Posted by ESPN.com’s Kevin Seifert
Catching up on Monday’s news in the NFC North:
Chicago Bears: We’ve already filled you in on the apology of defensive lineman Tommie Harris and the hospitalization of tailback Garrett Wolfe. One other nugget: Cornerback Charles Tillman (shoulder) said he will be ready to play in time for Thursday night’s game at San Francisco.
Detroit Lions: The Lions were awarded defensive back Jack Williams through waivers and released cornerback Jason David. … Linebacker Ernie Sims might have suffered a significant hamstring injury in Sunday’s loss at Seattle. Coach Jim Schwartz told reporters that tests were not complete as of Monday afternoon. Safety Louis Delmas (knee) is day-to-day. … Schwartz said he spoke with quarterback Matthew Stafford and receiver Calvin Johnson after television cameras caught them in an unfriendly sideline exchange. “You want to be happy and cheerful and you want to win football games,” Schwartz said, “and there are things that you have to work through and there are going to be times that you need to talk things out and stuff like that. I don’t even see it as being an issue. I know it’s not for the players and I don’t understand why somebody would make an issue ….”
Minnesota Vikings: Cornerback Antoine Winfield (sprained foot) did some light work off to the side during practice, coach Brad Childress told reporters. But that doesn’t mean Winfield will be ready to return to the lineup for Sunday’s game against Detroit. Winfield hasn’t played since suffering the injury Oct. 18 against Baltimore.