NFC North links: Driver likely to retire

January, 25, 2013
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Chicago Bears
Defensive tackle Henry Melton topped ESPNChicago.com's Jeff Dickerson's list of the top five Bears with expiring contracts.

The Chicago Bears named Pat Meyer their assistant offensive line coach, the team announced on Thursday. Meyer was the offensive coordinator/offensive line coach of the Montreal Alouettes last season, Dickerson reports. Meyer was the offensive coordinator/offensive line coach with the CFL's Montreal Alouettes last season.

The Bears are looking to add a deep-receiving threat through the draft to complement Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffrey, writes the Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs.

Detroit Lions
Wide receiver Titus Young took to Twitter to ask for his release: "Oh I'm not done, if y'all going to cut me let me go. I'm tired of the threats."

Ten Senior Bowl players that the Lions could target in this year's draft, from Josh Katzenstein of the Detroit News.

Is Oregon's Kenjon Barner a good fit for the Lions? Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press explores.

Green Bay Packers
Wide receiver Donald Driver, who has spent his entire 14-season career in Green Bay, will likely retire, according to a USA Today report.

Linebacker Clay Matthews will join CBS as an analyst for their pregame Super Bowl coverage.

The Packers, who may be in the market for receivers with Driver likely retiring and Greg Jennings a free agent, met with Louisiana Tech receiver Quinton Patton this week during Senior Bowl practices, reports Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Minnesota Vikings
Running back Adrian Peterson isn't going to dial it down when he plays in Sunday's Pro Bowl, writes the AP's Dave Campbell. "When you play down, you put yourself in jeopardy of getting hurt going through the motions. So I won't be playing down," Peterson said earlier this month. "I'm going to play hard."

Mike Wobschall of the team's website tries to put the Senior Bowl into perspective when evaluating prospects for the NFL draft.

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