Minnesota Vikings Head Into The Offseason Optimistic, But UnsatisfiedThe Minnesota Vikings have more confidence and optimism heading into this offseason than they did a year ago. They have two of the most important pieces in place in head coach Mike Zimmer and Teddy Bridgewater. Also, they improved in several areas from the past season. The Vikings have 12 free agents this offseason, but just one opening day starter.
Bears Make Minor Roster MovesChicago has signed Marc Mariani and waived Ahmad Dixon.
Durkin: Emery, Trestman Address The State Of The BearsPhil Emery and Marc Trestman addressed the Bears' disappointing start to the season.
Bears Notes: Bushrod A Full Participant; Briggs Still OutThe Bears' starting offensive line practiced together for the first time since Week 1.
Bears Notes: McClellin Practices In Full, But Briggs Still OutAlso, the Bears are resting Matt Forte on Wednesdays because of his heavy workload.
Bears Notes: DT Ratliff A Full Participant In PracticeJeremiah Ratliff is recovering from a concussion.
Bears Notes: Linebackers Banged UpBriggs, Williams, Bostic and McClellin all sat out Wednesday's practice.
Bears Notes: Allen Back In Pads After Pneumonia BoutJared Allen lost 15 pounds with the illness but is confident he'll play Sunday.
Joniak: Keys To Bears-PackersBoth teams want to establish a running game, but will they eschew it for the pass?
Joniak's Journal: Fuller, Youngsters Are Making PlaysJeff Joniak counted 18 first- and second-year players making contributions for Chicago.
Gabriel: Bears-Jets Positives/NegativesBanged up as it is, the Bears' secondary played quality football.
Bears Notes: Injuries Piling Up In SecondaryAt one point, Chicago turned to rookie Brock Vereen and newly signed Ahmad Dixon at safety.
Bears Sign S Ahmad Dixon, Waive CB Demontre HurstChicago is still searching for answers on the last line of defense.