NFC North Notes: Bears, Packers, Matt LaFleur


  • Field Yates reports that the tried out six free agents kickers on Friday including: Nick Folk, Josh Gable, Redford Jones, Ernesto Lacayo, Austin MacGinnis and Blair Walsh.
  • Of this group, the Bears signed Jones to a futures contract. (NFLTR)


Rob Demovsky of ESPN posted the total weekly roster bonuses paid out by the Packers this season. In total, Green Bay spent $5.4 million roster bonuses with $1.35 million not earned. 

Here’s the amount earned by player:

Matt LaFleur

Packers WR Davante Adams mentioned that the decision to hire Matt LaFleur as the team’s next head coach is “a big change-up” from their prior offense and should be a “good way to mix things up a bit.

“I kind of like what he’s trying to do with the offense and he’s pretty innovative, so it’ll be a good way to mix things up a bit,” Adams said, via NBC 26. “He’s a real young guy. It’s a big change-up from Mike’s style obviously just off of age alone. He’s really relatable, which is going to be really good. To be able to lead men, you have to entertain them and kind of hold, capture their attention and gain their respect, so he’s a guy I see we can definitely head in that direction with.

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