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  1. NFC North chat alert

    Kevin Seifert

    A busy day of news Monday leaves us with plenty to hash through during Tuesday's SportsNation chat. I'll meet you at 2 p.m. ET, and we can hit franchise tags, free agency, player bounties, Bounty paper towels or even the meaning behind the current po...

    Blog | March 06, 2012
  2. An important note on franchise tags

    Kevin Seifert

    While we have a moment, let's clarify an important part of last week's discussion about Chicago Bears tailback Matt Forte and the possible application of a future franchise tag. As we noted, Forte would earn about $7.7 million if the Bears make hi...

    Blog | November 08, 2011
  3. Will the Packers use the franchise tag?

    Kevin Seifert

    Earlier this month, it became apparent the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions wouldn't be using their franchise tags this offseason. This week, the Minnesota Vikings placed the tag on linebacker Chad Greenway. From an NFC North perspective, that l...

    Blog | February 23, 2011
  4. Thoughts as franchise tag deadline passes

    Kevin Seifert

    The NFL's 4 p.m. ET deadline passed without another NFC North team using its franchise tag, meaning that Chicago Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton will be the only player with that designation this offseason. A few random thoughts on how the franch...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  5. Franchise deadline: Phil Loadholt?

    Kevin Seifert

    NFL teams have until 4 p.m. ET to use their franchise tag on one of their pending free agents. Already, as we discussed Friday, the Chicago Bears have used theirs on defensive tackle Henry Melton. So what about the rest of the NFC North? Detroit L...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  6. Full 2013 franchise figures

    Kevin Seifert

    To follow up on the previous post, and take us into the weekend barring late-breaking news, below are the precise franchise tag figures for every position in the 2013 offseason. Teams have until Monday afternoon to use the tag, which requires an equa...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  7. Mulling Henry Melton and the franchise tag

    Kevin Seifert

    How much do the Chicago Bears value defensive tackle Henry Melton? We'll soon find out the answer. Melton, a 2012 Pro Bowl player, is a pending free agent. There have been no reports of progress on a long-term contract extension, meaning the franc...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  8. 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
  9. Hard to worry about Cliff Avril's late report

    Kevin Seifert

    As far as holdouts go, Cliff Avril's was pretty harmless. In fact, technically speaking, you couldn't call it a holdout because he wasn't bound to a contract until he reported to Detroit Lions practice Sunday morning and signed a franchise tag tender...

    Blog | August 05, 2012
  10. Matt Forte's contract is Bears' biggest issue

    Kevin Seifert

    Five negotiating days remain before Chicago Bears tailback Matt Forte's eligibility for a long-term contract will be pushed back to March. Forte's contract situation, especially if he ends up with a one-year deal under the terms of the franchise tag,...

    Blog | July 12, 2012
  11. Double dose of mock-draft action

    Kevin Seifert

    Not interested in Peyton Manning's next move? Unenthused by a free-agent market that lost 21 players to the franchise tag? Then come along for the third set of mock drafts this offseason from ESPN analysts Mel Kiper and Todd McShay . You'll need an ...

    Blog | March 07, 2012
  12. Flynn Dilemma: Risk higher than reward

    Kevin Seifert

    I'm sure some of you would have commended the Green Bay Packers for placing the franchise tag on backup quarterback Matt Flynn. You would have applauded general manager Ted Thompson for seeking maximum return at a premium position as well as a reward...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  13. Lions accept Cliff Avril's high cap figure

    Kevin Seifert

    Speaking last month at the NFL scouting combine, Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said the only thing worse than using the franchise tag on defensive end Cliff Avril was the prospect of losing him via free agency. So for that reason, we ha...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  14. BBAO: Back, ready for franchise (tag) day

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Well hello there. I missed more than I thought I would last week, but not so much that we can't dig ourselves out. Let's see. The Chicago Bears placed the franchise tag on tailback Matt Forte, the Minnesota Vikings t...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  15. NFC North programming note

    Kevin Seifert

    The NFL combine is almost in the books. We have a week until the franchise tag deadline and two weeks until the free agent market opens. So that opens a window for your resident blogger to catch a breather. Our excellent staff of blog editors will ke...

    Blog | February 27, 2012
  16. Flynn Dilemma: Not feeling it

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANAPOLIS - It's been fun discussing the idea of the Green Bay Packers using their franchise tag on quarterback Matt Flynn, especially after they signed tight end Jermichael Finley without using the tag on him. The opportunity technically will ...

    Blog | February 25, 2012