Wednesday, June 6, 2012
NFC North links: Fewer kickoffs for Hester
By ESPN.com staff
With the coaching staff looking to add a special offensive package featuring Devin Hester, the Bears plan to cut down on his kickoff returns in favor of punt-return duty, the Chicago Tribune reports.
The Bears and Packers will add a new facet to their rivalry June 18 when current and former players from both sides -- including Mike Ditka, Richard Dent, Mason Crosby and Lynn Dickey -- hit the links at Medinah Country Club for the "Rivalry Cup."
Despite suffering two concussions in a two-month span last season, running back Jahvid Best is eager to get back to full speed -- and not worried about another head injury. "There's no real point to thinking about it," said Best, who has not yet been cleared for contact. "I mean, I'm not impaired or anything."
Defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham tells the Detroit Free Press that he'll occasionally move Ndamukong Suh from his customary spot at left defensive tackle to right defensive tackle in an effort to boost Suh's sack totals.
The Lions brought back receiver Maurice Stovall, who caught one pass in 15 games last season, on a one-year contract and cut receiver Jared Karstetter.
Green Bay Packers
Defensive end Mike Neal said the four-game suspension levied against him by the NFL was for his use of Adderall, a drug used to treat attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. He's also battled obsessive-compulsive disorder, he tells the Green Bay Press-Gazette.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers talks about his "obsessively competitive" attitude, last season's disappointing end and more in a Q&A with Tyler Dunne.
Receiver Percy Harvin, recovering from offseason shoulder surgery, and linebacker Chad Greenway, who missed some time last week due to a family matter, both participated in organized team activities Tuesday, the Vikings' official site reported.
The Vikings signed A.J. Love, an undrafted rookie wide receiver from South Florida.