A relatively quiet free agency period has ensued for the Green Bay Packers after re-signing star running back Aaron Jones. However, around the NFC North, there have been plenty of arrivals and departures.
While Minnesota acquired two productive veterans to its defense in the first week of free agency, Detroit added a pair of former Packers to the offense and a bit of drama to the defense. Meanwhile, Chicago chose to release a former Pro Bowl cornerback in order to free up money for some depth signings. More moves will undoubtedly come this week as the market resets itself, and perhaps it will be the Packers’ time to pounce in the coming days.
Outside the buzz surrounding free agency, Randy Moss made news this week after revealing details behind his fake moon of the Lambeau Field faithful back in the 2004 playoffs. Some context for the decision, along with free agent news, is detailed in today’s rundown.
The Lions added a veteran defensive lineman via trade last week from Los Angeles and he instantly needed to apologize for comments made toward his once former and now current quarterback.
Many articles have been written about Williams’ football role on the Lions roster this upcoming season, but his most important responsibility may be bringing positivity and energy to a “boring” team.
Detroit made a kicker swap this past week, but they also added another former Packer to back up Goff under center.
In a cap-saving move to keep and acquire other players, Chicago allowed one of its top defensive players to leave and reunite with his former defensive coordinator.
After releasing Fuller, the Bears added an outside linebacker to pair with Khalil Mack on the edges of the defense.
Losing a couple of defensive linemen in the past week, Chicago signed a six-year veteran to restore some positional depth.
As Minnesota continues to develop some sophomore corners next season, the team will be aided by a very successful veteran on a short-term deal.
In the middle of free agency, this story may be of personal interest to Packers fans who recall that infamous day (including this writer, who was seated in the end zone).
Once a Packers trade target, the former second-round pick of the New York Giants will be joining a team rival.