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  1. Eight in the Box: Offseason regret

    Kevin Seifert

    A look at the one move each team in the NFC North needed to make but didn't. Chicago Bears: General manager Phil Emery approached the draft with hopes of selecting a quarterback, and there were reports of the Bears privately working out North Caro...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  2. ChatWrap: Veterans who leave the Packers

    Kevin Seifert

    Tuesday's SportsNation chat brought a nuanced discussion amid the continuing intra-division flow from the Green Bay Packers to the Minnesota Vikings. It's usually assumed that successful general managers only allow veteran players to leave when their...

    Blog | June 26, 2013
  3. BBAO: Phil Emery serious about analytics

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery has referred a number of times to advanced statistical analysis services that he consulted with over the past season. This week, the Bears joined a growing group of NFL teams ...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  4. Ponder vs. Peterson: Skip Bayless is right?!

    Kevin Seifert

    Well, knock me over with a feather. I found myself not completely disagreeing with "First Take" panelist Skip Bayless in this video discussion of the Minnesota Vikings' 2012 playoff run. To take a step back, Vikings general manager Rick Spielman p...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  5. Chris Kluwe of Minnesota Vikings released

    Kevin Seifert

    Chris Kluwe's time with the Minnesota Vikings is over as the punter was released on Monday.

    Story | Conversation | May 06, 2013
  6. Mel Kiper as a 32-team general manager

    Kevin Seifert

    ESPN analyst Mel Kiper's latest draft exercise is not intended to be predictive, but rather a commentary on how the draft would go if he were choosing for each team. This draft includes trades, several of which involved NFC North teams, and a total ...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  7. BBAO: Did Vikings work out P Brad Wing?

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Last month, Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman was asked if veteran punter Chris Kluwe would be with the team in 2013. Spielman wouldn't answer. Kluwe has the highest gross average (44.4 yards) in team h...

    Blog | April 08, 2013
  8. Reminder: Percy Harvin saga is unresolved

    Kevin Seifert

    The Percy Harvin saga had gone quiet in the weeks since we last addressed it at the NFL scouting combine. Then, as you might recall, Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman was repeating a seven-word mantra whenever he was asked: "We have no ...

    Blog | March 10, 2013
  9. 'We have no intent to trade Percy Harvin'

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Repeat after me. "We have no intent to trade Percy Harvin." "We have no intent to trade Percy Harvin." "We have no intent to trade Percy Harvin." I lost track of how many times I heard Minnesota Vikings general manager Ric...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  10. Vikings 'digging' into players' social media

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANAPOLIS -- If they aren't already, draft-eligible players should be aware that at least one NFL team -- and surely many others -- have been digging into their social media to create a more complete character assessment. Minnesota Vikings general...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  11. James Jones ready to be Packers' No. 1 WR

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANPOLIS -- So I'm about to step into a marathon availability session Thursday morning here at the NFL scouting combine. It will include Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman and general manager Phil Emery, Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz and Minneso...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  12. Spielman's non-answers on Percy Harvin

    Kevin Seifert

    So I got around to listening to the podcast of Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman's appearance Friday on KFAN-100.3, and naturally my ears perked up when the topic turned to the status of receiver Percy Harvin. As we discussed earlier...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  13. BBAO: Lions planning active free agency

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew made a mildly surprising projection Thursday: The Lions will be an active player in the free agent market this offseason. I think we would all agree the Lions need help ...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  14. Say this much: Phil Emery is bold

    Kevin Seifert

    Let's quickly summarize Phil Emery's first 11 1/2 months as the Chicago Bears' general manager: For the modest sum of two third-round draft picks, Emery acquired one of the NFL's best and most enigmatic wide receivers. Brandon Marshall rewarded t...

    Blog | January 16, 2013
  15. BBAO: Martin Mayhew's 'biggest mistake'

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: You can go ahead and put running back near the top of the Detroit Lions' offseason shopping list. Again. Lions general manager Martin Mayhew gave a candid interview Wednesday night to local reporters, admitting th...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  16. Fantasy hint: Brandon Marshall and targets

    Kevin Seifert

    My general approach to fantasy football is to leave the analysis and recommendations to the experts, of which ESPN has an entire staff. Occasionally, however, I'll try to pass along information that might be of use to you and your team. In checkin...

    Blog | November 28, 2012