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- Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune breaks down the Bears’ cornerback position as they head into training camp.
- According to Wiederer, Kyle Fuller and Prince Amukamara are the only locks to make the 53-man roster this summer with Bryce Callahan being a “good bet” to secure a spot.
- This leaves Sherrick McManis, Marcus Cooper, Cre’Von LeBlanc, and John Franklin as bubble players.
- Wiederer lists Kevin Toliver, Doran Grant, Michael Joseph, and Rashard Fant as practice squad candidates and Jonathon Mincy and Nick Orr as “camp depth.”
- Meanwhile, Colleen Kane takes a look at the Bears’ offensive line. She has Kyle Long, Cody Whitehair, Bobby Massie, Charles Leno, and James Daniels as the five locks to make the team and Eric Kush, Bradley Sowell, and Earl Watford are all “good bets” to secure spots.
- According to Kane, Hroniss Grasu, Jordan Morgan, Brandon Greene, and Rashaad Coward will enter camp on the roster bubble with Dejon Allen, Jeremi Hall, Will Pericak, and Matt McCants severing as camp depth.
- According to Richard Ryman of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, the Packers posted record revenue and expenses for the 2017 fiscal year.
- In total, the Packers’ revenue was $454.9 million with expenses of $420.9 million.
- Packers president Mark Murphy explained that the $44.8 million increase in expenses was due to player salaries and travel costs along with a $5 million allowance for construction.
- Green Bay’s net income dropped $34.2 million from 2016 to $38.6 million. However, the prior total included $27 million worth of relocation fees from the Rams, Chargers and Raiders all moving.
- The NFL distributed $255.9 million to teams last year, which is an increase of 4.9 percent and local revenue came in at $1.6 million.