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  1. Mailbag: Veteran minimum salary benefit

    Kevin Seifert

    Every now and then, I try to answer a salary cap question to help demystify a process that isn't as complicated as it might seem. This week, Greg of Calgary noted this chart of the Chicago Bears' pending free agents and asked how a cap number can act...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  2. 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
  3. ChatWrap: Brian Urlacher decision revisited

    Kevin Seifert

    Jeffri Chadiha included former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher among 10 veteran free agents who have encountered surprising ambivalence on the open market. Perhaps that analysis prompted this exchange in Tuesday's SportsNation chat: Kris (...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  4. Kyle Long among those ineligible for OTAs*

    Kevin Seifert

    This week, NFC West colleague Mike Sando posted the NFL's little-known rules for rookie participation in offseason programs. The key portion for our consumption: Draft picks and college free agents can't participate in organized team activities until...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  5. BBAO: The days after

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Phew! We made it. Veni, vidi, vici and all that. Three days of the 2013 draft brought us 35 new draft picks and scores of college free agents. I did my best to sort out the immediate aftermath Saturday evening and...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  6. 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
  7. BBAO: Bears want Nick Roach back

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Two of the Chicago Bears' three starting linebackers are pending free agents, and indications are that they will make an effort to bring both of them back in 2013. We've already discussed the still-murky situation...

    Blog | February 27, 2013
  8. BBAO: 'Schwartz rule' re-contemplated

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: INDIANAPOLIS -- The NFL scouting combine includes not only evaluations of draft-eligible players. Teams are also managing their salary cap and negotiating with their own free agents. Meanwhile, the league's competiti...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  9. Eight in the Box: Must-keep free agents

    Kevin Seifert

    Welcome to "Eight in the Box," a new NFL Nation feature that will appear each Friday during the offseason. This week's topic: Which free agent is essential for each team to keep from its 2012 roster? Chicago Bears: In his two years as a starter, H...

    Blog | February 15, 2013
  10. It was a nice run for restricted free agency

    Kevin Seifert

    For the past five weeks or so, many of you submitted questions about potential matches between NFC North teams and a number of restricted free agents (RFA), from Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Mike Wallace to Baltimore Ravens cornerback Ladarius Webb. ...

    Blog | April 20, 2012
  11. BBAO: Free agency is upon us!

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: This is it. Tuesday is the day we find out who among our pending free agents will test the free-agent market, and who will sign last-minute deals to remain in the NFC North. We have a good idea on most of them, an...

    Blog | March 13, 2012
  12. 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
  13. BBAO: Packers take time in talks

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Here's a smart take from Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that I would love to clip and save as a response to everyone asking for updates on the Green Bay Packers' negotiations with their free agents...

    Blog | February 16, 2012
  14. Free Head Exam: Minnesota Vikings

    Kevin Seifert

    After the Minnesota Vikings' 17-13 loss to the Chicago Bears, here are three issues that merit further examination: As of today, the Vikings are franchise free agents and do not have a home stadium. Their lease at the Metrodome has no more games...

    Blog | January 02, 2012
  15. BBAO: Importance of Olin Kreutz to Bears

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: If all goes as expected, NFL teams will soon enter a three-day exclusive window to sign their own free agents. The Minnesota Vikings will get their chance to re-sign receiver Sidney Rice, who has previously indica...

    Blog | July 20, 2011
  16. NFC North: Free-agency primer

    Kevin Seifert

    Chicago Bears Potential unrestricted free agents: Linebacker Darrell McClover, defensive end Adewale Ogunleye, running back Adrian Peterson, linebacker Pisa Tinoisamoa. Potential restricted free agents: Defensive end Mark Anderson, safety Josh ...

    Blog | March 04, 2010