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  1. Further testing on Sharrif Floyd's knee

    Kevin Seifert

    Some of you have inquired about the health of Minnesota Vikings first-round draft pick Sharrif Floyd, who injured his left knee on a low block during Friday's preseason opener. Here's what I can tell you: Although coach Leslie Frazier continues to...

    Blog | August 11, 2013
  2. Chat alert: All-day free agency block

    Kevin Seifert

    To celebrate the start of NFL free agency, we at are planning an all-day SportsNation chat block to offer last-minute guesses and speculation. Because it's Tuesday, I made sure our regular time didn't change. I will jump into the fray at 2 p...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  3. Percy Harvin story off and running

    Kevin Seifert

    We're off and I'm not sure there is any turning back now. The "Percy Harvin on the trade block" story is in full swing in NFL media circles and, barring a total denial from the Minnesota Vikings, figures to remain in the headlines for the foreseeable...

    Blog | February 11, 2013
  4. Lomas Brown: 'I regret it happened'

    Kevin Seifert

    Over the weekend, we acknowledged a stunning and regrettable admission from former Detroit Lions offensive lineman Lomas Brown. If you missed it, Brown said on ESPN radio last week that he intentionally missed a block in 1994 in an attempt to get Lio...

    Blog | December 27, 2012
  5. Illegal block on kicking team? Yeesh

    Kevin Seifert

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Here's how much of a joke the NFL's replacement official experiment is now: Replacement referee Ken Roan called an illegal block against the KICKING team a mere seconds into the Minnesota Vikings' game against the San Francisco 49ers. ...

    Blog | September 23, 2012
  6. Lions: Block Kyle Orton's return to Bears?

    Kevin Seifert

    We just finished hashing through the various paths available to the Chicago Bears if they want to reacquire quarterback Kyle Orton. In short, the Bears probably don't need to place a waiver claim to complete the process. There is one other possibi...

    Blog | November 23, 2011
  7. Matt Forte's hill work

    Kevin Seifert

    As a service to all of our resident blocks (blogger-jocks), we brought you the bench press regimen of Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh this offseason. Up next: Chicago Bears tailback Matt Forte's work running hills. Forte spoke with ES...

    Blog | May 23, 2011
  8. Dirty Laundry: False starts and chop blocks

    Kevin Seifert

    We're going to look forward and backward this week for Dirty Laundry. Let's look ahead first. Why? Because I feel like it. It's interesting, at least to me, that the Minnesota Vikings will arrive at Soldier Field this weekend having committed 17 f...

    Blog | November 13, 2010
  9. A double-block from Jeff Dugan

    Kevin Seifert

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- How did Percy Harvin race 17 yards untouched through the middle of the Green Bay Packers defense for a Minnesota Vikings touchdown? Replays showed that fullback/tight end Jeff Dugan took out two interior defenders to clear the way ...

    Blog | October 24, 2010
  10. Chat reminder

    Kevin Seifert

    Just a reminder: Our weekly SportsNation chat will commence here at 1 p.m. ET as part of our NFL Blog Network draft block. We can hit all NFC North topics, including Detroit's most recent trade. Chat with you soon....

    Blog | April 19, 2010
  11. Chat alert

    Kevin Seifert

    This week's SportsNation chat will be folded into an Super Bowl block that will go from 11 a.m. ET until 5 p.m. ET. My time slot will start at the normal time, 2 p.m. ET, and we'll go for 30 minutes so that I have time to get to Minnesota co...

    Blog | January 26, 2010
  12. Bears special teams rise up

    Kevin Seifert

    CHICAGO -- Just when Minnesota had grabbed some momentum at Soldier Field, Chicago's special teams took it right back. Israel Idonije burst through the middle of the Vikings' line to block Ryan Longwell's extra point, and Danieal Manning returned ...

    Blog | December 28, 2009
  13. Dirty Laundry: Cutler's crackback

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by's Kevin Seifert It didn't take long for Angry Tom, a noted Bears fan, to point out the shaky crackback block assessed to quarterback Jay Cutler in the first quarter of Chicago's 25-19 victory in Seattle. Nick of Chicago was more...

    Blog | September 30, 2009
  14. The price of defending a teammate

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by's Kevin Seifert Now we know the price of security for Minnesota receiver Percy Harvin: $10,000. That's what the NFL fined Vikings quarterback Brett Favre for a crackback block Monday against Houston. Favre, you might recall, ...

    Blog | September 04, 2009
  15. Favre: Just protecting a teammate. Hmmm.

    Kevin Seifert

    AP Photo/David J. Phillip The illegal crackback block Brett Favre put on Eugene Wilson was dangerous for Wilson and the quarterback himself. Posted by's Kevin Seifert HOUSTON -- Earlier Monday, I was pretty direct ...

    Blog | September 01, 2009
  16. Your take on the Ultimate Building Blocks

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by's Kevin Seifert I was blown away and quite encouraged by your enormous response to Thursday's Building Blocks feature. To recap, I took a shot at drafting 10 NFC North players to build a championship-caliber team over the n...

    Blog | June 12, 2009