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Around the NFC North: Bears and Lions Edition

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The Minnesota Vikings are focused on the trade for WR Randy Moss, and whether "we're already talking about a mutiny" in their locker room, but life goes on for the rest of the NFC North.

The Lions continue to churn their roster, claiming former Packer OL Jamon Meredith off waivers from Buffalo. The Packers 5th round pick in 2009 showed some promise last season, with the Packers and with the Bills, but according to Greg Bedard he's been awful in 2010. He's the 3rd former Packer they've added this season. They traded for DT Corey Williams from the Browns, and most recently claimed LB Spencer Havner after the final preseason cuts. 

Bears QB Jay Cutler has returned to practice, just days after getting knocked out of the Giants game with a concussion. But he still hasn't been cleared to return by an independent doctor. And advanced statistical analysis has confirmed what was obvious to the untrained eye: their loss last Sunday was an epic fail

They've also finally shown the door to DE Mark Anderson, who was a revelation in 2006 when he came out of nowhere to record 12 sacks, and has failed to live up to that promise ever since. The Bears certainly gave him plenty of chances. To replace Anderson, they've brought former Saints DE Charles Grant back to the NFL, after it was decided he wasn't good enough for the UFL. Oh, and Grant last made news when he got involved in the same StarCaps issue that's been hanging over the Williams Wall for the past couple years. And he was charged with involuntary manslaughter in 2008. How is it that Jerry Angelo is still a GM in the NFL?