NFC North links: Matthews in line for raise

Chicago Bears

Creating additional salary-cap space can be accomplished by re-structuring Julius Peppers' contract, writes Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune.

Joe DeCamillis is pleased that the Bears will stick with their base 4-3 defense.

Detroit Lions

NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock says Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones would be a good fit for the Lions. Mayock: "If he checks out medically, he's a top-10 player, and hopefully an impact player. So he's a guy that could make a whole lot of sense in Detroit."

Wide receiver Nate Burleson has made his pitch to help get running back Reggie Bush to Detroit.

Green Bay Packers

Linebacker Clay Matthews is already in line for a hefty raise heading into the 2013 season.

By releasing center Jeff Saturday on Monday, the Packers cleared $3.75 million in salary-cap space.

Minnesota Vikings

The Pioneer Press' Bob Sansevere on Monday talked with Lester Bagley, the Vikings' vice president of public affairs and stadium development, about the latest developments in the team's new stadium.

Dan Wiederer of the Star Tribune examines the Vikings' six offensive free agents and projects how things might play out.