The Giants are often interested whenever there is a veteran linebacker available on the open market that may come cheaply and might have something left in the tank. Such is the case with Desmond Bishop, who on Monday was released by the Packers.

Bishop turns 29 next month and in 2010 and 2011 was an impact player for Green Bay. He missed the entire 2012 season with a torn hamstring and is looking for a new football home. He has visited with the Vikings and Chiefs and said Thursday the Giants and Jaguars also have expressed some interest.

“The Giants and Jacksonville are the next two that are interested,’’ Bishop said on SiriusXM NFL Radio. “Actually, the Niners called but of course, you know, they’re kind of set over there. I appreciate their interest in me regardless. But the Giants, which is a real good situation, and Jacksonville as well.”