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Wednesday, October 20, 2010
BBAO: No trades and no surprise

By Kevin Seifert
ESPN.com

We're Black and Blue All Over:

The NFL's trading deadline came and went Tuesday with no NFC North team making a move. Anyone who thought otherwise hasn't been paying attention.

No, the Green Bay Packers did not trade for the Dallas Cowboys' Marion Barber or any other tailback. The Chicago Bears didn't acquire New England Patriots guard Logan Mankins. There were never any indications that either team was pursuing such deals.

The Bears did release veteran defensive end Charles Grant after two inactive weeks and promoted defensive end Barry Turner from the practice squad, one of two minor roster moves Tuesday in this division. The other was the Detroit Lions' decision to release defensive back Dante Wesley and activate cornerback Jack Williams from the physically unable to perform (PUP) list.

There have been plenty of trades, major and minor, in the NFC North this season. But as expected, Tuesday was quiet.

Continuing around the NFC North: