This is the April 23, 2013 news archive. View today's NFC North rumors and news.
NFC North News and Rumors
Lions dust off the usual post-arrest statementNo team has more experience than the Lions in releasing statements about players who were arrested, so it’s no surprise that the Lions’ PR staff was quick in pulling out the boilerplate after defensive end Ronnell Lewis was arrested. “We are aware oShare TweetWhy are the Green Bay Packers bringing in free agent running back Cedric Benson for a visit Wednesday, as ESPN's Adam Schefter reported? The guess here is they want to gauge the progress of his recovery from the foot injury that ended his 2012 season af…Share TweetSo as you probably know by now, I whiffed Tuesday on my attempt to sneak middle linebacker Manti Te'o into the mythical second round of our 2013 #bloggermock draft. My plan was to select players at other positions with the No. 23 and No. 25 overall pick…Share Tweet
Pat Williams to retire with VikingsDefensive tackle Pat Williams will officially retire as a member of the Vikings after signing a one-day contract on Thursday, general manager Rick Spielman said. The 40-year-old Williams played 14 NFL seasons, and some of his best work came with Minneso…Share TweetWe got a look at the new Jaguars uniforms on Tuesday and it appears we’ve also gotten a glimpse of what the Vikings and Dolphins will be wearing in the future. Paul Lukas of ESPN.com reports that a Jacksonville television station “that was taking photShare Tweet
Vikings uniform changes pre-revealed?So as you know, the Minnesota Vikings are set to reveal their new uniforms Thursday evening before the start of the 2013 draft. Our man Paul Lukas, who writes the very popular and thorough Uni-Watch blog, has come through with a confirmed leak of what t…Share TweetThe acquisition of Percy Harvin from the Minnesota Vikings has left the Seahawks without a first round draft pick for the first time since 2007 (Seattle sent their first round pick to New England in exchange for Deion Branch). The good news for Seattle …Share Tweet
2013 #bloggermock: NFC NorthOur 2013 #bloggermock took an early twist and left me only partially satisfied as the protector of NFC North interests. Of note: Not a single quarterback was drafted in the first round, something that hasn't happened in the real draft since 1996. We als…Share TweetJoin our ESPN.com NFL experts as they play general manager for their divisions and execute a 2013 first-round mock draft. Contribute your thoughts and questions beginning at noon ET. You can also participate via Twitter using the hashtag #bloggermock. S…Share TweetJason La Canfora's report for CBSSports.com is a reminder that the Chicago Bears should not be ruled out as a candidate to draft a quarterback, despite their relatively limited number of draft picks. According to La Canfora, the Bears were scheduled to …Share Tweet
Report: Five teams in top 12 want to move downDraft boards are set by this point. That means all that’s left is the jockeying for position. Adam Schefter of ESPN points out what seems obvious in a draft with no sure things, that about half the top 12 want to move down. Schefter specifically mentionShare TweetWe're Black and Blue All Over: Here's an interesting development and possibility. The Chicago Bears recently put Syracuse offensive lineman Justin Pugh through a private workout. As Jeff Dickerson of ESPNChicago.com points out, Pugh played left tackle i…Share Tweet
With Their First Pick, The Bears Select...Apr 23Scouts Inc.'s Steve Muench talks about which need the Bears should address with their first pick in this year's draft
2013 NFL Draft: Minnesota Vikings in Round 1Apr 23The Minnesota Vikings hold two first-round draft picks in the 2013 NFL Draft. Find out which holes the team needs to fill for next season.
Chicago Bears draft-day plansApr 23Find out what the Chicago Bears might look to do in the 2013 NFL Draft following the loss of Brian Urlacher.
Burleson's top-five underrated receiversApr 23Lions WR Nate Burleson reveals his top-five underrated wide receivers in the NFL.