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  1. Bears trying to steal Phil Loadholt?

    Kevin Seifert

    So here is an interesting intra-division scenario emerging in the final hours before the NFL free-agent market opens. The Minnesota Vikings have to this point failed to re-sign right tackle Phil Loadholt, who now appears to have generated significant...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  2. Minnesota Vikings, ex-Green Bay Packers LB Desmond Bishop agree t...

    Kevin Seifert

    Free agent linebacker Desmond Bishop has agreed to terms with the Vikings, according to agent Blake Baratz, becoming the latest in a line of former Packers players to sign with their NFC North rival.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2013
  3. Kyle Long among those ineligible for OTAs*

    Kevin Seifert

    This week, NFC West colleague Mike Sando posted the NFL's little-known rules for rookie participation in offseason programs. The key portion for our consumption: Draft picks and college free agents can't participate in organized team activities until...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  4. Gearing up for Schedule Day

    Kevin Seifert

    Thursday is the NFL's offseason national holiday, or, at least the one that comes after the free-agent market opens and before the draft. The league will announce its 2013 schedule at 8 p.m. ET, and I'll be ready to offer instant analysis and outrage...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  5. BBAO: On Heyward-Bey, Hall signings

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Two NFL contract agreements Monday night had NFC North implications and are worth noting here on the blog. First, the Indianapolis Colts announced a deal with free agent receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, who visited t...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  6. Jeff Backus retirement: LT at No. 5?

    Kevin Seifert

    We've known the possibility has existed for most of this offseason, but in the midst of the NFL's free-agent frenzy, the news still came as a surprise. Jeff Backus announced his retirement, meaning the Lions will enter the 2013 season with a differen...

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  7. Cliff Avril leaves Detroit on a short-term deal

    Kevin Seifert

    NFL teams occasionally re-sign their own free agents after the market opens, as the Detroit Lions did Wednesday with cornerback Chris Houston. More often, however, those players sign elsewhere once they hit the open market -- a path defensive end Cli...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  8. Glover Quin: A versatile, durable safety

    Kevin Seifert

    The Detroit Lions sandwiched Wednesday's marquee free-agent signing -- running back Reggie Bush -- with two defensive players whose names only the most hard-core NFL fans would recognize. We've already discussed the addition of defensive lineman Jaso...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  9. Media linking Lions to 'name' players

    Kevin Seifert

    On the eve of free agency, the Detroit Lions are being linked relatively credibly to a number of significant free agents. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported they are one of two front-runners for safety Dashon Goldson, NFL.com reports "strong buzz" between...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  10. No indication Vikings are in on Mike Wallace

    Kevin Seifert

    If the NFL's three-day negotiating period revealed anything, it was that the Minnesota Vikings aren't as excited about free agent receiver Mike Wallace as some of you have thought or hoped. Nothing that has happened so far is binding, meaning the Vik...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  11. Quiet opening to pre-free agency

    Kevin Seifert

    As we suspected it might, a late tampering warning from the NFL contributed to a quiet first night of the league's three-day free agency "negotiating" window. A number of player agents publicly noted a lack of activity, and there was a minimum of rep...

    Blog | March 09, 2013
  12. Vikings: Percy Harvin or a top FA, not both?

    Kevin Seifert

    A line in a recent NFL.com analysis indicates the Miami Dolphins anticipate competing with the Minnesota Vikings for free-agent receiver Mike Wallace. In the video, ESPN's Adam Schefter mentions the Vikings as a likely suitor for free-agent receiver ...

    Blog | March 07, 2013
  13. Ready for action: ESPN Free-Agent Tracker

    Kevin Seifert

    One of your most popular questions over the years has been for a comprehensive list of NFL free agents. Finally, I have a reliable place to send you: ESPN.com's redesigned Free-Agent Tracker, now online for your interactive pleasure. Most of the f...

    Blog | March 06, 2013
  14. Franchise deadline: Phil Loadholt?

    Kevin Seifert

    NFL teams have until 4 p.m. ET to use their franchise tag on one of their pending free agents. Already, as we discussed Friday, the Chicago Bears have used theirs on defensive tackle Henry Melton. So what about the rest of the NFC North? Detroit L...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  15. BBAO: 'Schwartz rule' re-contemplated

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: INDIANAPOLIS -- The NFL scouting combine includes not only evaluations of draft-eligible players. Teams are also managing their salary cap and negotiating with their own free agents. Meanwhile, the league's competiti...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  16. Eight in the Box: Must-keep free agents

    Kevin Seifert

    Welcome to "Eight in the Box," a new NFL Nation feature that will appear each Friday during the offseason. This week's topic: Which free agent is essential for each team to keep from its 2012 roster? Chicago Bears: In his two years as a starter, H...

    Blog | February 15, 2013