We're Black and Blue All Over:
Good morning. We're going to have not one but TWO opportunities for interaction Tuesday in various places here on ESPN.com. (For some of you, it will be two chances rather than one to complain about lack of interaction time, but such is life.)
We'll start off with in a live chat module here on the blog at 12:15 p.m. ET, where AFC South blogger Paul Kuharsky and I will discuss some ideas for improving the game-day experience at NFL stadiums. Last week, you might recall, the NFL announced it would add cameras to the locker room to give fans at the stadium an exclusive look.
Kuharsky's response: If you want to improve the experience, lower concession prices. On Twitter, I suggested cracking down further on aggressive drunks in the stands, a topic I'll post more about on the blog in a few hours.
You are cordially invited to join that discussion once the chat module appears on the blog. We'll chat for about 45 minutes, and the entire string will be archived for those who miss it.
Then, at 2 p.m. ET, we'll have our regular SportsNation chat for those who want to discuss any other topic. It should be an interactive day.
For now, let's check out some local coverage around the NFC North:
Chicago Bears linebacker D.J. Williams, via Larry Mayer of the Bears' website: "I would have loved to retire as a Bronco. But I still feel like I've got a few years of football left in me and I'm just thankful that the Bears are giving me an opportunity to perform."
Williams said it is "a great challenge" to replace Bears legend Brian Urlacher, according to Adam L. Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times.
The Detroit Lions released receiver Brian Robiskie, notes Chris McCosky of the Detroit News.
Alabama guard Chance Warmack visited the Lions' practice facility Monday along with his college teammate, cornerback Dee Milliner. Justin Rogers of Mlive.com has more.
Check out this photo gallery to see who Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press has the Lions taking with their No. 5 overall pick in the draft. (Hint: The player won't have far to go.)
Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel explains why the Green Bay Packers signed tight end Matthew Mulligan.
Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Press-Gazette takes a look at British discus thrower Lawrence Okoye, whom NFL teams are evaluating as a defensive end prospect.
Richard Meryhew of the Star Tribune considers alternate methods for paying the state's obligation toward the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium.
Vikings coach Leslie Frazier on tailback Adrian Peterson's recovery from sports hernia surgery, via Ben Goessling of the St. Paul Pioneer Press: "He's listening to what [trainer] Eric Sugarman and our doctors tell him to do. It's early enough where he doesn't have to do all those things 100 percent yet. He's got to be smart."