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  1. Hard to worry about Cliff Avril's late report

    Kevin Seifert

    As far as holdouts go, Cliff Avril's was pretty harmless. In fact, technically speaking, you couldn't call it a holdout because he wasn't bound to a contract until he reported to Detroit Lions practice Sunday morning and signed a franchise tag tender...

    Blog | August 05, 2012
  2. Offset fight continues for Vikings, Matt Kalil

    Kevin Seifert

    Tuesday's SportsNation chat brought a number of questions about the Minnesota Vikings' negotiations with first-round draft choice Matt Kalil, and whether there was any chance of a holdout in an era of what are supposed to be cookie-cutter rookie cont...

    Blog | July 25, 2012
  3. Matt Forte or Michael Bush near goal line?

    Kevin Seifert

    Matt Forte's contract agreement last week with the Chicago Bears changed the dynamic of our discussions about their backfield. No longer is newcomer Michael Bush a contingency plan for a possible Forte holdout. Now, Forte and Bush are part of a two-h...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  4. Programming note: Quiet time approacheth

    Kevin Seifert

    Offseason workouts have ended in each NFC North market. All but three draft choices are signed. We have the potential for a few unsurprising training camp holdouts, but for the most part we appear to be headed into a few weeks of relative calm here i...

    Blog | June 25, 2012
  5. Percy Harvin: 'See u at Mankato'

    Kevin Seifert

    In between Twitter outages, Minnesota Vikings receiver Percy Harvin implied he won't take the dramatic step he suggested earlier this week of staging a training camp holdout. Shortly after participating in the Vikings' final practice of the offseason...

    Blog | June 21, 2012
  6. Bears should let Matt Forte skip preseason

    Kevin Seifert

    Late last month, speculation emerged that Chicago Bears tailback Matt Forte might stage a training camp holdout to jump-start negotiations on a contract extension. In the end, Forte reported on time after Bears general manager Jerry Angelo pledged he...

    Blog | August 07, 2011
  7. All clear on NFC North rookie contracts

    Kevin Seifert

    The Minnesota Vikings' contract agreement with first-round draft pick Christian Ponder all but ensures that no NFC North rookies will miss a training camp practice because of a contract holdout. Ponder confirmed his fully guaranteed four-year cont...

    Blog | July 31, 2011
  8. BBAO: Bernard Berrian defends himself

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Minnesota Vikings receiver Bernard Berrian, whose low production totals has the team mulling a trade for San Diego Chargers holdout Vincent Jackson, had some interesting things to say Monday while speaking to Minneso...

    Blog | September 21, 2010
  9. Suh missing but not testing patience -- yet

    Kevin Seifert

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- As the Ndamukong Suh holdout reached Day 4, the tone shifted ever so slightly at Detroit Lions training camp. While no one is expressing anger or even concern, it's clear that we're moving into a second phase of posturing. ...

    Blog | August 02, 2010
  10. No holdout for Packers' Bryan Bulaga

    Kevin Seifert

    Say what you want about the impact of long-term rookie holdouts, but I think we can all agree on this: The best-case scenario is getting to training camp on time. A year after enduring the two-week holdout of nose tackle B.J. Raji, the Green Bay Pack...

    Blog | July 30, 2010
  11. Atari Bigby finally accepts Packers' offer

    Kevin Seifert

    If there was any question, it is now clear that Green Bay Packers safety Atari Bigby has no plans to stage a training camp holdout and will report to Lambeau Field in time for Friday's practice. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Bigby finally signed his r...

    Blog | July 27, 2010
  12. BBAO: Bears and Vincent Jackson?

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: AFC West colleague Bill Williamson lists four teams that could be interested in acquiring San Diego Chargers receiver Vincent Jackson, an expected training camp holdout because of a contract dispute. The Chicago Bear...

    Blog | June 30, 2010
  13. Vikings among four holdouts on OT

    Kevin Seifert

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- There are two interesting and significant NFC North angles on the NFL's new overtime rule, which requires a team to score touchdown in order to win on the first possession. 1. Minnesota owner Zygi Wilf, who spoke out Monday agains...

    Blog | March 23, 2010
  14. Black and Blue all over: No holdout for Collins

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by's Kevin Seifert It always seemed unlikely that Green Bay safety Nick Collins would hold out from training camp, but his agent is now making clear that Collins will report on time this week. Collins is entering the final year of...

    Blog | July 30, 2009
  15. No rookie holdouts looming in Chicago

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by's Kevin Seifert After Len Pasquarelli's excellent column last week, there should be no surprise that Chicago became the first NFL team to sign its entire nine-man draft class Wednesday. The Bears' pair of third-round pi...

    Blog | June 10, 2009
  16. Black and Blue all over: Holdout fallout

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by's Kevin Seifert Nearly two months later, tailback Ryan Grant's training camp holdout is still impacting the Green Bay Packers. The Packers are heading into their third game of limiting Grant's playing time and carries because of a ...

    Blog | September 20, 2008