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  1. A new punter for the Lions, too

    Kevin Seifert

    It appears that two NFC North teams will have highly-regarded rookie punters in 2013. We noted earlier that the Minnesota Vikings drafted UCLA's Jeff Locke with the No. 155 overall pick Saturday afternoon, a move that will probably prompt the rele...

    Blog | April 27, 2013
  2. BBAO: Vikings' due diligence on Manti Te'o

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: We discussed the possibility of the Minnesota Vikings drafting Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o as recently as last Friday, and over the weekend, Sports Illustrated's Peter King added a more grist to the mill. Accord...

    Blog | April 15, 2013
  3. From Facebook: Returners, kickers, HOF

    Kevin Seifert

    Over on our still-churning Facebook page, Justin offers evidence that some of you have a better mental catalogue of this blog's archives than me. Justin pointed out this 2011 post on Chicago Bears returner Devin Hester's candidacy for the Pro Foot...

    Blog | April 12, 2013
  4. Lions: Minimal commitment to David Akers

    Kevin Seifert

    When the Detroit Lions signed place-kicker David Akers last week, it was worth asking whether he would be given the 2013 job outright or if he was acquired to participate in a competition for Jason Hanson's old job. Details of his one-year contrac...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  5. BBAO: Bears put No. 50 back in circulation

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: No player has worn No. 50 for the Chicago Bears since Mike Singletary's last game 21 years ago, but it was not retired and apparently will not be anytime soon. The team issued it to new linebacker James Anderson, aft...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  6. Jason Hanson: 'Come to grips with kicking'

    Kevin Seifert

    In the days since place-kicker Jason Hanson announced his retirement from the Detroit Lions, I've received a steady stream of the same question: Will he be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame? Hanson, after all, finished his 21-year career wi...

    Blog | April 09, 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. David Akers: In decline or on rebound?

    Kevin Seifert

    The Detroit Lions signed veteran place-kicker David Akers on Friday night, and to me it's fair to ask if the Lions will hand him the 2013 job outright or pit him in a competition before deciding who will replace the retired Jason Hanson. Akers is ...

    Blog | April 05, 2013
  9. BBAO: Delay Vikings stadium construction?

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: A Minnesota state senator plans to introduce a bill next week to delay construction of the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium until revenue streams for paying the public's annual share are secured. Many of you panicked w...

    Blog | April 05, 2013
  10. A long era ends: Jason Hanson retires

    Kevin Seifert

    How best to put into perspective the duration of Jason Hanson's career with the Detroit Lions? Here is one attempt: When his tenure began in 1992, about two-thirds of the players on the Lions' roster weren't yet in the first grade. Hanson spent 21...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  11. Quick Hits: Packers, Lions, Vikings

    Kevin Seifert

    I usually try to post a "Quick Hit" item to catch up after missing some blog time, but the Chicago Bears' activity over the past week merits its own post. That item will publish shortly. For now, let's catch up on the other 75 percent of the division...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  12. BBAO: Owners meeting set to conclude

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: PHOENIX -- And just like that, we've hit the final day of the NFL owners meeting. It'll be a busy one for us in the NFC North, beginning with an early-morning breakfast (at least in the Mountain Time Zone) that inclu...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  13. Midday update: Jerome Simpson and more

    Kevin Seifert

    The pace is starting to accelerate as free agency draws closer, so let's touch on a few developments before heading off into our SportsNation chat. The Minnesota Vikings re-signed receiver Jerome Simpson to a one-year contract, giving him a second...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  14. 'Kickalicious' (!) worked out for Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    As you know, the Detroit Lions signed punter Blake Clingan after a specialists tryout at their Allen Park practice facility this week. Clingan hasn't kicked competitively since 2010 and paid his own way to the event, but as it turns out, he wasn't th...

    Blog | March 08, 2013
  15. ChatWrap: Lions seeking new punters

    Kevin Seifert

    Let's go ahead and continue Tuesday's unintended theme of specialists and take a closer look at the Detroit Lions' situation, one they attempted to get ahead with an impromptu series of tryouts at their practice facility. According to multiple rep...

    Blog | March 05, 2013
  16. BBAO: Another Lions staff change looms

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: There will be a total of at least five departures from the Detroit Lions' 2012 coaching staff, counting Adam Schefter's ESPN report late Tuesday that the St. Louis Rams will hire defensive backs coach Tim Walton as t...

    Blog | February 13, 2013