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  1. Lions have clear choice now on Aaron Berry

    Kevin Seifert

    In some ways, cornerback Aaron Berry has made it easy on the Detroit Lions. Over the weekend, he handed them a gift. Consider it the Lions' first break of the 2012 season. To this point, the Lions have opted against their only option for major dis...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  2. BBAO: Leslie Frazier visiting troops in Gulf

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier is spending this July 4th week in the Persian Gulf, visiting U.S. troops as part of a USO tour. Former NFL coaches Bill Cowher and Eric Mangini, now television analysts, are als...

    Blog | July 03, 2012
  3. 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
  4. Lions: One big question

    Kevin Seifert

    Did the Detroit Lions do enough to address their secondary? When the offseason began, it was reasonable to lock in two starters among the Lions' defensive backfield: safety Louis Delmas and cornerback Chris Houston. That left the other two starter...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  5. NFC North free-agency assessment

    Kevin Seifert

    Chicago Bears Key additions: Running back Michael Bush, linebacker/special teams Blake Costanzo, quarterback Jason Campbell, receiver Brandon Marshall (trade), receiver Devin Thomas, receiver/returner Eric Weems. Key losses: Running back Marion...

    Blog | March 30, 2012
  6. Lions: Jacob Lacey as Wright's replacement

    Kevin Seifert

    PALM BEACH, Fla. -- The Detroit Lions will return 21 of their 22 starters from last season's 10-6 team. The one exception is at cornerback, where Eric Wright grabbed a lucrative five-year contract from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the opening stages o...

    Blog | March 28, 2012
  7. Speaking too soon on 2014 salary-cap spike

    Kevin Seifert

    PALM BEACH, Fla. -- A good portion of our offseason salary-cap discussions have centered around a commonly-held notion that the cap limit will increase dramatically when the NFL's new television contract starts in 2014. The assumption appears fundame...

    Blog | March 26, 2012
  8. NFC North Quick Hits: Thursday

    Kevin Seifert

    A few newsbits from Thursday: Item: The Detroit Lions re-signed tight end Will Heller and also signed defensive end Everette Brown. Comment: Heller is back for another year as the Lions' third tight end, presumably at a lower salary than the $1.2...

    Blog | March 22, 2012
  9. Lions chipping away at secondary

    Kevin Seifert

    Many of you wanted to see the Detroit Lions revamp their secondary after its late-season collapse in 2011. Through the first week of free agency, they have (wisely) allowed cornerback Eric Wright to depart. They have expressed interest in safeties La...

    Blog | March 20, 2012
  10. NFC North Quick Hits: Wednesday

    Kevin Seifert

    As usual, I don't know if I'm done for the day or if we're just starting. But for now, let's run through some NFC North tidbits from the second day of NFL free agency. Item: Minnesota Vikings tight end John Carlson said the surgically-repaired tor...

    Blog | March 14, 2012
  11. BBAO II: Lions bid adieu to Eric Wright

    Kevin Seifert

    (The Detroit Lions are) Black and Blue All Over: As I catch up on a wild morning here in the NFC North, many of you Detroit Lions fans are already wringing your hands at the departure of cornerback Eric Wright. Early Wednesday morning, Wright agre...

    Blog | March 14, 2012
  12. NFC North Quick Hits: Tuesday

    Kevin Seifert

    While we have a moment, let's post another edition of, uh, quick-hitting Quick Hits. I'm not sure if this will be our last post of the evening, but it will catch us up on some secondary news items that arose during the initial frenzy of the NFL's 201...

    Blog | March 13, 2012
  13. NFC North free-agency primer

    Kevin Seifert

    Chicago Bears Key free agents: Tight end Kellen Davis, running back Matt Forte (franchise), cornerback Corey Graham, quarterback Caleb Hanie, defensive end Israel Idonije, cornerback Tim Jennings, quarterback Josh McCown, safety Brandon Meriweathe...

    Blog | March 08, 2012
  14. Leading Questions: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    With the offseason in full swing, let's take a look at one major question facing each NFC North team as it begins preparations for the 2012 season: CHICAGO BEARS In last year's version of Leading Questions, we wondered when the Bears would addr...

    Blog | February 13, 2012
  15. Mailbag: Stanford Routt moves the needle*

    Kevin Seifert

    We noted Thursday that NFL teams will face tight salary cap situations for the first time in years. A few hours later, the cap-related cuts started coming -- leading with the Oakland Raiders' decision to release cornerback Stanford Routt. There we...

    Blog | February 10, 2012
  16. Lions: The cost of high draft position

    Kevin Seifert

    This week's look at the Detroit Lions' contract predicament with receiver Calvin Johnson brought a number of questions to the NFC North blog inbox. Many of you wanted to know how it came to be that the Lions' best player will count a whopping $22 mil...

    Blog | January 14, 2012