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NFC North News and Rumors
Football returns next week, sort of
The extended offseason break for NFL players ends next week, as offseason programs launch for four teams on April 1: the Browns, Chiefs, Eagles, and Chargers. The next day, the Cardinals, Bills, Bears, and Jaguars get rolling. Each team may have nine we…Upvote Share Tweet
The Chicago Bears are bringing back cornerback Kelvin Hayden, agreeing to terms Tuesday on a one-year contract.Upvote Share TweetLions receiver Calvin Johnson set a new NFL record with 1,964 receiving yards last season. But Dez Bryant doesn’t see Megatron’s record lasting long. In fact, Bryant said he believes he can be the first player in NFL history with 2,000 yards in a seasUpvote Share Tweet
Jared Allen had knee, shoulder worked on the same dayVikings defensive end Jared Allen went from never having surgery to having two in the same day. According to Tom Pelissero of 1500ESPN.com, Allen had his knee cleaned out the same day he had a torn labrum in his left shoulder repaired. The shoulder issu…Upvote Share TweetNow that the Lions have added running back Reggie Bush, what should they do with Mikel Leshoure and Joique Bell? How about trade one of them? How can the Lions trade someone that they don’t want, you ask? That’s easy. Pretend you still want them. ThatUpvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Mar 26, 2013Gregg Williams says he's changed, and the Titans are expecting their new coach to have learned his lesson. But has he? The world will be watching to find out, Peter King writes.Upvote Share TweetThe Cowboys can’t give out contracts at the moment, so they’re apparently going for promise rings. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Cowboys have agreed to a two-year deal with Lions free agent linebacker Justin Durant. The only problem is, theyUpvote Share TweetWith the draft a month away, teams are in fill-in-the-blanks mode, and veterans want to make sure they have a place to land. With that as context, the Vikings have brought back linebacker Marvin Mitchell, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Mi…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated Mar 26, 2013Chicago Bears The Bears added another player to the mix at right tackle by re-signing Jonathan Scott. Steve Rosenbloom of the Chicago Tribune: "Phil Emery had been moving along pretty well in changing a Chicago Bears teams that missed the playoffs …Upvote Share Tweet
Cliff Avril surprised by lack of contact from the LionsCliff Avril played the first five seasons of his NFL career in Detroit, but this year the Lions haven’t shown much interest in him, either before or after he left for Seattle. And Avril finds that surprising. Avril told Mike Freeman of CBS that Lions deUpvote Share TweetDarrius Heyward-Bey didn’t do all that much in four years with the Raiders to justify his draft status, but he’s quickly picking up steam in the free agent market. According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the former seventh overall pick isUpvote Share Tweet
Report: Packers sign kicker Giorgio TavecchioA shaky season from kicker Mason Crosby has led to the Green Bay Packers bringing in some offseason competition. According to Matteo Gandini of Sportitalia, former University of California kicker Giorgio Tavecchio has signed with the Packers. The move w…Upvote Share Tweet
Tavares' Late Goal Lifts IslandersMar 26John Tavares scored his 20th goal of the season in the Islanders' 3-2 win over the Capitals.
Randall Cunningham looks back on NFL careerMar 26Former Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings quarterback Randall Cunningham reflects back on his playing career on the eve of his 50th birthday.
NFL free agency - Teams being strategic with big contractsMar 26Free agency has been fast and furious, but teams have been strategic with big contracts, writes John Clayton.
Peter King: Titans feel good about leap of faith hiring Gregg Williams; ma…Mar 26Tennessee coach Mike Munchak knew he'd have a bullseye on his back when he stuck his neck out and hired Gregg Williams as the team's senior assistant on defense (that's the real title) last month. So many questions surround the hire, and will surround i…
Sports Guy Vault: USA-Mexico and the Insanity of Estadio AztecaMar 26In 2009, Bill Simmons decided to cross another item off his bucket list by traveling south to Mexico City and Estadio Azteca to take in the sights, so...