NFC North Notes: Bears, Lions, Packers, Vikings

     

Bears

  • According to the Athletic’s Adam Jahns, with two second-round picks (No. 43 and No. 50), Bears GM Ryan Pace is in a good position to trade down and accumulate more draft picks. 
  • Jahns writes the Bears had interest in Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew in the draft last year and could be interested in his successor at Washington State, QB Anthony Gordon, this year. 

Lions

Despite developing into Pro Football Focus’ No. 12 rated guard in 2019 after being drafted by the Lions in the third round, Detroit has seemingly indicated re-signing G Graham Glasgow is not a priority. Glasgow seemed to acknowledge as much, saying it’s seeming like he’ll end up elsewhere after the start of free agency next week. 

“I’m bummed that I’m not able to stay cause I love Michigan and I love the Detroit area, Ann Arbor,” Glasgow said via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “I’ve been here for almost about a decade now and it’s awesome and I really, really like the guys in the locker room and I think we have a good team and a good group of guys. So in that regards, it sucks. But you don’t play football forever, so I think that being able to go somewhere else and make some money is an exciting thing.”

Packers

Vikings

  • Chris Tomasson of Pioneer Press reports that Vikings CB Marcus Sherels is “50-50” on retiring. Sherels, 32, is set to become a free agent this offseason and will reportedly wait to see what happens before deciding on retirement.
  • Tomasson is also reporting that a source told him the Vikings are unlikely to invest around $25 million for their starting safeties in 2020, as S Harrison Smith is already set to make $10.75 million this year.
  • According to Tomasson, free agent S Anthony Harris may be seeking a contract worth around $14 million per year, which could be too much for the Vikings considering their small amount of cap space.
  • According to ESPN’s John Keim, a league source says the Vikings make sense as a potential trade destination for Redskins LT Trent Williams from a window to win perspective. However, cap space is a major obstacle. 
  • Harris changed agents ahead of free agency to go with Athletes First. (Tomasson)
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