B & B all over: C.C. Brown to visit Lions

May, 10, 2010
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Detroit will open this second full week of May by continuing to search for help in the secondary. According to John Niyo of the Detroit News, the Lions will host free-agent safety C.C. Brown on a visit Monday.

My NFC East colleague Matt Mosley had a few choice words for Brown during his tenure with the New York Giants last season, and Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. wrote Brown was "overmatched" in coverage before the Giants benched him.

But at this point in the offseason, all available free agents are flawed. And the Lions absolutely need more help at safety, where Louis Delmas is the only clear starter. Many of you are counting on Daniel Bullocks making a recovery from microfracture surgery, but that's a tall order.

Continuing around the NFC North:
  • Detroit coach Jim Schwartz on seventh-round draft pick Tim Toone: "Interesting guy. White guy with dreadlocks." Tim Twentyman of the Detroit News has more.
  • Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has pledged to learn the playbook by the time he returns for spring practice on May 17, writes Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press.
  • Chicago safety Danieal Manning has no plans to skip the Bears' mandatory minicamp, writes Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune. Manning hasn't signed his restricted free-agent tender but is participating in offseason workouts after signing an injury waiver.
  • The Bears should convert Soldier Field to an artificial surface in order to maximize Mike Martz's offense, writes Neil Hayes of the Chicago Sun-Times.
  • Mike Vandermause of the Green Bay Press-Gazette on the Packers' progress under general manager Ted Thompson since 2005: "In a subjective assessment, the Packers have improved at 11 of the 22 starting positions, gotten worse at seven spots and stayed the same at four others. At three positions -- tight end, nose tackle and one cornerback spot -- the Packers are significantly better. They also have upgraded their depth."
  • The Packers' draft class might not get an opportunity to make an immediate impact, writes Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
  • Find out Toby Gerhart's favorite childhood cartoon in this interview with Bob Sansevere of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
  • Washington defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth would have interest in moving to Minnesota, writes Tom Pelissero of 1500ESPN.com.

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