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  1. Clayton on the NFC North's huge payrolls

    Kevin Seifert

    ESPN.com's John Clayton broached a rarely-discussed facet of NFL finances -- annual payroll -- and noted in his weekly mailbag that no division will pay out more cash to its players this season than the NFC North. Payroll figures are entirely separa...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  2. Assessing the 2009 draft: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    One of the takeways from John Clayton's assessment of the ugly 2009 NFL draft: The NFC North performed less disastrously than most. As Clayton notes, only 60 of the players drafted that year remain with their original teams. Nearly 20 percent of t...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  3. BBAO: Clayton on Steven Jackson

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Well then. It's one thing for me to suggest that free-agent running back Steven Jackson would make some sense for the Green Bay Packers. It's quite another for ESPN.com senior writer John Clayton to make a similar as...

    Blog | February 12, 2013
  4. John Clayton: NFC North salary cap space

    Kevin Seifert

    Perhaps you've already seen John Clayton's item on salary cap space for all 32 NFL teams. If not, I've pulled the four NFC North figures into this post. Keep in mind that cap numbers are fluid this time of year and aren't finalized until shortly b...

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  5. Looming: Three huge QB contracts

    Kevin Seifert

    No NFC North teams appeared on John Clayton's list of the NFL's 10 worst contracts, and I really can't come up with an obvious nomination. There are no abominable contracts in this division at the moment, at least none any team entered by choice that...

    Blog | October 25, 2012
  6. BBAO: Speeding into Week 1

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Hello again and thanks for your understanding during an unusual holiday weekend. At last, NFC North blog headquarters is up and fully operational once again. I hope you provided Endor-like treatment to John Clayton d...

    Blog | September 04, 2012
  7. NFC North: More or Less

    Kevin Seifert

    After running the numbers, ESPN.com pro football writer John Clayton arrived at a win total for every team in the division for 2012. Is the figure too high, too low or spot on? CHICAGO BEARS: Given that they were 7-3 last season before quarterback...

    Blog | June 20, 2012
  8. John Clayton's 'Theory of 150' for O-lines

    Kevin Seifert

    ESPN.com senior writer John Clayton has theories on questions you've never thought of asking, and here is one of particular note to NFC North teams. When evaluating the future of an offensive line, Clayton writes, teams would be wise to follow the "T...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  9. Adjusting salary cap for rollover totals

    Kevin Seifert

    As we continue to explore the dry but important implementation of the NFL's new salary cap, I point you in the direction of John Clayton's Monday morning mailbag. Clayton describes a new facet of the 2012 cap: The ability of teams to roll over leftov...

    Blog | February 13, 2012
  10. NFC North midseason report

    Kevin Seifert

    Wednesday is midseason report day here at ESPN.com. You might have seen my MVP post earlier this afternoon, and below are some NFC North excerpts from senior writer John Clayton's various reports. His video explaining NFC North grades is below. L...

    Blog | November 09, 2011
  11. Clayton: One elite quarterback in NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Miss your afternoon caffeine jolt? ESPN.com senior writer John Clayton has offered you some late-afternoon adrenaline. With 2011 being the Year of the Quarterback and all, Clayton produced a comprehensive ranking of 33 potential starting quarterba...

    Blog | August 31, 2011
  12. Hot Button: Donovan McNabb's impact

    Kevin Seifert

    This week's ESPN.com Hot Button question featured an NFC North flavor: What team made the best move at quarterback this summer? ESPN's John Clayton chose the Minnesota Vikings' acquisition of Donovan McNabb, as did "NFL Live" analysts Mark Schlere...

    Blog | August 02, 2011
  13. BBAO: Answers soon for Donovan McNabb

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Good early morning. Since our Tuesday-night signoff, the Donovan McNabb-Minnesota Vikings reports have strengthened. ESPN's John Clayton reported a trade is contingent on McNabb restructuring his contract, a move he ...

    Blog | July 27, 2011
  14. NFC North cap status with $120M limit

    Kevin Seifert

    Some of you might already have seen John Clayton's projection of the NFL's 2011 salary cap, which will return at least some teams to the era of cap-induced cuts and adjustments after years of escalated spending. Clayton estimates a 2011 cap of $12...

    Blog | July 11, 2011
  15. Will Bears or Vikings shift training camp?

    Kevin Seifert

    ESPN.com senior writer John Clayton wrote earlier this week on the fast-approaching deadlines for teams that conduct off-site training camps. If not resolved by mid-July or so, the NFL lockout could claim those traditional events. If so, the two N...

    Blog | June 01, 2011
  16. Clayton: Vikings most affected by lockout

    Kevin Seifert

    In assessing the damage already done during the NFL lockout, ESPN.com senior writer John Clayton identifies an NFC North team that rhymes with Rinnesota Rikings as the most stricken in the NFL. Clayton on the Minnesota Vikings: The Vikings have a de...

    Blog | May 19, 2011