Along with comprehensive coverage of the 2014 Bears training camp in Bourbonnais, CSNChicago.com will bring you daily "around the NFL" updates throughout the duration of camp.
- Tony Romo, or whoever is playing quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys in the future, won't have to worry about their blindside. The Cowboys signed offensive tackle Tyron Smith to an eight-year, $98 million extension on Wednesday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Smith, a first-round pick out of USC in 2011, was named to his first Pro Bowl last season.
- The architect of the Green Bay Packers' 2010 Super Bowl-winning team isn't leaving Titletown anytime soon. The Packers announced on Wednesday that they have signed general manager Ted Thompson to a multiyear extension that will keep him in charge of front office operations. The Packers have reached the postseason six times, and the past five years under Thompson.
- The Minnesota Vikings have made it clear that they won't hand first-round pick Teddy Bridgewater the starting job. Veteran quarterback Matt Cassel and Bridgewater have begun to equally split reps with the first-time offense, according to ProFootballTalk.com. Meanwhile, former starter Christian Ponder has been working with the reserves throughout training camp.
- Emmanuel Sanders' recent comments about Ben Roethlisberger didn't sit well with his former teammate Antonio Brown. Sanders, now a member of the Denver Broncos, recently stated that Peyton Manning is a "far better" leader than Roethlisberger. Brown fired back at Sanders on Wednesday, telling the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: “you don’t throw the quarterback under the bus, the guy who makes you what you are.” Unfortunately, these two teams won't meet in the regular season.
- The Buffalo Bills and running back Fred Jackson agreed to terms on a one-year extension on Wednesday night. The 33-year-old Jackson led the Bills with 10 touchdowns and registered 1,277 all-purpose yards last season. Jackson is expected to see a bulk of the team's carries in an already crowded backfield that includes C.J. Spiller, Bryce Brown and Anthony Dixon.
- Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, who has one year remaining on his rookie contract, is optimistic about signing a long-term extension with the team. "I'm confident. And both sides are working on it," Dalton told NFL Network's Albert Breer on Wednesday. Dalton has helped lead the Bengals to the postseason three straight years, albeit in a first-round exit all three times.