Black and Blue all over: Moving on
Minnesota linebacker E.J. Henderson wouldn't mind at all if his team moves past its infatuation with retired quarterback Brett Favre. Resolution is good, Henderson told Rick Alonzo of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Henderson: "I think it's good to have that resolution so we can just move on and focus on us, and focus on getting ready for the season without all these outside distractions. I definitely think it's good to have a resolution, if there is one. But who knows what the personnel guys, and the guys we got upstairs, what they're going to end up doing."
Who knows, indeed. And while there isn't much to distract Vikings players from right now -- their offseason practices don't begin until May 19 -- there's definitely some value to getting their minds set on having either Tarvaris Jackson or Sage Rosenfels as their starting quarterback.
Continuing around the NFC North:
- Rosenfels' presence makes Favre an unnecessary target, writes Sid Hartman of the Star Tribune. OK then.
- Vikings tight end Visanthe Shiancoe is down to three percent body fat, writes Sean Jensen of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
- Sources told Greg A. Bedard of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that it would be unwise to assume the dalliance between Favre and the Vikings is over.
- Free-agent tight end Michael Gaines, formerly of Detroit, will visit Chicago on Monday, according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Sun-Times.
- Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher got a surprise gift from Cleveland Cavaliers guard LeBron James the other night, notes Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune.
- Detroit tailback Kevin Smith will need to adjust to the Lions' new power rushing game, writes John Niyo of the Detroit News.
- Lions rookie linebacker DeAndre Levy is hoping to be 240 pounds when training camp starts, writes Niyo. Levy weighed in at 238 this week
- The Lions re-signed receiver Keary Colbert on Thursday, writes David Birkett of the Oakland Press.