NFC North News and Rumors

  • Bears end up claiming Shaw after Saints share their intentions

    Bears end up claiming Shaw after Saints share their intentions

    profootballtalk.com Updated 9 hours ago
    The Chicago Bears have claimed quarterback Connor Shaw via waivers. It was just a simple Friday transaction — except that the Saints put in a claim on Shaw, too, and apparently thought they had added him. Per Peter Schrager of FOX Sports, the Saints jum…
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  • Bears will be jockeying for St. Louis fans, too

    Bears will be jockeying for St. Louis fans, too

    profootballtalk.com 11 hours ago
    The Chiefs already plan to horn in on St. Louis turf vacated by the Rams. The Bears will be trying to invade the city that lost its second NFL team since 1987, too. Via Dan Caesar of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, KTVI will televise Chicago Bears preseaso…
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  • Tarvaris Jackson says he’s broke, requests a public defender

    Tarvaris Jackson says he’s broke, requests a public defender

    profootballtalk.com 11 hours ago
    Former Seahawks, Vikings and Bills quarterback Tarvaris Jackson made more than $12 million in his NFL career, but now he says he’s so broke that he can’t even afford a lawyer to defend him against charges that he threatened to kill his wife. Jackson req…
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  • Stanley Wilson II puts a suit on, declares himself “happy to be…

    Stanley Wilson II puts a suit on, declares himself “happy to be alive”

    profootballtalk.com 20 hours ago
    Former Lions cornerback Stanley Wilson II said Thursday he was “happy to be alive,” but that might have just been because he was wearing clothes. According to Francesca Fontana of the Oregonian, Wilson was released from the hospital Wednesday and arraig…
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  • Want a Killebrew? Lions safety Miles Killebrew has IPA named af…

    Want a Killebrew? Lions safety Miles Killebrew has IPA named after him in Detroit

    ESPN.com Jun 30 (yesterday)
    Want a Killebrew? Lions safety Miles Killebrew has IPA named after him in Detroit
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  • Cardinals had Ameer Abdullah on the phone when Lions picked him

    Cardinals had Ameer Abdullah on the phone when Lions picked him

    profootballtalk.com Jun 30 (yesterday)
    During the second round of the 2015 NFL draft, the Cardinals were sitting at No. 55 and knew exactly who they wanted: Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah. There was just one problem: The Lions wanted Abdullah, too. And the Lions picked 54th. The new Am…
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  • Packers Have to Learn from Mistakes of 2015; Not Repeat Them

    Packers Have to Learn from Mistakes of 2015; Not Repeat Them

    packersgab.com Jun 30 (yesterday)
    The Packers are still a force in the NFC and the NFC North, but there’s plenty to do as they get ready for training camp at the end of July if they are going to be booking a trip the Super Bowl in February. Last season the team got off to a red hot 6-0 …
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  • Vikings promote scout Scott Kuhn to director of analytics

    Vikings promote scout Scott Kuhn to director of analytics

    profootballtalk.com Jun 30 (yesterday)
    When the Vikings were at the Scouting Combine earlier this year, General Manager Rick Spielman said that the team was using analytics to derive data beyond 40 times and bench press totals. Spielman called it “another tool” the team could use to evaluate…
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  • Datone Jones “loving” move to outside linebacker

    Datone Jones “loving” move to outside linebacker

    profootballtalk.com Jun 30 (yesterday)
    The Packers declined to exercise their option for the 2017 season on 2013 first-round pick Datone Jones‘ contract, leaving Jones on track to become a free agent next offseason. Jones’ bid for a new job will involve a new position. Jones went from playin…
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  • Mike Ditka passes on Donald Trump’s invitation to speak at Repu…

    Mike Ditka passes on Donald Trump’s invitation to speak at Republican convention

    profootballtalk.com Jun 30 (yesterday)
    There were reports earlier this week that presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump had lined up a trip of sports legends to speak for him at the Republican National Convention. Perhaps he should have checked with legendary Bears coach Mike Ditka fi…
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  • NFC North Q&A: Is Lions' Darius Slay the best CB in th…

    NFC North Q&A: Is Lions' Darius Slay the best CB in the division?

