2022 NFC North training camp preview: Storylines for the Bears, Lions, Packers and Vikings

With 2022 NFL training camps set to kick off the week of July 25, it’s time to get up to speed on all 32 NFL teams. Below, Kevin Patra has the lowdown on position battles, key players and notable subplots across the NFC North.

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Players report: July 23 (rookies); July 26 (veterans)

First practice: July 27 (full schedule)

Location: PNC Center at Halas Hall | Lake Forest, Illinois

Notable acquisitions/re-signings:

  • QB Trevor Siemian
  • WR Byron Pringle
  • WR Equanimeous St. Brown
  • TE Ryan Griffin
  • OL Lucas Patrick
  • DT Justin Jones
  • LB Nicholas Morrow
  • CB Tavon Young

Notable departures:

  • QB Andy Dalton* (No. 101; Saints)
  • QB Nick Foles (Colts)
  • WR Marquise Goodwin (Seahawks)
  • WR Jakeem Grant (Browns)
  • WR Allen Robinson* (No. 8; Rams)
  • OT Germain Ifedi (Falcons)
  • OG James Daniels* (No. 23; Steelers)
  • DT Akiem Hicks* (No. 34; Buccaneers)
  • DT Bilal Nichols* (No. 52; Raiders)
  • NT Eddie Goldman (Falcons)
  • LB Khalil Mack (traded to Chargers)

Subplots to track:

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Players report: July 23 (rookies); July 26 (veterans)

First practice: July 27 (full schedule)

Location: Detroit Lions Training Facility | Allen Park, Michigan

Notable acquisitions/re-signings:

  • QB David Blough
  • QB Tim Boyle
  • WR D.J. Chark* (No. 57)
  • WR Josh Reynolds
  • DE Charles Harris
  • LB Alex Anzalone
  • LB Jarrad Davis
  • S DeShon Elliott* (No. 59)
  • S Tracy Walker* (No. 87)

Notable departures:

  • WR KhaDarel Hodge (Falcons)
  • LB Trey Flowers* (No. 44)
  • LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin (Texans)
  • S Dean Marlowe (Falcons)

Subplots to track:

Players report: July 22 (rookies); July 26 (veterans)

First practice: July 27 (full schedule)

Location: Nitschke Field | Green Bay, Wisconsin

Notable acquisitions/re-signings:

  • QB Aaron Rodgers (extension)
  • WR Allen Lazard
  • WR Sammy Watkins
  • DT Jarran Reed
  • LB De’Vondre Campbell* (No. 20)
  • LB Preston Smith (extension)
  • CB Jaire Alexander (extension)
  • CB Rasul Douglas* (No. 53)

Notable departures:

  • WR Davante Adams (traded to Raiders)
  • WR Equanimeous St. Brown (Bears)
  • WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling* (No. 61; Chiefs)
  • OL Billy Turner (Broncos)
  • OG Lucas Patrick (Bears)
  • DE Whitney Mercilus (retired)
  • LB Za’Darius Smith* (No. 21, Vikings)
  • CB Kevin King* (No. 92)

Subplots to track:

Players report: July 24 (rookies); July 26 (veterans)

First practice: July 27 (full schedule)

Location: TCO Performance Center | Eagan, Minnesota

Notable acquisitions/re-signings:

  • QB Kirk Cousins (extension)
  • OG Jesse Davis
  • OG Chris Reed
  • DT Harrison Phillips
  • LB Jordan Hicks
  • LB Za’Darius Smith* (No. 21)
  • CB Patrick Peterson* (No. 81)
  • CB Chandon Sullivan

Notable departures:

  • TE Tyler Conklin (Jets)
  • OL Mason Cole (Steelers)
  • DE Everson Griffen
  • DT Michael Pierce (Ravens)
  • DT Sheldon Richardson* (No. 79)
  • LB Anthony Barr* (No. 60)
  • LB Nick Vigil (Cardinals)
  • S Xavier Woods* (No. 91; Panthers)

Subplots to track:

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