Latest NFC North News

From a distance, Bears' Nagy gets 1st look at rookie Fields

May. 14, 2021 19:46 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, IL (AP) — Chicago Bears rookie quarterback Justin Fields is taking it one step at a time even if a large amount of the team’s fan base wants him playing on opening night against the Los Angeles Rams. For Fields, one step at a time means letting his head...

LaFleur on Rodgers: 'We want him back in the worst way'

May. 14, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

Green Bay Packers coach Matt LaFleur reiterated his hope that he’d get to continue working with Aaron Rodgers this season while offering no news on the quarterback’s status. “I’ve got nothing new to update, and we still obviously feel the same way,” LaFleur said...

The Latest: Bears coach Nagy going remote for minicamp

May. 13, 2021 21:11 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy will participate virtually in the team’s rookie minicamp this weekend rather than in person because a close contact tested positive...

Vikings send CB Hughes to Chiefs in late-round pick swap

May. 13, 2021 20:52 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings traded cornerback Mike Hughes, their 2018 first-round draft pick, to the Kansas City Chiefs in a swap of late-round selections Thursday. The Vikings sent their 2022 seventh-round pick to the Chiefs for their 2022 sixth-round...

Packers add QB depth with Bortles as Rodgers saga continues

May. 13, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have signed Blake Bortles as they attempt to add quarterback depth while MVP Aaron Rodgers’ future with the team remains uncertain. Rodgers, who has reportedly expressed his desire not to return to Green Bay, had been one...

Brady-Prescott kicks off NFL season plus a return to London

May. 12, 2021 21:41 PM EDT

The NFL is returning to London in October and Tom Brady begins his pursuit of an eighth Super Bowl title against Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys when Tampa Bay hosts the league’s annual kickoff game on Sept. 9. The first game in London since the coronavirus pandemic...

Jerry Burns, former Vikings coach known for wit, dies at 94

May. 12, 2021 20:32 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jerry Burns, the colorful character who took over as the Minnesota Vikings' head coach in a time of turmoil and led the team to three playoff berths in six seasons, has died. He was 94. The team announced Burns’ death. Vikings spokesman Bob Hagan...

Deputies: Brother of NFL player found dead in North Carolina

May. 09, 2021 21:59 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The brother of a Chicago Bears player was found dead at a North Carolina electrical substation on Sunday, authorities said. The News & Observer reports that Tyrell Antar Cohen, brother of running back Tarik Cohen, is believed to have died by...

Vikings sign TE Shane Zylstra from Minnesota State

May. 07, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have signed tight end Shane Zylstra out of the NCAA Division II program at Minnesota State that produced two-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Adam Thielen. The Vikings announced Friday the addition of Zylstra, who went undrafted in...

Lions sign Pro Bowl center Frank Ragnow through 2026 season

May. 07, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

Detroit Lions center Frank Ragnow rattled off a slew of names, thanking those who helped him become the NFL's highest-paid player at the position. The Pro Bowl center was collected and composed as he shouted out the Ford family, his agents, former...