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  1. Geno Atkins deal still short of Suh's

    Kevin Seifert

    The Cincinnati Bengals' contract agreement with Pro Bowl defensive tackle Geno Atkins provides a reminder that the Detroit Lions likely will soon find themselves in a complicated situation at the negotiating table with defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh....

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  2. A slimmer Fairley has 'extreme makeover'

    Kevin Seifert

    Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley spent the offseason talking a big game, calling the Lions a Super Bowl contender and saying he forms half of the NFL's best interior duo along with Ndamukong Suh. To his credit, however, it appears Fairley ...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  3. Eight in the box: Secondary status check

    Kevin Seifert

    How does each NFC North team look in the secondary, and what still needs to be done? Chicago Bears: No team in this division is set up quite as well as the Bears, who have a pair of returning Pro Bowl cornerbacks in Charles Tillman and Tim Jenning...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  4. Video: Nick Fairley and the Super Bowl

    Kevin Seifert

    I'm stacking up my Sports Emmy resume this week. Our latest video is on the Super Bowl talk we noted earlier from Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley. ESPN's Prim Siripipat used Fairley's statements as a jumping-off point for discussing the L...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  5. BBAO: Nick Fairley talking Super Bowl

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: In 2007, Detroit Lions quarterback Jon Kitna predicted the team would win more than 10 games. The Lions finished 7-9. Six years later, Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley is talking Super Bowl. Fairley stopped sho...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  6. Draft Minute video: Eric Fisher

    Kevin Seifert

    We'll start our marathon of Draft Minute videos with Central Michigan's Eric Fisher, whose strong Senior Bowl performance rocketed him up draft boards to the point where he might not be available at the Detroit Lions' No. 5 overall pick. In the vi...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  7. Kyle Vanden Bosch as an example-setter

    Kevin Seifert

    A newsy week has delayed my plan to circle back on the Detroit Lions' release of defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch, a move that gives us an opportunity to reflect on the unique role he filled for the team. A Pro Bowl pass rusher in his prime with th...

    Blog | February 07, 2013
  8. Dreaming of the Eagles' home opener

    Kevin Seifert

    On Monday, we noted the possibility that the Green Bay Packers or Minnesota Vikings could open the season in the NFL's annual kickoff game at the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens. Here's another Week 1 quirk to consider, courtesy of NFC East c...

    Blog | February 05, 2013
  9. BBAO: Fresh start for Devin Hester?

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: The NFL's 2012 season concluded Sunday night with Super Bowl XLVII, although we in the NFC North have been on hiatus for a month already. Now, we all enter into the offseason mode of the kind of player movement that ...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  10. Super Bowl XLVII pick: Gold rush

    Kevin Seifert

    I don't pick NFC North games during the regular season or the playoffs, to the chagrin of those who seek more buffoonery than I already provide to be used against me. But the entire ESPN/ESPN.com crew submitted picks for Super Bowl XLVII, so I had li...

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  11. BBAO: Media day = Pile on Lions Day

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: One of the staples of Super Bowl media day is press gatherings with national television analysts. Most of them are former players who come armed with strong opinions on the league and its trends, and their job is to ...

    Blog | January 30, 2013
  12. BBAO: 'The People's Stadium' fight begins

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Good morning. There's nothing like a long weekend in January to offer unfettered snow shoveling time and a deadline-free Pro Bowl watching environment. While we were gone, Richard Meryhew of the Star Tribune publi...

    Blog | January 29, 2013
  13. Senior Bowl: Eric Fisher impresses

    Kevin Seifert

    Not long after publishing the preceding Pro Bowl post, @RickVanAntwerp tweeted my way: "Would rather hear more about Senior Bowl than Pro Bowl." I don't blame you, and I'll remind all of you that ESPN has an entire crew of Scouts Inc. staffers in Mob...

    Blog | January 23, 2013
  14. BBAO: Ayanbadejo repping '06 Bears

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Brendon Ayanbadejo has received national attention for his stance on same-sex marriage and the New England Patriots, among other issues. Chicago Bears fans, of course, remember when he was a two-time Pro Bowl selecti...

    Blog | January 22, 2013
  15. Pro Bowl Watch: Updated NFC North roster

    Kevin Seifert

    OK. As of Monday afternoon, here is the most updated look at the election, withdrawal, addition and participation of NFC North players in Sunday's Pro Bowl game. By my count, 14 players will participate and seven will start. Four have been added b...

    Blog | January 21, 2013
  16. Pro Bowl Watch: Calvin Johnson withdraws*

    Kevin Seifert

    Let's continue our quest to keep up with the NFC North comings and goings in the Pro Bowl, scheduled for Jan. 27 in Hawaii. The latest: Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson has withdrawn. Injury? Indifference? Does it matter? Here's a look at the...

    Blog | January 15, 2013