NFC North links: Packers' plans for Finley

Chicago Bears

The Bears interviewed current director of player personnel Tim Ruskell for their GM vacancy, reports ESPNChicago.com's Michael C. Wright.

Bob Bostad, who recently left the Wisconsin Badgers to become the Pitt Panthers' offensive coordinator, is in the mix to become the Bears' new offensive line coach, reports Wright.

Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune examines how the Bears' offensive line performed in 2011 and how it looks heading into next season.

Detroit Lions

GM Martin Mayhew is pleased with the contributions the team has gotten from 2010 free-agent additions Nate Burleson and Kyle Vanden Bosch. "[Burleson] has been great. He and Kyle both have been great leaders for us, great in the locker room."

Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press take a look at five early entry draft prospects who could be of interest to the Lions.

Green Bay Packers

According to Jermichael Finley's agent, Blake Baratz, the team would like to sign the tight end to long-term deal rather than use the franchise tag on him, reports Kareem Copeland of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

The Buccaneers interviewed offensive coordinator Joe Philbin and quarterbacks coach Tom Clements separately in Dallas on Thursday for Tampa's head-coaching job.

Minnesota Vikings

The divided Minneapolis City Council suddenly finds itself at the center of the Vikings' stadium debate. The Pioneer Press' Frederick Melo writes that proponents of an Arden Hills stadium proposal are searching for a "Hail Mary."

The Star Tribune's Dan Wiederer has four things you need to know following the Vikings' coaching shake-up on Thursday.