be a candidate. ''If it's 6-8-10 weeks, then yes, we'll do something,'' said Belichick. ''If it's a week to 10 days, that's a whole different situation.''
Sun, 26 Aug 2001 17:17:11 -0700
Packers.com reports the team has released QB Michael Bishop, P Kevin Stemke, OL Richard Mercier, DL Giradie Mercer and Aaron Fields, CB Corey Chamblin, WR Jason Franklin, OL Marques McFadden and Tom Schau, LB London Dunlap and DBs Damien Demps and Sam Young.
Fri, 24 Aug 2001 08:41:18 -0700
The Palm Beach Post reports for the second time this week, the Miami Dolphins lost out on one of their waiver claims. After a failed attempt to land QB Michael Bishop, the Dolphins lost out yesterday on former Bills LB Corey Moore. He went to the Bengals because they had a worse 2000 season record than the Dolphins.
Thu, 23 Aug 2001 07:43:03 -0700
Christopher Walsh reports for the Press-Gazette Green Bay Packers No. 3 QB Henry Burris received some snaps in practice on Wednesday and he is also expected to play for the first time in the pre-season this weekend. He will attempt to fend off Michael Bishop as the team's No. 3 QB. The two QBs are roughly the same size, but Bishop is the better athlete. Burris has a huge advantage in that he’s been through three mini-camps and a month of training camp with the team. Offensive coordinator Tom Rossley doesn’t anticipate Bishop playing in either of the team's last two pre-season games.
Tue, 21 Aug 2001 19:44:51 -0700
Packers.com reports on the same day the team was officially awarded QB Michael Bishop off waivers from New England, the team waived veteran QB Billy Joe Tolliver. The team also acquired DL Giradie Mercer off waivers from the Patriots. TE Troy Drayton was also waived. DT Matt Keneley, waived injured August 19, has been placed on injured reserve.
Mon, 20 Aug 2001 13:57:01 -0700
Michael Lartigue, QB Michael Bishop's agent, has informed KFFL that the Green Bay Packers have claimed Bishop off of waivers from the New England Patriots.
Mon, 20 Aug 2001 12:10:49 -0700
As an update to previous reports, KFFL has learned that the Miami Dolphins have not yet acquired the rights to free agent QB Michael Bishop, who was released by the New England Patriots last Friday. They have put in a claim for him. If no other teams with a worse record put in a claim for him before 4 p.m. ET, he'll become a Dolphin.
Mon, 20 Aug 2001 05:04:29 -0700
According to the Providence Journal, the Miami Dolphins have claimed quarterback Michael Bishop off of waivers from the New England Patriots.
Fri, 17 Aug 2001 13:15:07 -0700
Dan Pires, of the New Bedford Standard-Times, has informed KFFL that the New England Patriots have waived QB Michael Bishop.
Sun, 29 Jul 2001 07:54:35 -0700
The Boston Globe reports the New England Patriots have elevated QB Tom Brady to No. 3 on the depth chart while Michael Bishop has slid to No. 4. Brady made huge strides in his conditioning in the off-season. The Patriots may still go with four quarterbacks, but it appears Bishop may be considered trade bait, or he may be released.
Mon, 23 Jul 2001 12:15:14 -0700
Dan Pires, of the New Bedford Standard-Times, has informed KFFL that the New England Patriots had a good turnout today as training camp kicked off. Rookie DE Richard Seymour, the team's first-round draft choice, didn't show up. CB Ty Law (shoulder), S Lawyer Milloy (shoulder), LB Andy Katzenmoyer (neck), QB Michael Bishop (ribs), TE Rod Rutledge (knee), DL Brandon Mitchell (quadriceps) and DE Willie McGinest (back) were all in attendence; as were all of the team's QBs, including Drew Bledsoe.
Sun, 15 Jul 2001 01:31:01 -0700
Michael Felger reports for the Boston Herald there are some rumblings the New England Patriots may be looking to trade QB Michael Bishop. The Pats may have to settle for a late-round draft pick in exchange for Bishop.
Tue, 10 Jul 2001 09:39:05 -0700
The Boston Herald reports QB Michael Bishop (hamstring/broken rib) is recovering from his injuries that were suffered in NFL Europe and should be 100 percent for the start of training camp. Bishop will battle Tom Brady for the No. 3 job at QB behind backup Damon Huard and starter Drew Bledsoe. The Patriots have made it clear they have no intention of trading Bishop and there’s an outside chance the Pats could once again carry four quarterbacks on roster.
