Bears outside linebacker Leonard Floyd had surgery to repair a break in his right hand, as Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times writes. However, coach Matt Nagy is hopeful that he’ll be able to play Week 1.
Floyd missed six games last year after tearing the MCL and PCL in his right knee, and the Bears do not want to lose him for any amount of time this year. Before that injury, he was on track to match and possibly top the seven sacks that he collected during his rookie season.
Here’s more from the NFC North:
- Defensive tackle Ricky Jean-Francois looks like a potential starter for the Lions despite signing with them less than a month ago, and that’s a sign that the team is in need of talent up front, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com writes. On Monday, the Lions’ need for D-Line help may have increased further with the release of Cornelius Washington.
- The Vikings are in need of a guard after Nick Easton‘s neck surgery and Darren Wolfson of 1500ESPN (on Twitter) wonders if Chargers offensive lineman Michael Schofield could be a fit. The Vikings made a claim for Schofield last September but lost out due to waiver priority. The Chargers expect to have Forrest Lamp back at 100%, so Schofield could be available via trade. The former third-round pick has appeared in 44 games for the Broncos and Chargers, including 35 starts over the last three years.
- The Packers removed pass rusher Nick Perry from the PUP list over the weekend.