We're under the two-week mark in our 2010 NFL draft countdown, which actually makes this a quiet Friday morning. Most teams (and media members) have hunkered down to complete last-minute draft preparations and evaluations.
Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen does have a throwing session scheduled for today, and we have discussed the possibility of Minnesota's interest if he falls to No. 30 overall. But unless he is planning to use a private plane, it seems unlikely Vikings coach Brad Childress will be in attendance.
As the Star Tribune reported, Childress will speak at a Florida coaches convention Friday and work out a number of draft-eligible players, including quarterback Tim Tebow, afterward.
In the meantime, let's take a peek at news around the division:
A powerful lobbyist has proposed diverting $40 million annually to paying for a new Vikings stadium if the state legislature approves a new racino. Here is coverage from the Star Tribune and St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Florida State cornerback Patrick Robinson will visit Detroit on Friday, reports John Niyo of the Detroit News.
Larry Mayer of ChicagoBears.com talks to Bears defensive lineman Israel Idonije about his trip to Nigeria.
Green Bay's preseason finale has been scheduled for Sept. 2 at Kansas City, according to the Green Bay Press-Gazette.