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NFC North News and Rumors
New Bears head coach Marc Trestman is filling out his coaching staff by hiring away a receivers coach from Alabama. Mike Groh has left his job as Alabama’s wide receivers coach to take the same job in Chicago, BamaOnline.com first reported. Groh, the so
Share TweetCoaches made the biggest headlines on a slow first day at the combine. From newbie Chip Kelly to endangered Mike Munchak, Don Banks breaks down Thursday's key takeaways.Source: CNNSI.com
Lions: Mikel Leshoure and explosive runsUpdated Feb 21 Share TweetINDIANAPOLIS -- Based on your feedback, many of you want to use the occasion of the NFL scouting combine to discuss the Detroit Lions' offensive backfield. You want to know how, when and with what frequency the Lions will upgrade their running back posi…
The NFL Will Get Rid Of Its Dumbest RuleUpdated Feb 21 Share TweetOn Thanksgiving, Jim Schwartz boned Jim Schwartz by throwing a challenge flag on Justin Forsett's 81-yard touchdown. But really, the NFL boned Jim Schwartz-the rule that you can't challenge a play that's automatically reviewed, and if you try, you're peSource: deadspin.comShare TweetINDIANAPOLIS -- At this time of the NFL offseason, tea leaves are all we've got. Few teams are saying anything definitive about their roster plans. Those that do fall under heavy suspicion of telling competitive white lies. So goes our limited environme…Share TweetVikings general manager Rick Spielman can't say it enough: Percy Harvin will remain in Minnesota, and he's not going to discuss contracts in public.Share TweetINDIANAPOLIS -- As the NFL scouting combine gets underway, we have an official but tentative round-by-round list of draft choices for NFC North teams. The quick breakdown is in the chart below, courtesy some spreadsheet magic from NFC West colleague Mik…
Vikings 'digging' into players' social mediaUpdated Feb 21 Share TweetINDIANAPOLIS -- If they aren't already, draft-eligible players should be aware that at least one NFL team -- and surely many others -- have been digging into their social media to create a more complete character assessment. Minnesota Vikings general ma…
Calvin Johnson broke receiving record playing through broken fingersUpdated Feb 21 Share TweetLions receiver Calvin Johnson broke the NFL record for receiving yards in a season in 2012. And that was even harder than previously known. Johnson played with at least two broken fingers most of the season and is still being seen around Detroit with hi…
James Jones ready to be Packers' No. 1 WRUpdated Feb 21 Share TweetINDIANPOLIS -- So I'm about to step into a marathon availability session Thursday morning here at the NFL scouting combine. It will include Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman and general manager Phil Emery, Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz and Minnesota …Share TweetINDIANAPOLIS -- So a lot of you are asking about salary cap space during this period leading up to NFL free agency. Below are the most updated numbers I have. I should once again emphasize that the salary cap is fluid and will remain so until the NFL an…
Red flag rule on track to be tweakedUpdated Feb 21 Share TweetThe Texans-Lions game on Thanksgiving had everything. Included a horrible call that led to a long touchdown run that wasn’t reviewed via replay because Detroit coach Jim Schwartz threw the red challenge flag when he shouldn’t have thrown it. The blu
BBAO: 'Schwartz rule' re-contemplatedUpdated Feb 21 Share TweetWe're Black and Blue All Over: INDIANAPOLIS -- The NFL scouting combine includes not only evaluations of draft-eligible players. Teams are also managing their salary cap and negotiating with their own free agents. Meanwhile, the league's competition com…
Trestman, Emery Speak At The CombineFeb 21Jeff Dickerson and Michael Wright discuss how Bears' GM Phil Emery and head coach Marc Trestman dealt with questions regarding Brian Urlacher, Henry Melton and Jay Cutler at the NFL Combine
Percy Harvin to stay a Viking?Feb 21Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman has some strong words to say about wide receiver Percy Harvin's future with the organization.
Don Banks: Eagles far from giving up on Foles; more combine Day 1 SnapsFeb 21INDIANAPOLIS -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a somewhat slow first day at the NFL's annual scouting combine at Lucas Oil Stadium...
NFL combine -- Thursday observations about Bucs, Joeckel, moreFeb 21Greg Schiano made it clear at the combine that Josh Freeman is the Buccaneers' starting quarterback, writes John Clayton.