NFC North News and Rumors
MINNEAPOLIS -- It's been a while since the Minnesota Vikings were among the NFL's movers and shakers in the early stages of free agency, and coach Mike Zimmer had already indicated they weren't likely to be terribly active on the open market this season…Upvote Share Tweet
nytimes.com 7 hours agoDefensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is virtually certain to stay with the Giants for at least one more season, but Ndamukong Suh will be a free agent.Upvote Share Tweet
Lions bring back Dan Orlovskyprofootballtalk.com 14 hours agoDan Orlovsky didn’t play any offensive snaps as the backup to Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford in 2014. The team liked what it saw because they announced Monday that Orlovsky has been re-signed to a one-year contract. Orlovsky said during the season t…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 14 hours agoLess than two weeks after being released by the Packers, linebacker Brad Jones has a new home. The Eagles have signed Jones to a two-year deal, the team said Monday. The 28-year-old Jones played 13 games for Green Bay in 2014, recording 18 tackles. He’l…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 15 hours agoGREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers did not use the franchise tag on receiver Randall Cobb -- or any of their other pending free agents -- and now have only until March 10 to get a deal done with him before he's free to sign with another team. It w…Upvote Share TweetWhile it’s not the name they might have been hoping for, the Lions did keep a defensive lineman today. According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the Lions have re-signed veteran Darryl Tapp. Tapp signed a minimum salary benefit deal, which pa…Upvote Share TweetGreen Bay Packers veteran defensive back Jarrett Bush was arrested early Sunday morning for misdemeanor public intoxication and later released with no charges being filed.Upvote Share Tweet
Kendall Langford visiting the defensive tackle-less Lions todayprofootballtalk.com 18 hours agoThe Lions have chosen to hold the door open to their free agent defensive tackles, and today, another is walking in. According to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post Dispatch, former Rams defensive tackle Kendall Langford is visiting the Lions today. The L…Upvote Share TweetNdamukong Suh can test the open market when free agency begins March 10 after the Detroit Lions did not use the franchise tag on the star defensive tackle.Upvote Share Tweet
PFT Live: Panthers/Ravens offseason to-do listsprofootballtalk.com 19 hours agoAny team that wants to use the franchise tag has until Monday afternoon’s deadline to do so and we’ll take a look at where everything stands during Monday’s edition of PFT Live. Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston has received the tag and the Lions won’t b…Upvote Share Tweet
Vikings want to keep Chad Greenway, but maybe not at $7 millionprofootballtalk.com 24 hours agoChad Greenway was the Vikings’ first-round draft pick in 2006 and has played his entire career in Minnesota, and the Vikings want to keep him in town this year. But maybe not at his current contract. Vikings G.M. Rick Spielman told the Star Tribune that…Upvote Share Tweet
Richard Dent among 2015 Black College Football Hall of Fame inducteesprofootballtalk.com Mar 1 (yesterday)A Super Bowl MVP who went on to gain enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame is among seven members of the Black College Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015. Former Bears, 49ers, Colts and Eagles defensive end Richard Dent, a Tennessee State pro…Upvote Share Tweet
Tulloch 'way ahead of schedule' in ACL rehabESPN.com Mar 1 (yesterday)Stephen Tulloch may not know about his status with the Detroit Lions for 2015, but the rehabilitation of his torn left ACL is something he is not worried about.Upvote Share Tweet
PFT’s Free Agent Hot 100 has five new namesprofootballtalk.com Feb 28 (2 days ago)With numerous veterans hitting the market in recent days, PFT’s Free Agent Hot 100 has gotten an update. For now, we’ve added five players to our list of the top free agents, including ex-Lions tailback Reggie Bush and ex-Rams defensive tackle Kendall L…Upvote Share Tweet
Lions Opt Not To Tag SuhMar 2ESPN Lions reporter Michael Rothstein discusses the Lions' decision not to use their franchise tag on DT Ndamukong Suh and let Suh test free agency.
Goodell Loses Another Legal BattleMar 1Gene Wojciechowski sheds some light on NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and his inability to stay out of the headlines, most recently losing the legal battle over the reinstatement timetable involving Vikings RB Adrian Peterson.
Judge Rules In Favor Of Peterson, NFL To AppealFeb 26Adam Schefter discusses a federal judge's ruling for Adrian Peterson, and what comes next with the NFL's decision to appeal.
Onside Kick Miscue Resulted In Death ThreatsFeb 26ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky discusses how the botched onside kick recovery in the NFC Championship Game has affected the life of tight end Brandon Bostick.
Breaking down prospects with Mel Kiper Jr. -- NFL Draft 2015Mar 2Mel Kiper Jr. breaks down strengths and weaknesses of the year's top prospects.
On Los Angeles, St. Louis and How It All Shakes OutMar 2I’m like everybody else with this Los Angeles thing. I’m on page 24 of a 300-page book, and it’s not all that interesting so far. But I hear the end is compelling, so I’d rather speed past the next 230 pages and go straight to the climax. Tell me what t…
Oakland Raiders, Jacksonville Jaguars must be big free-agency spenders -- …Mar 1John Clayton's mailbag: The Raiders and Jaguars are lagging behind the minimum spending threshold, so they have to be big players in free agency.
ESPN NowFeb 26S Mike Mitchell's restructuring will save the Steelers more than $2.4M of cap room, a source tells ESPN's John Clayton. Mitchell converted a $2M roste...