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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. On that 2010 Lions-Vikings draft trade

    Kevin Seifert

    Jahvid Best's official departure from the Detroit Lions merits a look back at the intra-division trade that made him the No. 30 overall pick of the 2010 NFL draft. As you might recall, the Vikings sent that pick to the Lions in exchange for select...

    Blog | July 18, 2013
  3. Assessing the 2009 draft: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    One of the takeways from John Clayton's assessment of the ugly 2009 NFL draft: The NFC North performed less disastrously than most. As Clayton notes, only 60 of the players drafted that year remain with their original teams. Nearly 20 percent of t...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  4. Yes! Mel Kiper's 2014 Big Board is out

    Kevin Seifert

    We're still hashing through the results of the 2013 NFL draft. Mel Kiper Jr.? He's already produced his first Big Board for the 2014 affair. You'll need an Insider subscription to see the entire post, which lists Kiper's 25 best college prospects ...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  5. Ziggy Ansah's glasses a marketer's dream

    Kevin Seifert

    NFL draft picks get all sorts of advice entering the big night. Some of it is smart. Some of it is crushingly bad. And then there is the suggestion Detroit Lions defensive end Ziggy Ansah received. Friends who had seen Ansah wear 3D glasses around...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  6. Draft impact: Packers' Johnathan Franklin

    Kevin Seifert

    Another in a periodic series examining the roles of NFC North newcomers: Running back Eddie Lacy figures to absorb the majority of attention on the Green Bay Packers' draft class, considering his national name recognition and his status as the Pac...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  7. Packers, Eddie Lacy and pass blocking

    Kevin Seifert

    If this video tells you nothing else, you'll realize that ESPN analyst Todd McShay is a big fan of the Green Bay Packers' draft and running back Eddie Lacy in particular. McShay cited "great draft management" as the Packers maneuvered to get Lacy ...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  8. Duron Carter, son of Cris, heads to Vikings*

    Kevin Seifert

    Upon arriving in Minnesota in 1990, Cris Carter got his life together and directed toward a Hall of Fame career as an NFL receiver. In 2013, his son is hoping to do the same thing. Duron Carter, a receiver who spent time at four schools during a l...

    Blog | April 28, 2013
  9. Mel Kiper Jr. 2013 draft grades: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Reading Mel Kiper Jr.'s grades the morning after the draft is like a holiday tradition. No matter how much we all understand intuitively that it's impossible to project future success, we still want to know what the man who has spent three decades e...

    Blog | April 28, 2013
  10. A new punter for the Lions, too

    Kevin Seifert

    It appears that two NFC North teams will have highly-regarded rookie punters in 2013. We noted earlier that the Minnesota Vikings drafted UCLA's Jeff Locke with the No. 155 overall pick Saturday afternoon, a move that will probably prompt the rele...

    Blog | April 27, 2013
  11. Vikings: Chris Kluwe era probably over

    Kevin Seifert

    This one you could see coming a mile away. A year after drafting a place-kicker to replace their veteran incumbent, the Minnesota Vikings appear to have done the same at their other specialist position. They just made UCLA's Jeff Locke the first p...

    Blog | April 27, 2013
  12. Khaseem Greene: More LBs for Bears

    Kevin Seifert

    Khaseem Greene isn't that big at 6-foot and 241 pounds. He doesn't test particularly fast, having run his 40-yard dash in 4.71 seconds. But Greene was an awfully successful and productive playmaking linebacker at Rutgers and appears to be a particula...

    Blog | April 27, 2013
  13. Packers flood zone with Johnathan Franklin

    Kevin Seifert

    Well then. Consider the Green Bay Packers' backfield on notice. After going 43 consecutive games without a runner hitting 100 yards, the Packers have grabbed two of the top feature backs in the 2013 draft. Alabama's Eddie Lacy was their second-rou...

    Blog | April 27, 2013
  14. Sharrif Floyd slide: Arm length? Sacks?

    Kevin Seifert

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- In their final mock drafts of 2013, ESPN analysts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay each projected Florida defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd to go No. 3 overall to the Oakland Raiders. Kiper and McShay were not alone. Floyd was roundl...

    Blog | April 27, 2013
  15. E:60: Eddie Lacy

    Kevin Seifert

    As we await Day 3 of the 2013 draft, I think most Green Bay Packers fans will appreciate this E:60 profile of running back Eddie Lacy, whom the Packers drafted Friday with the No. 61 overall pick. The piece centers around Lacy's upbringing in Louisia...

    Blog | April 27, 2013
  16. Eddie Lacy: A new flavor for Packers

    Kevin Seifert

    The smell test failed every time. It was always difficult to imagine the Green Bay Packers selecting Alabama running back Eddie Lacy, or any other player at his position, in the first round of the 2013 draft. The running game simply doesn't carry tha...

    Blog | April 26, 2013