NFC North Notes: Bears, Lions, Packers, Vikings


  • Bears HC Matt Nagy said that G Kyle Long will not practice on Wednesday but there’s a “possibility” he will be on the field later this week. (Brad Biggs)
  • The Bears worked out four players. (NFLTR)


  • The Detroit Lions tried out WRs Brian Brown and Jordan Smallwood on Tuesday. (Howard Balzer)
  • Lions placed RB Kerryon Johnson on injured reserve. (NFLTR)
  • Lions activated CB Jamal Agnew from injured reserve. (NFLTR)
  • Lions signed RB Justin Stockton to their practice squad.
  • Lions released G Salesi Uhatafe from their practice squad.


  • A report surfaced on Tuesday that the Packers were expected to place NT Kenny Clark on injured reserve.
  • However, Clark told reporters Wednesday that the talk of him being placed on injured reserve was a “miscommunication.” (Rob Demovsky)
  • Philbin said Packers WR Randall Cobb is still in the concussion protocol. (Jim Owczarski)


  • Vikings LB Anthony Barr, who is playing out his fifth-year option this season, said of his long-term future in Minnesota: “I really don’t know. I have no answer for that. I like it here, but a lot of things have to happen for that to come together. Been saying I’m not totally concerned about it. I know that’s approaching but it’ll take care of itself.” (Courtney Cronin)

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