Tuesday, April 27, 2010
B & B all over: Roster moves
By Kevin Seifert
It was a bit of a comedown after the intensity of the NFL draft, but we did have a few minor roster moves Monday in the NFC North.
According to ESPN's John Clayton, Detroit released four players: receiver Michael Ray Garvin, running back Cedric Peerman, cornerback DeAngelo Smith and defensive tackle Terrance Taylor.
Meanwhile, in Green Bay, the Packers re-signed safety Charlie Peprah and released tight end Devin Frischknecht. Jason Wilde has more at ESPNMilwaukee.com.
Continuing around the NFC North:
- Green Bay linebacker Jeremy Thompson on his retirement due to a neck injury: "I'm a newlywed. I just have to try to move on. Football was my first love, but I have to move on." Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has more.
- Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune: "If the Bears are going to add some players in the secondary free agent market, it's going to take some time to play out and they'll be focusing on the bargain bin."
- Bears draft pick Corey Wooten proposed to his girlfriend, DePaul basketball player Felicia Chester, on Friday night. Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times has the story.
- The Bears hadn't contacted the agent for free-agent guard Alan Faneca as of Monday night, according to Michael Wright of ESPNChicago.com.
- Tim Twentyman of the Detroit News on the Lions' possibly cooling pursuit of free-agent cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones: "But it seems the additions of [Amari] Spievey, and free-agent acquisitions Chris Houston, Jonathan Wade and Dante Wesley, put the Lions in a situation where acquiring Jones could be more of a luxury than a necessity."
- Lions coach Jim Schwartz is still looking for more defensive players, writes Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press.
- Bob Sansevere of the St. Paul Pioneer Press speaks with local hero Nate Triplett, the Minnesota linebacker drafted by the Vikings.
- Judd Zulgad of the Star Tribune lists the numbers chosen by the Vikings' draft class.