Tue, 12 Jun 2001 09:49:06 -0700
The Boston Globe reports New England Patriots QB Michael Bishop’s NFL Europe season has been cut short due to a hamstring injury that will require three weeks of rehabilitation. Bishop returned to the Patriots and was checked by Dr. James Andrews, who informed Bishop he had played the last five games in Frankfurt with a broken rib. Bishop’s hamstring is not considered serious and he will stick around mini-camp until the off-season conditioning program is over at the end of the month.
Wed, 02 May 2001 12:23:46 -0700
The Boston Globe reports New England Patriots backup QB Michael Bishop has made the most out of his limited time in NFL Europe. Bishop, who is playing for the Frankfurt Galaxy, has been told by the coaching staff that he’ll play the entire game Saturday instead of platooning with QB Kevin Thompson. Bishop has a 107.5 quarterback rating, which is the best in the league, and he’s run for 94 yards on 11 carries after splitting time the first two weeks.
Wed, 25 Apr 2001 03:06:30 -0700
The Mobile Register reports the New England Patriots will sign Auburn QB Ben Leard and WR Ronney Daniels to undrafted free agent contracts. Leard will battle Damon Huard, Michael Bishop and Tom Brady for the two spots behind Drew Bledsoe in New England.
Sun, 22 Apr 2001 12:30:28 -0700
The Boston Globe reports New England Patriots QB Michael Bishop had a good debut in the NFL Europe league yesterday. He threw for three touchdowns and 255 yards in a 24-21 loss to the Scottish Claymores. One of his touchdown throws was an 80-yarder.
Fri, 13 Apr 2001 00:13:01 -0700
The Boston Herald reports New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick said the team has not closed the door on extending an offer sheet to Pittsburgh restricted free agent RB Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala. The Herald speculates, based on the way he made his comment, it does not sound like a strong possibility. In other team news, Frankfurt Galaxy offensive coordinator Dwain Painter said Patriots QB Michael Bishop will start the team's first game in NFL Europe play. When discussing the team's RB depth, Belichick said the team was "a lot better than last year, but it's still up in the air." He talked about the four players on the current roster who will make the position more competitive. He included Robert Edwards among J.R. Redmond, Kevin Faulk and Patrick Pass. He expects Edwards to be ready for the team's off-season mini-camps.
Mon, 02 Apr 2001 00:33:50 -0700
According to the Boston Herald, Patriots coach Bill Belichick said the addition of QB Damon Huard in no way means the team has given up on backup QB Michael Bishop. He said the there will be competition in training camp and the one that does the best will be the No. 2 QB the other the No. 3 QB. Tom Brady is the team's No. 4 QB, but its not certain the team will carry four QBs this season. Regarding the NFL Draft, there is considerable talk that the Patriots are trying to trade down in the first round in exchange for additional picks. WR Tony Simmons will focus on being more physical during his stint in NFL Europe. WR Sean Morey will focus on cornerback first, special teams second and wide receiver third while in NFL Europe.
Sat, 24 Mar 2001 10:51:40 -0800
As an update to a previous story, the Boston Globe reports the New England Patriots did not make free agent QB Damon Huard an offer after his visit on Friday, but the Patriots are expected to make one soon. The Patriots would like an experienced backup for Drew Bledsoe while Michael Bishop refines his NFL game.
Tue, 20 Feb 2001 14:36:33 -0800
The Boston Herald reports New England Patriots backup QB Michael Bishop won't be able to answer all the questions his skeptics have on him even if he plays well in NFL Europe this year. Bishop has looked good in previous pre-season games but has been relatively invisible during the regular season. To his defense, the team has Drew Bledsoe as their starter. What NFL Europe will give him is a chance to continue improving his skills while being in charge of an offense.
Sun, 18 Feb 2001 10:14:37 -0800
According to the Eagle-Tribune's Bill Burt, the New England Patriots are likely to release backup QB John Friesz within the next two weeks in a salary cap saving manuever. If he's let go, the Patriots No. 2 slot at quarterback would be up for grabs. As previously reported, Michael Bishop is in NFL Europe trying to prove he's able to be a solid quarterback and if the Patriots retain him, he'd likely compete with second-year QB Tom Brady. However, the team appears to beleive Brady is at least two seasons away when it comes to being ready to handle the backup role.
Sun, 18 Feb 2001 10:13:49 -0800
Bill Burt reports in the Eagle-Tribune that New England Patriots QB Michael Bishop (allocated to Frankfurt in NFL Europe) has set the goals for himself high during his stay in NFL Europe this year. He plans to win games, become a good leader, win the World Bowl and win the league MVP award. In the process, he wants to show the NFL what they're missing with having him as a backup. Bishop wasn't happy with the way things turned out in New England last year and is hoping a strong performance in NFL Europe will silence his critics.
Mon, 12 Feb 2001 19:08:12 -0800
Dan Pires, of the Standard-Times, has informed KFFL the New England Patriots have allocated QB Michael Bishop, WR Tony Simmons, WR Tony Hamler, WR Sean Morey, P Brad Costello, LB John Eskridge, S Tony George, OL Josh Rawlings, LB Marc Megna and CB Kato Serwanga to NFL Europe for this year.
Fri, 09 Feb 2001 20:25:50 -0800
Although the official announcement won't come until Monday, the leading candidates to head to the NFL Europe for the New England Patriots are: QB Michael Bishop, WR Scott Morey, LBs John Eskridge and Maugaula Tuitele and OL Terrance Beadles, Adam Davis and Rob Gatrell. Less likely candidates for NFL Europe allotment are RB Patrick Pass, DL Reggie Grimes and David Nugent, LB Antico Dalton and P Brad Costello.
Tue, 30 Jan 2001 18:29:19 -0800
Patriots.com reports the team has had discussions with QB Michael Bishop and his agent, Michael Lartigue, about the quarterback playing in NFL Europe for the league’s 2001 season. New England Head Coach Bill Belichick and QBs coach Dick Rehbein have also encouraged Bishop to play in the spring league. The decision apparently is in Bishop's hands.
Sun, 24 Dec 2000 20:18:20 -0800
The Associated Press reports Olindo Mare's 49-yard field goal into the wind with nine seconds left gave the Dolphins the points that would make them AFC East champs at the end of today's game. Patriots QB Drew Bledsoe's last play, ruled a fumble and an illegal forward pass, sent players to the locker rooms as time expired, but after a 35-minute delay, referee Johnny Grier said a replay showed the last play was an incompletion and three seconds remained. The two teams returned to the field for one final play. Many players had already showered and were wearing towels and slippers on the sidelines. QB Michael Bishop threw a desperation pass far short of the end zone on the game's final play.
Sat, 16 Dec 2000 16:37:05 -0800
The Boston Herald reports the New England Patriots have named Michael Bishop as their No. 2 quarterback again this weekend. In other news, TE Rod Rutledge was fined $6,000 by the NFL for clipping Bears' DE Phillip Daniel last week. The clip cost Daniel the final two games of the season.
Mon, 04 Dec 2000 13:29:04 -0800
According to the Boston Herald, putting Michael Bishop at QB instead of Drew Bledsoe (thumb) could actually give the team its best chance of winning. As previously reported, Bishop will be #2 on the depth chart against the Chiefs.
Sun, 03 Dec 2000 12:28:12 -0800
The Boston Herald reports New England Patriots QB Michael Bishop may be part of the Patriots' plans for Monday night as it appears he'll serve as the No. 2 QB this weekend as Tom Brady has been declared inactive and John Friesz (leg) is likely to be the emergency QB this week. Bishop had been demoted to the No. 4 quarterback on roster not long ago.
Fri, 01 Dec 2000 13:25:04 -0800
As an update to previous reports, the Boston Herald reports New England Patriots QB Drew Bledsoe (thumb) practiced Thursday and threw the ball well. Bledsoe flexed his thumb and showed off it's mobility. All signs point to Tom Brady being the backup if he can't go but Michael Bishop and John Friesz also saw snaps ... Friesz is expected to be inactive.
Sat, 26 Jun 1999 10:10:00 -0700
The Boston Globe reports that the contract that QB Michael Bishop signed with the New England Patriots was for one-year and is valued at $200,000.
Fri, 25 Jun 1999 16:10:00 -0700
ESPN reports the New England Patriots have signed rookie QB Michael Bishop, their seventh-round pick from Kansas State.