Bears QB Jay Cutler missed on 10 of 27 passes during team drills Monday, with one pick and another interception that was dropped; he’s apparently holding onto the ball for too long.
A year after the Bears thought DT Marcus Harrison was eating too much, they now think he’s not eating enough.
Most defensive backs end up there because they can’t catch; Bears CB Zack Bowman is an exception.
Bears third-down RB Garrett Wolfe remains in danger of getting cut.
Bears coach Lovie Smith said that WR Juaquin Iglesias has a quad injury, not a pulled groin.
Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan says he’s looking for a “go-to guy” at running back, but he also wants depth.
Lions S Louis Delmas (groin) remains on the PUP list.
Lions WR Nate Burleson says that teammate Calvin Johnson is “the closest thing to Randy Moss.”
The defensive line in Detroit is coming along; “We have better players,” coach Jim Schwartz said. “What you are seeing
is some of the younger guys maturing and the addition of other, more
experienced players who are more comfortable with the system. All those
dynamics are working together.”
A headline in the Detroit News says that new Lions CB Chris Houston is “showing moxie.” (Since when did Steve Young start writing headlines for the Detroit News?)
Packers WR Donald Driver wants to play until he’s 40, presumably after retiring and unretiring multiple times.
The Packers are experimenting with moving LB Clay Matthews from the right side to the left in the nickel defense.
Green Bay CB Charles Woodson is glad that others finally agree with his assessment that the Packers are a Super Bowl-caliber team; “That’s the great part about it, I don’t have to say anything this year,”
Woodson said. “Everybody else is saying it. I just go out and play now.”
Tyrell Johnson and Jamarca Sanford are still battling for a starting safety position in Minnesota.
Darius Reynaud of the Vikings continues to transition from receiver to running back by learning how to block linebackers.
Vikings QB Sage Rosenfels looked much better on Monday in work with the first team.
Unhappy throughout the offseason by his inability to hit the open market, Vikings DE Ray Edwards is now happy again; “That’s in the past,” Edwards said. “I’m looking forward to the season, getting out here with my
guys and getting back into the flow of football.”
Asked recently about the ability of DT Pat Williams to lose 18 pounds, coach Brad Childress said, “Pat’s big enough to eat hay and sh-t in the street.” [Editor’s note: Reporters tried to reach Williams for comment, but he was busy eating hay and sh-tting in the street.]