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  1. Lions reassured by Broyles, Burleson

    Kevin Seifert

    Depth among the Detroit Lions' receiving corps was one of our most consistent late-summer topics, so I would excuse those of you who got jumpy when word broke Friday morning that free agent Chad Johnson (AKA Ochocinco) was at their training camp. You...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  2. 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
  3. Minnesota Vikings, ex-Green Bay Packers LB Desmond Bishop agree t...

    Kevin Seifert

    Free agent linebacker Desmond Bishop has agreed to terms with the Vikings, according to agent Blake Baratz, becoming the latest in a line of former Packers players to sign with their NFC North rival.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2013
  4. Vikings: Erin Henderson leaves no doubt

    Kevin Seifert

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- At about the time the Minnesota Vikings were scheduled to host free agent linebacker Desmond Bishop, the man he would presumably replace at the "Mike" linebacker stood stoically with several reporters and said: "I'm playing the...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  5. Two veteran O-linemen for Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    Over the past couple of days, the Detroit Lions have added two free agent offensive linemen who have started a combined 170 games in their careers. On paper, at least, the arrival of guard Jake Scott and guard/center Leroy Harris has made for a crowd...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  6. Short-term resolution for Sam Shields

    Kevin Seifert

    Earlier, we noted the 2013 financial dilemma facing Green Bay Packers cornerback Sam Shields. Should he play this season under the terms of his $2.02 million restricted free-agent tender, or should he push hard -- presumably via skipping the offseaso...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  7. 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
  8. ChatWrap: Why sign Brian Urlacher now?

    Kevin Seifert

    One of the persistent themes of Tuesday's SportsNation chat was a Chicago Sun-Times report suggesting that free-agent linebacker Brian Urlacher was leaning toward signing with the Minnesota Vikings. My sense at the time: The Vikings are in no rush...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Tough market for Woodson, Urlacher, KVB

    Kevin Seifert

    Three well-regarded former NFC North players made Jeffri Chadiha's list of "seasoned, big-name free agents still sitting on the open market, hoping to find homes." Let's take a look at each: Cornerback Charles Woodson Chadiha: "The best Woodson c...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  12. 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
  13. Packers keeping tabs on Cedric Benson

    Kevin Seifert

    Why are the Green Bay Packers bringing in free agent running back Cedric Benson for a visit Wednesday, as ESPN's Adam Schefter reported? The guess here is they want to gauge the progress of his recovery from the foot injury that ended his 2012 sea...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  14. Packers miss on Steve McLendon (Oh no!)

    Kevin Seifert

    Steve McLendon, we had barely heard of you, and now hardly knew you. McLendon, a backup defensive lineman for the Pittsburgh Steelers, spent Wednesday taking a visit at Lambeau Field as a restricted free agent. Thursday, the Steelers signed McLend...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  15. Gearing up for Schedule Day

    Kevin Seifert

    Thursday is the NFL's offseason national holiday, or, at least the one that comes after the free-agent market opens and before the draft. The league will announce its 2013 schedule at 8 p.m. ET, and I'll be ready to offer instant analysis and outrage...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  16. 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