Organized team activities are here, meaning most NFL teams have turned their attention away from upgrading their rosters and focusing on the team as it currently is. While a few players will signed, cut or traded before the preseason truly starts up, most of the rosters are set.
But for each NFL team, there are still a few notable roster decisions that they'll need to make in the near future. That could be figure out who gets a contract extension, what to do with a particular players or addressing a major need that simply has to be taken care of. With that in mind, here are the biggest upcoming roster decisions for each team in the NFC North.
Chicago Bears - What happens with the RB Spot?
Matt Forte is gone and the Bears will have a new starting RB. While Jeremy Langford is the assumed starter, it might not be the cut and dry. The Bears looked into adding other RBs this offseason and also drafted Jordan Howard. Ka'Deem Carey is still on the roster as well. Do the Bears give Langford the bulk of the carries? Or are they not sold on him and make it an open competition in training camp and/or use a running back by committee?
Detroit Lions - What to do with Riley Reiff?
Reiff will stay on the left side this season, but for how much longer? The team spent it's first rounder on Taylor Decker, who will play on the right side this year. Reiff is a pending free agent and if the Lions don't extend him, he could leave in free agency. It's also unclear if the Lions will even want Reiff back.
Green Bay Packers - What to do with Eddie Lacy?
It's a make-or-break year for Lacy. He was out-of-shape and struggled last season. He looks much thiner this season, a contract year. Will the Packers trust him and make him the starter? Or will they use James Starks heavily again this year. Because Lacy is in a contract year, there's a chance he'll leave after this year as well. The Packers could be hesitant to pay him the money he'll make on the open market given his issues last year if he and if he struggles again this season, he might not be back. An extension would help eliminate some of the questions, but that seems unlikely.
Minnesota Vikings - Who starts at tackle?
The Vikings' offensive line struggled at times last season, especially at the tackle spots and in pass protection. The Vikings have four possible starters and they'll need to figure out who actually starts. There' Matt Kalil, the left tackle the Vikings thought would be a cornerstone but who has been a bust so far. There's Phil Loadholt, who was injured last season and might be on the decline. There's free agent signing Andre Smith, who was a great RT two years ago but struggled last season. There's T.J. Clemmings, who probably wasn't ready to start and might be better off sitting the bench this season. The Vikings have options at the tackle spots, but they need to figure out which combo will have the most success.Back to the NFL Newsfeed