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The NFC North potential free agents

[Editor's note:  This list of potential free agents is based on a variety of online resources, including the NFLPA's official list of impending free agents.  Free agency begins on March 11.  The players listed below could re-sign at any time with their current teams.  If any listed below already have and we've failed to update the list accordingly, let us know.]

Chicago Bears:  LB James Anderson, G Taylor Boggs (exclusive rights; re-signed), CB Zackary Bowman, OT Eben Britton, DT Landon Cohen, DT Nate Collins (re-signed), LB Blake Costanzo, C Roberto Garza (re-signed), CB Kelvin Hayden (re-signed), WR Devin Hester, LS Patrick Mannelly, CB Derrick Martin (re-signed), QB Josh McCown, CB Sherrick McManis, DT Henry Melton, QB Jordan Palmer (re-signed), DT Jay Ratliff (re-signed), TE Dante Rosario (re-signed), OT Jonathan Scott, S Craig Steltz, CB Charles Tillman, S Anthony Walters (restricted), LB D.J. Williams, DT Corey Wootton, S Major Wright.

Detroit Lions:  S Isa Abdul-Quddus (restricted; re-signed), K David Akers, RB Joique Bell (restricted), WR Dorin Dickerson (restricted), WR Kris Durham (exclusive rights), DT Andre Fluellen, OT Jason Fox, G Dylan Gandy, CB Chris Greenwood (exclusive rights), QB Shaun Hill, DE Israel Idonije, CB Rashean Mathis, LB Rocky McIntosh, LS Don Muhlbach (re-signed), WR Kevin Ogletree, TE Brandon Pettigrew, C Dominic Raiola (re-signed), WR Jeremy Ross (exclusive rights), WR Micheal Spurlock, LB Julian Stanford (exclusive rights), TE Matt Veldman (exclusive rights) S John Wendling, DE Willie Young.

Green Bay Packers:  S Chris Banjo (exclusive rights; re-signed); RB Kahlil Bell, C Evan Dietrich-Smith, TE Jermichael Finley, QB Matt Flynn, LB Rob Francois, S M.D. Jennings (restricted), DE Johnny Jolly, WR James Jones, FB John Kuhn, LB Jamari Lattimore (restricted), DE Mike Neal, OT Marshall Newhouse, DT Ryan Pickett, TE Andrew Quarless, DE B.J. Raji, CB Sam Shields (re-signed_, RB James Starks, QB Seneca Wallace, DE C.J. Wilson.

Minnesota Vikings:  DE Jared Allen, RB Matt Asiata (exclusive rights), C Joe Berger, LB Desmond Bishop, QB Matt Cassel (re-signed), CB Chris Cook, LB Larry Dean (restricted), DT Fred Evans, QB Josh Freeman, RB Toby Gerhart, DE Everson Griffen (re-signed), G Charlie Johnson, LB Marvin Mitchell, CB Marcus Sherels (restricted; re-signed), WR Jerome Simpson, OL J’Marcus Webb, WR Joe Webb, DT Kevin Williams.

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12 Responses to “The NFC North potential free agents”
  1. dtownsportslions says: Feb 8, 2014 11:37 PM

    Interesting to see if the Lions resign Brandon Pettigrew.

    Should keep Willie Young, Jeremy Ross, Rashean Mathis (For Depth), Joique Bell.

  2. blowfishes says: Feb 9, 2014 12:08 PM

    I still think Jared Allen will be back with the Vikings. They honoured his last contract, and $7m per year is well worth the 10+ sacks he’ll get. I also think that he will thrive in coach Zimmer’s aggressive defense.

  3. minnesnowda says: Feb 9, 2014 3:13 PM

    I think Zimmer could really help Chris Cook. It would be nice to keep Jared for another 3 years the others are replaceable at this point. Would love to keep Toby and Sherels is a good team player but it’s time to shake things up so he’s in the mix too.

  4. billh1947 says: Feb 10, 2014 8:47 AM

    The Packers James Jones and possible others will surely sign with the Vikings who have a ritual of signing Packer rejects over the years.

  5. holdsteady76 says: Feb 10, 2014 9:46 AM

    Henry Melton to MN.

  6. valhallarising says: Feb 10, 2014 11:45 AM

    minnesnowda says: Feb 9, 2014 3:13 PM

    “I think Zimmer could really help Chris Cook.”

    No one can help Chris Cook.

  7. axespray says: Feb 11, 2014 12:30 AM

    Vike’s dline could use a big/huge guy – they drafted that Floyd guy to be the successor to Kevin.

    so idk ’bout Melton.

    Packers should go get Pat Sims/or Paul Soliai – probably cheaper and better than Raji & Pickett.

  8. lovethelions says: Feb 13, 2014 6:10 PM

    BRING BACK KICKOLICIOUS!!!!!

  9. vik3z says: Feb 26, 2014 11:42 AM

    sam shields is the only packer free agent worthy of signing in minnesota

  10. bubbasmithguy says: Feb 26, 2014 2:07 PM

    It’s just that Packer players desire to play for the Vikings.

  11. brewdogg says: Feb 28, 2014 11:09 AM

    Did you know that Coca-cola will throw out cans of pop if there is the slightest little ding in the can? Nothing else is wrong with it, the pop is still good, it’s still sealed tight, just a little wrinkle in the aluminum.

    I’m guessing these are the same people who make the personnel decisions in Green Bay. Can’t blame a guy for picking up that pop and drinking it, now can you?

  12. bealeman says: Mar 11, 2014 4:13 PM

    Neal and Raji are musts for the Pack, w/MD a close 3rd.

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