We've discussed the possibility of Chicago adding a veteran backup quarterback behind Jay Cutler and floated the name of free agent Marc Bulger, who has extensive experience playing under new Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz. Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports the Bears are likely also to have interest in veteran Josh McCown, who spent last season on injured reserve with Carolina.
(Not to be confused with Cade McNown, of course.)
McCown worked under Martz in 2006 when both were with Detroit. He didn't throw a pass that season, however, after Jon Kitna won the starting job. His primary attribute would be experience, something current backup Caleb Hanie can't boast of.
Continuing around the NFC North with the NFL's 2010 schedule announcement about 12 hours away:
Is Minnesota tempted to draft Florida quarterback Tim Tebow? Chip Scoggins of the Star Tribune considers the possibilities.
The NFL and the University of Connecticut have partnered with the widow of former Vikings offensive tackle Korey Stringer to open the Korey Stringer Institute at UConn's Neag School of Education, according to Barry Wilner of The Associated Press.
Rob Demovsky of the Green Bay Press-Gazette: "[I]t's safe to say [Clay] Matthews made perhaps the biggest immediate impact of any Packers' first-round draft pick in the last two decades."
Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: "Projecting players to a new position long has been the bane of National Football League personnel people, but for those employed by the 14 teams using the 3-4 defense it has become a way of life."
That task is easier for Texas' Sergio Kindle, writes Jason Wilde of ESPNMilwaukee.com, as Kindle played both defensive end and linebacker in college.
Speaking to fans chanting for Detroit to draft Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, Lions coach Jim Schwartz said: "There are a lot of different ways we can go, but you won't be disappointed." Tim Twentyman of the Detroit News has more.
Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham appears to have supreme confidence in second-year player Zack Follett as a potential replacement for the traded Ernie Sims, writes Nicholas J. Cotsonika of the Detroit Free Press.
The Lions claimed guard Trevor Canfield off waivers Monday, according to Tom Kowalski of Mlive.com.