NFC North links: Vikings have stadium plan

March, 2, 2012
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Chicago Bears

The fact that the Bears have yet to place the franchise tag on running back Matt Forte means the two sides remain in serious discussions, writes ESPNChicago.com's Michael C. Wright.

The team made the release of defensive tackle Anthony Adams official, and announced that offensive lineman Frank Omiyale has also been cut. Those two moves cleared $3.15 million in salary-cap space.

Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune looks at the Bears' options if they look to upgrade their tight end corps in free agency.

Detroit Lions

In an interview with KTAR-AM in Phoenix, Ndamukong Suh said he'd like to model his game after Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata. "I think I have a lot of work ahead of myself to even be considered [among the best defensive tackles]," Suh said. " ... One of them that I definitely consider a top defensive tackle is Haloti Ngata. He's consistently doing it from year-in and year-out, and I look to kind of follow in those footsteps in being a consistent football player." Listen to the full interview here.

Green Bay Packers

The Packers sold more than 268,000 shares in the team's fifth ever stock sale, adding more than 250,000 new shareholders, reports Don Walker of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Are the Packers going to go with Chad Clifton or Marhsall Newhouse at left tackle?

Minnesota Vikings

Gov. Mark Dayton and Vikings owners Mark and Zygi Wilf unveiled a tentative agreement to build a $975 million stadium next to the Metrodome in Minneapolis. The plan still has to be approved by Minneapolis' city council and the state legislature. Under the plan, the team will pay $427 million to build the stadium.

Running back Adrian Peterson has been doing some light running in a pool at Vikings headquarters as part of his rehabilitation program from a torn ACL, Jeremy Fowler of the Pioneer Press reports.

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