NFC North Notes: Lions, Packers, Vikings

     

Lions

A report surfaced on Friday that Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa’s family has concerns about the Lions.

However, one of Tagovailoa‘a agents, Chris Cabott, tells Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press that everyone involved agrees that Detroit would be a welcome landing spot for him.

“It would be an honor for Tua to play for the Detroit Lions if given the opportunity,” Cabott said. “And we as a family, along with the Tagovailoa family, feel united in that belief.”

Lions HC Matt Patricia tells Pro Football Talk that he met with owner Martha Ford and they are on the same page.

“I meet with Mrs. Ford and her family and the organization all the time. We have open conversation every week,” Patricia said.

“Obviously our record is not good and your record is what it is,” Patricia added. “I do feel that the growth part of what we’re trying to do is there, and I think she recognizes that.”

Packers

  • Packers RBs Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams had their 2020 base salaries increase from $735,000 to $2.147 million due to the NFL’s proven performance escalator. (Rob Demovsky)
  • Players drafted between rounds 3-7 qualify for the proven performance escalator in the final season of their rookie contracts if they play at least 35 percent of snaps through their first two or three seasons of their career. 

Vikings

  • Matt Miller of B/R says to keep an eye on the Vikings as a potential landing spot for Georgia QB Jake Fromm in round two of this year’s draft.
  • Miller suggests Fromm as a potential successor to Kirk Cousins, whose contract expires after the 2020 season.
  • Vikings G Pat Elflein‘s 2020 base salary increased from $960K to $2.147 million through the NFL’s proven performance escalator. (Andrew Krammer)
  • Players drafted between rounds 3-7 qualify for the proven performance escalator in the final season of their rookie contracts if they play at least 35 percent of snaps through their first two or three seasons of their career. 

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