NFC North News and Rumors
Lions president Rod Wood spoke with Calvin Johnson, no decision timetableESPN.com Updated 1 hour agoLions president Rod Wood spoke with Calvin Johnson, no decision timetableShare Tweet
Eddie Lacy’s weight estimated in the 260 rangeprofootballtalk.com 5 hours agoThe weight of Packers running back Eddie Lacy has been a topic of conversation for years, but no one has been able to pin down exactly how much he weighs. A good guess, however, is that he’s a biscuit short of 260. At least. The Milwaukee Journal Sentin…Share TweetOnly question on Brett Favre's Hall selection: Unanimous?Share Tweet
Plays that shaped the Packers' season No. 1: Jordy Nelson's torn ACLPlays that shaped the Packers' season No. 1: Jordy Nelson's torn ACLShare Tweet
Dick Stanfel a senior nominee for Hall of Fame for third timeDick Stanfel a senior nominee for Hall of Fame for third timeShare Tweetnytimes.com 20 hours agoA police report provided the first details of the altercation in Texas between Manziel, a Browns quarterback, and Colleen Crowley. Two departments have closed their cases on the episode.Share Tweet
Lions ax Sheldon Whiteprofootballtalk.com Feb 4 (yesterday)After finishing 2015 as the Lions’ G.M., Sheldon White will start 2016 looking for a new job. White and the Lions have parted ways, Justin Rogers of MLive reports. Although White finished the season as interim G.M. following the firing of Martin Mayhew …Share Tweet
Willie Wood Made the Most Memorable Play of Super Bowl I. He Has No Recollection.nytimes.com Feb 4 (yesterday)Wood’s interception of a pass by Chiefs quarterback Len Dawson helped the Packers win the title. In the five decades since, Wood’s and Dawson’s lives have taken divergent paths.Share Tweet
Plays that shaped the Packers' season No. 2: Blown coverage on Larry FitzgeraldESPN.com Feb 4 (yesterday)Plays that shaped the Packers' season No. 2: Blown coverage on Larry FitzgeraldShare Tweet
Teddy Bridgewater says he grew the most as a leader in 2015profootballtalk.com Feb 3 (yesterday)Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater appeared on Wednesday’s Pro Football Talk on NBCSN, where he reflected on a sophomore season that culminated in a playoff berth. Bridgewater said that, of all the ways he grew in year two, he grew the most as a lead…Share TweetThe Panthers are obviously having fun, perhaps more than any Super Bowl team since the 1985 Bears. But having been on that team and coached this one, Panthers coach Ron Rivera is beginning to take exception to the characterization of his team as cocky. …Share Tweet
Cobb calls punctured lung “scary,” says Packers players believe in LacyPackers wide receiver Randall Cobb was last seen on the field making a highlight-reel catch in a divisional playoff game in Arizona that was negated by a penalty. Cobb was slow getting up and knew something was wrong, but until he started coughing up bl…Share Tweet
T.J. Lang having shoulder surgeryPackers guard T.J. Lang dealt with injuries to both shoulders during the 2016 season and he’ll have surgery on at least one of them this offseason. Lang told Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com that he will have surgery on his right shoulder on Wednesday. He doesn…Share TweetJohn Harbaugh doesn't want to see Calvin Johnson retireShare Tweet
The NFL Is Screwing The World Out Of Watching The Only Known Copy Of Super Bowl Ideadspin.com Feb 2 (3 days ago)In January the NFL Network broadcast the first ever replay of Super Bowl I, contested 49 years ago between the NFL’s Green Bay Packers and AFL’s Kansas City Chiefs. But as the league’s press release notes, it wasn’t a replay of the original broadcast. I…Share TweetThe Vikings lost right tackle Phil Loadholt to a torn Achilles a couple of snaps into their first preseason game, which left them down a starter up front for the entire season but did leave Loadholt with a lot of time to heal before the start of the 201…Share Tweet
Lions seem to want cap space more than they want MegatronIf you were the new G.M. of a team coming off a 7-9 season, which would you rather have: A 30-year-old wide receiver who’s still good but no longer great, or an extra $16 million in salary cap space over the next two years? New Lions G.M. Bob Quinn seem…Share Tweetyahoo.com Feb 2 (3 days ago)Peyton Manning has one more Carolina Panthers defender to worry about in Super Bowl 50. Veteran pass-rusher Jared Allen, traded by the Chicago Bears to Carolina early in the first month of the regular season, said at Monday's Opening Night event that he…Share TweetBears coach John Fox is the one guy who coached both the Panthers and the Broncos to Super Bowls. But he didn’t win with either, and his last boss said that was why he was replaced by Gary Kubiak this offseason. “This is why we made the decision,” Bronc…Share Tweet
Lions hire ex-Hurricanes coach Al Golden as tight ends coachFormer Miami Hurricanes head coach Al Golden has found work in the NFL. The Lions have announced that Golden is their new tight ends coach. Golden was fired in the middle of the season last year after going 32-25 in four and a half seasons coaching the …Share Tweet
Packers want Eddie Lacy to lose 30 poundsWe knew Packers coach Mike McCarthy wanted Eddie Lacy to shape up this offseason, and now we know a specific target for Lacy to lose. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that the Packers want Lacy to lose 30 pounds, and Lacy is committed to accomplishin…Share Tweetyahoo.com Feb 1 (4 days ago)Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera is a proud member of the '85 Chicago Bears, considered by many to be the greatest team the NFL has ever seen. Rivera, drafted in 1984, played nine season in the league, all with the Bears, and had Mike Ditka as his coa…Share TweetSunday brought a report that wide receiver Calvin Johnson will hang up his cleats and retire after nine years with the Lions, although there’s been no official word from Johnson about his intentions. There was a confirmed retirement on Sunday as well. C…Share Tweet
Lions looking to improve 'middle class' of rosterFeb 5ESPN Lions reporter Michael Rothstein discusses how the new management in Detroit hopes to make the Lions contenders.
Le Batard: '30 for 30' turns bad nostalgia into entertainmentFeb 5Dan Le Batard criticizes the "30 for 30" films for making unfavorable moments in sports' history turned into something viewed as sweet nostalgia.
Favre continues to repair relationship with Green BayFeb 5Three-time MVP QB Brett Favre joins Mike & Mike to describe what it was like to return to Green Bay in July and to explain how his relationship with the Packers has progressed after facing numerous years in exile.
Smith Sr.: Johnson gains more by leaving NFLFeb 5Steve Smith Sr. shares his thoughts on why Lions WR Calvin Johnson decided to call 2015 his final season in the NFL.