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  1. Mailbag: Veteran minimum salary benefit

    Kevin Seifert

    Every now and then, I try to answer a salary cap question to help demystify a process that isn't as complicated as it might seem. This week, Greg of Calgary noted this chart of the Chicago Bears' pending free agents and asked how a cap number can act...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  2. Veteran free agents: Collusion or value?

    Kevin Seifert

    Dwight Freeney's claim that NFL owners colluded during free agency, made during an interview with CBSSports.com, brings to mind last month's post about the tough market for some high-profile and veteran NFL players. As you might recall: Defensive...

    Blog | June 01, 2013
  3. ChatWrap: Brian Urlacher decision revisited

    Kevin Seifert

    Jeffri Chadiha included former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher among 10 veteran free agents who have encountered surprising ambivalence on the open market. Perhaps that analysis prompted this exchange in Tuesday's SportsNation chat: Kris (...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  4. Kyle Long among those ineligible for OTAs*

    Kevin Seifert

    This week, NFC West colleague Mike Sando posted the NFL's little-known rules for rookie participation in offseason programs. The key portion for our consumption: Draft picks and college free agents can't participate in organized team activities until...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  5. BBAO: The days after

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Phew! We made it. Veni, vidi, vici and all that. Three days of the 2013 draft brought us 35 new draft picks and scores of college free agents. I did my best to sort out the immediate aftermath Saturday evening and...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  6. Bears: Another tight end?

    Kevin Seifert

    Let's review the timeline while we have a moment. In January, general manager Phil Emery admits the Chicago Bears need to improve their mid-range passing game, an area often reserved for tight ends. Hours after the free-agent market opens in Ma...

    Blog | April 15, 2013
  7. BBAO: Bears interested in TE Zach Ertz

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Would the Chicago Bears draft a tight end in the first round even after signing veteran Martellus Bennett to a four-year, $20 million free agent contract? ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay thinks so, and has continu...

    Blog | April 12, 2013
  8. BBAO: On Heyward-Bey, Hall signings

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Two NFL contract agreements Monday night had NFC North implications and are worth noting here on the blog. First, the Indianapolis Colts announced a deal with free agent receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, who visited t...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  9. BBAO: Catching up after Urlacher, Jennings

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: So we've been sidetracked a bit with two intra-division stories: The Minnesota Vikings' cursory talks with Chicago Bears free agent linebacker Brian Urlacher, and the Vikings' decision to host Green Bay Packers recei...

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  10. Vikings and Brian Urlacher? Hmmmmm...

    Kevin Seifert

    Here's what we know: The Chicago Bears have yet to find a common financial ground with linebacker Brian Urlacher, a free agent who wants to continue playing in 2013. The Minnesota Vikings' middle linebacker is a free agent and making the rounds...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  11. Bears finally find legit LT: Jermon Bushrod

    Kevin Seifert

    Three years of horrendous pass protection have finally compelled the Chicago Bears to address their offensive line. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter and others, the Bears have agreed to terms with free agent Jermon Bushrod, who spent his first six s...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  12. Martellus Bennett is Bears' answer at TE

    Kevin Seifert

    The first unofficial free-agent signing in the NFC North goes to the Chicago Bears, who are bringing in tight end Martellus Bennett for a visit Tuesday night and have an agreement in principle on a multi-year contract, according to ESPNChicago.com am...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  13. Bears trying to steal Phil Loadholt?

    Kevin Seifert

    So here is an interesting intra-division scenario emerging in the final hours before the NFL free-agent market opens. The Minnesota Vikings have to this point failed to re-sign right tackle Phil Loadholt, who now appears to have generated significant...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  14. Resetting the cornerback/safety market

    Kevin Seifert

    If you hope your NFC North teams adds a cornerback or safety, you'll want to review ESPN.com's redesigned and updated Free-Agent Tracker for some context on a series of moves Friday that added significantly to a marketplace that in essence opens in a...

    Blog | March 08, 2013
  15. BBAO: Brian Urlacher talks intensify

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: It appears we are getting close to a resolution on one of the biggest offseason questions in the NFC North: Brian Urlacher's status with the Chicago Bears. Multiple reports suggest Urlacher's agents submitted a co...

    Blog | March 08, 2013
  16. BBAO: Never say never on Finley

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Last week, Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley told ESPN he would not take a pay cut to remain with the team in 2013. This week, his agent did what agents should do -- leave every option open. In an inte...

    Blog | March 07, 2013