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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. Updating NFC North rookie signings

    Kevin Seifert

    The NFL's new collective bargaining agreement has made the signing of draft picks pretty routine, and NFC North teams are motoring along as three of them approach rookie minicamps this weekend. Let's update where things stand for each team as of this...

    Blog | May 10, 2012
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. NFC North weekend mailbag

    Kevin Seifert

    In a way, I was right. Last week did provide us the final dark weekend of the NFL offseason. I realize we don't yet have labor peace and the lockout is still on. But players will soon vote on the new collective bargaining agreement (CBA), possibly...

    Blog | July 23, 2011
  14. 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
  15. Brian Urlacher joins HOF game skeptics

    Kevin Seifert

    It might be a moot point given the last-minute turbulence surrounding ratification of a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA). But for what it's worth, we now have three prominent Chicago Bears players who have expressed at least some skepticism ...

    Blog | July 21, 2011
  16. Lockout'11: Bears' London trip seems likely

    Kevin Seifert

    The exact day of approval for the collective bargaining agreement (CBA), be it Thursday or Friday or next week -- is largely irrelevant for most of us. But it's worth pointing out the timing is critical for the schedule of one NFC North team. We'v...

    Blog | July 21, 2011