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  1. A look at the Vikings' rookie contracts

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings have already signed three of their 10 draft picks, in a process that has been reduced to little more than a formality by the collective bargaining agreement owners and players agreed to in 2011. The rookie contrac...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  2. Jerome Simpson of Minnesota Vikings to play after DWI arrest

    Ben Goessling

    Wide receiver Jerome Simpson, who was charged this week with two counts of drunken driving after being arrested last Saturday, will play for the Vikings on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks, coach Leslie Frazier said.

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2013
  3. Minnesota Vikings sign all three first-round selections

    The Minnesota Vikings on Thursday signed all three of their first-round draft picks, reaching deals with defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd, cornerback Xavier Rhodes and wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson.

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2013
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. NFL - New reality regarding draft-day trades

    John Clayton

    Draft-day trades involving high picks are much more amenable than they were under the old CBA, John Clayton writes in his latest mailbag.

    Story | Conversation | April 09, 2012
  8. 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
  9. Aaron Rodgers, Jamaal Charles among good bets for Gridiron Challe...

    Tom Carpenter

    Tom Carpenter provides his top picks for Week 1 in the Gridiron Challenge game.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2011
  10. 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
  11. Unhappy NFL retirees meet with NFL, players association lawyers

    A federal judge said Wednesday that a group of retired players led by Hall of Famer Carl Eller faces an uphill battle as it seeks to press forward with a lawsuit over unresolved issues stemming from the NFL lockout.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2011
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Los Angeles NFL groups come back to the forefront

    Arash Markazi

    With the NFL lockout settled, it's time for L.A. groups to push hard again.

    Story | Conversation | July 21, 2011