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Daily Norseman 56 mins ago
Minnesota Vikings News And Links, 7/29

Minnesota Vikings News And Links, 7/29

And on the fifth day, they rested. After a fast and furious four days in Mankato to open the 2014 Minnesota Vikings Training Camp, the team will take a day off today. But here at Daily Norseman, we never take a day off from our Open Thread! (Well, weekdays at least.) Since the last time we brought you the open thread: Chris talked Vikings on 1300 AM in Austin, Texas. Di and Ted continued their amazing work live from Mankato with exclusive interviews of Vikings players. Di snagged an interview of Brian Robison while Ted talked to David Yankey. You know that real football is getting close...
Where things stand between Ndamukong Suh and the Lions

Where things stand between Ndamukong Suh and the Lions

Here's a recap where things stand between Ndamukong Suh and the Detroit Lions and what we should expect from his contract situation going forward. Just as the Detroit Lions were getting ready to kick off training camp on Monday, news broke that contract negotiations with defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh had been tabled until after the season. In other words, there wasn't much progress being made between Suh's agent and the Lions on a long-term deal, so the team decided to simply postpone the talks until 2015. What exactly does this news mean for Suh and the Lions going forward? Let's take a...
Slimmed-down Neal eager to practice, show more speed

Slimmed-down Neal eager to practice, show more speed

 Photo/ESPNWisconsin.com A slimmer Mike Neal has yet to practice in camp but believes the weight he lost will make him quicker at outside linebacker.  GREEN BAY – After a five-sack season and playing in all 16 games for the first time in his career in 2013 – leading to a two-year, $8 million contract this offseason – it’s clear Mike Neal has a future in the NFL.But if the Green Bay Packers outside linebacker/defensive end is looking for another business opportunity, perhaps he could help the rest of us normal humans in the weight-loss department.A year after showing up at camp...
Detroit News 15 hours ago

Lions rookie Eric Ebron gets case of dropsies on lackluster first day

The Lions opened training camp Monday under new coach Jim Caldwell with a fast-paced practice that featured a lot of moving parts.

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St. Paul Pioneer Press 45 mins ago
Vikings: Teddy Bridgewater owes it all to his mom

Vikings: Teddy Bridgewater owes it all to his mom

MANKATO, Minn. -- Teddy Bridgewater displayed poise under pressure in college at Louisville. It looks to be more of the same with the Vikings.

Pink Escalade Teddy Bridgewater provided his mother is now white

By Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com MANKATO, Minn. _ Remember that pink Cadillac Escalade quarterback Teddy Bridgewater presented his mother with shortly before he was drafted by the Vikings last May? Well, it’s now white. But that doesn’t necessarily mean it will stay that way. Because of the timing of Cadillac wanting to provide the vehicle for Bridgewater to give to Rose Murphy in the week leading up to the draft and Mother’s Day, the Escalade didn’t have a permanent pink paint job. “We had just started building that all-new Escalade and the vehicle we actu... Read...
Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure believes he'll find a role ... somewhere

Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure believes he'll find a role ... somewhere

Lions tailback Mikel Leshoure acknowledges there was a point last season when he realized he would not get an opportunity to play under the old coaching staff. But he never wavered in his belief that he can be a productive NFL tailback, if given an opportunity. And he believes he'll find that opportunity this year, whether it's in Detroit or elsewhere.
Detroit Free Press 1 hour ago

Lions are 'shopping for everything,' especially secondary help

Mayhew was asked Tuesday whether he would have approached the off-season differently had he known the extent of Houston's injury early on. 'That's a hard question,' Mayhew said. 'You never know how guys are going to go with injuries, and especially something as serious as what Chris had, anticipating that he would get healthy sooner. That didn't happen, so you move on.'
Chicago Tribune 2 hours ago

Do Bears know what tough really is?

The Bears want to become a tougher team. Fine. But they're going about it in some stupid ways in training camp.Steve Rosenbloom: I don’t know if they should be called fights, scuffles or skirmishes, but these dustups involving Bears players the last few days in training camp are stupid.

Do Bears know what tough really is?

The Bears want to become a tougher team. Fine. But they're going about it in some stupid ways in training camp.Steve Rosenbloom: I don’t know if they should be called fights, scuffles or skirmishes, but these dustups involving Bears players the last few days in training camp are stupid.
St. Paul Pioneer Press 2 hours ago
Jared Allen: Former Viking finds perfect fit in Bears

Jared Allen: Former Viking finds perfect fit in Bears

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- By Jared Allen's estimate, he made 46 calls the night of March 25. Forty-six frantic, excited, gotta-tell-someone calls.
Martin Mayhew has high hopes for Detroit Lions' young CBs, but will continue shopping for upgrades

Martin Mayhew has high hopes for Detroit Lions' young CBs, but will continue shopping for upgrades

Parting ways with veteran Chris Houston was an unexpected twist, but Mayhew couldn't definitively say the team would have approached the offseason differently knowing Houston wouldn't be available.

Access Vikings morning walkthrough: July 29

Our Vikings reporters walk you through what's going on with the team today.
Northwest Herald 8 hours ago

Backup QB situation still worrisome

BOURBONNAIS – Barring serious injury issues, the Bears’ 2014 offense is going to be very good, and quarterback Jay Cutler appears poised for his biggest year yet.
Detroit Free Press 10 hours ago

Drew Sharp: With Suh's future in doubt, Lions in win-now mode

The truth is the Lions are much closer to another massive rebuilding project than anybody in Allen Park would dare admit openly. It's why the Lions feverishly hope that whatever time wasted over the past four months pretending that Suh and the team could reach a favorable accord won't become a distraction.

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