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NFC North News and Rumors
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If Marquess Wilson is to return to the Bears’ lineup, it will have to be after midseason. The club has placed Wilson, the second-year wide receiver from Washington State, on injured reserve with a designation to be recalled, the club announced. The 21-y…Upvote Share Tweet
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- He missed practices last season as a way to try and preserve himself, as a way to make sure that when things mattered on Sundays, he would be able to participate with the rest of the Detroit Lions. Calvin Johnson, though, would rath…Upvote Share TweetGREEN BAY, Wis. -- It looks like it will be at least eight weeks before JC Tretter sees the field for the Green Bay Packers. The team is expected to use its one-and-only spot on the injured reserve/designated to return list on the player who was suppose…Upvote Share TweetThe Lions will be without their second-round pick for at least eight games. The club is placing rookie outside linebacker Kyle Van Noy on injured reserve/designated for return, Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com reported Tuesday. The 24-year-old Van Noy …Upvote Share TweetALLEN PARK, Mich. -- James Ihedigbo's resting tour continued Tuesday, as the safety sat out his second straight practice for "rest," as he put it Monday after practice. Meanwhile, Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell had said earlier that Ihedigbo…Upvote Share TweetDetroit Lions' Ndamukong Suh is one of the most complex and polarizing players in the NFL. He has immense talent, yet sometimes crosses the line, be it throwing around quarterbacks or stomping on opponents. But who is Suh, really? It is a question not m…Upvote Share TweetThe defending Super Bowl champions are quickly closing in on the start of their 2014 season Thursday night against the Green Bay Packers. The Seahawks were able to keep most of their young core in place this offseason and were able to sign Michael Benne…Upvote Share Tweet
The perfect place for Bryan Bulaga's returnGREEN BAY, Wis. -- The way Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy sees it, Seattle is the perfect place for Bryan Bulaga's first game in nearly 22 months. And he might be right. The last time Bulaga played against the Seahawks at CenturyLink Field, it wa…Upvote Share TweetMINNEAPOLIS -- Though Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer wouldn't reveal his starters at strong safety or middle linebacker when he was asked about them on Monday, the Vikings' unofficial depth chart would suggest little has changed at those two positi…Upvote Share Tweet
Kurt Coleman signs with ChiefsKurt Coleman and Andy Reid are back together again. Coleman’s agent Blake Baratz announced on Twitter that the safety has signed a contract with the Chiefs for the 2014 season. Coleman was released by the Vikings as Minnesota got down to 53 players over…Upvote Share TweetGREEN BAY, Wis. – It goes against everything you probably think run defense is about in the NFL. Smaller cannot be better. Not in a world of 325-pound offensive linemen, 250-pound fullbacks and 230-pound running backs. But after watching their 1,000 pou…Upvote Share Tweet
Greetings from SeattleFootball really starts this week. And PFT is on the scene in Seattle for the Thursday night opener against the Packers and Seahawks. Which means that I had to muster the nerve, fueled by something strong enough to power a jet engine, to walk into a plan…Upvote Share TweetIf the Detroit Lions front office woke up this morning a little bit queasy, it would be somewhat understandable, and it has nothing to do with their present and everything to do with their future. The Lions took a gamble when they were unable to get a d…Upvote Share TweetThe Lions released their first depth chart since the cut to 53 players on Monday and there was a change at defensive tackle. Nick Fairley has returned to the first team after being dropped to the second rung during camp in favor of C.J. Mosley. Fairley’…Upvote Share Tweet
Randall Cobb to balance punt return duties again this yearThe Packers would love to not have to use Randall Cobb on punt returns. But they haven’t found anyone better to do it. According to Weston Hodkiewicz of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, special teams coach Shawn Slocum said Cobb and Micah Hyde are the optio…Upvote Share Tweet
Lions bring back 10 of their cut players to practice squadSome teams like to pick through players cut from other teams while filling out their practice squads while others prefer familiar faces from the summer. The Lions are in the latter group. They’ve signed 10 players to their practice squad and all 10 were…Upvote Share Tweet
Packers Personnel ChangesSep 2Rob Demovsky discusses the quick learning curve placed on Packers rookie C Corey Linsley, as well as personnel changes aimed at becoming quicker on the defensive side of the ball.
Seahawks Key To Victory: Contain Eddie LacySep 2Terry Blount discusses why Packers RB Eddie Lacy is the key to the game on Thursday night, and why it's important for the Seahawks to contain him.
Packers Set To Take On SeahawksSep 2The "NFL Live" crew breaks down the keys to victory in the Packers-Seahawks game.
Questions Remain For Bears Defense and Special TeamsSep 2ESPN Chicago's Jeff Dickerson previews the storylines to watch this week as the Chicago Bears prepare for their home opener on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills.