Rookie signings intensify
July, 22, 2008
By Kevin Seifert | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert
BOURBONNAIS, ILL. - Hi gang. Just getting back online after this evening's sojourn to the site of the Chicago Bears' training camp at Olivet Nazarene University. It's been a busy day in the NFC North, so let's catch up.
- The Detroit Lions signed six draft choices today and have only two remaining: First-round offensive lineman Gosder Cherilus and second-round linebacker Jordon Dizon. Speaking of Dizon, Lions president Matt Millen acknowledged today he didn't know about the linebacker's April arrest for drunken driving before drafting him. And on a busy day for the Lions, they also are negotiating with free agent linebacker Takeo Spikes.
- The Packers signed seventh-round picks Matt Flynn and Bart Swain.
- The Vikings have agreed to terms with four of their five draft choices, leaving only second-round safety Tyrell Johnson unsigned.
- Bears receiver Mark Bradley (right knee) has been cleared for practice, which starts tomorrow afternoon.