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  1. Desmond Bishop release unrelated to cap

    Kevin Seifert

    In April, we discussed the folly of a so-called "hometown discount" with respect to the Green Bay Packers' negotiations with quarterback Aaron Rodgers. My point was that the Packers wouldn't change their operating policies whether Rodgers signed a be...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  2. NFC North Draft signings: Six to go

    Kevin Seifert

    Maybe it's a habit. Despite the NFL's near-elimination of drama in signing draft choices, I still field daily questions about the status of negotiations. So it seems to be a good time to re-set things here in the NFC North now that the Minnesota Viki...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  3. BBAO: Aaron Rodgers 'not stressing'

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Good morning. Over the weekend, you might have seen that Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers told the Green Bay Press-Gazette he is "not stressing" about upcoming contract negotiations and that he wants to pl...

    Blog | February 11, 2013
  4. We're down to three unsigned draft picks

    Kevin Seifert

    On the final day of May, NFC North teams are nearing completion of negotiations with their 2012 draft class. The latest agreement is between the Minnesota Vikings and safety Harrison Smith, according to multiple reports. Here's an division-wide updat...

    Blog | May 31, 2012
  5. Vikings join rookie signing frenzy

    Kevin Seifert

    Those of you who have been stressing the Minnesota Vikings' slow-moving rookie contract negotiations can rest easier. The team announced Tuesday the signing of six draft picks, including fourth-round receivers Jarius Wright and Greg Childs, and have ...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  6. Brandt: Why rookie negotiations are moot

    Kevin Seifert

    One of the first bits of advice I got on covering an NFL team: Don't worry about the contracts of draft picks until the end of July. Most years, teams I covered were frantically working on deals until the morning of the first practice -- if not longe...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  7. Scott Wells departs, Packers need a center

    Kevin Seifert

    The Green Bay Packers need a center now that veteran Scott Wells has agreed to terms with the St. Louis Rams. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the news Friday evening. Wells and the Packers were reportedly far apart during negotiations prior to free ...

    Blog | March 16, 2012
  8. Flynn Dilemma: Pay him more than QB1?

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Our discussion on the Green Bay Packers' intentions, or lack thereof, for quarterback Matt Flynn has mostly revolved around the tangible issues of salary cap and negotiations. Could the Packers squeeze Flynn's projected $14 million ca...

    Blog | February 23, 2012
  9. BBAO: Packers take time in talks

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Here's a smart take from Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that I would love to clip and save as a response to everyone asking for updates on the Green Bay Packers' negotiations with their free agents...

    Blog | February 16, 2012
  10. Franchise focus: Matt Forte

    Kevin Seifert

    Another in a daily series on NFC North players who are candidates to receive their team's franchise tag. The window for tagging players opens Monday and closes March 5. From the moment the Chicago Bears ended contract negotiations last summer with...

    Blog | February 15, 2012
  11. Matter of time for Aaron Rodgers contract

    Kevin Seifert

    As we've discussed the various contract issues facing the Green Bay Packers in recent months, I've wondered when we would get to the elephant in the room. And no, I'm not talking about the presumably pending negotiations with tight end Jermichael Fin...

    Blog | November 02, 2011
  12. BBAO: Key number in Matt Forte talks

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: On Wednesday, we discussed the Chicago Bears' negotiations with tailback Matt Forte in the context of other deals that have been reached around the NFL. Most recently, the San Francisco 49ers agreed on a three-year e...

    Blog | September 01, 2011
  13. DraftTracker: NFC North motoring along

    Kevin Seifert

    We're quickly learning that the signing of draft picks is all but a formality under the new collective bargaining agreement. Either that or agents haven't yet identified enough loopholes to draw out negotiations. Regardless, the NFC North is humming ...

    Blog | July 29, 2011
  14. BBAO: Shutdown cools Vikings stadium talk

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: The state of Minnesota's government shutdown will obviously keep the Minnesota Vikings' stadium proposal on the back burner for the time being. Negotiations have continued on closing the funding gap between the team ...

    Blog | July 01, 2011
  15. BBAO: Making room for Major Wright

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Casting aside current pessimism over the state of CBA negotiations, we know the NFL will resume playing games sometime. And when it does, the Chicago Bears will be gearing up for a transition at safety. The question,...

    Blog | March 09, 2011
  16. BBAO: Bradford impact on Suh, Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Friday night's agreement between the St. Louis Rams and quarterback Sam Bradford sets some parameters for the Detroit Lions' negotiations with defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. And here an interesting question: After B...

    Blog | July 31, 2010