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  1. Morning Roar: 4th-place finish for Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    Good morning and ROARRRRRRRR! Hopefully everyone is having a fine Labor Day weekend. The holiday itself is a work day in the NFL, with many teams returning from final cuts to get in an extra practice day as preparations begin for the first game of...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  2. On the timetable for NFL officials' return

    Kevin Seifert

    Our long national (football) nightmare might be over, or at least close to it. If you haven't heard yet, ESPN's Chris Mortensen is reporting that the NFL and its officials' union have an agreement on a labor deal that could get the league's regular o...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  3. Dirty Laundry: 'Understand the rules'

    Kevin Seifert

    Longtime readers know our "Dirty Laundry" feature typically delves into some of the more controversial or nuanced officiating issues of the previous week's games. The NFL's ongoing labor dispute with its regular officials has made the performance of ...

    Blog | September 12, 2012
  4. Important NFC North programming note

    Kevin Seifert

    Somehow, some way, you're going to have to get through the next four days without me. For the first time in 14 years covering the NFL, I've got a scheduling conflict and won't be able to work Labor Day weekend. The NFL stops for no one, of course,...

    Blog | August 31, 2012
  5. Presuming a cap savings on Greenway deal

    Kevin Seifert

    The Minnesota Vikings had a busy Labor Day. They completed contract negotiations with linebacker Chad Greenway, settled the debate (for now) on their No. 2 quarterback and named a starting strong safety in advance of Sunday's regular season opener at...

    Blog | September 05, 2011
  6. BBAO: Kevin Williams must 'work for free'

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: The NFC North will hum along Monday, Labor Day or not, so why not join us for the ride? We'll start by catching up on a series of interviews that Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams conducted over the w...

    Blog | September 05, 2011
  7. NFC North weekend mailbag

    Kevin Seifert

    In a way, I was right. Last week did provide us the final dark weekend of the NFL offseason. I realize we don't yet have labor peace and the lockout is still on. But players will soon vote on the new collective bargaining agreement (CBA), possibly...

    Blog | July 23, 2011
  8. Scramble'11: NFL's post-lockout schedule

    Kevin Seifert

    I know. I know. I KNOOOOOOOOOOOOW. As of this moment, we don't yet have labor peace in the NFL. That means we can't possibly project when the events you are so interested in -- free agency and training camp, to name two -- will take place. But ...

    Blog | July 22, 2011
  9. BBAO: Awaiting players' vote on CBA

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: After a wild and emotional day on the NFL labor front, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports that the NFL Players Association expects to call a vote on the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) ratified Thursday by owners. ...

    Blog | July 22, 2011
  10. Lockout'11: No resolution this evening

    Kevin Seifert

    A tumultuous night on the NFL labor front has left us assured of only one thing: The league has appropriately called off the Aug. 7 Hall of Fame game. Everything else is in complete flux here late Thursday evening. The NFL has placed a measure ...

    Blog | July 21, 2011
  11. Jerry Kramer: Not 'our position to judge'

    Kevin Seifert

    From what I can tell, only a fraction of you have followed the NFL labor dispute on a blow-by-blow level. An even smaller fraction seem interested in the debate between active and retired players, but we have an NFC North tie-in to the latter that gi...

    Blog | July 14, 2011
  12. Lockout'11: An exclusive free-agent window

    Kevin Seifert

    The latest round of NFL labor discussions, held smack dab in the middle of steamy NFC North territory, produced a number of rumors and a series of speculative reports about how free agency might be administered in what will be a short window between ...

    Blog | July 01, 2011
  13. Some football on Friday unless stay granted

    Kevin Seifert

    Here are some bottom-line bullet points about how the NFL will operate over the next few days after this week's labor developments: The draft will go on as scheduled, beginning Thursday night. Team facilities remain closed to players through Th...

    Blog | April 28, 2011
  14. Some football on Friday unless stay granted

    Kevin Seifert

    Here are some bottom-line bullet points about how the NFL will operate over the next few days after this week's labor developments: The draft will go on as scheduled, beginning Thursday night. Team facilities remain closed to players through Th...

    Blog | April 28, 2011
  15. BBAO: Draft day arrives amid uncertainty

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Day 1 of the NFL draft is always wild, and the extra layer of labor chaos will only add to the drama. No matter what happens on the labor front, I'll be stationed Thursday evening at the Minnesota Vikings' practic...

    Blog | April 28, 2011
  16. Rodgers can't hurdle conventional wisdom

    Kevin Seifert

    You might have forgotten amid the NFL's labor chaos, but on a much quieter day last week I asked you for some help in this week's installment of the ESPN.com offseason positional Power Rankings. Namely: Where should I rank quarterback Aaron Rodgers, ...

    Blog | April 26, 2011