NFC North Daily: Hot Breakfast Links for June 13, 2012

Andrew GardaFeatured ColumnistJune 13, 2012

With minicamps underway for three teams, there is a ton of news to go over this morning. So we've got a bunch of great links for you to pour over while you eat your eggs and bacon.

We have a fun game of "Where's Woodson?," some thoughts on surprise and breakout players, some sad news from the Vikings family, a running back impressing in Chicago and healthy in Detroit and much, much more.

Enjoy a hearty helping this morning!



Green Bay Packers

Tyler Dunne reports that, at least on Day 1 of the team's three-day minicamp, Charles Woodson remains at cornerback. Dunne also says that while Woodson will definitely play some safety, as he did that last year.

It also sounds like Woodson and the secondary are going to be playing with a large chip on their shoulders—good news for Packers fans.

Jason Wilde had a little fun with his Twitter followers and the game of "Where's Woodson?" last night.

In non-Woodson News, Jermichael Finley might mouth off publicly too often for the fans, but Mike McCarthy says his tight end has an attitude he wants on his team, according to Mike Vandermause of the Green Bay Press-Gazzette.

Yesterday I posted a video discussing two breakout/surprise players for the 2012 season. It also did not mention Charles Woodson.

ESPN's Kevin Seifert is at Packers minicamp and has some observations from there.


Minnesota Vikings

Both Brian Murphy and Christian Ponder believe tight end Kyle Rudolph is ready for a big 2012, as reported by Brian Murphy of the Pioneer Press.

Some sad news this morning as we learn from Judd Zulgad at 1500ESPN that the reason Chad Greenway has been absent from Vikings facilities during OTAs is because his father is in hospice care battling cancer.

Of course, I'm sure you'll join me in keeping Chad Greenway and his family in your thoughts.

A tip of the hat to Chris Gates at Daily Norseman for that story.

Dan Wiederer of the Star Tribune reports that cornerback Zack Bowman is hoping to recapture some of the talent he showed with the Bears in 2009.


Chicago Bears

ESPN Chicago's Michael Wright weighs in with some observation from Day 1 of minicamp.

Over at the Sun-Times, Neil Hayes reports that while Matt Forte isn't at minicamp, Michael Bush has looked good.

Matt Bowen has a very thorough breakdown in the Chicago Tribune of some of the new looks the Bears' offense is employing.


Detroit Lions

Aaron Nagler and I had a video debate yesterday about who the breakout/surprise players for the Lions might be. 

Justin Rogers at says the Lions want more consistency out of Amari Spievey in 2012. 

So far, so good for Jahvid Best and Mikel Leshoure's rehabs, according to Dave Birkett and Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press. 

Anwar Richardson says that while fans and analysts talk a lot about it, rookie Kellen Moore's arm strength (or lack thereof) isn't a concern for his team (via 


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