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NFC North Rundown: Remembering Randy Moss’ faux moon during a free agency frenzy

Recently, Moss provided some clarity on why the infamous fake moon in the end zone was his celebration of choice.

2004 NFC Wild Card Playoff Game - Minnesota Vikings vs Green Bay Packers - January 9, 2005 Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

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.


Detroit Lions

Detroit Lions’ Michael Brockers apologized to Jared Goff for ‘level up’ remark on Matthew Stafford

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.

Running back Jamaal Williams ‘stoked’ be be playing for new Lions coaching staff

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.

Lions sign free agents QB Tim Boyle, K Randy Bullock & WR Breshad Perriman

Detroit made a kicker swap this past week, but they also added another former Packer to back up Goff under center.


Chicago Bears

Report: Pro Bowl CB Kyle Fuller lands with Broncos immediately after Bears release

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.

Bears add to their pass rush with the signing of linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu

After releasing Fuller, the Bears added an outside linebacker to pair with Khalil Mack on the edges of the defense.

Roster Move: Bears add former Cardinals DL Blackson

Losing a couple of defensive linemen in the past week, Chicago signed a six-year veteran to restore some positional depth.


Minnesota Vikings

Patrick Peterson plans to play cornerback, not safety with the Vikings

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.

Randy Moss Details Hilarious Story Behind His Infamous ‘Lambeau Moon’

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).

Vikings hope ‘all-around’ DL Dalvin Tomlinson will be part of solution for defense

Once a Packers trade target, the former second-round pick of the New York Giants will be joining a team rival.