We're Black and Blue All Over:
The University of Wisconsin's pro day attracted prominent coaches and executives from at least three NFC North teams, and I don't think it was because of the short travel and the promise of an indoor workout. Defensive lineman J.J. Watt, offensive tackle Gabe Carimi and tight end Lance Kendricks were highlighted among the talented list of players on display.
According to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the event was attended by Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson and coach Mike McCarthy, Chicago Bears assistant coaches Mike Martz and Mike Tice and Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew, among others.
Carimi could figure into the first-round plans of either the Lions or Bears, depending on how other teams view his value. Regardless, I'll be curious to see if more coaches and general managers are on the road this week because they have no free-agent market to deal with.
Continuing around the NFC North:
Receiver James Jones' days with the Packers are numbered, writes Mike Vandermause of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.
The Chicago Bears would like to draft a developmental quarterback this year, notes Dan Pompei of the Chicago Tribune.
Michael C. Wright of ESPNChicago.com takes a look at workout and other bonuses that Bears players could lose in a lockout.
The Detroit Lions are scheduled to host Colorado cornerback Jimmy Smith on Thursday, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.
Here is a podcast of an appearance Lions defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch made on a Nashville radio station.
The Minnesota Vikings have been told that the introduction of a stadium bill is "imminent," according to assistant director of public affairs Jeff Anderson.
Brian Murphy of the St. Paul Pioneer Press has details of the NFL Players Association's latest maneuverings in a Twin Cities federal court.