NFC North roster movement

The Vikings didn't make any big free-agent splashes and they haven't signed any of their draft picks yet, but the rest of the NFC North has been trying to upgrade their rosters for a run at the division champs.

While the Vikings' offseason has been filled with more news surrounding rumors of Brett Favre than actual news on signings, the rest of the NFC North has been busy trying to upgrade their respective rosters. The following is a review of roster movement for each of the teams in the NFC North.

CHICAGO BEARS

FRANCHISE PLAYER: None.

TRANSITION PLAYER: None.

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS (not tendered)

  • S Mike Brown (not tendered as UFA June 1).

  • QB Rex Grossman (not tendered as UFA June 1).

  • WR Brandon Lloyd (not tendered as UFA June 1).

  • OLB Darrell McClover (not tendered as UFA June 1).

  • OT Fred Miller (not tendered as UFA June 1).

  • S Cameron Worrell (not tendered as UFA June 1).

    RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: None.

    EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS FREE AGENTS: None.

    DRAFT CHOICES SIGNED

  • DE Henry Melton (4/105): 4 yrs, terms unknown.

  • CB D.J. Moore (4/119): 4 yrs, terms unknown.

  • WR Johnny Knox (5/140); $ yrs, terms unknown.

  • LB Marcus Freeman (5/154): 4 yrs, terms unknown.

  • S Al Afalava (6/190): 4 yrs, terms unknown.

  • TE Lance Louis (7/246): 4 yrs, terms unknown.

  • WR Derek Kinder (7/251): 4 yrs, terms unknown.

    PLAYERS RE-SIGNED

  • CB Marcus Hamilton: ERFA; $460,000/1 yr.

  • RB Kevin Jones: UFA; $3.5M/2 yrs, $1M SB.

  • LB Nick Roach: ERFA; terms unknown.

    PLAYERS ACQUIRED

  • FS Josh Bullocks: UFA Saints; 1 yr, $525,000 guaranteed.

  • QB Jay Cutler (trade Broncos).

  • TE Michael Gaines: FA Lions; terms unknown.

  • OT Frank Omiyale: UFA Panthers; $11.5M/4 yrs, $5.5M SB.

  • OT Orlando Pace: FA Rams; $15M/3 yrs, guarantees unknown.

  • OT Kevin Shaffer: FA Browns; 3 yrs, terms unknown.

  • LB Pisa Tinoisamoa: FA Rams; 1 yr, terms unknown.

    PLAYERS LOST

  • WR Marty Booker (released).

  • LB Gilbert Gardner (released).

  • S Brandon McGowan: UFA Patriots; terms unknown.

  • OG Terrence Metcalf (released).

  • QB Kyle Orton (Traded Broncos).

  • T/G John St. Clair: UFA Browns; $9M/3 yrs, $600,000 guaranteed.

  • OT John Tait (retired).


    DETROIT LIONS

    FRANCHISE PLAYER: None.

    TRANSITION PLAYER: None.

    UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS (not tendered)

  • RB Rudi Johnson (not tendered as UFA June 1).

  • DT Shemiah LeGrande (not tendered as ERFA).


  • C Andy McCollum (not tendered as UFA June 1).

  • DT Langston Moore (not tendered as UFA June 1).

  • LB Ryan Nece (not tendered as UFA June 1).

  • CB Stanley Wilson (not tendered as UFA June 1).

    RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: None.

    EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS FREE AGENTS: None.

    DRAFT CHOICES SIGNED

  • QB Matthew Stafford (1/1): $74/M/6 yrs, $41.7M guaranteed.

    PLAYERS RE-SIGNED

  • RB Aveion Cason: UFA; 1 yr, terms unknown.

  • WR Keary Colbert: UFA; terms unknown.

  • T/G Damion Cook: UFA; 1 yr, terms unknown.

  • T George Foster: UFA; 1 yr, terms unknown.

  • PK Jason Hanson: Potential UFA; 4 yrs, terms unknown.

  • OG Stephen Peterman: Potential UFA; $15M/5 yrs, $5.5M guaranteed.

    PLAYERS ACQUIRED

  • OT Kirk Barton (waivers Bengals).

  • CB Tra Battle (waivers Cowboys).

  • CB Phillip Buchanon: UFA Buccaneers; $8.5M/2 yrs, guarantees unknown.

  • DE Sean Conover (waivers Jets).

  • WR Ronald Curry: FA Raiders; 1 yr, terms unknown.

  • OG Toniu Fonoti: FA; terms unknown.

  • LB Larry Foote: FA Steelers; 1 yr, terms unknown.

  • OG Dylan Gandy: FA; 1 yr, terms unknown.

  • LB Curtis Gatewood (waivers Chiefs).

  • TE Will Heller: UFA Seahawks; 1 yr, terms unknown.

  • CB Anthony Henry (trade Cowboys).

  • DE Eric Hicks: FA; terms unknown.

  • DE Jason Hunter (waivers Packers).

  • DT Grady Jackson: UFA Falcons; $8M/3 yrs, guarantees unknown.

  • OT Jon Jansen: FA Redskins; $845,000/1 yr.

  • WR Bryant Johnson: UFA 49ers; $9M/3 yrs, SB unknown.

  • CB Eric King: UFA Titans; $4.25M/2 yrs, SB unknown.

  • OT Daniel Loper: UFA Titans; 1 yr, terms unknown.

