NFC North links: Dissecting Nick Fairley

Chicago Bears

Dan Pompei of the Chicago Tribune says the relationship between the Bears and linebacker Brian Urlacher doesn't have to end badly. Pompei: "This is how ugly starts. The aging star has one year left on his contract. He wants a new deal. The team doesn't want to give him one. He talks up the merits of free agency. Next thing you know, Brian Urlacher is a Cardinal. Or a Seahawk. Or a Patriot. And nobody really feels good about it."

Former Bears linebacker Chris Draft is on a mission to bring a greater awareness to lung cancer.

Detroit Lions

Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh gave the command to start Sunday's Belle Isle Detroit Grand Prix.

Is Nick Fairley a bad guy, or did he just make bad choices? Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press discusses.

Green Bay Packers

Aaron Rodgers hit a pair of home runs to lead the Packers' offense over the defense Sunday in Donald Driver's charity softball game.

Driver was back on center stage during Sunday's game.

Minnesota Vikings

Some Vikings veterans are showing they understand the importance of their attendance at voluntary offseason workouts.

Running back Adrian Peterson remains focused on being ready to go in time for the season opener.