NFC North Round-Up: Jermichael Finley, Riley Reiff, Jay Cutler’s Mouth

Dec 25, 2011; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley (88) catches a touchdown pass during the first quarter against the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE

It’s Sunday. It’s hot. I’m feeling lazy. Let’s take a quick trip around the division (then get back to soccer):

In Lionsland, columnist Dave Birkett says rookie Riley Reiff is “on track to play a lot of football this year.” This is bad news for either Jeff Backus or Gosder Cherilus (probably Cherilus).

More Lions news: negotiations with Cliff Avril are on-going. Avril placed fourth on my list of top five NFC North D-linemen.

Checking in on the Bears: Jay Cutler can’t stop talking crap about his own offensive line. Give those guys a break Jay.

Jay Cutler also can’t stop talking about Matt Forte. Florio thinks Cutler is undermining Forte’s leverage in contract talks.

In Packerland: Jermichael Finley plans to “freestyle” this year. He’s not talking about rapping. Actually I’m not sure what he’s talking about.

More Packers: 2011 3rd round running back Alex Green could play a big role in 2012.

Like The Viking Age on Facebook.
Follow Dan Zinski on Twitter.

Topics: Cliff Avril, Jay Cutler, Jermichael Finley, Minnesota Vikings, Riley Reiff

Want more from The Viking Age?  
Subscribe to FanSided Daily for your morning fix. Enter your email and stay in the know.