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Roster Reset: NFC North

By Rosenthal, Gregg Free agency did not change the NFC North dynamic dramatically. After five straight playoff appearances and three straight division titles, Green Bay still stands apart in talent from their rivals.

Source: National Football League

Report: Jared Allen agrees to four-year contract with Bears


Jared Allen is no longer a Minnesota Viking, but that doesn’t mean his former team won’t be seeing plenty of him in 2014.

The defensive end agreed to a four-year contract with the NFC North rival Chicago Bears on Wednesday morning, according to multiple reports.

Source: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

The NFC North potential free agents

By Mike Florio [Editor’s note: This list of potential free agents is based on a variety of online resources, including the NFLPA’s official list of impending free agents. Free agency begins on March 11. The players listed below could re-sign at any time with their current teams. If any listed below already have and we’ve […]

Frazier expresses hope for a return

By Mike Florio

Eight years ago, Vikings owner Zygi Wilf dumped coach Mike Tice via a one-page press release circulated in the locker room after a Week 17 home win over an NFC North rival. For current coach Leslie Frazier, the good news for now is that the same thing didn’t happen after a […]

Lions lose NFC North lead, clear way for Bears, Packers

By Patra, Kevin The Detroit Lions faltered Monday night, tossing the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers back into the lead in the NFC North race.

Source: National Football League

Zulgad: Antiquated Tampa-2 deserves blame for defensive shortcomings


The Chicago Bears had won the NFC North with an 11-5 record in 2005 when the Minnesota Vikings fired coach Mike Tice after a 9-7 finish and began the search for his replacement.

It didn’t take long for two things to happen.

One, ownership was so enamored with Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator […]

Vikings Keep Webb As No. 5 WR, Sherels As CB, PR


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Joe Webb’s athleticism was too much to part with for the Minnesota Vikings.

After converting Webb to wide receiver this spring, following a failed emergency playoff start at quarterback when Christian Ponder was out with an injury, the Vikings kept the versatile former sixth-round draft pick for special teams value […]

NFC North Preview: Packers not unanimous pick

By Gregg Rosenthal Around The League Editor

We previewed the NFC North on our latest “Around The League Podcast.” Some big-picture thoughts are below. We’ve already previewed the AFC East, AFC North, AFC South, AFC West and NFC East.

Green Bay Packers not unanimous choice but … Around the League predicts NFC North Chris […]

CBS Expert: Vikings Will Finish 7-9, Miss Playoffs

By Jeff Wald

Pete Prisco’s NFL Season Predictions

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – There is plenty of reason to be optimistic about the upcoming Minnesota Vikings season, which starts Sept. 8 at Detroit, followed by a Sept. 15 match-up at Chicago.

While it’s rare to start off an NFL regular season with two division games on the […]

Greg Jennings: Star / Mentor; Younger Vikes Learning From Ex-Packer Bookmark and Share

By: Dan Cole | @DanDruffCole

Mankato, MN – The Vikings haven’t had a wideout tally more than 1,000 yards receiving in a single season since Sidney Rice did so in 2009 – going for more than 1,300 during that fairytale season propelled by Brett Favre’s ageless play as a 40-year-old.

This season, another ex-Packer […]