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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. Greenwood, Miller on Lions practice squad

    Kevin Seifert

    The Detroit Lions have assembled their full practice squad, and all eight members are players the team waived Saturday. They include three former draft choices: receiver Corey Fuller, cornerback Chris Greenwood and linebacker Brandon Hepburn. Also...

    Blog | September 01, 2013
  3. Looking closer at Martin Mayhew's drafts

    Kevin Seifert

    As news of the Detroit Lions' roster moves trickled out Saturday, I saw a plenty of references on Twitter to Martin Mayhew's drafts over the past five years. The Lions' cutdown to 53 included three more of Mayhew's draft picks, leaving 21 of his 38 p...

    Blog | September 01, 2013
  4. Kellen Moore takes a big step

    Kevin Seifert

    You weren't alone last summer if you questioned whether Kellen Moore was an NFL-caliber quarterback, let alone if he deserved a spot on a Detroit Lions' roster that seemed primed for a playoff run. Backing the league's decision not to draft him, Moor...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  5. Rewind to 2009: Stafford, Smith or Curry?

    Kevin Seifert

    The New York Giants' release of linebacker Aaron Curry prompts our now-annual reminder of the murky top of the 2009 draft. As longtime readers might recall, we had a vigorous and largely inconclusive debate about whom the Detroit Lions should sele...

    Blog | August 25, 2013
  6. Lions: Mike Thomas trade a pricey failure

    Kevin Seifert

    The Detroit Lions' acquisition of receiver Mike Thomas last season could go down as one of the most expensive player moves in recent NFC North memory. You'll recall that the Lions sent the Jacksonville Jaguars a future draft pick to complete a tra...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  7. BBAO: No damage to Sharrif Floyd's knee

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: A brief wave of concern floated over Minnesota Vikings training camp Sunday when first-round draft choice Shariff Floyd reported increased soreness in his left knee after what was believed to be a minor injury in Fri...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  8. Further testing on Sharrif Floyd's knee

    Kevin Seifert

    Some of you have inquired about the health of Minnesota Vikings first-round draft pick Sharrif Floyd, who injured his left knee on a low block during Friday's preseason opener. Here's what I can tell you: Although coach Leslie Frazier continues to...

    Blog | August 11, 2013
  9. Fantasy: Matthew Berry's Love/Hate

    Kevin Seifert

    Any self-respecting fantasy owner checks out Matthew Berry's "Love/Hate" column before making any final draft decisions. Here is the full link, and because I'm feeling so positive on the first day of the NFC North preseason, I'll pass along below thr...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  10. 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
  11. Datone Jones agreement leaves 3 unsigned

    Kevin Seifert

    It appears we are down to three unsigned draft picks in here in the NFC North. According to multiple media outlets -- including FOXSports.com, NFL.com and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel -- the Green Bay Packers have agreed to first-round draft choice...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  12. Fantasy value: Matthew Stafford

    Kevin Seifert

    For reasons that aren't entirely clear, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has been only the 10th-most popular quarterback in ESPN fantasy drafts. In this video, Tristan H. Cockcroft of ESPN.com's fantasy desk identifies Stafford one of the b...

    Blog | July 20, 2013
  13. On that 2010 Lions-Vikings draft trade

    Kevin Seifert

    Jahvid Best's official departure from the Detroit Lions merits a look back at the intra-division trade that made him the No. 30 overall pick of the 2010 NFL draft. As you might recall, the Vikings sent that pick to the Lions in exchange for select...

    Blog | July 18, 2013
  14. Eight in the Box: Offseason regret

    Kevin Seifert

    A look at the one move each team in the NFC North needed to make but didn't. Chicago Bears: General manager Phil Emery approached the draft with hopes of selecting a quarterback, and there were reports of the Bears privately working out North Caro...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  15. Rookie contracts still haunt Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    The Detroit Lions have made it two-thirds of the way through treating a rare but asphyxiating condition: They were the NFL's worst team when the rookie pay scale was most crippling to the teams with high first-round draft choices. After finishing ...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  16. Have at It: Jermichael Finley to Patriots?

    Kevin Seifert

    So, in the minutes after the New England Patriots released tight end Aaron Hernandez, @NateJackson25 asked a question that I couldn't resist: Would you offer Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley to the Patriots for a second-round draft pick,...

    Blog | June 26, 2013