Two NFC North teams made the playoffs last year – the Vikings and Green Bay Packers – and the 2 NFC North teams who didn’t qualify for the postseaon are already busy this offseason making adjustments aimed at improving their rosters.
The Chicago Bears are reportedly in the serious stages of negotiations with free agent DE Julius Peppers and they are also entertaining Vikings RB Chester Taylor. On top of that, Chicago has already signed TE Brandon Manumaleuna.
The Detroit Lions have signed former Vikings and Seahawks WR Nate Burleson and have also reportedly traded for Cleveland Browns DT Corey Williams. In addition to that, NFL.com’s Jason La Canfora reported that Lions Head Coach Jim Schwartz was at DE Kyle Vanden Bosch’s house just after the free agency signing period began last night.
[UPDATE: La Canfora is now reporting that Vanden Bosch and the Lions have agreed to a deal.]
Suffice it to say, the free agency period is in full swing and the NFC North is already in on the action.
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