We take our weekly spin through the NFC North to look ahead to this week's key battles. For the…
NFC North Tour: Around Camps
Chicago Bears Bears' general manager Jerry Angelo has always believed in building a defense starting with the big guys up front, and he's used three of the top five draft picks over the past two seasons on defensive linemen. Now it's time for some of them to come up big, or at least contribute. Angelo used his first choice, a third-rounder (68th overall), on Jarron Gilbert in 2009. He was made famous by the YouTube video that showed him jumping out of a swimming pool onto the deck flat-footed. But Gilbert hasn't made a splash yet in the NFL — or even caused a ripple. He played very briefly in four games last year and did not record a tackle. He hasn't done much more than that in training camp. "Jarron lost a lot of weight so he could be a little bit lighter so he can play on the outside as an end," Angelo said. "He had a handful of plays (in the preseason opener). He looked OK. He's got to pick it up, obviously. We need to see something out of Jarron." If not, Gilbert, who the...
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