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  1. NFL free agency -- Pot of gold remains elusive

    Kevin Seifert

    The promise of free-agency riches is usually a mirage, and this year's salary-cap increase might not make much of a difference, writes Kevin Seifert.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2014
  2. Why the Lions are the NFL's oldest team*

    Kevin Seifert

    ESPN colleague Mike Sando's annual age analysis of NFL rosters found that the Detroit Lions have the oldest roster in the league. That designation might seem odd when you consider the relative youth of the Lions' primary players. You also might no...

    Blog | September 01, 2013
  3. Detroit Lions cut-down analysis

    Kevin Seifert

    Most significant move: There were no surprises for the Detroit Lions and, really, there were few big decisions. We noted earlier that the team decided to preserve a roster spot for No. 3 quarterback Kellen Moore, so the most significant move they did...

    Blog | August 31, 2013
  4. Three big Lions roster questions

    Kevin Seifert

    People closer to the situation than me have made their best projection of the Detroit Lions' 53-man roster, which must be whittled down by Saturday afternoon. Here is one look from Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press and here is another from Chris...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  5. Observation deck: Lions-Bills

    Kevin Seifert

    Reviewing the merciful end of the Detroit Lions' preseason, a 35-13 victory over the Buffalo Bills on Thursday: The biggest news of any preseason finale is whether any prominent players suffered injuries. The Lions suffered no obvious ail...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  6. Previewing Preseason Week 4: Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    In which we look ahead to the Detroit Lions' preseason finale: Opponent: Buffalo Bills Location: Ralph Wilson Stadium Time: 7 p.m. ET Personnel notes: Healthy starters are expected to get one series, which probably means that receiver Cal...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  7. Morning Roar: Jason Fox ascends

    Kevin Seifert

    Good morning and ROARRRRRRRR! Is Jason Fox on the verge of winning the Detroit Lions' right tackle job? We discussed the possibility Monday, and Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press implied as much, writing that "Fox has quietly drawn praise for...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  8. No 'long-term' injuries for Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    It appears that two important Detroit Lions players have escaped a season-ending diagnosis from injuries suffered in last week's preseason game against the New England Patriots. Lions coach Jim Schwartz has moved into regular-season mode on injury...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  9. Lions first to begin roster cutdowns

    Kevin Seifert

    The Detroit Lions became the first NFC North team to start addressing the NFL's looming roster cuts by releasing five players and beginning to assess the injuries of two others. According to Tim Twentyman of the Lions' web site, the players releas...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  10. Lions: On Tony Scheffler's three plays

    Kevin Seifert

    The NFL now releases official snap count statistics on the morning after most games, giving us an important -- if not entirely predictive -- tool for taking stock of a team's assessment of its roster. Last week, for instance, we received clear eviden...

    Blog | August 16, 2013
  11. Detroit Lions: Preseason Week 2

    Kevin Seifert

    In which we look ahead to the Detroit Lions' second preseason game. (Jeff Dickerson of ESPNChicago.com previewed the Chicago Bears' matchup against the San Diego Chargers.) Opponent: Cleveland Browns Location: FirstEnergy Stadium Time: 7:30 ...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  12. BBAO: Concerned about Bears' offense?

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: How concerned should the Chicago Bears be about their offense? ESPNChicago.com's Jeff Dickerson and Michael C. Wright examined that question as part of this Four Downs post. Dickerson wrote that despite the ample ...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  13. Camp Confidential: Detroit Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions opened training camp expressing unprecedented confidence in the direction of their program, and, if anything, their steam has picked up since then. A relatively injury-free camp, the obvious impact of multiple n...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  14. ChatWrap: Lions' Nate Burleson

    Kevin Seifert

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Detroit Lions receiver Nate Burleson and I sat down for a live chat Wednesday afternoon, and in reading through the transcript a little while ago, I was reminded how many thoughtful and informative answers he provided. (I guess i...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  15. BBAO: Sack totals among Lions DEs

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Here's a jarring nugget from Dave Birkett's story in the Detroit Free Press on the Detroit Lions' defensive line: None of their top four defensive ends have had a double-digit sack season, either in the NFL or colleg...

    Blog | August 01, 2013
  16. Health status check as vets report to camp

    Kevin Seifert

    NFL players are never healthier than on the first day of training camp, or so goes conventional wisdom. As the first NFC North veterans report to training camp Wednesday -- Chicago Bears players are headed to Bourbonnais, Ill., as we speak -- it's wo...

    Blog | July 24, 2013