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  1. NFL free agency -- Pot of gold remains elusive

    Kevin Seifert

    The promise of free-agency riches is usually a mirage, and this year's salary-cap increase might not make much of a difference, writes Kevin Seifert.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2014
  2. Kellen Moore takes a big step

    Kevin Seifert

    You weren't alone last summer if you questioned whether Kellen Moore was an NFL-caliber quarterback, let alone if he deserved a spot on a Detroit Lions' roster that seemed primed for a playoff run. Backing the league's decision not to draft him, Moor...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  3. On that 2010 Lions-Vikings draft trade

    Kevin Seifert

    Jahvid Best's official departure from the Detroit Lions merits a look back at the intra-division trade that made him the No. 30 overall pick of the 2010 NFL draft. As you might recall, the Vikings sent that pick to the Lions in exchange for select...

    Blog | July 18, 2013
  4. Rookie contracts still haunt Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    The Detroit Lions have made it two-thirds of the way through treating a rare but asphyxiating condition: They were the NFL's worst team when the rookie pay scale was most crippling to the teams with high first-round draft choices. After finishing ...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  5. Assessing the 2009 draft: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    One of the takeways from John Clayton's assessment of the ugly 2009 NFL draft: The NFC North performed less disastrously than most. As Clayton notes, only 60 of the players drafted that year remain with their original teams. Nearly 20 percent of t...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  6. NFC North Draft signings: Six to go

    Kevin Seifert

    Maybe it's a habit. Despite the NFL's near-elimination of drama in signing draft choices, I still field daily questions about the status of negotiations. So it seems to be a good time to re-set things here in the NFC North now that the Minnesota Viki...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  7. Lions sign draft class -- all of 'em

    Kevin Seifert

    As we've noted many times over the past two years, signing draft picks isn't the adventure that it used to be. The NFL's collective bargaining agreement, ratified for the 2011 season, created a streamlined negotiating process and provided far less wi...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  8. Ziggy Ansah's glasses a marketer's dream

    Kevin Seifert

    NFL draft picks get all sorts of advice entering the big night. Some of it is smart. Some of it is crushingly bad. And then there is the suggestion Detroit Lions defensive end Ziggy Ansah received. Friends who had seen Ansah wear 3D glasses around...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  9. Draft impact: Packers' Johnathan Franklin

    Kevin Seifert

    Another in a periodic series examining the roles of NFC North newcomers: Running back Eddie Lacy figures to absorb the majority of attention on the Green Bay Packers' draft class, considering his national name recognition and his status as the Pac...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  10. BBAO: Bears get annual jump on contracts

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: The Chicago Bears never mess around when it comes to signing their draft picks, and this week they became the NFL's first team to start locking up members of its 2013 draft class. Fifth-round pick Jordan Mills and si...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  11. NFL post-draft Power Rankings: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    ESPN.com's power ranking committee convened this week because, well, why not? NFL teams have made it to the other side of the bulk of player acquisition season. Let's take a look at how NFC North teams stack up: 5. Green Bay Packers Trending: Up ...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  12. Mel Kiper Jr. 2013 draft grades: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Reading Mel Kiper Jr.'s grades the morning after the draft is like a holiday tradition. No matter how much we all understand intuitively that it's impossible to project future success, we still want to know what the man who has spent three decades e...

    Blog | April 28, 2013
  13. A new punter for the Lions, too

    Kevin Seifert

    It appears that two NFC North teams will have highly-regarded rookie punters in 2013. We noted earlier that the Minnesota Vikings drafted UCLA's Jeff Locke with the No. 155 overall pick Saturday afternoon, a move that will probably prompt the rele...

    Blog | April 27, 2013
  14. Darius Slay: Rare air for the Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    The Detroit Lions' general manager is a former NFL cornerback, one who was a 10th-round draft choice but still managed a successful eight-year playing career. I've always figured that dynamic played a role in his management of the Lions' cornerback p...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  15. Looking ahead to Day 2

    Kevin Seifert

    Thanks for bearing with us through some technical difficulties that have made accessing the blogs a bit of a challenge. Hopefully we're working our way out of it, and for those of you who can see this post, let's set up Day 2 of the 2013 draft here i...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  16. Ezekiel Ansah: Big swing with game on line

    Kevin Seifert

    And so, in the end, the Detroit Lions never got a chance to tell us how they feel about their left tackle situation. When their No. 5 overall pick arrived Thursday night, all three of the 2013 draft's elite left tackles were already off the board in ...

    Blog | April 25, 2013