We're Black and Blue All Over:
Monday turned out to be a bounty-centric day here on the blog, so Tuesday we will turn our attention to the opening of the Minnesota Vikings' three-day mandatory minicamp.
We've already discussed the development track of quarterback Christian Ponder this offseason, but there are plenty of other aspects of this team to consider. We'll check out how the secondary appears to be shaping up, try to evaluate new middle linebacker Jasper Brinkley and in general assess whether this team that can compete in a really tough division.
But first, let's take our morning tour around the division:
Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway, who has missed a portion of the offseason program because of his father's illness, is expected to be at minicamp Tuesday, according to Judd Zulgad of 1500ESPN.com.
Zulgad checks in with quarterback Joe Webb, who is focusing only on quarterback this offseason.
Richard Meryhew of the Star Tribune profiles Michele Kelm-Helgen, the head of the new Minnesota Sports Facility Authority, which will oversee construction of the Vikings' new stadium.
Jon Greenberg of ESPNChicago.com was at Medinah Country Club on Monday to see the Chicago Bears defeat the Green Bay Packers in the first-ever "Rivalry Cup."
In this video, Jeff Dickerson of ESPNChicago.com discusses Matt Forte's contract situation.
Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ponders five points in advance of the Packers' training camp.
Time is running out for Detroit Lions offensive lineman Jason Fox, writes Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press.
Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh is the world's 14th-highest paid athlete, according to Forbes magazine via the Free Press.