NFC Mailbags: Bears, Packers, Vikings, Olsen

It’s Saturday morning, and that means a fresh batch of NFL mailbags from’s writers. Let’s start off the weekend with some interesting notes out of the NFC…

  • Michael C. Wright thinks that the Bears may not be enamored with the 2015 contracts of Shea McClellin and Lance Briggs. Briggs’ injury history and McClellin’s inflated salary could make both of the linebackers release candidates.
  • Rob Demovsky opines that the Packers should focus on their biggest need (inside linebacker) in the upcoming draft.
  • Meanwhile, Ben Goessling believes that the Vikings should focus on middle linebacker and safety in the draft. The writer also points to wide receiver and offensive line as areas of need.
  • When asked about Panthers offensive coordinator Mike Shula‘s job security, David Newton doesn’t give a definitive answer. However, he does question some of Shula’s play-calling, particularly his misuse of Greg Olsen.
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