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  1. Lions: Ndamukong Suh, Nick Fairley as DEs

    Kevin Seifert

    As you might recall, the Detroit Lions experimented last summer with a defensive look that swapped their defensive tackles and ends to create mismatches. Tackles Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley were athletic enough to play outside, the theory went, an...

    Blog | August 18, 2013
  2. Sport Science: Dion Jordan

    Kevin Seifert

    I would call Oregon defensive end Dion Jordan an outside candidate to be drafted No. 5 overall by the Detroit Lions. Jordan hasn't received the same type of buzz as BYU's Ezekiel Ansah, but this Sport Science video shows how much of an athletic speci...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  3. Woman set to officiate NFL game for first time

    Kevin Seifert

    A woman will be part of an NFL officiating crew for the first time Thursday night, the league confirmed Monday.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2012
  4. Lions begin the PUP brigade

    Kevin Seifert

    As NFC North training camps open this week, there will inevitably be a group of players who aren't physically ready to begin practicing. They'll be placed on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list, or similar, and work with athletic trainers apa...

    Blog | July 24, 2012
  5. George Koonce and the post-NFL transition

    Kevin Seifert

    Most of us in the upper Midwest are familiar with George Koonce, who played eight seasons as a Green Bay Packers linebacker (1992-99) and has served stints in the athletic departments at Marquette and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. What you m...

    Blog | May 15, 2012
  6. Speed, power and Adrian Peterson

    Kevin Seifert

    In news conferences Monday, Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier and head athletic trainer Eric Sugarman both expressed hope that tailback Adrian Peterson can return from a serious knee injury sometime early in the 2012 season. It's an optimistic t...

    Blog | December 26, 2011
  7. Watch Prince Amukamara jump

    Kevin Seifert

    Better late than never, right? I'm just discovering the very cool ESPN Sports Science videos that measure the athletic abilities of draft prospects and translate them into football skills. Below, you'll see Nebraska cornerback Prince Amukamara dis...

    Blog | April 27, 2011
  8. Look out! Nate Solder is heading your way

    Kevin Seifert

    We discussed Colorado offensive tackle Nate Solder last month during the NFL scouting combine, noting his versatility as a left or right tackle could make him a good fit for several NFC North teams. Solder is an athletic 6-foot-8 former tight end who...

    Blog | March 11, 2011
  9. Combine'11: Day 4 news and notes

    Kevin Seifert

    As the fifth day of the NFL scouting combine gets underway, let's tap into Scouts Inc. for some highlights of Day 4. By now you've probably heard that Auburn quarterback Cam Newton proved athletic in running drills and shaky in the passing portio...

    Blog | February 28, 2011
  10. Comment response: RT vs. LT

    Kevin Seifert

    LambeauOrWrigley (LOW) made a fair comment this week, noting that I wrote Green Bay's T.J. Lang is "physically more suited to right tackle." LOW wanted to know: "What does this mean? He is not athletic enough for LT? It seems NFL prefers the co...

    Blog | February 26, 2010
  11. Berrian warming up

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Minnesota receiver Bernard Berrian is on the field getting stretched by Minnesota athletic trainer Eric Sugarman. Berrian's playing status is a game-time decision because of a hamstring injury,...

    Blog | November 01, 2009
  12. The future of Scott Wells

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert Green Bay's effort to get bigger and more athletic on the offensive line has produced at least one touchy consequence: What to do with Scott Wells, the classy and now ex-starting center? Jason Spitz has supplanted...

    Blog | August 25, 2009
  13. Pat Williams warming up

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert MINNEAPOLIS -- I'm watching Minnesota nose tackle Pat Williams do some mild contact drills under the watchful eye of Vikings athletic trainer Eric Sugarman. Williams fractured his scapula three weeks ago and is hopi...

    Blog | January 04, 2009
  14. Black and Blue all over: Favre speculation in overdrive

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert The best of the NFC North this morning: Would Brett Favre's legacy be tarnished if he plays past his athletic prime? Or if he leaves the Packers to play with another team? For what it's worth, the Green Bay Press-G...

    Blog | July 14, 2008