  • S Marquand Manuel: FA Broncos; terms unknown.

  • RB Maurice Morris: UFA Seahawks; $7M/3 yrs, SB unknown.

  • LB Julian Peterson (trade Seahawks).

  • OT Ephraim Salaam: FA Texans; 1 yr, terms unknown.

  • FB Terrelle Smith: UFA Cardinals; 1 yr, terms unknown.

  • LB Cody Spencer: UFA Jets; 1 yr, terms unknown.

    PLAYERS LOST

  • CB Leigh Bodden (released).

  • FB Jon Bradley (released).

  • RB Brian Calhoun (released/failed physical).

  • DT Shaun Cody: UFA Texans; 3 yrs, terms unknown.

  • OT Junius Coston (released).

  • WR Mike Furrey (released).

  • TE Dan Campbell (released).

  • LB Anthony Cannon (released/failed physical).

  • OL Jon Dunn (released/failed physical).

  • CB Travis Fisher (released).

  • OT George Foster (released).

  • TE Michael Gaines (released).

  • QB Drew Henson (released).

  • QB Jon Kitna (traded Cowboys).

  • LB Paris Lenon: UFA Patriots; $800,000/1 yr, $50,000 SB.

  • WR Shaun McDonald: UFA Steelers; 1 yr, terms unknown.

  • OG Edwin Mulitalo (released).

  • FB Moran Norris: UFA 49ers; $5M/3 yrs, $1.5M SB.

  • QB Dan Orlovsky: UFA Texans; $9.15M/3 yrs, $2.4M SB.

  • TE John Owens: UFA Seahawks; terms unknown.

  • DT Cory Redding (traded Seahawks).

  • DE Corey Smith: UFA (presumed deceased in boating accident).

  • S Dwight Smith (released/failed physical).

  • WR Travis Taylor (released).


    GREEN BAY PACKERS


    FRANCHISE PLAYER: None.

    TRANSITION PLAYER: None.

    UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS (not tendered)

  • OT Mark Tauscher (not tendered as UFA June 1).

    RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: None.

    EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS FREE AGENTS: None.

    PLAYERS RE-SIGNED

  • S Atari Bigby: RFA; $1.545M/1 yr.

  • CB Jarrett Bush: RFA; tendered at $1.01M (matched Titans offer); $4.5M/3 yrs, $1M SB.

  • FB John Kuhn: RFA; $1.01M/1 yr.

  • TE Tory Humphrey: Not tendered as RFA; $460,000/1 yr.

  • WR Ruvell Martin: RFA; $1.01M/1 yr.

  • DE Michael Montgomery: UFA; 2 yrs, terms unknown.

  • CB Tramon Williams: ERFA; 1 yr, terms unknown.

    PLAYERS ACQUIRED

  • C Duke Preston: UFA Bills; $2M/2 yrs, guarantees unknown.

  • S Anthony Smith: Not tendered as RFA by Steelers; $1.485M/2 yrs, $100,000 RB.

    PLAYERS LOST

  • WR Shaun Bodiford: Not tendered as RFA/Giants; terms unknown.

  • DT Colin Cole: UFA Seahawks; $21.4M/5 yrs, $6M guaranteed.

  • LB Jason Hunter (released).

  • LS J.J. Jansen (traded Panthers).

  • DE Kenneth Pettway (released/failed physical).


    MINNESOTA VIKINGS

    FRANCHISE PLAYER: None.

    TRANSITION PLAYER: None.

    UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS (not tendered)

  • DT Kenderick Allen (not tendered as UFA June 1).

  • S Michael Boulware (not tendered as UFA June 1).

  • LB Napoleon Harris (not tendered as UFA June 1).

  • LB Dontarrious Thomas (not tendered as UFA June 1).

  • DT Ellis Wyms (not tendered as UFA June 1).

    RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: None.

    EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS FREE AGENTS: None.

    PLAYERS RE-SIGNED

  • DT Fred Evans: RFA; $1.545M/1 yr.

  • FB Heath Farwell: UFA; $7.75M/2 yrs, $3.25M SB.

  • CB Charles Gordon: Potential RFA; $535,000/1 yr plus incentives.

  • DE Otis Grigsby: Not tendered as RFA; $535,000/1 yr.

  • DT Jimmy Kennedy: UFA; 1 yr, terms unknown.

  • TE Jim Kleinsasser: UFA; $9M/3 yrs, guarantee unknown.

  • DE Jayme Mitchell: Potential RFA; 2 yrs, terms unknown.

  • CB Benny Sapp: UFA; 1 yr, terms unknown.

  • FB Naufahu Tahi: RFA; $1.4M/1 yr, $500,000 guaranteed (matched Bengals offer).

    PLAYERS ACQUIRED

  • WR Glenn Holt: Not tendered as RFA by Bengals; 1 yr, terms unknown.

  • CB Karl Paymah: UFA Broncos; $1.55M/1 yr.

  • QB Sage Rosenfels (trade Texans).

    PLAYERS LOST

  • C Matt Birk: UFA Ravens; $12M/3 yrs, $6M guaranteed.

  • LB Vinny Ciurciu (released).

  • QB Gus Frerotte (released).

  • RB Maurice Hicks (released).

  • OT Marcus Johnson: UFA Raiders; terms unknown.

  • S Darren Sharper: UFA Saints; $1.7M/1 yr, $200,000 SB.


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