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  1. Clay Matthews deals with pain and club

    Kevin Seifert

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews returned to the field Sunday after a four-game absence. Sort of. Matthews was active and played a majority of the defensive snaps in a 27-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. But with a ...

    Blog | November 10, 2013
  2. Rapid Reaction: Green Bay Packers

    Kevin Seifert

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- A few thoughts on the Green Bay Packers' 27-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. What it means: The Packers lost their second consecutive game and are now down to their third quarterback of the season. At 5-4, they are a game beh...

    Blog | November 10, 2013
  3. Chance to 'show you how good we can be'

    Kevin Seifert

    Aaron Rodgers has participated in all of his normal meetings this week, including his weekly private game-planning session with Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy. Despite his presence, however, McCarthy has worked hard internally -- and to the pu...

    Blog | November 08, 2013
  4. BBAO: Devin Hester's 'prove-it' camp

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: A report that Chicago Bears kick returner Devin Hester has joined the Tennessee Titans' Chris Johnson in racing a cheetah -- ! -- merits a review of Hester's unique situation entering training camp. Hester threate...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  5. Clayton on the NFC North's huge payrolls

    Kevin Seifert

    ESPN.com's John Clayton broached a rarely-discussed facet of NFL finances -- annual payroll -- and noted in his weekly mailbag that no division will pay out more cash to its players this season than the NFC North. Payroll figures are entirely separa...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  6. BBAO: Charles Tillman vs. Calvin Johnson

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Sam Monson's snap-by-snap analysis of Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman's 2012 season over at Pro Football Focus includes a detailed breakdown of Tillman's two games against Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johns...

    Blog | July 09, 2013
  7. Eight in the Box: Can't-lose players

    Kevin Seifert

    Other than the quarterback, which player could each NFC North team least afford to lose to injury? Here's a look: Chicago Bears: DE Julius Peppers. Peppers has been more responsible than any player for the rejuvenation of the Bears' defense since ...

    Blog | June 28, 2013
  8. 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
  9. Packers: Jermichael Finley bulks up

    Kevin Seifert

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- A large portion of the Green Bay Packers' offseason has been about deciding which players to pay (quarterback Aaron Rodgers and linebacker Clay Matthews) and whom to stand pat with (cornerback Sam Shields, nose tackle B.J. Raji.) S...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  10. 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
  11. Packers: Finding ways to use Mike Neal

    Kevin Seifert

    All we know for sure is that on May 21 -- more than two months before training camp and 109 days before the start of the regular season -- Mike Neal was working as an outside linebacker during a Green Bay Packers organized team activity (OTA). Doe...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  12. Vikings stadium: Packers first opponent?

    Kevin Seifert

    In 2003, the NFL scheduled the Minnesota Vikings as the Green Bay Packers' first opponent in the renovated Lambeau Field. So naturally, the Vikings are expecting the league to return the favor 13 years later. Nothing will be official for a while, ...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  13. Raw numbers: Drafted players on rosters

    Kevin Seifert

    One of the many tools we here at ESPN.com have at our disposal is a roster management database that allows us to sort in all kinds of fun and interesting ways. (At least to me. In May. After the draft. A month before minicamp. And 2 1/2 months before...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  14. Combined cap hits for Rodgers, Matthews

    Kevin Seifert

    So while we have a moment, let's close the loop on a discussion we've been meandering through for years. What is the Green Bay Packers' annual costs for retaining quarterback Aaron Rodgers and linebacker Clay Matthews for the majority (if not entiret...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  15. BBAO: Packers have cap space to spare

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Rob Demovsky of the Green Bay Press-Gazette made important points in analyzing the new contract of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers will co...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  16. Next domino: Aaron Rodgers gets new deal

    Kevin Seifert

    We've been expecting the Green Bay Packers to sign quarterback Aaron Rodgers to a long-term contract extension for some time, and on Friday afternoon -- as the second round of the 2013 draft approached -- the team announced a deal. We don't have a...

    Blog | April 26, 2013