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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. 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
  3. Bounty case: Does the CBA define fairness?

    Kevin Seifert

    The NFL's collective bargaining agreement (CBA) grants NFL commissioner Roger Goodell the authority not only to punish players for conduct detrimental to the league, but also to serve as the arbiter of the ensuing appeals process. But does the CBA es...

    Blog | July 05, 2012
  4. Minicamps aweigh: Heading to Green Bay

    Kevin Seifert

    Under the NFL's previous collective bargaining agreement, it grew increasingly difficult to discern between organized team activities and minicamp. The only difference was obligatory attendance at minicamp as opposed to the voluntary OTAs, and even t...

    Blog | June 11, 2012
  5. Tentative NFC North salary-cap status

    Kevin Seifert

    The NFL's new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) has brought an issue we haven't faced in a number of years: Tight salary-cap situations. After jumping considerably in the final few years of the old CBA, the league's cap limit isn't expected to...

    Blog | February 09, 2012
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Daily mailbag: Post-CBA quality of play

    Kevin Seifert

    John of Belleville, Ill., wonders if practice rules dictated by the NFL's new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) will impact the quality of games this season. The rules include no formal two-a-day practices during training camp and a limit of 14 p...

    Blog | August 18, 2011
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Mortensen: Packers deny player contact

    Kevin Seifert

    Earlier Monday, we noted multiple reports suggesting the Green Bay Packers have made plans for at least some players to gather Saturday at Lambeau Field, presuming NFL owners have ratified a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) at that point. ...

    Blog | July 19, 2011
  13. BBAO: Prospects of Hall of Fame game

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Welcome back from what will probably be the NFL's last dark weekend for the next six months. Owners and players are hoping to reach a handshake agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement within the next 48 ho...

    Blog | July 18, 2011
  14. Weekend mailbag -- Light meet tunnel

    Kevin Seifert

    This, my friends, could be our last "dark" NFL weekend until, oh, February 2012 or so. Yes, if all goes as hoped and the new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) is ratified in the coming days, we'll at least be readying for a wild free agent market...

    Blog | July 16, 2011
  15. 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
  16. 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