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Friday, June 24, 2011
NFC North links: Can Bears repeat?

By ESPN.com staff

Chicago Bears

NFL.com's Elliot Harrison looks into why the Bears can repeat as NFC North champions.

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier is "especially looking forward" to the Oct. 16 contest against the Chicago Bears, reports the Tribune's Fred Mitchell.

Detroit Lions

In the third in a 13-part series ranking the NFL's best at each position, the Detroit News' Tim Twentyman looks at where Calvin Johnson ranks among wide receivers.

Green Bay Packers

Former Green Bay Packers guard Fuzzy Thurston is selling his Super Bowl II ring to settle his $1.7 million tax debt.

In a chat with readers, Press-Gazette reporter Kareem Copeland attempts to answer the question: Is Aaron Rodgers one of the NFL's top 10 players?

Green Bay linebacker A.J. Hawk's wrist feels good enough, apparently, to participate in a celebrity golf tournament next month.

Coach Mike McCarthy will be in Fayetteville, N.C., Monday to be the keynote speaker at a Jimmy Raye Youth Foundation fundraiser.

Minnesota Vikings

Tight end Visanthe Shiancoe is showing support for the young Vikings quarterbacks.

Vikings linebacker Ben Leber predicts the season will begin on time.