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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. Dirty Laundry: The price of head contact

    Kevin Seifert

    I cringed and started worrying after the third or fourth time I saw Jon Bostic's highlight-reel hit last week. Would the collision between Bostic, the Chicago Bears' rookie middle linebacker, and San Diego Chargers receiver Mike Willie surface as the...

    Blog | August 21, 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. 2013 #bloggermock: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Our 2013 #bloggermock took an early twist and left me only partially satisfied as the protector of NFC North interests. Of note: Not a single quarterback was drafted in the first round, something that hasn't happened in the real draft since 1996. We ...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  5. Reggie Bush: 'A running back's dream'

    Kevin Seifert

    The most obvious free-agent connection in recent memory -- the Detroit Lions and running back Reggie Bush -- came together as quickly as expected Wednesday. Bush was on a flight to Detroit shortly after the market opened Tuesday, visited the team's f...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  6. Now the hard part: Restocking Vikings WRs

    Kevin Seifert

    In the flurry of tweets that followed news of Percy Harvin's trade to the Seattle Seahawks, one stood out to me. It was from Green Bay Packers nose tackle B.J. Raji, who said: "Can't say im sorry to see Percy go lol #gopackgo." Yes, the instant an...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Tentative 2013 NFC North draft picks

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANAPOLIS -- As the NFL scouting combine gets underway, we have an official but tentative round-by-round list of draft choices for NFC North teams. The quick breakdown is in the chart below, courtesy some spreadsheet magic from NFC West colleag...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  10. Mailbag: Vikings changing uniforms?

    Kevin Seifert

    Suitably braced for impact, I dove back into the mailbag for the first time in a while late last week. I'm glad I did. Amid all the usual bile was a number of notes from Minnesota Vikings fans alerting me to the vast right-wing conspiracy ... I mean, m...

    Blog | February 11, 2013
  11. Leslie Frazier in 'The Super Bowl Shuffle'

    Kevin Seifert

    Our friends over at Grantland.com put together a really cool oral history of the single greatest music video of all ... I mean, the Chicago Bears' 1985 "Super Bowl Shuffle." There are all kinds of cool anecdotes and looks behind the scenes. I, for one,...

    Blog | February 01, 2013
  12. NFC North run-pass distribution by quarter

    Kevin Seifert

    In the process of researching the Green Bay Packers' run-pass distribution for the blog and the Inside Slant podcast, I got my grubby hands on some raw data that might prove interesting to the masses. Jeremy Mills of ESPN Stats & Information pass...

    Blog | October 13, 2012
  13. The NFL's evidence on Anthony Hargrove

    Kevin Seifert

    As you might know by now, the NFL Players Association has posted all of the evidence its received from the NFL regarding the New Orleans Saints bounty case. You can download it in two parts from the NFLPA web site, but you should be warned there are ...

    Blog | June 18, 2012
  14. Phillip Merling the latest DL to join Packers

    Kevin Seifert

    The Green Bay Packers are serious about elevating the competition on their defensive line. Tuesday, they signed the third veteran free agent for that position group alone. Former Miami Dolphins defensive end Phillip Merling will join Anthony Hargr...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  15. Cliff Avril market continues to take shape

    Kevin Seifert

    You might have heard over the weekend that Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake agreed to a four-year contract extension worth $49 million, including $20 million guaranteed. Some of you have asked what that means for Detroit Lions defensive end ...

    Blog | May 07, 2012
  16. Polian pursues a 'trade' for Vikings at No. 3

    Kevin Seifert

    This "NFL Live" video is actually really cool. From a faux Minnesota Vikings draft room, we watch a former general manager (Bill Polian) and a former head coach (Herman Edwards) take us through last-minute efforts to trade out of the Vikings' No. 3 o...

    Blog | April 26, 2012