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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. Israel Idonije: Ideal swing DL for Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    The best thing we can say about Israel Idonije is that he has been equally effective as a defensive end and a defensive tackle during his career. That makes him a pretty ideal swing player for a Detroit Lions defensive line that has undergone a signi...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  3. Seahawks offer Antoine Winfield a good fit

    Kevin Seifert

    NFL players are much more willing to accept a reduced role when it will come behind elite players, and I wonder if that's part of Antoine Winfield's thought process as he nears an agreement with the Seattle Seahawks. ESPN's Ed Werder reported...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  4. Lions: Minimal commitment to David Akers

    Kevin Seifert

    When the Detroit Lions signed place-kicker David Akers last week, it was worth asking whether he would be given the 2013 job outright or if he was acquired to participate in a competition for Jason Hanson's old job. Details of his one-year contrac...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  5. Center transition on Bears' horizon

    Kevin Seifert

    If nothing else, two relatively minor decisions this week serve as an important reminder that the Chicago Bears never replaced center Olin Kreutz after his final season with them in 2010. Former guard Roberto Garza has done his best to make it wor...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  6. Antoine Winfield takes visit to Seahawks

    Kevin Seifert

    When we last left the Antoine Winfield story, Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier was acknowledging his strong desire to talk Winfield back onto the team after his surprising release last month. Winfield has since been courted by the Washington...

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  7. No guarantees for Bears' D.J. Williams

    Kevin Seifert

    New Chicago Bears linebacker D.J. Williams didn't officially sign his contract until last Thursday, and I've finally gotten a look at the specifics via ESPN Stats & Information resources. The structure of Williams' one-year, $1.75 million deal furthe...

    Blog | April 08, 2013
  8. David Akers: In decline or on rebound?

    Kevin Seifert

    The Detroit Lions signed veteran place-kicker David Akers on Friday night, and to me it's fair to ask if the Lions will hand him the 2013 job outright or pit him in a competition before deciding who will replace the retired Jason Hanson. Akers is ...

    Blog | April 05, 2013
  9. Charles Woodson trying to stay patient

    Kevin Seifert

    Many of you have been wondering what will become of former Green Bay Packers defensive back Charles Woodson, who has taken one free-agent visit since the Packers released him in February. It sounds as if Woodson is wondering the same thing. Appear...

    Blog | April 05, 2013
  10. Eight in the Box: Under the radar

    Kevin Seifert

    A look at the top under-the-radar move made by each NFC North team thus far this offseason: Chicago Bears: Sometimes it's the move you don't make that stands out. The Bears were in a tough spot with guard Lance Louis, who was having the best seaso...

    Blog | April 05, 2013
  11. Eight in the Box: FA winners or losers?

    Kevin Seifert

    A look at whether each NFC North team has been a winner or a loser in free agency. Chicago Bears: A hot start in free agency netted left tackle Jermon Bushrod and tight end Martellus Bennett. The Bears had been trying for five years to find a genu...

    Blog | March 22, 2013
  12. Brian Urlacher decries Bears' 'lip service'

    Kevin Seifert

    Brian Urlacher's appearance Thursday on "Mike and Mike in the Morning " included a now-familiar rundown of his failed contract negotiations with the Chicago Bears. But Urlacher also made several comments that mesh with our original discussion about h...

    Blog | March 21, 2013
  13. Brian Urlacher on offer: 'Obviously, I left it'

    Kevin Seifert

    VERY CLOSE TO NFC NORTH HEADQUARTERS -- Not long after he officially parted ways with the Chicago Bears, linebacker Brian Urlacher took to the SiriusXM NFL airwaves to explain what happened and why he turned down the team's one-year contract offer. S...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  14. New urgency: Draft's top five MLBs

    Kevin Seifert

    HIGH ABOVE THE UPPER MIDWEST -- Earlier this month, we took a sneak peek at Mel Kiper's top five inside/middle linebackers in the 2013 draft. On the occasion of the Chicago Bears' decision to move on without Brian Urlacher, and with the Minnesota Vik...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  15. Brian Urlacher not a Rick Spielman move

    Kevin Seifert

    HIGH ABOVE THE MIDWEST -- I know what you're thinking, even as I blog from the friendly skies en route to NFC North headquarters. Many of you are tweeting it my way: Now that the Chicago Bears and Brian Urlacher have parted ways, would the Minnesota ...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  16. Brian Urlacher decision: If not now, when?

    Kevin Seifert

    PHOENIX -- The Chicago Bears' chairman wanted Brian Urlacher back in 2013. So did the Bears' coaching staff. So why did the team announce Wednesday evening that it was unable to reach a contract agreement with Urlacher, presumably ending his 13-year ...

    Blog | March 20, 2013