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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Vikings stadium: Metrodome swan song?

    Kevin Seifert

    Sunday will mark the Minnesota Vikings' final game at the Metrodome under the terms of the original 30-year lease that came with the stadium's opening in 1982. Technically speaking, the Vikings will be franchise free agents by Feb. 1, 2012 and free t...

    Blog | December 31, 2011
  12. Vikings stadium: Lease expiration cometh

    Kevin Seifert

    It's all but official. The Minnesota Vikings will be franchise free agents later this winter. As you've probably heard by now, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has canceled plans for a pre-Thanksgiving special session of the state legislature to affi...

    Blog | November 02, 2011
  13. 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
  14. More trouble for Everson Griffen

    Kevin Seifert

    There has been some speculation that Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen is in line for increased playing time in 2011, considering the multiple pending free agents the Vikings have at that position. I wonder where that idea stands after ...

    Blog | February 04, 2011
  15. Ray Edwards starts the RFA signings

    Kevin Seifert

    Tuesday is the deadline for restricted free agents to sign their tenders or face a potential pay reduction imposed by the team. I'm expecting all of the NFC North's RFAs to sign by then, and Minnesota Vikings defensive end Ray Edwards has become the ...

    Blog | June 14, 2010
  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