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  1. BBAO: Lions' David Akers is back

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: There was never a kicking controversy in Detroit, not as long as veteran David Akers could demonstrate he had moved past an injury-plagued 2012 season for the San Francisco 49ers. That moment appeared to take place M...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  2. Health status check as vets report to camp

    Kevin Seifert

    NFL players are never healthier than on the first day of training camp, or so goes conventional wisdom. As the first NFC North veterans report to training camp Wednesday -- Chicago Bears players are headed to Bourbonnais, Ill., as we speak -- it's wo...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  3. BBAO: 'Kickalicious' passes test

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Some of you have asked how the Detroit Lions' unique camp leg fared during the offseason. Here's what we can tell you about Havard Rugland, a.k.a. "Kickalicious:" He apparently did well enough to earn a trip to train...

    Blog | June 19, 2013
  4. BBAO: B.J. Raji in 'pretty good shape'

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: One of the more consistent questions I've received this spring concerns the condition of Green Bay Packers nose tackle B.J. Raji when he reported to offseason workouts. Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ha...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  5. NFC North kicking (!) update

    Kevin Seifert

    Of all things, we have enough material for an NFC North kicking news roundup as Thursday concludes. Let's, uh, push through: "Kickalicious:" We noted last month that the Detroit Lions worked out Norwegian place-kicker Havard Rugland, who rose to ...

    Blog | April 11, 2013
  6. BBAO: Bears put No. 50 back in circulation

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: No player has worn No. 50 for the Chicago Bears since Mike Singletary's last game 21 years ago, but it was not retired and apparently will not be anytime soon. The team issued it to new linebacker James Anderson, aft...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  7. BBAO: Did Vikings work out P Brad Wing?

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Last month, Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman was asked if veteran punter Chris Kluwe would be with the team in 2013. Spielman wouldn't answer. Kluwe has the highest gross average (44.4 yards) in team h...

    Blog | April 08, 2013
  8. BBAO: Salary cap updates via NFLPA

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: BRISTOL, Conn. -- I'm starting the trek back to NFC North blog headquarters Thursday morning and will be back to full blogging speed by the afternoon. In the meantime, let's pass along some interesting information ma...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  9. Quick Hits: Packers, Lions, Vikings

    Kevin Seifert

    I usually try to post a "Quick Hit" item to catch up after missing some blog time, but the Chicago Bears' activity over the past week merits its own post. That item will publish shortly. For now, let's catch up on the other 75 percent of the division...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  10. Ryan Longwell, Brad Maynard and age

    Kevin Seifert

    In the hustle and bustle of last week's labor-related drama, we failed to note two NFC North teams have each positioned themselves to part ways with a long-time specialist who could be more difficult to replace than you might realize. MaynardThis ...

    Blog | March 10, 2011