NFC North Know-it-all 6/28/13


Desmond Bishop stirring things up in the NFC North this week. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Knowing what the Chicago Bears is up to is one thing, but knowing the competition is another. Get a leg up by reading about the recent news on the competition in the NFC North. And what does all the news mean for the Bears? Well, I’ll tell you…

Detroit Lions

Lions had some big news this week with the signing of former Chicago Bears defensive lineman Israel Idonije to a one-year deal. For the Lions, Idonije would make a decent fit to fill the void of Cliff Avril and Kyle Vanden Bosh. I hope this is an advantage for the Bears seeing as he used to be a Bear, and hopefully the offensive lineman will know how to control him.

Lions also signed veteran safety Chris Hope. Hope played for the Falcons last year, starting four of those games. The 12-year-old veteran may make an impact while Louis Delmas’ is still recovering from an injury. God knows the Lions need all the help they can get in that secondary.

Green Bay Packers

Not much out of Green Bay this week, but Desmond Bishop did make a remark about the Packers upon joining the Minnesota Vikings. Bishop said it was motivation to pick the Vikings knowing that he will be playing Aaron Rodgers twice a season. Woah. Rodger, that may be a threat. I’m just hoping Bishop uses all this energy towards the Packers…and not the Bears.

Minnesota Vikings

Tom Pelissero reported this week that the Vikings will sign former Packers LB Desmond Bishop. It’s a one-year deal for about $1.5M, and incentives could get him $2M. Great find for the Vikings, and it will obviously make it tougher for the Bears to get through their defense now.

Jim Corbett of USA Today reported that a bowl of gumbo “almost threw a major wrench” in Adrian Peterson’s epic 2012 season. That’s right, you read it right. Apparently Peterson is allergic to shrimp and it caused him to have a severe allergic reaction after eating the gumbo. Note to players: if you want to piss of Peterson eat lots of shrimp and try to kiss him. Well, probably not the best plan. But he has a weakness!