Offseason Forecast: Minnesota Vikings
The Vikings must decide if their generational running back will return for a ninth season in Minnesota. Sticking with, or moving on from Adrian Peterson undoubtedly impacts how the team shapes its roster.
Roster Reset: NFC North
Free agency did not change the NFC North dynamic dramatically. The Green Bay Packers still reign supreme after re-signing key players like Sam Shields and B.J. Raji as well as adding Julius Peppers.
Which teams signed the most new players?
The offseason has featured big changes in Tampa Bay and New York. The 49ers, meanwhile, barely have brought in new talent. We examine which teams made the most moves.
Corey Wootton leaves Chicago Bears for rival Vikings
Corey Wootton is going from one NFC North team to another. The defensive tackle has agreed to a one-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings, according to Wootton's agent.
Free agency primer: Top 25 defensive linemen
While offensive playmakers are scant in this year's free-agent crop, Chris Wesseling says defensive linemen like pass rusher Jared Allen and run stuffer Red Bryant are plentiful.
Offseason Forecast: Chicago Bears
The Bears have some key personnel decisions to make this offseason. Salary-cap constraints could force Chicago to move on from Charles Tillman and Julius Peppers. We break down the Bears.
J.J. Watt still atop ATL's defensive end rankings
J.J. Watt's sacks are down slightly from last season, but he's still the NFL's best defensive end. Chris Wesseling explores while breaking down the best and worst of the position.
Jon Bostic fined $21K for hit in Bears-Chargers game
Jon Bostic was fined by the NFL for a hit the linebacker made during the Chicago Bears' preseason matchup against the San Diego Chargers. Teammate Lance Briggs says the hit was clean.
Turk McBride injured, will miss Chicago Bears' season
Turk McBride became the latest NFL player to suffer a season-ending injury Monday, when he ruptured his Achilles tendon. The Chicago Bears likely will miss the defensive lineman's versatility.
Class of NFC North: Green Bay Packers or Chicago Bears?
Jay Cutler's Chicago Bears and Aaron Rodgers' Green Bay Packers are both considered potential Super Bowl contenders. Which talent-laden squad will win the NFC North? Bucky Brooks examines.
Chicago Bears' defensive line must help Julius Peppers
Julius Peppers accounted for one-third of the Chicago Bears' sacks in 2011. To take the heat off Peppers, the Bears need rookie Shea McClellin and others to find a way to get to the quarterback.
Urlacher: Tight Nike jerseys mean glory for Peppers
Brian Urlacher is paid to go after quarterbacks, not the latest football fashions. But he believes Nike's new form-fitting jerseys mean big things for one Bears teammate.