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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Cliff Avril leaves Detroit on a short-term deal

    Kevin Seifert

    NFL teams occasionally re-sign their own free agents after the market opens, as the Detroit Lions did Wednesday with cornerback Chris Houston. More often, however, those players sign elsewhere once they hit the open market -- a path defensive end Cli...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  4. Media linking Lions to 'name' players

    Kevin Seifert

    On the eve of free agency, the Detroit Lions are being linked relatively credibly to a number of significant free agents. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported they are one of two front-runners for safety Dashon Goldson, NFL.com reports "strong buzz" between...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  5. Ready for action: ESPN Free-Agent Tracker

    Kevin Seifert

    One of your most popular questions over the years has been for a comprehensive list of NFL free agents. Finally, I have a reliable place to send you: ESPN.com's redesigned Free-Agent Tracker, now online for your interactive pleasure. Most of the f...

    Blog | March 06, 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. 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
  10. 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
  11. Second-round RFA tender for DeAndre Levy

    Kevin Seifert

    Following up on Monday morning's post about restricted free agents (RFAs), we have a significant update to pass along. After clearing around $16 million in cap space, the Detroit Lions assigned a second-round tender to linebacker DeAndre Levy, acc...

    Blog | March 12, 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. 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
  15. Free agency: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    An early look at the free agency situation in the NFC North. Note: These projected lists reflect notable unrestricted free agents for each team. The NFL will not issue an official list of free agents until the signing period begins March 5. Chi...

    Blog | February 16, 2010
  16. Black and Blue all over: Lions active

    Kevin Seifert

    Detroit was the NFC North's most active team from a personnel perspective in 2009, literally signing dozens of veteran free agents and working out many more. It appears the Lions are picking up where they left off. The team signed running back DeD...

    Blog | February 10, 2010