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NFC North Rundown: Several Packers will see a change in divisional scenery

Chicago added a pair of former Packers this past week, while Minnesota is on the prowl for another.

Green Bay Packers vs Detroit Lions Photo by Amy Lemus/NurPhoto via Getty Images

During an NFL offseason that has seen seismic shifts across the league over the past two weeks, the Green Bay Packers were not immune.

Last week’s shocking news that Davante Adams was traded to the Las Vegas Raiders represented yet another former Packer departing for a new home next season. As Adams moves to the AFC, several other members of the Green & Gold will officially be on the sidelines of the Packers’ Midwest rivals.

Today’s free-agency-heavy NFC North rundown features storylines surrounding new Chicago Bears Lucas Patrick and Equanimeous St. Brown. However, it is a former defensive star not yet signed who may become the biggest border-flipper of all.

Chicago Bears

Center Lucas Patrick brings grit — and a winning attitude — to Bears’ offense

The former Packer says he plans to stay on the “winning side” of the rivalry as he joins the Bears next season.

Bears not signing Ogunjobi due to failed physical

One of last week’s major signings of the first week in the division never came to fruition. In the end, Chicago did not sign former Cincinnati defensive tackle Ogunjobi and instead acquired Justin Jones and Al-Quadin Muhammad for its defensive line.

Roster Move: Bears sign WR Equanimeous St. Brown

Chicago made a few wide receiver transactions in free agency this past week, adding Kansas City’s Byron Pringle and another former Packer in St. Brown.


Detroit Lions

What Detroit Lions Are Getting in WR DJ Chark Jr.

This article breaks down the strengths, skillsets, and ups-and-downs of Chark’s Jacksonville tenure as he arrives to his new home in Detroit.

Lions re-sign OLB Charles Harris to contract extension through 2023 season

Detroit continued to re-sign internal defensive free agents this past week, extending their breakout sack artist Harris for another two seasons.

Report: Lions hosting DL Arden Key for free agent visit

The former boom-or-bust draft prospect had a career-high 6.5 sacks last season and is still just 26 years old.


Minnesota Vikings

Za’Darius Smith showing off red carpet treatment from Vikings visit

After backing away from a reunion with Baltimore, Smith took a trip to Minnesota to visit the Vikings and his former position coach Mike Smith.

Vikings to sign LB Jordan Hicks

Minnesota appears to have added a veteran inside linebacker to pair with Eric Kendricks in the team’s new 3-4 defensive scheme.

Vikings Reportedly Will Pay Danielle Hunter’s Roster Bonus, Keeping Him in Minnesota

The Vikings are keeping their star pass rusher in Minnesota despite the hefty price tag associated with his roster bonus.