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  1. BBAO: Devin Hester's 'prove-it' camp

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: A report that Chicago Bears kick returner Devin Hester has joined the Tennessee Titans' Chris Johnson in racing a cheetah -- ! -- merits a review of Hester's unique situation entering training camp. Hester threate...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  2. Final Word: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 9: Heading to bye: The Green Bay Packers are hoping to squeeze out one more victory to enter their bye week 6-3 and emerge, presumably, with a much healthier team. The Arizona Cardinals are reeling, having lost...

    Blog | November 02, 2012
  3. Final Word: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 5: Star tailback matchup? There was a time when a game featuring Adrian Peterson and Chris Johnson would have spurred a week's worth of storylines about who deserved the title of the NFL's best running back. At...

    Blog | October 05, 2012
  4. BBAO: A 'defining week' for the Bears

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over. (We're also on Facebook and Twitter.) I'm not a big believer that external attention to internal drama can unify a professional sports team, especially one with as much experience and as many veterans as the Chicago ...

    Blog | September 19, 2012
  5. RB market forming around Matt Forte

    Kevin Seifert

    We've known the market for the NFL's top running backs for some time. The Minnesota Vikings guaranteed Adrian Peterson $36 million as part of a seven-year deal last summer, and the Tennessee Titans awarded Chris Johnson $30 million in a six-year exte...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  6. Franchise focus: Matt Forte

    Kevin Seifert

    Another in a daily series on NFC North players who are candidates to receive their team's franchise tag. The window for tagging players opens Monday and closes March 5. From the moment the Chicago Bears ended contract negotiations last summer with...

    Blog | February 15, 2012
  7. NFC North Stock Watch

    Kevin Seifert

    FALLING 1. Chances of a new contract for Matt Forte, Chicago Bears tailback: We've been discussing the risks and rewards of giving big money to a running back for months. Michael C. Wright of ESPNChicago.com recently posted some updated thoughts....

    Blog | November 01, 2011
  8. Matt Forte talks are done -- for now

    Kevin Seifert

    Everything is relative in NFL contract negotiations, so the most realistic way to assess the Chicago Bears' talks with tailback Matt Forte is that they've ended -- until they start up again. Any other dramatic conclusion would be total speculation. ...

    Blog | September 06, 2011
  9. Market forming for Adrian Peterson deal

    Kevin Seifert

    Earlier this offseason, Minnesota Vikings tailback Adrian Peterson said he was "in the driver's seat" as he approached the final year of his rookie contract. He was due to make at least $10.72 million in 2011 and had a premium foundation from which t...

    Blog | September 01, 2011
  10. Preseason: Glass half full for Bears

    Kevin Seifert

    Reviewing Saturday's action at LP Field Tennessee Titans 14, Chicago Bears 13 Preseason record: 1-2 Of interest: First, the good: I thought tailback Matt Forte continued his strong summer performance in carrying 17 times for 74 yards and a r...

    Blog | August 28, 2011
  11. BBAO: Lions' Titus Young progressing

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: A national eye will be on the Detroit Lions during Saturday night's preseason game against the New England Patriots, scheduled to be televised by CBS. Will the country see the debut of the first high Lions draft choi...

    Blog | August 26, 2011
  12. Adrian Peterson continues righting a wrong

    Kevin Seifert

    MANKATO, Minn. -- If some good came of Adrian Peterson's unfortunate use of analogies this offseason, it's this: It forced one of the NFL's highest-profile players into a bond with two of the world's most prominent advocates for ending human traffick...

    Blog | August 05, 2011
  13. If DeAngelo Williams got $21M guaranteed...

    Kevin Seifert

    In what seems to be a decade ago -- I guess it was Tuesday morning -- we discussed the difficult decision the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears would face in offering (or not) a second contract to tailbacks Adrian Peterson and Matt Forte, respectiv...

    Blog | July 27, 2011
  14. Rewind'10: NFC North tackle-breakers

    Kevin Seifert

    Earlier this week, we reviewed the tackling proficiency (or lack thereof) of NFC North defenses last season using Football Outsiders' annual charting project. Now let's check out how Football Outsiders rated each NFC North offense's ability to break ...

    Blog | June 16, 2011
  15. Matt Forte is a top-10 running back

    Kevin Seifert

    As you know by now, ESPN.com's Blog Network is joining senior writer John Clayton in an offseason Power Rankings exercise to determine the game's 10 best players by position. We hit receivers last week and running backs this week. Hopefully they're a...

    Blog | March 16, 2011
  16. The intriguing case of Mark Ingram

    Kevin Seifert

    Friday is a wild day here in the NFL, which could be headed toward a player lockout within hours. Or there could be an agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA). Or talks could be extended. It's enough to drive anyone toward some crazy...

    Blog | March 11, 2011