Tuesday, March 20, 2012
NFC North Quick Hits: Tuesday
By Kevin Seifert
A few odds and ends to clean up on a busy Tuesday here in the NFC North:
Item: The Green Bay Packers signed special teams captain/defensive back Jarrett Bush to a three-year deal, according to multiple reports.
Comment: Bush had every right to find out if another team would consider him more of a full-time defensive back. That he returned to the Packers tells you all you need to know.
Item: The Minnesota Vikings hosted receiver/returner Ted Ginn Jr. on a visit Tuesday, according to Jeremy Fowler of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Comment: Presumably, the Vikings see Ginn as a full-time returner who would lessen their compulsion to use receiver Percy Harvin on special teams.
Item: The Detroit Lions will host defensive end Everette Brown and safety O.J. Atogwe on visits Tuesday and Wednesday, notes Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.
Comment: The Lions don't have a lot of cap space remaining, and they're now very much into the secondary free agent market.
Item: In his ESPN 1000 interview Tuesday, Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher said his only concern with the acquisition of receiver Brandon Marshall is the possibility the NFL could suspend him as discipline for an incident two weeks ago in New York City.
Comment: Marshall's attorney has said Marshall did nothing wrong. If that's the case, Urlacher has nothing to worry about.