Although no one asked -- sniff, sniff -- we have returned intact to NFC North headquarters after spending the week at the NFL owners meeting. To meet some deadlines, I've been working backwards Thursday morning to finish some posts that will post later in the day and on Friday.
Now that we've got a moment, let's get up to date on local coverage from the final day of the meetings.
Chicago coach Lovie Smith envisions a full-time role for receiver Devin Hester in the Bears' new offense, writes Dan Pompei of the Chicago Tribune.
Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times tries to decipher how the Bears' offense will change under new coordinator Mike Martz.
It is far from a guarantee that Green Bay cornerback Al Harris will have recovered from a knee injury in time to open the regular season, writes Rob Demovsky of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy is spending another spring addressing his offensive line, notes Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Jason Wilde of ESPNMilwaukee.com: Packers fullback John Kuhn is "the only one of the six remaining unsigned restricted free agents participating in the offseason program."
Detroit president Tom Lewand said season-ticket sales have been strong, writes Nicholas J. Cotsonika of the Detroit Free Press.
When pressed, Lions coach Jim Schwartz said it's a "fairly strong possibility" the team will draft a defensive tackle if it keeps the No. 2 overall pick. John Niyo of the Detroit News has more.
Tarvaris Jackson is Minnesota's Plan B if quarterback Brett Favre retires, according to Rick Alonzo of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Vikings coach Brad Childress has no choice but to embrace uncertainty when it comes to the quarterback position, writes Judd Zulgad of the Star Tribune.