Kickoff of the NFL regular season is upon us! And as the Green Bay Packers gear up for opening week, they do so with an eye on a divisional opponent.
The NFC North will feature a pair of intra-division matchups in Week 1, with the Packers and Chicago Bears traveling to crowd-less domes. With announcements over the weekend, each team’s starting quarterback is now set for Sunday’s action, as are the 53-man rosters of all teams.
Today’s rundown features a look at those final rosters, including a noteworthy post-cuts signing in Detroit and a restructured Minnesota secondary.
Here is a visual version of Minnesota’s final roster following Saturday’s cut down.
At 23 years of age, Mike Hughes is the oldest cornerback on the Vikings’ roster, which went through a major shuffling over the course of the offseason.
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This is how Detroit’s initial roster shaped up over a weekend filled with a high volume of transactions.
After torturing the division for years as a member of the Vikings, Peterson is back in the division wearing new colors and with an opportunity to fill in if needed for a banged-up backfield.
The former Lions quarterback and now ESPN analyst shared notable stories of dysfunction while with Detroit, including a booth playcaller falling asleep while the team was on offense.
The Bears’ final roster included one former Packer on the offense line.
After speculation throughout the summer about Trubisky and Nick Foles competing for the starting role, the former ultimately “won the job.”
Three significant players sat out practice on Sunday, including Chicago’s anticipated starting running back.