The Chicago Bears closed out their 2012 minicamp by waiving quarterback Nathan Enderle, a fifth-round draft pick in 2011 who spent the season as the No. 3 quarterback. That job will be handled by Josh McCown this season.
The most noteworthy aspect of the move: There was another NFC North team that spent considerable resources to investigate Enderle before last year's draft.
As you might recall, the Minnesota Vikings worked out Enderle privately and were said to be considering him as a backup plan if they were unable to draft a quarterback in the first round. The selection of Christian Ponder made that possibility moot, but it will be worth monitoring whether the Vikings put in a claim on Enderle.
The Vikings seem to have their depth chart set with Ponder, Joe Webb and Sage Rosenfels. But there wouldn't be any harm in adding Enderle to that mix for training camp if they still have interest. Stay tuned, if you can stand the suspense.