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  1. Lions reassured by Broyles, Burleson

    Kevin Seifert

    Depth among the Detroit Lions' receiving corps was one of our most consistent late-summer topics, so I would excuse those of you who got jumpy when word broke Friday morning that free agent Chad Johnson (AKA Ochocinco) was at their training camp. You...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  2. Minnesota Vikings, ex-Green Bay Packers LB Desmond Bishop agree t...

    Kevin Seifert

    Free agent linebacker Desmond Bishop has agreed to terms with the Vikings, according to agent Blake Baratz, becoming the latest in a line of former Packers players to sign with their NFC North rival.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2013
  3. Vikings: Erin Henderson leaves no doubt

    Kevin Seifert

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- At about the time the Minnesota Vikings were scheduled to host free agent linebacker Desmond Bishop, the man he would presumably replace at the "Mike" linebacker stood stoically with several reporters and said: "I'm playing the...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  4. Two veteran O-linemen for Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    Over the past couple of days, the Detroit Lions have added two free agent offensive linemen who have started a combined 170 games in their careers. On paper, at least, the arrival of guard Jake Scott and guard/center Leroy Harris has made for a crowd...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  5. Short-term resolution for Sam Shields

    Kevin Seifert

    Earlier, we noted the 2013 financial dilemma facing Green Bay Packers cornerback Sam Shields. Should he play this season under the terms of his $2.02 million restricted free-agent tender, or should he push hard -- presumably via skipping the offseaso...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  6. ChatWrap: Why sign Brian Urlacher now?

    Kevin Seifert

    One of the persistent themes of Tuesday's SportsNation chat was a Chicago Sun-Times report suggesting that free-agent linebacker Brian Urlacher was leaning toward signing with the Minnesota Vikings. My sense at the time: The Vikings are in no rush...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  7. Packers keeping tabs on Cedric Benson

    Kevin Seifert

    Why are the Green Bay Packers bringing in free agent running back Cedric Benson for a visit Wednesday, as ESPN's Adam Schefter reported? The guess here is they want to gauge the progress of his recovery from the foot injury that ended his 2012 sea...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  8. Packers miss on Steve McLendon (Oh no!)

    Kevin Seifert

    Steve McLendon, we had barely heard of you, and now hardly knew you. McLendon, a backup defensive lineman for the Pittsburgh Steelers, spent Wednesday taking a visit at Lambeau Field as a restricted free agent. Thursday, the Steelers signed McLend...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  9. Gearing up for Schedule Day

    Kevin Seifert

    Thursday is the NFL's offseason national holiday, or, at least the one that comes after the free-agent market opens and before the draft. The league will announce its 2013 schedule at 8 p.m. ET, and I'll be ready to offer instant analysis and outrage...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  10. Bears: Another tight end?

    Kevin Seifert

    Let's review the timeline while we have a moment. In January, general manager Phil Emery admits the Chicago Bears need to improve their mid-range passing game, an area often reserved for tight ends. Hours after the free-agent market opens in Ma...

    Blog | April 15, 2013
  11. BBAO: Bears interested in TE Zach Ertz

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Would the Chicago Bears draft a tight end in the first round even after signing veteran Martellus Bennett to a four-year, $20 million free agent contract? ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay thinks so, and has continu...

    Blog | April 12, 2013
  12. 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
  13. BBAO: On Heyward-Bey, Hall signings

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Two NFL contract agreements Monday night had NFC North implications and are worth noting here on the blog. First, the Indianapolis Colts announced a deal with free agent receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, who visited t...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  14. Rick Spielman on drafting a WR

    Kevin Seifert

    PHOENIX -- The Minnesota Vikings' rebuild of their receiver position now includes a top-end free agent (Greg Jennings), the return of one incumbent (Jerome Simpson) and high hopes for a 2012 rookie (Jarius Wright). With the veteran market dwindling (...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  15. Packers-Steven Jackson was a longshot

    Kevin Seifert

    Many of you wanted the Green Bay Packers to sign free agent running back Steven Jackson. I wasn't opposed to it. In the end, however, do we really know how the Packers felt about it? The Packers without question spoke to Jackson's agent, but as we...

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  16. Jeff Backus retirement: LT at No. 5?

    Kevin Seifert

    We've known the possibility has existed for most of this offseason, but in the midst of the NFL's free-agent frenzy, the news still came as a surprise. Jeff Backus announced his retirement, meaning the Lions will enter the 2013 season with a differen...

    Blog | March 14, 2013