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Monday, March 8, 2010
Black and Blue all over: Weekend review

By Kevin Seifert

We have emerged from the first weekend of NFL free agency with what I would imagine to be a 50-50 split in the NFC North. Chicago and Detroit fans appear happy with their teams' multiple acquisitions, while those affiliated with Green Bay and Minnesota are awaiting a first move.

I'm working on a post for later Monday on the irony of the Bears and Lions feeling compelled to pursue pass-rushers in this (formerly) Black and Blue division. Detroit has at least one deal pending for a cornerback. And we're also going to monitor the opening of the Williams Wall trial, which will start as scheduled Monday after working through a motion that threatened to delay it.

It's all coming on an NFC North blog near you. For now, let's catch up on the reaction to free agency in each market: