NFC North Daily: Hot Breakfast Links for June 19

Andrew Garda@andrew_gardaFeatured ColumnistJune 19, 2012

It's the quiet days of late spring and early summer, but we won't slow down at the NFC North Blog. We have a list of the biggest NFC North busts, some game breakdowns and some minicamp reviews this week. I'll be on vacation next week, but we'll pick up where we left off first week in July.

Meanwhile, we have some NFC North Bounty news, veterans keeping an eye on troubled young players, unpaid bounties (the worst kind) and some thoughts on Forte's contract issues.

All that and more on the Daily Hot Links.



Detroit Lions

Anwar Richardson reports that, not shockingly, the Lions are keeping a careful eye on Nick Fairley for the rest of the offseason.

On the other hand, Philip Zaroo reports that just because there are players in trouble doesn't mean the rest of the team will ignore or ostracize them.


Green Bay Packers

Kevin Seifert does an outstanding job breaking down the NFL's evidence against former Saint and current Packer Anthony Hargrove.

I feel the Saints had something going on and lied about it. However, the way the NFL has handled this just seems shady.

Bob Wolfey reports that Aaron Rodgers feels there is very little you can do in order to make the game of football safer.


Minnesota Vikings

According to Jarrett Bell of USA Today, the bounty on then-Vikings quarterback Brett Favre was $35,000—and never paid. Whomever gets suspended over that should be pretty angry about that.

If you were suspended for that, would you be more angry at the suspension or the deadbeat teammates?

Linebacker Chad Greenway is expected to be in camp on time, according to Judd Zulgad. As you might remember, Greenway was absent from OTAs because his father is very sick. The team had already said they would excuse any absence from camp. Perhaps Greenway's intent to be in camp means his father is feeling better.

We certainly hope so.


Chicago Bears

Video alert: Jeff Dickerson discusses Matt Forte's increasingly ugly contract kerfuffle.

B/R writer Brett Solesky takes a look at second-year linebacker Dom DeCicco's offseason.


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