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BBAO: Cliff Avril ready for new role

We're Black and Blue All Over:

Chicago Bears

The Chicago Tribune takes a look at the Bears' offensive line.

NFL Films president Steve Sabol picked Dick Butkus as the game's greatest defensive player and Walter Payton as the game's greatest running back.

Former Bear Steve McMichael talks about his induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Detroit Lions

The Lions will open 20 training camp sessions to fans.

Cliff Avril is battling for the Lions' left defensive end position after Kyle Vanden Bosch claimed his right defensive end spot.

Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Press-Gazette has a profile on Marv Fleming, who was recently inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame.

Minnesota Vikings

Offensive lineman Chester Pitts, who is recovering from microfracture surgery on his right knee, will work out for teams in Arizona. The Vikings are one of several teams that have shown interest.

An unsettled labor situation leaves the Vikings -- and other NFL teams -- treading unchartered waters.