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Extra Points: Examining DeSean to DC

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Crips haven't issued a press release just yet, but Mr. Jackson is headed to Washington.One man's trash can be another's treasure in the NFL and in the often incestuous world of pro football, the Redskins were thrilled to scoop up what the Philadelphia Eagles left at the curb just days ago, diva-like wide receiver DeSean Jackson.Often division rivals are like siblings envious of what the other has.Take the NFC North, for example. Green Bay, Chicago and Minnesota were all disappointed in the way their defensive fronts performed in 2013. So, how did those teams address it in free agency? By playing a game of division musical chairs and raiding each other, along with the Detroit Lions, the lone North division team that had a plus-front a year ago.When the music stopped, the Pack had signed Julius Peppers from Chicago and Letroy Guion after Minnesota jettisoned him, while the Bears took Jared Allen off the Vikings' hands and brought in both Willie ...

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  1. Alone atop the NFC North , the Detroit Lions are in a rare spot for this time of year

    Detroit coach Jim Schwartz is brushing off any talk of his team's position in the standings.The Lions won at Chicago on Sunday to take over sole possession of first ...

  2. McCown delivers, Bears tie Packers, Lions for first place in NFC North

    Dump Jay Cutler, go with Josh McCown?The Chicago Bears probably aren't ready to take that leap just yet.Still, they have to be feeling good about their backup quarte...

  3. 5 things to know after Packers beat Browns 31-13, take NFC North lead; Finley hurt

    So many injuries, so many unfamiliar names playing for the Packers.However, Green Bay always has a chance with Aaron Rodgers calling the shots.Rodgers threw for 260 ...

  4. Packers lose Rodgers and sole NFC North lead in 27-20 loss to Bears; Lacy runs for 150

    Aaron Rodgers stood helplessly on the sideline in green warmups, hands jammed inside his pockets.The Packers lost more than just sole possession of first place in th...

  5. Rodgers' TD pass to Cobb gives Packers NFC North title

    Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Aaron Rodgers and Randall Cobb both returned from injuries on Sunday with Green Bay's division hopes on the line and they came thro...

  6. Packers make another move up to shore up D-line, add free-agent tackle Letroy Guion

    The Green Bay Packers have signed ex-Vikings tackle Letroy Guion to a one-year deal in another move to beef up the defensive line.Monday's free-agent signing comes l...

  7. Peppers headed to Green Bay

    (SportsNetwork.com) - The Green Bay Packers have apparently agreed to a contract with free agent defensive end Julius Peppers.Carl Carey, Peppers' agent, announced t...

  8. Packers bounce Bears to clinch NFC North

    James Jones caught three touchdown passes from Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers wrapped up the NFC North with a 21-13 win over the Chicago Bears at Soldier Fi...

  9. Resilience is name of game for Packers, who are closing in on NFC North title after start

    A month into the season, few people outside of Green Bay would have given the Packers a shot at the NFC North title.Heck, even the folks in Green Bay could have been...

  10. Trestman looking like good fit for Cutler with Bears tied for NFC North lead

    New Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman was trying to learn all he could about quarterback Jay Cutler in the early going.Why not ask Mike Shanahan? Trestman had a chan...

  11. Lions star WR Calvin Johnson out for NFC North showdown against Packers

    Detroit Lions star receiver Calvin Johnson is out for their divisional showdown against the Packers.The team's leading receiver had been sidelined two days last week...

  12. Bears CB Charles Tillman and Lions RB Reggie Bush active in matchup of top NFC North teams

    Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman is in the lineup against Calvin Johnson and the Detroit Lions.Tillman was questionable for Sunday's game because of knee and...

  1. Person with knowledge of the agreement tells AP that Allen gets $15.5M from Bears

    Free agent pass rusher Jared Allen has agreed to terms with the Bears on a four-year deal to help replace Julius Peppers in Chicago.A person with knowledge of the ag...

  2. Lions down Bears for NFC North lead

    Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Calvin Johnson had two touchdown catches in the second half and the Detroit Lions now sit atop the NFC North thanks to a 21-19 win ...

  3. Johnson catches 2 TD passes as Detroit Lions edge Chicago Bears 21-19 in key NFC North matchup

    Calvin Johnson had two second-half touchdown receptions, Reggie Bush rushed for 105 yards and the Detroit Lions beat Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears 21-19 on Sunday...

  4. Rodgers returns for NFC North title clash with Bears

    (SportsNetwork.com) - Thomas Edison once said: "opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."The Chicago Bears didn't ...

  5. With Rodgers sidelined, Marshall and Forte lead Bears to 27-20 victory over NFC North rivals

    The Chicago Bears have a better insurance policy than Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.Josh McCown, playing in place of the injured Jay Cutler, threw for two ...

  6. Jay Cutler hurts left ankle as Bears lose 21-19 to Detroit Lions in key NFC North matchup

    Jay Cutler insisted his groin was OK. It was the left ankle injury that really bothered him.Cutler was pulled before Chicago's final drive and the Bears' rally ended...

  7. Lions seek separation from Packers with roles reversed early in NFC North

    There's an early-season role reversal in the NFC North.The Detroit Lions are tied at the top at 3-1. The two-time defending champion Packers are third at 1-2.Doesn't...

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