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  1. BBAO: Kyle Long gets a surprise

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Training camp is a time for sweat, soreness, exhaustion and, naturally, arachnids. Check out this video that Chicago Bears rookie Kyle Long posted to his Instagram account Thursday night. It appears that just as y...

    Blog | August 02, 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. Eight in the Box: Can't-lose players

    Kevin Seifert

    Other than the quarterback, which player could each NFC North team least afford to lose to injury? Here's a look: Chicago Bears: DE Julius Peppers. Peppers has been more responsible than any player for the rejuvenation of the Bears' defense since ...

    Blog | June 28, 2013
  4. NFL Future Power Rankings: Bears lagging

    Kevin Seifert

    You might have noticed this week that the ESPN.com Insider group posted its annual NFL Future Power Rankings , a projection that assesses how all 32 teams have positioned themselves for three years down the road. Don't view this project as a predicti...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  5. 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
  6. Bears have NFL's oldest starters

    Kevin Seifert

    As rosters shake out this summer, you'll hear a fair amount about the "youngest" and "oldest" teams in the NFL. Sometimes those figures and rankings can be skewed by aged kickers or an exceptionally youthful set of reserves, so I like what colleague ...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  7. BBAO: Lions' offseason arrest count at two

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Not every arrest of an NFC North player merits a blog entry, and I haven't covered all of them this offseason. This week, however, we learned that the Detroit Lions' list of offseason arrests had grown to two, so I g...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  8. BBAO: Bears parting ways with D.J. Moore

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: As NFL free agency approaches, we're getting an idea of the players teams do and do not want to retain. One that falls in the latter category is Chicago Bears nickelback D.J. Moore, who intercepted 10 passes in three...

    Blog | March 05, 2013
  9. Eight in the box: Biggest cap casualty

    Kevin Seifert

    Welcome to Eight in the Box, a new NFL Nation feature that will appear each Friday during the offseason. This week's topic: Who will be each team's biggest salary cap casualty this spring? Chicago Bears: There aren't likely to be any players relea...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  10. Bears: Jay Cutler and the salary cap

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman stopped short Thursday of calling Jay Cutler his "franchise" quarterback and said he hasn't spoken to anyone about a contract extension that would keep Cutler with the Bears beyond 2013. Trestman's ap...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  11. Pro Bowl Watch: Updated NFC North roster

    Kevin Seifert

    OK. As of Monday afternoon, here is the most updated look at the election, withdrawal, addition and participation of NFC North players in Sunday's Pro Bowl game. By my count, 14 players will participate and seven will start. Four have been added b...

    Blog | January 21, 2013
  12. AP All-Pro team: Six 49ers, no Packers

    Kevin Seifert

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Good morning on a beautifully sunny day here. I'm rushing to the hotel lobby to meet our frantic NFC West blogger, Mike Sando, and dash over to Candlestick Park. You never know what pregame traffic is going to be like. Only seven hou...

    Blog | January 12, 2013
  13. Bears gave Lovie Smith a fair opportunity

    Kevin Seifert

    A second consecutive late-season collapse, along with the presence of a new boss who didn't hire him, was enough to end Lovie Smith's nine-year tenure with the Chicago Bears. The decision came quickly after the Bears missed the playoffs for the fi...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  14. NFC North wrap: all-division team, more

    Kevin Seifert

    Five things to know and my 2012 all-division team: Division MVP: If your definition of this award is the player who has the most impact on his team's winning percentage, then our MVP is Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. If your MVP is t...

    Blog | December 27, 2012
  15. NFC North Pro Bowl analysis

    Kevin Seifert

    Perfect sense: Minnesota Vikings tailback Adrian Peterson has rushed for 1,898 yards this season -- 508 more than the next-closest running back. His fullback, Jerome Felton, has been responsible for a stunning dichotomy -- the Vikings average 7.7 yar...

    Blog | December 26, 2012
  16. BBAO: Pro Bowl announcement tonight

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Good morning. I hope everyone had an enjoyable Tuesday. We're back Wednesday to resume a full week of blogging for our wild Week 17, one that will include the NFL's Pro Bowl announcement this evening at 7 ET. Pro ...

    Blog | December 26, 2012