Weekend news, notes and nuggets …
Aaron Rodgers and his “big brother,” Richard Rodgers, upstaged Jordan Spieth at the 8th hole of the PGA Championship at Whistling Straights golf course in Sheboygan, when someone yelled, “Rodgers!”
The quarterback grinned slightly. The tight end next to him, Richard Rodgers, grinned much bigger.
Spieth eventually won the tournament, pocketing $1.8 million for his efforts.
News from around the NFC North.
Bears GM Ryan Pace announced on Saturday that WR and 2015 first round draft pick, Kevin White, will undergo surgery on his shin. White will miss at least the first six games of the season and likely be out for the year. He suffered a stress fracture to his shin in OTAs.
WR Alshon Jeffery is also out with a calf injury.
But the Bears did win their preseason game against the Dolphins 27-10 on the back of four Robbie Gould field goals.
RT Phil Loadholt tore his Achilles tendon and is out for the season.
Adrian Peterson did not practice again on Thursday because of a bruised thigh.
A Yahoo.com article reports that Coach Mike Zimmer is irritated with his team’s performance.
An angry Zimmer cut practice short on Thursday morning, had his whole team run a lap and then ripped their lackluster effort as the team broke camp and headed back to the Twin Cities.
”That was a terrible practice,” Zimmer said. ”It was not up to my standards and they better get better quickly or there’s going to be a lot of heck going on.”
Coach Jim Caldwell’s message to the Lions on fighting, “Be competitive, but not combative.”
Ameer Abdullah impressed all with 67 yards on only seven carries in the Lions easy victory over the N.Y. Jets.