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NFC North Rundown: Danielle Hunter will be at Minnesota’s minicamp this week

A restructured deal most certainly ensures that the defensive end will be in attendance at today’s minicamp.

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In recent weeks, the NFC North’s most disgruntled player has not been a secret with Aaron Rodgers absent from the Green Bay Packers’ minicamps. But if not for such unique circumstances, another player would be gaining more headlines for similar reasons.

After plenty of speculation about Danielle Hunter boycotting the Minnesota Vikings’ own minicamps, a newly restructured deal will keep the defensive end on the practice fields and in a purple uniform for at least another year. While Hunter’s 2022 status is a little shakier, the Vikings will have a key member of their roster in place and avoid a Rodgers-like distraction.

Today’s divisional recap takes a deeper look at the new deal, while detailing two important Detroit defenders hoping to make a statement in the Lions’ new scheme.

Detroit Lions

O’HARA: What we learned from Lions minicamp

Trey Flowers has emerged as a leader for the Lions, who are having a lot more “fun” at practice under Dan Campbell.

Lions’ new split-safety scheme drew Marlowe to Detroit

The newcomer from Buffalo has an opportunity to grab a starting spot from two inconsistent incumbents and become a read-and-react playmaker in the new defensive scheme.

Tyrell Crosby Appreciates Fan Support Amid Trade Rumors

With Penei Sewell in the fold, Crosby may be a trade candidate prior to the start of the regular season. The veteran is trying to avoid the rumors on social media.

Minnesota Vikings

DE Danielle Hunter, Vikings agree to restructured deal

The Vikings will have a decision to make next year on their star defensive player, but, for now, he will be back with the team next season on a restructured contract.

Vikings Nearing Deal to Bring DT Sheldon Richardson Back to Minnesota

After spending the past two seasons in Cleveland, Richardson could be close to a second stint in Minnesota based on the latest rumors.

Lake Minnetonka cruise with former Vikings postponed

Sixteen years after the infamous “Love Boat” scandal, former members of the Vikings will have to wait a little bit longer for a charity boat cruise.

Chicago Bears

Williams excited to resume career with Bears

After sitting out last season due to Covid-19, the former Kansas City running back figures to be back in the mix with the Bears’ two other established runners.

Chicago Bears: Why Ryan Pace should get a pass on these two 2021 “mistakes”

Signing Andy Dalton and letting Kyle Fuller go might end up being two major mistakes made by Chicago this offseason. Here’s why.

Bears release Darion Clark

The basketball-to-football conversion is over for one tight end hopeful on Chicago’s roster.