    ESPN.com Jun 30 (yesterday)
    NFC North Q&A: Is Lions' Darius Slay the best CB in the division?
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  • NFLPA executive gets a good laugh about latest 17-game suggesti…

    NFLPA executive gets a good laugh about latest 17-game suggestion

    profootballtalk.com Jun 30 (yesterday)
    Players have always been leery about the idea of lengthening the regular season, so it’s no surprise their union opposes any such plan. But it’s also good to know people find us funny here at PFT. In the wake of Packers president Mark Murphy’s suggestio…
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  • Packers president: 17-game season could facilitate more interna…

    Packers president: 17-game season could facilitate more international play

    profootballtalk.com Jun 29 (2 days ago)
    Although it was a much-discussed proposal a couple years ago, NFL executives have recently stayed relatively quiet about the possibility of lengthening the regular season. But Packers President Mark Murphy had something to say about the topic recently. …
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  • Jim Caldwell is skeptical of going for two more often

    Jim Caldwell is skeptical of going for two more often

    profootballtalk.com Jun 29 (3 days ago)
    As teams around the NFL discuss the possibility of going for two more often, Lions coach Jim Caldwell sounds unconvinced. Caldwell said he’s aware that quarterbacks like Ben Roethlisberger and Drew Brees have said they want to go for two as the default …
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  • NFC North Q&A: Can Alshon Jeffery rise to top-five receiver…

    NFC North Q&A: Can Alshon Jeffery rise to top-five receiver status?

    ESPN.com Jun 29 (3 days ago)
    NFC North Q&A: Can Alshon Jeffery rise to top-five receiver status?
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  • Too popular stateside at home or away, Packers bide time for in…

    Too popular stateside at home or away, Packers bide time for international invite

    ESPN.com Jun 29 (3 days ago)
    Too popular stateside at home or away, Packers bide time for international invite
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  • Troy Williamson says it wasn’t his eyes, it was his head

    Troy Williamson says it wasn’t his eyes, it was his head

    profootballtalk.com Jun 29 (3 days ago)
    The Vikings tried everything to tap into the potential they saw in wide receiver Troy Williamson. When you draft a guy seventh overall in 2005, that’s what you do. But after watching him struggle to catch the ball, the Vikings decided he had depth-perce…
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  • Cordarrelle Patterson: Sometimes I didn’t work hard enough

    Cordarrelle Patterson: Sometimes I didn’t work hard enough

    profootballtalk.com Jun 28 (3 days ago)
    The Vikings didn’t pick up their fifth-year option on wide receiver/kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson’s contract this offseason, leaving the 2013 first-round pick on track for free agency after the season. If Patterson is going to generate a robust ma…
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  • Buddy Ryan's defensive legacy still looms large over Chica…

    Buddy Ryan's defensive legacy still looms large over Chicago

    Buddy Ryan's defensive legacy still looms large over Chicago
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  • Mike Singletary says he’ll be a defensive advisor to Rams this …

    Mike Singletary says he’ll be a defensive advisor to Rams this season

    profootballtalk.com Jun 28 (4 days ago)
    The death of Buddy Ryan on Tuesday has led to remembrances from around the football world, including many from players he coached across many stops in his long career. Mike Singletary was one of the leaders of the most famous defense that Ryan put toget…
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  • NFC North Q&A: Will Adrian Peterson still lead the league i…

    NFC North Q&A: Will Adrian Peterson still lead the league in rushing at 31?

    ESPN.com Jun 28 (4 days ago)
    NFC North Q&A: Will Adrian Peterson still lead the league in rushing at 31?
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  • Alan Roach to leave Broncos to become Vikings public address an…

    Alan Roach to leave Broncos to become Vikings public address announcer

    profootballtalk.com Jun 28 (4 days ago)
    After 16 years as public address announcer of the Denver Broncos, Alan Roach is returning home to Minnesota to become the public address announcer of the Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. In a post on his own website, Roach announced the move back to his Mi…
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  • Video - Wade Phillips reflects on Buddy Ryan's NFL legacy 02:45

    Wade Phillips reflects on Buddy Ryan's NFL legacy

    Jun 28
    Wade Phillips remembers his time as Buddy Ryan's defensive coordinator with the Eagles in the 80's. Phillips notes how other teams have adapted the "Buddy Ryan defense" to the modern era.
  • Video - Ron Rivera: Buddy Ryan strived to make everyone better 03:18

    Ron Rivera: Buddy Ryan strived to make everyone better

    Jun 28
    Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera joins NFL Live to share what it was like to play for Buddy Ryan and the impact he had on Rivera's coaching career.
  • Video - Buddy Ryan's letter to the 1985 Bears 00:55

    Buddy Ryan's letter to the 1985 Bears

    Jun 28
    Members of the 1985 Bears read Buddy Ryan's letter to the team thanking them Chicago's Super Bowl season.
  • Video - Singletary: Buddy Ryan held me to highest standard 03:54

    Singletary: Buddy Ryan held me to highest standard

    Jun 28
    Mike Singletary details how Buddy Ryan made him the best player he could be and the life lessons he learned under him.