NFC North Notes: Bears, Lions, Packers



Bears first-round LB Roquan Smith is still dealing with a hamstring injury he suffered shortly after ending his holdout.

“We’ll continue to monitor it,” Bears HC Matt Nagy said, via Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune. “And if we feel like he’s in a spot where we think it makes more sense to go in there and get him some reps to get in and play, then we’ll do that. But that’ll be a day-to-day-type thing.

“I would love to get him out there. I just don’t know if that’s where we’re going to be.”

“Mentally right now I feel like he’s in a good spot,” Nagy added. “It’s more, can he last through a game? Or what are his reps if he does play in that game? That we really don’t know. And then you’re just at a point where, do you want to take the risk of overdoing it, and then you compound something?

  • Nagy was asked if TE Adam Shaheen could end up on injured reserve: “No, I don’t think so. There’s different things that could happen with him, but again we’re waiting for the results to come back from these different opinions and then we’ll have a much clearer picture with that.” (Adam Jahns)
  • Regarding OLB Leonard Floyd (broken hand), Nagy expects him to play in Week 1: “I feel good that he’ll play. He’ll probably have that club on him, but he’ll be ready to play. … There have been some good players that have played with clubs. It prevents you a little bit from grabbing, but we feel confident he’ll be able to play.”


New Lions DE Eli Harold admitted that it hurt to be traded away by the 49ers, but he feels like he’s in a good spot in Detroit.

“It hurt, man. It definitely hurt, man,” Harold said, via “I started my pro life there. Me and my wife moved out there my rookie year, and all of my close friends are out there and you build a rapport with a group of guys and we all came in this thing together and, you know, it hurt. But on to new things.

“I’m happy. I’m settling in. I have a good group of guys here, and I’m excited.

When asked about returning to San Francisco in Week 2, Harold said: “It’s marked. It’s definitely marked.”


  • Packers OC Joe Philbin said of standout WR Jake Kumerow: “There’s going to be difficult decisions that need to be made, and you have to take in a ton of different factors. … Jake really has had a great camp, and hopefully he gets healthy soon.” (Michael Cohen)
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