Posted by ESPN.com’s Kevin Seifert
Chicago tight end Desmond Clark revealed on a radio show that he cracked a rib in the third quarter of Sunday night’s 21-15 loss at Green Bay, making his status uncertain for this weekend’s game against Pittsburgh. Brad Biggs of the Chicago Sun-Times has details.
Clark actually spent some time at a Green Bay hospital following the injury. He’s only missed two games in his 11-year career, playing in 147 of a possible 149 contests.
The Bears do have decent depth at the position after deciding to keep four tight ends on their 53-man roster. Without Clark, starter Greg Olsen would be backed up by Kellen Davis and Michael Gaines. We should know more later Wednesday when the Bears distribute their first injury report of the week.
Continuing around the NFC North:
Will Zack Bowman replace Nate Vasher as one of the Bears’ starting cornerbacks? Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune looks into it.
Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Press-Gazette has a fascinating breakdown of how Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers distributed his pass rush Sunday night.
Lori Nickel of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reflects on the return of Packers defensive end Cullen Jenkins, who missed most of last season because of a pectoral injury.
Detroit was dominated on both lines of scrimmage by New Orleans, writes Tom Kowalski of Mlive.com, and is not yet the physical team that coach Jim Schwarz envisions.
Tim Twentyman of the Detroit News wonders if the Lions will claim former Kansas City defensive tackle Turk McBride, who once played for Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham.
Minnesota receiver Percy Harvin spent five days this spring working with former Green Bay receiver Antonio Freeman on his route running. Sean Jensen of the St. Paul Pioneer Press explains.
Chip Scoggins of the Star Tribune looks at the Vikings’ new return duo of Harvin and Darius Reynaud.