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  1. Sport Science: D.J. Fluker

    Kevin Seifert

    At the NFL scouting combine, the Chicago Bears were said to be interested in Alabama right tackle D.J. Fluker. Then they went and signed left tackle Jermon Bushrod on the first day of free agency, sliding J'Marcus Webb into a competition with Gabe Ca...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  2. NFC North programming note

    Kevin Seifert

    Phew. We've made it through the NFL scouting combine, free agency and the and owners meeting in the span of about five weeks. So with the draft still a month away, it's time to back away for a spell and re-charge the batteries. Have a great week. You...

    Blog | March 22, 2013
  3. Lions limited without Matthew Stafford deal

    Kevin Seifert

    At the NFL scouting combine last month, I asked Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew if he could accomplish his goals in free agency without first signing quarterback Matthew Stafford to a long-term contract. It was kind of a loaded question; ...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  4. Reminder: Percy Harvin saga is unresolved

    Kevin Seifert

    The Percy Harvin saga had gone quiet in the weeks since we last addressed it at the NFL scouting combine. Then, as you might recall, Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman was repeating a seven-word mantra whenever he was asked: "We have no ...

    Blog | March 10, 2013
  5. Inside Slant: Alex Smith, 40 times and more!

    Kevin Seifert

    Good news for the five or six people who have asked me about our Inside Slant podcast over the past few months: It's back! Mike Sando and I recorded a post-combine/pre-free agency show that happened to take place on the day the story broke that the ...

    Blog | February 27, 2013
  6. Ranking top tackles post-combine

    Kevin Seifert

    The ESPN.com/Scouts Inc. team of draft analysts has begun reconciling its draft rankings with combine observations, leading to a number of Insider posts I wanted to bring to your attention. The first is Mel Kiper's latest Big Board , which ranks p...

    Blog | February 27, 2013
  7. ChatWrap: NFC North QB market intact

    Kevin Seifert

    Thanks to those of you who joined in on a pretty lively SportsNation chat, especially one that fell after the scouting combine but with a full two weeks remaining before free agency. More than a few of you wanted to follow up on Tuesday morning's pos...

    Blog | February 26, 2013
  8. Lions: CB Dee Milliner vaults into No. 5 talk*

    Kevin Seifert

    The Detroit Lions were surely happy to see the top cornerback in the NFL draft, Alabama's Dee Milliner, run two blazing -- but as of now, unofficial -- times Tuesday morning in the 40-yard dash at the NFL scouting combine. If he wasn't already in the...

    Blog | February 26, 2013
  9. NFC North chat alert

    Kevin Seifert

    We're back to chat after an unavoidable hiatus. I would be happy to reflect on my time at the NFL scouting combine. We could discuss pending free agency, the salary cap or even some tips for guilt-free consumption of a 48-oz. bag of Reese's Pieces du...

    Blog | February 26, 2013
  10. Manti Te'o test results 'disappointing'

    Kevin Seifert

    By most accounts, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o has made a positive impression in interviews at the NFL scouting combine. His on-field testing, however, hasn't suggested he is primed to be anywhere close to a top pick in the 2013 draft. Te'o of...

    Blog | February 25, 2013
  11. 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
  12. Programming note: Back to NFCN blog HQ

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANAPOLIS -- For media purposes, the NFL scouting combine is a wrap. Players will continue working out for the next few days, but interviews are complete and most team officials are returning to home base. I'm going to do the same, and barring ...

    Blog | February 24, 2013
  13. Mulling Shea McClellin as a linebacker

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Here at the NFL scouting combine, we learned that new Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman isn't a fan of providing offseason specifics about his plans for the roster. So when Trestman declined to say what position former first-round dra...

    Blog | February 24, 2013
  14. Tavon Austin, Marquise Goodwin: sub-4.3s*

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANAPOLIS -- It's fair to assume the Minnesota Vikings will draft a wide receiver this year. Sunday, we learned at least one important fact about the pool they'll have to choose from: It has some elite speedsters. Two receivers -- West Virginia...

    Blog | February 24, 2013
  15. Jarvis Jones: Too risky for Lions at No. 5?

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Arguably the top pass rusher in the 2013 draft spent more than eight hours Saturday getting poked, prodded, tugged, pulled and otherwise examined by a host of team doctors and medical officials. Meeting later with reporters, Georgia l...

    Blog | February 24, 2013
  16. Alec Ogletree: Draft's best MLB?

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANAPOLIS -- At 2:30 p.m. ET, an unprecedented swarm of reporters rushed a podium in the media center here at the NFL scouting combine to hear from Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o. About 90 minutes later, the player considered the top prospect at...

    Blog | February 23, 2013