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  1. Lions sign draft class -- all of 'em

    Kevin Seifert

    As we've noted many times over the past two years, signing draft picks isn't the adventure that it used to be. The NFL's collective bargaining agreement, ratified for the 2011 season, created a streamlined negotiating process and provided far less wi...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  2. On Christian Ponder's preseason snap total

    Kevin Seifert

    John of Belleville, Ill., asks a fair question that allows for two important points. Wrote John: "Why do rebuilding teams (like the Minnesota Vikings) want to hold out their starters for the final preseason game? In my opinion, with the new CBA li...

    Blog | August 29, 2012
  3. CampTour'12: Lighter camp load for players

    Kevin Seifert

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- CampTour'12 is less than a week old and already we've seen significant changes to traditional training camp principles, adjustments that stem from the 2011 collective bargaining agreement (CBA). Last year's rushed training camp was...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  4. BBAO: Packers return in force

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: The Green Bay Packers returned from their bye week Monday to a dose of reality: A rare full-padded practice. Under the new collective bargaining agreement (CBA), NFL teams can have more than one full-pads practice...

    Blog | November 01, 2011
  5. What NFC North salary cap figures tell us

    Kevin Seifert

    The final years of the NFL's previous collective bargaining agreement (CBA) rendered salary cap totals nearly moot. Big jumps in cap allowances eliminated almost every tight spot and, for the most part, allowed teams to sign the players they wanted w...

    Blog | August 31, 2011
  6. BBAO: Full-scale practices likely today

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: MANKATO, Minn. -- NFL teams are expected to take things up a notch Thursday upon formal ratification of the collective bargaining agreement (CBA). The latest hope is that the process will be complete by mid-day, whic...

    Blog | August 04, 2011
  7. NFC North players awaiting CBA ratification

    Kevin Seifert

    In this topsy-turvy post-lockout world, we have all assumed that the new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) would be formally ratified by Thursday. In turn, all players who agreed to new contracts since last Monday would finally be allowed to begi...

    Blog | August 03, 2011
  8. DraftTracker: NFC North motoring along

    Kevin Seifert

    We're quickly learning that the signing of draft picks is all but a formality under the new collective bargaining agreement. Either that or agents haven't yet identified enough loopholes to draw out negotiations. Regardless, the NFC North is humming ...

    Blog | July 29, 2011
  9. BBAO: Awaiting players' vote on CBA

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: After a wild and emotional day on the NFL labor front, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports that the NFL Players Association expects to call a vote on the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) ratified Thursday by owners. ...

    Blog | July 22, 2011
  10. Zygi Wilf says 'time is now,' but is it?

    Kevin Seifert

    It looks like we're headed towards quite a legal-centric weekend. In New York, attorneys will work through the weekend to put the finishing touches on a new collective bargaining agreement between NFL owners and players. In Minnesota, state lea...

    Blog | July 15, 2011
  11. BBAO: Bears due in camp next week (!)

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: It's great to be back, thanks. It looks like I missed a whole lot of nothing last week. As we await a new collective bargaining agreement and the presumed end of the NFL lockout, the big question is timing. Nowher...

    Blog | July 11, 2011
  12. Ryan Longwell 'not closing any doors'

    Kevin Seifert

    It's been difficult to focus on any details of NFL free agency during the lockout; even with progress reported daily toward a new collective bargaining agreement, we still don't have a good sense for how player movement will be administered. With ...

    Blog | June 17, 2011
  13. Weekend mailbag: A visit to Room 101

    Kevin Seifert

    Last weekend, I suggested locking up leaders from the NFL and NFL Players Association in the Phantom Zone until they reached a new collective bargaining agreement. C.J. of Milwaukee took me up on a request for better ideas. Check it out, and then fol...

    Blog | May 28, 2011
  14. Wilf: CBA isn't necessary for stadium bill

    Kevin Seifert

    NEW ORLEANS -- I'm still having trouble understanding how the Minnesota Vikings will win approval for a new stadium with the NFL and its players at odds over the terms of a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA). Among other hurdles, the Vikings w...

    Blog | March 21, 2011
  15. Lockout'11: A Giant ticket example

    Kevin Seifert

    Hooray for the New York Giants, who became the first NFL team to my knowledge to publicly acknowledge the impropriety of demanding payment for season tickets during a lockout. According to multiple reports, the Giants have altered their payment calen...

    Blog | March 16, 2011
  16. Lockout'11: A Giant ticket example

    Kevin Seifert

    Hooray for the New York Giants, who became the first NFL team to my knowledge to publicly acknowledge the impropriety of demanding payment for season tickets during a lockout. According to multiple reports, the Giants have altered their payment calen...

    Blog | March 16, 2011