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  1. Gary Knafelc: NFL wants retirees to 'die off'

    Kevin Seifert

    During the 2011 NFL lockout, it seemed a day wouldn't go by without a retired player ripping the league and its Players Association for both for what was perceived as inadequate medical, insurance and disability treatment. And while all sides have ta...

    Blog | July 01, 2013
  2. Giving Twitter star T.J. Lang the final word

    Kevin Seifert

    Green Bay Packers guard T.J. Lang started off the Twitter reaction to Monday night's debacle at CenturyLink Field, so we might as well let him wrap it up as well. Here was Lang's reaction Thursday morning to news that the NFL had ended the lockout of...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  3. Blogger Blitz: Meet our replacements

    Kevin Seifert

    Now that the NFL has ended its lockout of regular officials, it's time for me to go on vacation. Let me introduce you to some of my replacements ......

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  4. BBAO: Packers' game as the tipping point

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: As it turns out, the final call ever made by the NFL's replacement officials was the one that gave the Green Bay Packers a 14-12 defeat Monday night. The league ended its two-month lockout of its regular officials la...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  5. Woman set to officiate NFL game for first time

    Kevin Seifert

    A woman will be part of an NFL officiating crew for the first time Thursday night, the league confirmed Monday.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2012
  6. NFC North Stock Watch

    Kevin Seifert

    FALLING 1. Donovan McNabb, Minnesota Vikings quarterback: We've noted many times that McNabb deserves only partial blame for the Vikings' woes this season. The lockout, an imbalanced roster and some uninspired work from offensive coordinator Bill ...

    Blog | October 18, 2011
  7. Brian Urlacher: 'I feel great right now'

    Kevin Seifert

    We're now three weeks into the NFL's first post-lockout training camp, one that no longer includes traditional two-a-day practices and prevents more than five consecutive days of football activity. There is certainly some consternation among coaches ...

    Blog | August 17, 2011
  8. Behind the scenes at Vikings training camp

    Kevin Seifert

    ESPN.com's Elizabeth Merrill embedded herself recently at the Minnesota Vikings' training camp, trying to understand the value of an off-site camp in the NFL's post-lockout chaos. Here's an excerpt of what she found after speaking with Vikings coach ...

    Blog | August 12, 2011
  9. Lions can overcome Mikel LeShoure injury

    Kevin Seifert

    Here is the post-lockout litany for the Detroit Lions: Left tackle Jeff Backus reported with a pectoral muscle injury and hasn't participated in training camp. Cornerback Alphonso Smith reported with a broken foot and, like Backus, hasn't parti...

    Blog | August 08, 2011
  10. Camp Confidential: Minnesota Vikings

    Kevin Seifert

    MANKATO, Minn. -- The summer of 2011 is not the time for Nervous Nellies. After the NFL lockout wiped out five months of offseason work, there is a lot to do and (almost) no time to do it. If you freak out under stress, you aren't going to be much go...

    Blog | August 07, 2011
  11. 'Madden 12' ratings: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Let's shift gears here while we have a moment to catch our training camp breath. The end of the NFL lockout didn't just mean the return of football. It also ensured the debut of, yes, "Madden 12." ESPN.com's Jon Robinson has been rolling out exclu...

    Blog | August 04, 2011
  12. NFC North players awaiting CBA ratification

    Kevin Seifert

    In this topsy-turvy post-lockout world, we have all assumed that the new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) would be formally ratified by Thursday. In turn, all players who agreed to new contracts since last Monday would finally be allowed to begi...

    Blog | August 03, 2011
  13. CampTour'11: Mankato is our next stop

    Kevin Seifert

    The lockout, the chaos of free agency and new training camp scheduling rules have all conspired to make our CampTour'11 a bit tricky to plan out. But after spending three days in Green Bay, my next stop will be Minnesota State University, Mankato,...

    Blog | August 03, 2011
  14. Camp Confidential: Green Bay Packers

    Kevin Seifert

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The NFL lockout robbed the Green Bay Packers of some traditional pomp and circumstance normally afforded to Super Bowl champions. They have yet to visit the White House. Their ring distribution was pushed back to an anticlimactic ...

    Blog | August 02, 2011
  15. Right move, wrong time on Olin Kreutz

    Kevin Seifert

    If this were March, and the lockout had never happened, I honestly think I would be applauding the Chicago Bears right now. Their decision to get younger at center would have been bold, well-timed and representative of an organization refusing to all...

    Blog | July 31, 2011
  16. Bears offensive line* revealed

    Kevin Seifert

    For months, we've been discussing the Chicago Bears' offensive line* with a presumed asterisk. All five of their starting positions were pending post-lockout moves. We wouldn't know their first-team lineup, it seemed, until the start of training camp...

    Blog | July 30, 2011