NFC North links: Lattimore to Green Bay?

March, 28, 2013
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Minnesota Vikings

Dan Wiederer of the Star Tribune examines the "complex"and "fluid" situation surrounding free-agent cornerback Antoine Winfield and a possible return to Winter Park.

The Vikings will bolster their receiving corps by selecting Tennessee wideout Cordarrelle Patterson in the first round of next month's draft, according to the latest mock draft from NFL.com's Gil Brandt.

Green Bay Packers

Should the Packers take the risk of drafting a talented running back like Marcus Lattimore who is coming off devastating knee injuries in back-to-back years? Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel considers.

Rick Klauer of the Journal Sentinel compiled mock draft picks for the Packers from around the Web. There's no consensus, but the name of Notre Dame tight end Tyler Eifert shows up most often.

The Packers' mandatory minicamp will run from June 4 to June 6, reports Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

Detroit Lions

Darrius Heyward-Bey visited the Lions Wednesday and left without a deal, but the free-agent receiver is excited about the prospect of catching passes from Matthew Stafford, reports Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. "It's very appealing," Heyward-Bey said after his visit. "No. 1, he's a great guy. I've known him since we were coming out in the draft. And just the ability for him to throw the ball and how smart he is. Coach lets him do his thing back there."

Amari Spievey was arrested in his hometown of Middletown, Conn., Tuesday after a dispute with his girlfriend over child support, reports Viktoria Sundqvist of the Middletown Press. Spievey was charged with third-degree assault, risk of injury to a child and disorderly conduct.

An MLive.com poll conducted over the weekend shows fans are now strongly in favor of the team using its first-round pick on an offensive tackle, writes MLive.com's Justin Rogers.

Chicago Bears

Guard Lance Louis signed with the Dolphins on Wednesday. Louis started 24 games the past two seasons at right guard and right tackle for the Bears, reports Michael C. Wright of ESPNChicago.com.

In his latest mock draft, NFL.com's Gil Brandt has the Bears selecting Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o with the No. 20 overall pick to replace Brian Urlacher.

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