NFC Ratings: Lions, Packers, Vikings
Lion owner Sheila Ford Hamp said the team is building the right path and trusts the vision that GM Brad Holmes and HC Dan Campbell planned for Detroit.
“Sticking to the plan is often difficult,said Hamp, via Lions Wire. “You have the temptation to go, ‘Oh, let’s get that player’ or ‘Let’s do this.’ Well, that’s just not the way we want to build things. We want to build things with a solid foundation for the future so that we are always a great team.”
Hamp also admitted that she would never meddle with Holmes or Campbell’s vision for the team.
“I see my role evolving and changing as I think we have a great coach,“Hamp said. “I think we have a terrific general manager. I want to get to know them and be involved with them and their thinking and see how they work and then you let them do their job. But I have full confidence in them and I will never interfere. You have defined a vision.”
- LB Lions Chris ConsultingThe one-year, $2 million deal includes a $400,000 signing bonus, $600,000 of his $1.5 million salary is guaranteed. He can earn up to $100,000 in active roster bonuses per game and $1.1 million in game time, playoffs and Pro Bowl incentives. (Aaron Wilson)
- TE packers Robert TonyanThe one-year, $3.75 million deal includes a signing bonus of $1 million and a base salary of $1.035 million. He can earn up to $1.515 million in active roster bonuses per game, $1.75 million in game time and a Pro Bowl incentive, to go along with a $200,000 practice bonus. (Aaron Wilson)
- According to Audrey Snyder, the Packers were well represented on Penn State’s pro day on Thursday, which included GM Brian Gutekunst and WR coach Jason Vrable. Vrable met WR Jahan Dotsonwho described that his meeting with Green Bay went well: “It went very well. Just talking about the ball, getting to know me, getting to know it.
- The Packers only had a one-year offer on the table for WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling before signing with the Chiefs. (Jeremy Fowler)
Many Vikings fans have wondered why G Wyatt Davis didn’t take many snaps after the team selected him in the third round. It is now said that the former general manager Rick Spielman was the only one who wanted to draft him, while others didn’t see the value of the pick.
“Do you want to know what I heard at the combine harvester? It was a Rick Spielman special, where he wasn’t listening to anyone else in the room on Wyatt Davis. said Courtney Cronin on the Purple Insider podcast. “He went after his guy. Two scouts I spoke to in the Minnesota Vikings organization said that guy wasn’t even a backup grade for them. Agreed? This was the reality of the situation.
- The Vikings also planned to give the Bills RFA LB ryan bates an offer, but chose to go ahead with the Bears. Buffalo has five days to match Chicago’s offer sheet. (Chris Tomasse)
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