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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. Tough market for Woodson, Urlacher, KVB

    Kevin Seifert

    Three well-regarded former NFC North players made Jeffri Chadiha's list of "seasoned, big-name free agents still sitting on the open market, hoping to find homes." Let's take a look at each: Cornerback Charles Woodson Chadiha: "The best Woodson c...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  6. 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
  7. What keeps Mike McCarthy busy

    Kevin Seifert

    PHOENIX -- We all know what the Green Bay Packers are not doing this offseason. You've reminded me on a daily basis: They're not signing free agents. They're not keeping their own free agents. They're not re-signing any of the stars whose contracts w...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  8. 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
  9. Lions find (some) cap space for free agents

    Kevin Seifert

    Another free-agent signing has most of you beating down my virtual door and demanding to know how a team that is tight against the salary cap can afford to make two signings -- first cornerback Chris Houston and now defensive tackle Jason Jones -- wh...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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