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Monday, May 17, 2010
NFC North rookie signings -- activate!

By Kevin Seifert

We're officially into draft-pick signing season, a time of year that rivals Christmas and the graduation for an off-the-charts level of pure joy. In the past 24 hours, NFC North contract negotiators have knocked out nearly eight percent of the division's 2010 draft class. That's two of 26, for those keeping tracking at home.

Indeed, we'll periodically publish a running update of these signings to help answer one of the more consistent questions I get at this time of year. One tip: Watch out for the Chicago Bears; last year, they were the first team in the entire league to sign their complete draft class.

Chicago Bears

Round 7 offensive tackle J'Marcus Webb

Round 3 safety Major Wright
Round 4 defensive end Corey Wootton
Round 5 cornerback Joshua Moore
Round 6 quarterback Dan LeFevour

Detroit Lions

Round 1(a) defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh
Round 1(b) running back Jahvid Best
Round 3 cornerback Amari Spievey
Round 4 offensive tackle Jason Fox
Round 7 defensive end Willie Young
Round 7 receiver Tim Toone

Green Bay Packers

Round 1 offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga
Round 2 defensive lineman Michael Neal
Round 3 safety Morgan Burnett
Round 5(a) tight end Andrew Quarless
Round 5(b) offensive lineman Marshall Newhouse
Round 6 running back James Starks
Round 7 defensive end C.J. Wilson

Minnesota Vikings

Round 7(b) fullback Ryan D'Imperio

Round 2(a) cornerback Chris Cook
Round 2(b) running back Toby Gerhart
Round 4 defensive end Everson Griffen
Round 5(a) offensive lineman Chris DeGeare
Round 5(b) linebacker Nathan Triplett
Round 6 receiver Joe Webb
Round 7(a) tight end Mickey Shuler