11:33 PM EDT, Fri August 22, 2014
Windy City Gridiron 1 hour ago

Chicago Bears vs Seattle Seahawks: 1st Quarter Open Thread

Join us below for live discussion and instant analysis of the Chicago Bears vs Seattle Seahawks game. The Chicago Bears opened preseason 2-0, and have their eyes tonight set on the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks. While a third win at Qwest Field would be nice, more important is to stay healthy, give the starters a few more reps, and get a closer look at some of the fringe players. The offense is largely set, but obviously still lots of questions remain on defense. We've looked at this match-up from every angle possible, so now it's time to hunker down and play some football. While...
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 9 hours ago
Vikings kick in $46 million more for new stadium

Vikings kick in $46 million more for new stadium

Team announces that the new money brings the team's total additional contributions to $49 million since November.

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Live blog: Packers vs. Raiders

The battle for roster spots continues tonight for the Packers as they host the Oakland Raiders in Green Bay's third preseason game. Follow coverage from Packers beat writer Tom Silverstein, who is providing live updates of the game.

Lance Briggs No. 56 in player rankings

SEATTLE -- The NFLRank project rolled into Friday with Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs coming in at No. 56, as ESPN continued to list the top 100 players around the league on offense and defense. The latest rankings grouped players between No.s 60 through 51. Charles Tillman checked in at No. 66 in the project on Thursday, while tight end Martellus Bennett made the list on Tuesday with a No. 82 ranking. Defensive end Lamarr Houston became Chicago’s first defender to crack the top 100 (No.
Detroit News 4 hours ago

Lions juggle lineup for Jaguars, but Calvin Johnson to start

All-Pro wide receiver Calvin Johnson is in the starting lineup for the Lions exhibition game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Ford Field tonight, but there are a couple of surprise inactives.
Detroit Free Press 4 hours ago

Lions' Ansah (shoulder) to play, not start, tonight

Ansah was taken off the physically unable to perform list recently but missed the Lions' first two exhibitions. Coaches had not wanted to commit to using Ansah in the third exhibition, which serves as the closest thing to a tune-up for the regular season.
Kyle Van Noy (abdominal), James Ihedigbo scratched from Detroit Lions' exhibition against Jaguars

Kyle Van Noy (abdominal), James Ihedigbo scratched from Detroit Lions' exhibition against Jaguars

The Lions also made a few interesting lineup changes, including starting Tahir Whitehead over a presumably healthy Ashlee Palmer at strong-side linebacker.

Detroit Lions — Ziggy Ansah active; James Ihedigbo, Kyle Van Noy out

DETROIT — Safety James Ihedigbo is one of the inactives for Friday night’s preseason game against the Jaguars at Ford Field.  Defensive end Ziggy Ansah is active, but Devin Taylor will get the start. This would be Ansah’s first preseason appearance. Other inactives are wide receiver TJ Jones who is still on the physically unable to perform list and rookie linebacker Kyle Van Noy. Isa Abdul-Quddus will start for Ihedigbo. Linebacker Tahir Whitehead will start for Ashlee Palmer who is active. Corey Hilliard will again start at right tackle. Defensive tackle Nick Fairley...
Topeka Capital-Journal 6 hours ago

Cassel returns to Kansas City as QB of Vikings

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The last time Matt Cassel stepped inside Arrowhead Stadium, banners were flying overhead asking for him to be benched. He’d been booed at a celebrity softball game and become a scapegoat for an entire organization that had fallen on hard times. Two years later, the former Chiefs quarterback has the inside track on the starting job for the Minnesota Vikings, who visit Kansas City for a preseason game Saturday night. read more
Detroit Free Press 7 hours ago

Previewing tonight's Lions-Jaguars preseason game (video)

Dave Birkett and Carlos Monarrez preview the Lions' third exhibition game.
St. Paul Pioneer Press 8 hours ago
Vikings, stadium authority have agreement to run MLS franchise

Vikings, stadium authority have agreement to run MLS franchise

As concrete is poured for a new Vikings stadium, the NFL franchise has reached a "business agreement" with the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority to put a Major League Soccer franchise inside.
Detroit News 9 hours ago

Improved Lions receiver Corey Fuller 'night and day from last year'

Fuller, 6-foot-2, 200 pounds, has been turning heads in camp for his consistency, speed and catching ability. That combination of skills was on display in the opening exhibition game, when he caught the go-ahead touchdown.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 10 hours ago

Vikings, Sports Facilities Authority agree to MLS usage agreement

The deal would help finance a soccer team at the new Vikings stadium.

Packers Podcast: McGinn & Dunne on Nick Perry, camp surprises and disappointments, QBs, Raiders game

Tyler Dunne and Bob McGinn discuss Nick Perry, camp surprises and disappointments, the QBs, analytics, Jayrone Elliott and who to watch in tonight's third exhibition game.
Seattle Times 10 hours ago

Seahawks Daily Top 10: Getting ready for a visit from Da Bears

Time to for the 10 to get you set for a visit tonight from the Chicago Bears.

NFC North Player News

  • 2 Matt Cassel

    Matt Cassel

    Cassel returns to Kansas City as QB of Vikings

  • 2 Kyle Van Noy

    Kyle Van Noy

    Detroit Lions snap count report: Still not starting, Kyle Van Noy gets defense's heaviest workload

  • 2 James Ihedigbo

    James Ihedigbo

    Detroit Lions training camp notes: Safety James Ihedigbo looks eager to start hitting

  • 2 Corey Fuller

    Corey Fuller

    Improved Lions receiver Corey Fuller 'night and day from last year'

  • 2 Calvin Johnson

    Calvin Johnson

    Lions juggle lineup for Jaguars, but Calvin Johnson to start

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