NFC North News and Rumors
With Packers tight end Andrew Quarless likely headed for leave with pay, the Packers apparently don’t intend to ask him to leave without pay. Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, citing two unnamed sources, reports that the Packers have no plans to release Quarles…Share Tweet
profootballtalk.com 14 hours agoVikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner was among the people impressed by the way that quarterback Teddy Bridgewater wound down his rookie season in Minnesota. Turner said Bridgewater was “much more decisive” in his final six starts last season and co…Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 18 hours agoNext year, the Vikings will have a new stadium next to the site of their old one. The next project could be a new team headquarters. For that, the Vikings could be moving to a new city. For 34 years, the facility known as Winter Park (named for team co-…Share Tweet
Golden Tate taking better care of his bodyprofootballtalk.com 20 hours agoLions receiver Golden Tate has finally beaten his donut habit. After a career season in 2014, Tate (whose rookie season in Seattle included the alleged theft of Top Pot donuts) has focused on taking better care of his body. “I’ve been doing some yoga, t…Share Tweet
NFC North Q&A: Will Alshon Jeffery emerge as the Bears' No. 1 WR?ESPN.com 21 hours agoNFC North Q&A: Will Alshon Jeffery emerge as the Bears' No. 1 WR?Share Tweet
Police: Packers Tight End Tried Hiding From Cops In A Plantdeadspin.com Jul 5 (yesterday)Packers tight end Andrew Quarless was arrested by Miami Beach police early Saturday morning on a misdemeanor charge of firing a firearm in public after cops say he fired two shots into the ground after a mild altercation. Read more...Share Tweet
Austin Collie catches TD in CFL debutprofootballtalk.com Jul 5 (yesterday)July is a very slow month in the NFL until training camps open and July 4 falling on Saturday means it has been even quieter than usual the last few days, but it was opening weekend for the B.C. Lions in the CFL. That meant it was also time for wide rec…Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Jul 5 (yesterday)Five offensive playmakers to keep an eye on at Bills camp. TE Arthur Lynch is hoping for a better second season with the Ravens. Seeing similarities between this year’s Patriots Defense and last year’s Lions unit. QB Jake Heaps faces an uphill climb to …Share TweetThe good news? Vikings cornerback Josh Robinson has more time to tweet. The bad news? Vikings cornerback Josh Robinson has more time to tweet. Per multiple reports, Robinson has a partially torn pectoral muscle. The injury happened before the team’s man…Share Tweet
Damarious Randall locked in at cornerback, not safety, in Green BayDamarious Randall was viewed as the best coverage safety in this year’s NFL draft. The Packers, who took Randall in the first round, think he’s good enough in coverage to play cornerback. Rob Demovsky of ESPN reports that the Packers are set on playing …Share Tweet
Cutler doesn’t make the cut on Marshall’s list of best teammatesJay Cutler and Brandon Marshall spent three seasons as teammates with the Broncos and three more as teammates with the Bears, and at times they were close. But this year the Bears traded Marshall to the Jets, amid talk that he and Cutler weren’t seeing …Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Jul 3 (3 days ago)As expected, the one-game suspension imposed on Packers defensive lineman Datone Jones came from a violation of the law relating to a banned recreational substance. According to Jason Wilde of ESPNWisconsin.com, Jones was cited for marijuana possession …Share TweetSanders, a tight end for the Lions from 1968 to 1977, helped redefine a position that had been traditionally reserved for stolid blockers.Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Jul 3 (4 days ago)Packers defensive tackle Letroy Guion should maybe consider just avoiding his home state from now on. Not only is the state of Florida still holding the truck and the $190,028.81 in cash he was carrying with him when he was arrested with a big bag of we…Share Tweet
NFC North Q&A: Will Vikings have best defense in division by midseason?ESPN.com Jul 3 (4 days ago)NFC North Q&A: Will Vikings have best defense in division by midseason?Share Tweet
Packers could be thin up front in the opener with suspensionsprofootballtalk.com Jul 3 (4 days ago)Packers defensive end Datone Jones only got a one game suspension for his violation of the league’s substance abuse policy, but the Packers are likely going to be short more than one lineman for that game. As noted by Wes Hodkiewicz of the Green Bay Pre…Share Tweet
Four NFL players have been suspended: the Jets’ Sheldon Richardson (4 games), the Cowboys’ Rolando Mdeadspin.com Jul 2 (5 days ago)Four NFL players have been suspended: the Jets’ Sheldon Richardson (4 games), the Cowboys’ Rolando McClain (4), and the Packers’ Datone Jones (1) for substances of abuse; and the Chargers’ Antonio Gates (4) for PEDs.Read more...Share Tweet
Datone Jones suspended one game for substance abuse violationprofootballtalk.com Jul 2 (5 days ago)Yep, it’s officially a Friday news dump, even though it’s Thursday. Packers defensive end Datone Jones became the third player suspended today, getting one game for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. He follows Sheldon Richardson and Rolando…Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Jul 2 (5 days ago)Maybe a summer of Russell Wilson contract drama is rubbing off on the betting public. Whether it’s that or the relative stability in other precincts, there’s a new Super Bowl favorite in Las Vegas. Kevin Bradley, the sports book manager at Bovada.lv, sa…Share Tweet
NFC North Q&A: Who would you rather have, Brett Favre or Aaron Rodgers?ESPN.com Jul 2 (5 days ago)NFC North Q&A: Who would you rather have, Brett Favre or Aaron Rodgers?Share Tweet
Packers sticking by Quarless, despite arrestJul 6ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky discusses the Packers standing by tight end Andrew Quarless, who was charged with a misdemeanor for discharging a firearm in public.
OTL25: Multiple DUI chargesJul 1In 2012, former Detroit Lions defensive tackle Reggie Rogers refuses to talk after his seventh arrest for DUI.
OTL25: Jim McMahon's state of mindJul 1In 2012, former Super Bowl winning quarterback Jim McMahon speaks out about the concussions he suffered as a player in the NFL.
Is Favre serious about being able to play in the NFL?Jun 30ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky discusses Brett Favre's comments about playing in the NFL at age 45.
Kiper: Top safety prospects for 2016 (Insider)Jul 3Jackson had a good season last year, after bouncing back from an ACL injury. Mel Kiper Jr. believes Alabama will move Jackson from corner to safety to...
One Team, 25 Years OnJul 2Mike Martin (Michael J. LeBrecht II/1Deuce3 Photography) This week The MMQB is running a few stories by Peter King from the pages of Sports Illustrated. This story first appeared in the December 12, 2011 issue. With Special Reporting by Matt Gagne, Joan…
Countdown: A Week in the Life of the ’95 PackersJul 1Favre’s game against the Lions, as well as past injuries, left him battered, bruised and in full recuperation mode on Monday morning. (Focus on Sports/Getty Images) This week The MMQB is running several past stories by Peter King from the pages of Sport…
Mel Kiper's top 2016 prospects by position - NFLJun 29With the 2015 college football season nearly here, Mel Kiper turns his attention to the 2016 draft, ranking the top 10 prospects at each position.