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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. 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
  3. Israel Idonije: Ideal swing DL for Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    The best thing we can say about Israel Idonije is that he has been equally effective as a defensive end and a defensive tackle during his career. That makes him a pretty ideal swing player for a Detroit Lions defensive line that has undergone a signi...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  4. The health of Louis Delmas and Chris Hope

    Kevin Seifert

    The Detroit Lions' recent history includes scattered dives into free agency for veteran defensive backs to provide insurance against a projected starter's demise. Most recently, safeties Tyrell Johnson and Erik Coleman found their way onto the Lions'...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  5. Veteran free agents: Collusion or value?

    Kevin Seifert

    Dwight Freeney's claim that NFL owners colluded during free agency, made during an interview with CBSSports.com, brings to mind last month's post about the tough market for some high-profile and veteran NFL players. As you might recall: Defensive...

    Blog | June 01, 2013
  6. Don't count on a Brian Urlacher comeback

    Kevin Seifert

    It never seemed likely that the Minnesota Vikings would pursue Brian Urlacher in free agency, given their sharp turn toward youth over the past two years. And now it seems clear that Urlacher had little interest in a mercenary-style role with the Vik...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  7. Seahawks offer Antoine Winfield a good fit

    Kevin Seifert

    NFL players are much more willing to accept a reduced role when it will come behind elite players, and I wonder if that's part of Antoine Winfield's thought process as he nears an agreement with the Seattle Seahawks. ESPN's Ed Werder reported...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  8. Lions: Minimal commitment to David Akers

    Kevin Seifert

    When the Detroit Lions signed place-kicker David Akers last week, it was worth asking whether he would be given the 2013 job outright or if he was acquired to participate in a competition for Jason Hanson's old job. Details of his one-year contrac...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  9. Center transition on Bears' horizon

    Kevin Seifert

    If nothing else, two relatively minor decisions this week serve as an important reminder that the Chicago Bears never replaced center Olin Kreutz after his final season with them in 2010. Former guard Roberto Garza has done his best to make it wor...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  10. Antoine Winfield takes visit to Seahawks

    Kevin Seifert

    When we last left the Antoine Winfield story, Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier was acknowledging his strong desire to talk Winfield back onto the team after his surprising release last month. Winfield has since been courted by the Washington...

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  11. No guarantees for Bears' D.J. Williams

    Kevin Seifert

    New Chicago Bears linebacker D.J. Williams didn't officially sign his contract until last Thursday, and I've finally gotten a look at the specifics via ESPN Stats & Information resources. The structure of Williams' one-year, $1.75 million deal furthe...

    Blog | April 08, 2013
  12. David Akers: In decline or on rebound?

    Kevin Seifert

    The Detroit Lions signed veteran place-kicker David Akers on Friday night, and to me it's fair to ask if the Lions will hand him the 2013 job outright or pit him in a competition before deciding who will replace the retired Jason Hanson. Akers is ...

    Blog | April 05, 2013
  13. Charles Woodson trying to stay patient

    Kevin Seifert

    Many of you have been wondering what will become of former Green Bay Packers defensive back Charles Woodson, who has taken one free-agent visit since the Packers released him in February. It sounds as if Woodson is wondering the same thing. Appear...

    Blog | April 05, 2013
  14. Eight in the Box: Under the radar

    Kevin Seifert

    A look at the top under-the-radar move made by each NFC North team thus far this offseason: Chicago Bears: Sometimes it's the move you don't make that stands out. The Bears were in a tough spot with guard Lance Louis, who was having the best seaso...

    Blog | April 05, 2013
  15. Sport Science: D.J. Fluker

    Kevin Seifert

    At the NFL scouting combine, the Chicago Bears were said to be interested in Alabama right tackle D.J. Fluker. Then they went and signed left tackle Jermon Bushrod on the first day of free agency, sliding J'Marcus Webb into a competition with Gabe Ca...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  16. Eight in the Box: FA winners or losers?

    Kevin Seifert

    A look at whether each NFC North team has been a winner or a loser in free agency. Chicago Bears: A hot start in free agency netted left tackle Jermon Bushrod and tight end Martellus Bennett. The Bears had been trying for five years to find a genu...

    Blog | March 22, 2013