NFC North News and Rumors

  • John Fox: I love saying Jim Bob Cooter’s name

    John Fox: I love saying Jim Bob Cooter’s name

    profootballtalk.com Updated 13 hours ago
    Bears coach John Fox is just like us. Fox’s team will be playing the Lions this weekend, which meant he did a conference call with Lions media on Thursday to discuss the game. As you’d imagine, the subject of the Detroit offense came up during the call …
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  • Jadeveon Clowney practiced Thursday, considered day-to-day

    Jadeveon Clowney practiced Thursday, considered day-to-day

    profootballtalk.com 14 hours ago
    The Texans practiced without defensive end Jadeveon Clowney on Wednesday because of the elbow and wrist injuries that kept him from playing against the Packers last Sunday, but the news from Thursday’s practice was more positive. Clowney was able to get…
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  • Brian Robison on NFL officiating: Something needs to be done

    Brian Robison on NFL officiating: Something needs to be done

    profootballtalk.com 16 hours ago
    After the Vikings lost on Thursday night in part because of a controversial no-call on a hit to Sam Bradford, Vikings defensive end Brian Robison said, “I’m sick and tired of the reffing in this league.” A week later, Robison has calmed down a bit. But …
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  • Travis Swanson is in the concussion protocol

    Travis Swanson is in the concussion protocol

    profootballtalk.com 19 hours ago
    The Lions will try to take another step toward a NFC North title when they host the Bears on Sunday, but they may have to do it without starting center Travis Swanson. Swanson was out of practice on Wednesday because of a concussion, which means he’ll n…
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  • Vic Fangio calls report he could be out “irresponsible reportin…

    Vic Fangio calls report he could be out “irresponsible reporting”

    profootballtalk.com 21 hours ago
    The Bears have had a bad season and that leads to speculation about offseason changes as the year winds down, including a report from Mike Mulligan of the Chicago Tribune this week that defensive coordinator Vic Fangio could be on his way out as part of…
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  • Sorry, neighbor: Injured T.J. Lang wants solitude (and beer) fo…

    Sorry, neighbor: Injured T.J. Lang wants solitude (and beer) for Packers' games

    Sorry, neighbor: Injured T.J. Lang wants solitude (and beer) for Packers' games
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  • Chris Spielman sees Matthew Stafford as an MVP candidate

    Chris Spielman sees Matthew Stafford as an MVP candidate

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7 (yesterday)
    Former Lions linebacker Chris Spielman, who currently analyzes NFL action for FOX, paid a visit to Wednesday’s PFT Live. And Spielman likes what he sees from his former team. He specifically likes what Detroit’s quarterback is doing, and Spielman made t…
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  • Lions moving on from Pettigrew

    Lions moving on from Pettigrew

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7 (yesterday)
    The Lions have placed tight end Brandon Pettigrew on the non-football injury list — and cleaned out his locker. Per the Detroit Free Press, the team will officially release Pettigrew soon. “We made a decision on him,” Lions coach Jim Caldwell said. “I t…
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  • Cedric Thornton isn’t interested in talking about whacking Sam …

    Cedric Thornton isn’t interested in talking about whacking Sam Bradford in the head

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7 (yesterday)
    Last Thursday night’s win by the Cowboys over the Vikings was sealed when referee Tony Corrente did his best Stevie Wonder impersonation on a two-point conversion try. Cowboys defensive lineman Cedric Thornton whacked Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford in…
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  • Nick Perry out this week with a hand injury

    Nick Perry out this week with a hand injury

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7 (yesterday)
    Oh, look, just what the Packers needed — another linebacker injury. Via Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Packers outside linebacker Nick Perry will be the latest at his position to miss time, because of a left hand injury. “He has a sign…
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  • Here is a charming little story about Packers rookie Trevor Dav…

    Here is a charming little story about Packers rookie Trevor Davis, a Bay Area native, as he enters h

    deadspin.com Dec 7 (yesterday)
    Here is a charming little story about Packers rookie Trevor Davis, a Bay Area native, as he enters his first Wisconsin winter and learns about things like snow and cold and winter coats. [The MMQB]Read more...
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  • Peterson: Will only return if Vikings still in hunt

    Peterson: Will only return if Vikings still in hunt

    ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Dec 7 (yesterday)
    Peterson: Will only return if Vikings still in hunt
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  • Where does Jim Caldwell rank among Lions head coaches?

    Where does Jim Caldwell rank among Lions head coaches?

    ESPN.com Dec 7 (yesterday)
    Where does Jim Caldwell rank among Lions head coaches?
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  • Lions’ Matt Prater wins another player of the week award

    Lions’ Matt Prater wins another player of the week award

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7 (yesterday)
    Ho, hum, another NFL award for Lions kicker Matt Prater. Prater was named NFC special teams player of the week for his 5-for-5 effort on field goals in Sunday’s win over the Saints. Prater has now been special teams player of the week after three of the…
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  • Akiem Hicks named NFC defensive player of the week

    Akiem Hicks named NFC defensive player of the week

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7 (yesterday)
    Not too many things have gone right for the Bears this season, but the emergence of defensive end Akiem Hicks is one of them. Hicks was named NFC defensive player of the week after his two-sack performance against the 49ers last week. It was his second …
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  • Return to returns: Randall Cobb has no problem handling punts f…

    Return to returns: Randall Cobb has no problem handling punts for Packers

    ESPN.com Dec 7 (yesterday)
    Return to returns: Randall Cobb has no problem handling punts for Packers
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  • Mike Zimmer’s listening to the doctors as he comes back from ey…

    Mike Zimmer’s listening to the doctors as he comes back from eye surgery

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7 (yesterday)
    Vikings coach Mike Zimmer might have been wearing a patch, but he could still see what the Vikings were doing wrong in practice. “He still can see everything with one patch over his eye,” cornerback Captain Munnerlyn said, via Andrew Krammer of the Minn…
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  • Video - Cutler thinks Kevin White can be a special player 00:51

    Cutler thinks Kevin White can be a special player

    Jul 29
    Jeff Dickerson talks about the excitement the Bears have for wide receiver Kevin White.
  • Video - Adrian Peterson's NFL Mutant Ninja Turtles 00:27

    Adrian Peterson's NFL Mutant Ninja Turtles

    Jul 28
    Adrian Peterson outed himself as Donatello, so we tried to figure out who his Ninja Turtles brothers would be.
  • Video - Vikings want Zimmer to grow with young players 01:11

    Vikings want Zimmer to grow with young players

    Jul 28
    Adam Schefter, Field Yates and Louis Riddick think the Vikings made a smart move locking up Mike Zimmer.
  • Video - Leonard Floyd in good hands with John Fox 00:40

    Leonard Floyd in good hands with John Fox

    Jul 27
    Louis Riddick explains why John Fox is the perfect guy to develop Leonard Floyd into an elite pass rusher.