NFC North Blog
Packers wide receiver Davante Adams has had praised heaped upon him since OTAs opened. Aaron Rodgers has called him a breakout player, while his fellow receivers have said how impressed they have been. Head coach Mike McCarthy has no interest in changing this trend. McCarthy said of Adams, "I think he's had a heck of a camp. Looking for big things from him."
Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery is not yet healthy enough to play tonight. He has been sidelined with a calf injury. While he has shed his walking boot and crutches, he's still considered day-to-day. The belief is he should be back next week, however, the Bears haven't been all that honest so far this summer.
Chicago Bears wide receiver Marquess Wilson was forced out of Saturday night's preseason game with a hamstring injury. Wilson was a starter with both Alshon Jeffery and Kevin White sidelined. Jeffery is expected back soon but White will miss at least the first-six games of the season. Wilson's injury is believed to be minor, however, with all their issues at receiver, it has to be a concern.
Chicago Bears wide receiver Marquess Wilson left Saturday night's game with a hamstring injury. However, it appears he avoided any kind of serious injury. While the Bears aren't the most trustworthy source of injury information, Wilson did tell reporters that he's "good" before leaving. Wilson is tentatively considered day to day at this point. There is no reason to believe this injury will cost him any significant time.
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson left Sunday's preseason game with a left knee injury. The Packers feared the worst and their fears were realized. Nelson suffered a torn ACL and will miss the 2015 season. This is a crushing blow for the Packers WR corps. Second-year receiver Davante Adams will be needed to step up into a huge role now.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was spotted on the sidelines of Sunday's preseason game with his right wrist and forearm heavily wrapped. He exited the game after being sacked in the end zone near the end of the first quarter. There is a very good chance this is absolutely nothing but it is certainly worth monitoring.
Chicago Bears wide receiver Kevin White underwent surgery on Sunday to repair a stress fracture in his left shin. The Bears' first-round pick was original considered day-to-day with shin splints, however, it turned out the organization was clearly being less than fully honest. White will start the season on the PUP list and will miss the at least the first six games of the season. There is still a strong chance that the rookie's season may be over.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater says his goal this year is to complete over 70 percent of his passes. Last season he threw for 64.4 percent, so 70 percent would be a significant increase but that hasn't deterred him. "Something always comes up, the receiver could slip running a route or you could get hit throwing the ball, but I think we try to aim to be over 70 percent in the quarterback room," Bridgewater said. "That's one of our goals. We take pride in completion percentage, we take pride in taking care of the football and commanding the offense. It's going to be a fun year. I have a ton of weapons at my exposure; and I can't wait to get everyone going."
Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell is still not practicing and continues to be on the active/PUP list. He underwent offseason knee and Achilles' procedures and has missed all of OTAs, minicamp and training camp to this point. On top of that, Matthew Stafford recently stated that the Lions will be deploying a committee back system, even once Bell is 100 percent.
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson has officially been diagnosed with a torn ACL. The Packers made the announcement today. He will miss the entire 2015 season but should be ready for the start of next season barring an unforeseen setback. The Packers will now have to count onDavante Adams, Ty Montgomery and Jeff Janis to step up, unless they decide to sign a free agent. James Jones has been rumored as a possible option if the Giants cut him.