This is the May 21, 2013 news archive. View today's NFC North rumors and news.
NFC North News and Rumors
Any practices happening this time of year are non-contact. But that doesn’t mean they’re safe. According to Jason Wilde of ESPNWisconsin.com, Packers offensive lineman J.C. Tretter suffered a broken ankle, and is expected to miss six months. Tretter aUpvote Share Tweet
Vince Lombardi, George Halas and rankingsAs you might have noticed, ESPN and ESPN.com will begin counting down the top 20 coaches in NFL history later this week. Trey Wingo provides the basic parameters in the video, and from an NFC North perspective, this list is going to boil down to where a…Upvote Share TweetBack in October, an Illinois man who traveled to Jacksonville for the game between the Bears and Jaguars was killed the night before the game. The man accused of murdering William Pettry pleaded guilty to second-degree murder charges on Tuesday. The Flo…Upvote Share Tweet
Lions launching Ford Field bowl, sources sayThe Detroit Lions are expected to create and operate a new bowl game at Ford Field starting in 2014, which would eliminate the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl after this season, sources said Tuesday.Upvote Share Tweet
Hoping for a fourth-down shiftWhen the Detroit Lions hired Jim Schwartz as their coach in 2009, hope emerged from the sports analytics industry. Had it gained a patron saint? Schwartz, after all, had acknowledged his interest in the subject during his time as the Tennessee Titans' d…Upvote Share TweetI'm willing to chat on May 21 if you are. I'm sure we'll find plenty to talk about as organized team activities continue around the NFC North. See you over at SportsNation at 2 p.m. ET.Upvote Share Tweet
Adviser says Gabe Carimi’s betting on himselfUsually when guys stay away from voluntary workouts, it’s because they’re trying to make a statement. In the case of Bears offensive lineman Gabe Carimi, the statement seems to be that he’s putting all the pressure on himself. Today will be the fiftUpvote Share TweetWe're Black and Blue All Over: Why is the NFL considering a reorganization of its offseason schedule, as reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter? Naturally, to avoid the kind of quiet period that leaves players, teams and media members fighting over whether so…Upvote Share Tweet
Don Banks: Teams not buying 'Easter Bunny' excuse for moving NFL Draft to …May 21BOSTON -- Even if you happen to believe in the Easter Bunny theory, or that the NFL had to move next year's draft to May solely because of a scheduling conflict with a Radio City Music Hall "Spring Spectacular'' show, there's more than a reasonable…
Clayton: NFL should be careful with calendarMay 21The NFL's offseason calendar works just fine, so there's no reason to tear it up, writes John Clayton.
Peter King: There's no good reason to move back draft; mailMay 21BOSTON -- I've been trying to find reasons to justify the NFL pushing back the draft by a whopping three weeks next season, to Mother's Day weekend, May 15-17. I can't find one. I'm not alone.