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  1. Dominic Raiola ready for health decline

    Kevin Seifert

    As we learn more and more about the connection between football and brain injuries, I've wondered when NFL players will start viewing their careers as a conscious trade-off: immediate fulfillment and financial security in return for future health pro...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  2. Have at It: Mike McCarthy as coach of year

    Kevin Seifert

    The very first comment on this week's Have at It illustrated why it needed to be a very NFC North-centric discussion. I asked you to debate who was most deserving of the NFL's Coach of the Year award, and mike feuerborn wrote: "Jim Harbaugh. No brain...

    Blog | December 31, 2011
  3. Andrew Luck if Vikings have the No. 1 pick?

    Kevin Seifert

    As you might be aware, NFC West colleague Mike Sando has a periodic "LuckWatch" post previewing Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck's looming arrival in the NFL. Thursday, Sando hit an angle that has been rollicking through my brain for the past few wee...

    Blog | October 27, 2011
  4. Jerome Harrison wore visor for headaches

    Kevin Seifert

    We still don't know the exact diagnosis or prognosis for Detroit Lions running back Jerome Harrison. What we do know is that Harrison's brain tumor, found earlier this week by a Philadelphia Eagles team doctor, necessitated prompt surgery. Dave Bi...

    Blog | October 21, 2011
  5. More roster shuffling for Lions' backfield

    Kevin Seifert

    The Detroit Lions have officially ended the season of running back Jerome Harrison, placing him on the reserve/non-football injury list. Harrison was diagnosed with a brain tumor during a physical following his since-voided trade to the Philadelphia ...

    Blog | October 21, 2011
  6. BBAO: Why was Harrison tested for tumor?

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: In the wake of the stunning news on Detroit Lions running back Jerome Harrison's brain tumor, many of you have asked a simple question: Is it standard for NFL teams to test for such ailments in the routine physical H...

    Blog | October 21, 2011
  7. A life-saving trade for Jerome Harrison

    Kevin Seifert

    Not two minutes after I published this post on the future of one Detroit Lions running back, ESPN's Adam Schefter broke a stunning story about another. According to Schefter, veteran Jerome Harrison was diagnosed with a brain tumor earlier this we...

    Blog | October 20, 2011
  8. Have at It: Impact of Dave Duerson news

    Kevin Seifert

    This week, Boston University researchers confirmed publicly that former Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson suffered from a form of brain damage -- chronic traumatic encephalopathy -- found recently in about two dozen other deceased former pro football...

    Blog | May 04, 2011
  9. Scary implications after Duerson diagnosis

    Kevin Seifert

    Monday's announcement that former Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson had brain damage when he committed suicide in February is both relieving and alarming. Doctors at Boston University concluded Duerson suffered from the same disease -- chronic tra...

    Blog | May 02, 2011
  10. Duerson suicide: 'Certainly it hits home'

    Kevin Seifert

    As we discussed Monday morning, the suicide of former Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson is a frightening development for any retired or current NFL player. Before shooting himself in the chest, Duerson asked family members to have his brain examined ...

    Blog | February 21, 2011
  11. Update: Bears and Packers control destiny

    Kevin Seifert

    Thanks to everyone who responded to Monday morning's post about playoff destiny. As I noted in the early morning hours, my pea brain wasn't up to figuring out the specifics other than the obvious: The Chicago Bears will clinch the NFC North title if ...

    Blog | November 29, 2010
  12. Have at It: Predicting the NFC North title

    Kevin Seifert

    Leave it to TDbuddah to boil down this week's "Have at It" debate. As you know, I asked you to project the 2010 NFC North champion. TDbuddah: "The team with the most wins. Got any more brain busters?" Yes. How about this one: How much wood coul...

    Blog | November 12, 2010
  13. Cutler's concussion was at least his fifth

    Kevin Seifert

    As the NFL continues it emphasis on brain injury research, a primary question revolves around recurring concussions. Namely: Are players who suffer a concussion more susceptible to them in the future? In that vein, kudos to Brad Biggs for the Chic...

    Blog | October 14, 2010
  14. Have at It: Cutler, Stafford and INTs

    Kevin Seifert

    Somehow during this week's SportsNation chat, we got around to a question that surely has been burning a hole in your brain. Chris of Bethlehem, Ga., asked which NFC North quarterback -- the Chicago Bears' Jay Cutler or Matthew Stafford of the Detroi...

    Blog | May 26, 2010
  15. NFL DraftCast coming your way!

    Kevin Seifert

    The brain wizards at ESPN.com have developed a really cool, integrated platform for your one-stop digital draft experience. All you have to do is follow this NFL DraftCast link, where you can participate in a live chat with most of our NFL writers (i...

    Blog | April 22, 2010
  16. A measured response in Green Bay

    Kevin Seifert

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- The numbers and images are seared into the brain of everyone who played, watched or endured them: 88 847 8 Those figures represent the number of points, net passing yards and touchdown passes Green Bay gave up in two memorab...

    Blog | March 23, 2010