The Complete 2009 NFC North Preview

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The Complete 2009 NFC North Preview
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The NFC North has seen quite an overhaul this past offseason with each team receiving some key players.

The Bears made the biggest move in the history of their franchise by acquiring Pro Bowl quarterback Jay Cutler and a fifth-round draft choice from the Broncos in exchange for quarterback Kyle Orton, two first-round draft picks (2009 and 2010), and a third-round draft choice.

The Packers had an amazing draft, picking up two first-round draft choices. They used the picks to acquire B.J Raji from Boston and linebacker Clay Matthews out of USC. They will use both players as they transition to a new 3-4 defense.

The Lions added people everywhere on their roster. They added some solid free agents in Grady Jackson, Shaun Smith, Larry Foote, and Bryant Johnson. They also had a great draft, picking up two first-rounders in Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford and Oklahoma State tight end Brandon Pettigrew.

The Vikings didn't have much of an offseason. They acquired Sage Rosenfels from Houston for a fouth-round draft pick. In the draft, they picked up wide receiver Percy Harvin out of Florida. Their biggest move occurred recently, picking up aging quarterback and future Hall of Famer Brett Favre.

It will truly be an interesting ride. Let's take a more in-depth look into each team.

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