We're Black and Blue All Over:
Good morning! Here's hoping everyone had a great weekend, especially Father's Day, and is raring and ready to go for a final week of offseason camp coverage before the entire NFC North goes into a month-long shutdown.
As we discussed Sunday, Green Bay Packers defensive end Anthony Hargrove will have the appeal of his eight-game suspension heard Monday by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. On Tuesday, the Minnesota Vikings will open their mandatory minicamp, which concludes Thursday. Be sure to let me know what you want to hear about, and I'll do my best to convince coach Leslie Frazier not to cancel any of the practices I intend to cover.
In the meantime, let's catch up on weekend coverage around the NFC North:
The city of Chicago would have hosted multiple Super Bowls if the city and state had built a domed stadium instead of renovating Soldier Field, writes Fred Mitchell of the Chicago Tribune.
The Chicago Bears signed a couple of players who participated in last week's minicamp on a tryout basis last week, notes Michael C. Wright of ESPNChicago.com.
Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham thinks he should have foreseen the troubles this offseason of defensive tackle Nick Fairley and running back Mikel Leshoure, writes George Sipple of the Detroit Free Press.
Carlos Monarrez of the Free Press checks in on how Matthew Stafford and Shaun Hill throw left-handed.
Here are five ways the Lions have improved this offseason from Chris McCosky of the Detroit News.
Justin Rogers of Mlive.com checks in with Lions cornerback Jacob Lacey.
Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Press-Gazette takes a position-by-position look at the Green Bay Packers' roster after the conclusion of minicamp.
Rookie free agent linebacker Dezman Moses made quite an impression on the Packers' offseason workouts, writes Zack Heilprin of ESPNMilwaukee.com.
The Minnesota Vikings' linebacker group is a work in progress, writes Dave Campbell of the Associated Press.