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NFC North News and Rumors
The Chicago Bears announced Monday they have signed cornerback LeQuan Lewis. Lewis was an undrafted free agent out of Arizona State in 2011 and spent time with the Tennessee Titans in training camp before being released during final cuts. Last season, L…Upvote Share Tweet
Chicago Bears UFAs - RB Kahlil Bell (4), CB Zack Bowman (5), QB Jason Campbell (8), CB Kelvin Hayden (8), LB Geno Hayes (5), DE Israel Idonije (10), WR Johnny Knox (4), OL Lance Louis (4), PK Olindo Mare (15), QB Josh McCown (10), DT Henry Melton (4), CUpvote Share TweetThere’s a new name in the mix for defensive coordinator with the Rams. Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Lions secondary/third down packages coach Tim Walton is interviewing with the team for their defensive coordinator opening. TheUpvote Share TweetSince being released by the Atlanta Falcons in November, defensive end Ray Edwards has embarked on a fledgling boxing career. The video above comes from a recent bout that Edwards had in West Fargo, North Dakota. I don't know why Edwards is fighting a s…Upvote Share Tweet
Rewind'12: Circling back on nickel usageAnother in a series of posts circling back on the 2012 season and some of our preseason themes: In 2011, a majority of NFC North teams used their nickel/dime defense on more than half of their snaps. With no schematic changes after that season, we proje…Upvote Share TweetSixteen months since Detroit running back Jahvid Best last suffered a concussion on the football field, the Lions remain unsure if he’ll ever be cleared to play again. But they sure would love to have him. New Detroit running backs coach/run game coordiUpvote Share TweetWith so much talk about what the Vikings want to do with receiver Percy Harvin, there hasn’t been much talk about what Harvin wants to do with the Vikings. And Harvin, at this stage of his career, wants to get paid. Last year, when Harvin asked for a trUpvote Share Tweet
Vikings reach into the CFL, sign CB Roderick WilliamsThe Vikings have gone north of the border to add to their secondary. Cornerback Roderick Williams, who has played in the Canadian Football League for the last three years, has signed in Minnesota, the Vikings announced today. Williams played his college…Upvote Share TweetRecently we used Bill Polian's comprehensive free-agent ratings to discuss the (unlikely) match between the Green Bay Packers and free-agent running back Reggie Bush. But as long as we're at the height of silly season, we might as well acknowledge a bet…Upvote Share Tweet
NFC offseason previews: LionsCNNSI.com Updated Feb 11, 2013Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson need help for Detroit Lions to rebound from poor 2012 season.Upvote Share TweetWe're Black and Blue All Over: Good morning. Over the weekend, you might have seen that Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers told the Green Bay Press-Gazette he is "not stressing" about upcoming contract negotiations and that he wants t…Upvote Share Tweetgrantland.com Updated Feb 11, 2013With free agency and the draft process revving up, there are plenty of questions for every NFL team. But for most, there's one issue that trumps the r...Upvote Share Tweet
Will Percy Harvin stay with the Minnesota Vikings?Feb 11Will the Minnesota Vikings hold on to wide receiver Percy Harvin? Ian Rapoport explains why Harvin believes he should be paid like a top wideout in the NFL.
Harvin's Future With VikingsFeb 11Adam Schefter discusses whether WR Percy Harvin will remain with the Vikings.
Peter King: Looking back at Greg Roman's play calling, more mailFeb 11In the coming years, when I think about the Super Bowl just played, I know I'll think about the play that might have been: third-and-goal from the Baltimore 5. Colin Kaepernick, at the snap of the ball, took one step back and Frank Gore roared in front …
Clayton's mailbag: Big spending, subpar resultsFeb 11The teams that spent the most in 2012 got little bang for their buck. Plus, answers to reader questions.