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  1. NFL free agency -- Pot of gold remains elusive

    Kevin Seifert

    The promise of free-agency riches is usually a mirage, and this year's salary-cap increase might not make much of a difference, writes Kevin Seifert.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2014
  2. Geno Atkins deal still short of Suh's

    Kevin Seifert

    The Cincinnati Bengals' contract agreement with Pro Bowl defensive tackle Geno Atkins provides a reminder that the Detroit Lions likely will soon find themselves in a complicated situation at the negotiating table with defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh....

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  3. Insider: Someone will give Jay Cutler $20M

    Kevin Seifert

    Mike Sando's analysis of upcoming quarterback contracts offers a thoughtful discussion of, among other topics, the financial future of Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. The Bears seem set to let Cutler play out the final year of his contract,...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  4. BBAO: A word of warning for Bears

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Reading Chris Houston's assessment of the 2012 Detroit Lions prompted me to re-publish it as a public service message for the 2013 Chicago Bears. Last year's Lions group had a high number of veterans in contract y...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  5. On Sedrick Ellis and Israel Idonije

    Kevin Seifert

    The surprise retirement of defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis brings to mind a two-week stretch in the middle of June that impacted both he Chicago Bears' and Detroit Lions' defensive lines. On June 11, the Bears signed Ellis to a one-year contract wo...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  6. All NFC North draft picks under contract

    Kevin Seifert

    Judging by your tweets, a few of you were worried that the Minnesota Vikings hadn't officially signed their trio of first-round draft picks when the sun rose Thursday morning -- the date that rookies and veterans are scheduled to report to training c...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  7. Phil Emery to Bears roster: Play and wait

    Kevin Seifert

    With a dozen starters and key players approaching free agency next winter, the Chicago Bears had several conceivable options: They could pre-emptively negotiate contract extensions with the players they know they want back. They could make lowb...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  8. NFC North chat alert

    Kevin Seifert

    If all goes as planned, Tuesday's SportsNation chat won't be interrupted by major contract news for a prominent NFC North player, one that renders a recent post partially moot and generally throws me into an all-day nervous tizzy. Let's spend 60 frie...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  9. Morgan Burnett a sound investment

    Kevin Seifert

    In pursuing a long-term contract agreement with safety Morgan Burnett, a story reported last week by CBSSports.com and advanced Monday by multiple media outlets, the Green Bay Packers clearly valued stability and reliability above all else. ...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  10. BBAO: Deadline day for Henry Melton

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: NFL franchise players saw a little movement over the weekend when the Denver Broncos agreed to a five-year contract worth $52.5 million with offensive lineman Ryan Clady. But if there was any progress on a long-term ...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  11. BBAO: 'Chatter' with Bears, Henry Melton

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: We are approaching the final weekend in the NFL calendar before the deadline to sign franchise players to long-term contracts. Based on Vaughn McClure's story in the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Bears would have to m...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  12. Inside the Lions' TD drop-off in 2012

    Kevin Seifert

    John McTigue's statistical analysis of Matthew Stafford's contract extension adds an illuminating level to Stafford's drop-off in touchdown passes during the 2012 season. Remember, Stafford threw 41 in 2011 and 20 last year. McTigue: "Bad luck als...

    Blog | July 11, 2013
  13. ChatWrap II: Randall Cobb's contract year?

    Kevin Seifert

    Bubba caught me off guard in Tuesday's SportsNation chat when he/she asked about recent contract news: Bubba (Green Bay) Does Victor Cruz's new contract paint a picture of what we may see Randall Cobb get? Kevin Seifert (2:17 PM) That and...

    Blog | July 11, 2013
  14. Matthew Stafford: Three cap-friendly years

    Kevin Seifert

    Details of Matthew Stafford's contract agreement with the Detroit Lions, which emerged Thursday morning, provide new clarity on the Lions' five-year roadmap while also suggesting the timing of their next flashpoint. In the short term, the Lions ga...

    Blog | July 11, 2013
  15. BBAO: Using the Lions' new cap space

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: At last check, the Detroit Lions had just under $2 million in salary cap space available. That figure surely increased this week after the team signed quarterback Matthew Stafford to a contract extension. (Details to...

    Blog | July 11, 2013
  16. Playoff wins for Jay Cutler to get paid?

    Kevin Seifert

    At the moment, at least, we still have two NFC North quarterbacks in a crossroads position. After contract extensions for Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay Packers) and Matthew Stafford (Detroit Lions), the obvious next question is when -- or if -- Jay Cutler...

    Blog | July 10, 2013