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  1. BBAO: Adrian Peterson to play Sunday

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Adrian Peterson made clear on the first day of training camp that he didn't care whether he played in the preseason. "It worked out pretty well last year," he noted about his MVP campaign in 2012, which began with hi...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  2. BBAO: Timetable for Jerome Felton

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: At this point, the Minnesota Vikings do not believe that fullback Jerome Felton will miss the start of the regular season, even after he underwent an emergency appendectomy Wednesday on the final day of training camp...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  3. Bears: Kyle Long impressive in full pads

    Kevin Seifert

    Sunday marked the first day in pads for the Chicago Bears, and by most accounts, rookie offensive lineman Kyle Long made an impression. Long planted veteran defensive lineman Nate Collins in an early drill, and afterwards Collins made a point to n...

    Blog | July 28, 2013
  4. ChatWrap: Veterans who leave the Packers

    Kevin Seifert

    Tuesday's SportsNation chat brought a nuanced discussion amid the continuing intra-division flow from the Green Bay Packers to the Minnesota Vikings. It's usually assumed that successful general managers only allow veteran players to leave when their...

    Blog | June 26, 2013
  5. Vince Lombardi: 'Champion of gay athletes'

    Kevin Seifert

    This week began with NBA player Jason Collins rocking the sports world by announcing he is gay and continued with the unlikely entrance of former Green Bay Packers safety LeRoy Butler into the issue. Now let me pass along Ian O'Connor's well-repor...

    Blog | May 04, 2013
  6. On LeRoy Butler's support for Jason Collins

    Kevin Seifert

    Perhaps you're aware of a series of tweets from former Green Bay Packers safety LeRoy Butler. They open a can of worms that we don't normally wade into here on the NFC North blog. This week, however, it seems appropriate. To bring you up to date, ...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  7. D.J. Smith's injury explains Brad Jones deal

    Kevin Seifert

    The Green Bay Packers indirectly answered one of our spring questions with a relatively surprising announcement Wednesday evening: They released linebacker D.J. Smith, a promising young player who started nine games over two seasons and was recoverin...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  8. BBAO: Bears lose Nick Roach to Raiders

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: We have more overnight news in the NFC North's free agency frenzy. Former Chicago Bears linebacker Nick Roach agreed to terms with the Oakland Raiders, leaving the Bears without a versatile player who has been a star...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  9. NFC North Quick Hits: Saturday

    Kevin Seifert

    Squeaking out even one post on Saturday's "activity" during this three-day negotiating window ranks as one of the greatest achievements in the history of this blog. I'll add to this post should anything else arise this evening -- unless the news is s...

    Blog | March 09, 2013
  10. BBAO: Franchise tag for Greg Jennings?

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Good morning from NFC North blog headquarters, where we are positioned to sort through the reams of information, rumors and smokescreens picked up over the past four days at the NFL scouting combine. First up: The po...

    Blog | February 25, 2013
  11. CampTour'12: Morgan Burnett ascending

    Kevin Seifert

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- We've discussed the whys and the wherefores surrounding the shift of Charles Woodson's duties in the Green Bay Packers' defense. And already this summer, we've spent some time discussing the domino effect of Woodson's move to a saf...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  12. Packers' hidden treasure: Safety

    Kevin Seifert

    Examining a position group that could exceed its preseason expectations: The Green Bay Packers bid farewell this spring to Nick Collins, one of this generation's best safeties, because of a neck injury. Collins' absence was at least part of the re...

    Blog | June 27, 2012
  13. 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
  14. BBAO: M.D. Jennings competes for Packers

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: A surprise candidate has emerged in the early competition to replace Green Bay Packers safety Nick Collins. On the first day of June, at least, the battle appears to be a three-way race. As Pete Dougherty of the G...

    Blog | June 01, 2012
  15. Packers: Dream/nightmare scenarios

    Kevin Seifert

    Yes, the start of training camps is two months away, but it's never too early to consider the coming season. A look at the best-case and worst-case scenarios for the Green Bay Packers in 2012. Dream scenario (16-0): The Packers' passing offense pi...

    Blog | May 25, 2012
  16. BBAO: Matt Forte skipping OTAs

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: It was almost an afterthought amid discussion of quarterback Jay Cutler's new weapons, the weight loss of receiver Johnny Knox and the configuration of the offensive line. But we might as well acknowledge it: Newcome...

    Blog | May 24, 2012