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NFC North Links: Lions Practice, Bears To Improve Blocking, Vikings Fix The Roof

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Nothing earth shattering has been happening around the NFC North over the last week, but here are some recent links.

NFL's Top 100 Players: Calvin Johnson Lands In Top 30 - Pride Of Detroit. They have confirmed the obvious: Calvin Johnson is very good. But should DT Ndamukong Suh be ranked ahead of him?

More Videos From Last Friday's Lions Workout - Pride Of Detroit. The Lions organized player workouts last week, and NFL Network was there to record it.

A Look at Gabe Carimi's 2011 Competition - Windy City Gridiron. The former Badger has been announced as the new starting left tackle, and a look ahead at who he'll face next season. It was assumed he'll be playing against Packers LB Frank Zombo next season, but Zombo will have to show a lot in training camp to win the starting job. 

Brandon Manumaleuna is the least efficient pass blocking TE - Windy City Gridiron. He was one of their big free agent signings last season, and he's been a bust. In an attached poll, over 90% of voters said it was time to cut him loose already.

Should Ponder Start or Sit? - Daily Norseman. In another attached poll, most of their readers would like to see Christian Ponder start from week 1. They might change their mind if the Vikings are serious about signing a veteran quarterback

The Metrodome Roof Is 80% Replaced - Daily Norseman. Just in time for the final year of their lease.