We're Black and Blue All Over:
Let's breeze through some NFC North headlines on a quiet Friday morning (jinx):
Former Detroit Lions defensive tackle Alex Karras has joined a lawsuit against the NFL on behalf of players who suffered concussions, according to the Associated Press via the Detroit Free Press. Karras has been diagnosed with dementia.
The Lions are happy to have kept continuity from their 10-6 season, writes Carlos Monarrez of the Free Press.
The offseason will help the Lions' second-year players, according to Anwar S. Richardson of Mlive.com.
Tom Pelissero of 1500ESPN.com wonders if the Minnesota Vikings will commit long-term to receiver Percy Harvin.
The Vikings' No. 3 pick in the draft is being nationally discussed, notes Michael Rand of the Star Tribune.
Jason Wilde of ESPNMilwaukee.com looks at the Green Bay Packers' 2009 draft.
The Bears' mandatory minicamp will be June 12-14, notes Jeff Dickerson of ESPNChicago.com.