Good morning, all. Sorry I missed you guys yesterday, but I was in New York City shooting some video content for Bleacher Report with my old "Hard Count" nemesis—er co-host, Aaron Nagler.
You can find the first of the videos here and we discuss some of the positional battles for the Green Bay Packers this coming season.
I'm always impressed with how those things come out and the production team does a fantastic job making us look good. So, enjoy.
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We talked a lot about Titus Young's sucker punch yesterday. The upshot is, for now he is persona non grata at OTAs. Which means rookie Ryan Broyles is getting a little extra attention from the coaches and Matt Stafford according to Carlos Monarrez.
A guy who made a very strong impression at rookie minicamps was fifth-round linebacker Tahir Whitehead and B/R scribe and fellow Footballguy Sigmund Bloom says Whitehead might make a significant impact early on.
Anwar Richardson says second-year defensive tackle Nick Fairley came to OTAs looking very good and gained some praise from at least one veteran.
Mark Potash writes about how the Eagles' signing of LeSean McCoy to a huge contract impacts the Bears' negotiations with Matt Forte.
Meanwhile, the Tribune's Brad Biggs says one thing which shouldn't be holding up the Forte contract is cap space, which the Bears have more than enough of.
Green Bay Packers
The San Francisco Chronicle started some chaos yesterday when they reported that Packers team president Mark Murphy might be interested in the Stanford University athletic director job. Rob Demovsky says the Packers have quickly scuttled that rumor.
Fox Sports has a piece on how wide receiver Jordy Nelson plans on following up his big 2011.
Finally, I throw this out there because I find the discussion fascinating: CheeseheadTV.com writer (and new Packers writer for Bleacher Report) Brian Carriveau takes the stand that while former Packers legend, Brett "Voldemort" Favre, might be worthy of placement in both the Packers and NFL Halls of Fame, he does not deserve to have his number retired.
Eric Roper of the Star Tribune writes that it seems as though final approval for the Vikings' stadium is fait accompli—one hopes so, just so we can pay attention to other things and fans can stop feeling jerked around.
Finally, Mike Wobschall takes a look at the Vikings on Pete Prisco's Top 100 NFL Players list, some who aren't and discusses a few non-Vikings who are on the list.
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