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  1. Eight in the Box: NFC North camp issues

    Kevin Seifert

    What are the three key camp issues facing each NFC North team? CHICAGO BEARS Offense: Kyle Long's readiness The Bears drafted Long in the first round to help an offensive line that has struggled for years to protect quarterback Jay Cutler. Lon...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  2. NFC North: Training camp issues

    Kevin Seifert

    In 10 days, all four NFC North teams will have stepped onto the practice field for their 2013 training camps. I can't think of a better way to wade through these final days than by identifying 10 key issues we will no doubt be focusing on over the ne...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  3. Williamson: NFC North offseason grades

    Kevin Seifert

    Matt Williamson scouts the NFL for ESPN.com, and this week he revealed his offseason grades for all 32 teams. You'll need an Insider subscription to view the full file, but I've been authorized by high-level executives to leak a few NFC North snippe...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  4. Fantasy hint: Packers rookie RBs

    Kevin Seifert

    Much of this ESPN Fantasy Roundtable on rookie running backs focuses on how -- and with what frequency -- the Green Bay Packers will use tailback Eddie Lacy, especially near the goal line. The general consensus: The Packers have too many skill pla...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  5. Eight in the box: RB status check

    Kevin Seifert

    How does each NFC North team look at running back, and what still needs to be done? Chicago Bears: If you were drawing up plans for an experienced but diverse backfield, you could do a lot worse than modeling after the Bears. Starter Matt Forte is...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  6. BBAO: Bears complete draft signings

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: We're down to five unsigned draft choices here in the NFC North after the Chicago Bears wrapped up contracts for their 2013 class over the weekend. First-round draft pick Kyle Long agreed to terms on a four-year deal...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  7. Circling back on our UCLA newcomers

    Kevin Seifert

    So it looks like I zigged this week when I should have zagged on the eligibility of three former UCLA players for NFC North offseason work. As it turns out, running back Johnathan Franklin, offensive lineman Jeff Baca and punter Jeff Locke are eli...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  8. 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
  9. Draft impact: Packers' Johnathan Franklin

    Kevin Seifert

    Another in a periodic series examining the roles of NFC North newcomers: Running back Eddie Lacy figures to absorb the majority of attention on the Green Bay Packers' draft class, considering his national name recognition and his status as the Pac...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  10. NFL post-draft Power Rankings: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    ESPN.com's power ranking committee convened this week because, well, why not? NFL teams have made it to the other side of the bulk of player acquisition season. Let's take a look at how NFC North teams stack up: 5. Green Bay Packers Trending: Up ...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  11. Mel Kiper Jr. 2013 draft grades: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Reading Mel Kiper Jr.'s grades the morning after the draft is like a holiday tradition. No matter how much we all understand intuitively that it's impossible to project future success, we still want to know what the man who has spent three decades e...

    Blog | April 28, 2013
  12. NFC North draft analysis

    Kevin Seifert

    How top-heavy was the 2013 draft in the NFC North? We welcomed more players in the first round (six) than in the second and third rounds combined (four), the result of two big trades. With the 2013 affair basically in the books, let's take a close...

    Blog | April 27, 2013
  13. Packers flood zone with Johnathan Franklin

    Kevin Seifert

    Well then. Consider the Green Bay Packers' backfield on notice. After going 43 consecutive games without a runner hitting 100 yards, the Packers have grabbed two of the top feature backs in the 2013 draft. Alabama's Eddie Lacy was their second-rou...

    Blog | April 27, 2013
  14. Packers-Steven Jackson was a longshot

    Kevin Seifert

    Many of you wanted the Green Bay Packers to sign free agent running back Steven Jackson. I wasn't opposed to it. In the end, however, do we really know how the Packers felt about it? The Packers without question spoke to Jackson's agent, but as we...

    Blog | March 14, 2013