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NFC North News and Rumors
News item: Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton is left to play out the 2013 season under the franchise tag after no agreement on a contract extension could be reached by the Monday deadline. Future news item: Bears GM Phil Emery will be very, very busy …Share Tweet
In pursuing a long-term contract agreement with safety Morgan Burnett, a story reported last week by CBSSports.com and advanced Monday by multiple media outlets, the Green Bay Packers clearly valued stability and reliability above all else. Morgan Burne…Share TweetESPN.com Jul 15, 2013Pro Football Focus (PFF) offers some detail and context to supplement our discussion last week of the offseason move the Minnesota Vikings should (or shouldn't) have made. As I'm sure you read and recall, we wondered if the Vikings had done enough to re…Share Tweet
Add Anthony Spencer to play-out-tag listprofootballtalk.com Jul 15, 2013With this afternoon’s deadline for franchise-tagged players to sign long-term deals with their teams, several have already pulled the plug. Along with the previously reported Colts punter Pat McAfee and Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton, it appears Co…Share TweetVeteran backup quarterback Sage Rosenfels, who was cut by the Minnesota Vikings before last season, announced his retirement Sunday on his Facebook page.Share Tweet
Stafford thinks Johnson can top 2012 successprofootballtalk.com Jul 15, 2013For all the things Lions receiver Calvin Johnson did last year, his quarterback thinks he can do better. Of course, that would require breaking his own record for receiving yards (1,964), after he took the single-season mark away from Jerry Rice in 15 g…Share TweetCNNSI.com Jul 15, 2013He's back. Peter King returns with thoughts on how Johnny Manziel's latest transgression impacts his draft stock, three key takeaways in the Aaron Hernandez saga and more.Share Tweet
Peter King: M.I.A. at Manning camp, Manziel putting his NFL reputation at …Jul 15Good morning. Happy to be back after my annual summer break. The beginning of the training camp trip is five days away, in Oxnard, Calif., with the Cowboys. Always my favorite time of the year. Everybody's got hope, much of it legitimate, and the storie…