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  1. BBAO: Adrian Peterson to play Sunday

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Adrian Peterson made clear on the first day of training camp that he didn't care whether he played in the preseason. "It worked out pretty well last year," he noted about his MVP campaign in 2012, which began with hi...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  2. ChatWrap: Veterans who leave the Packers

    Kevin Seifert

    Tuesday's SportsNation chat brought a nuanced discussion amid the continuing intra-division flow from the Green Bay Packers to the Minnesota Vikings. It's usually assumed that successful general managers only allow veteran players to leave when their...

    Blog | June 26, 2013
  3. D.J. Smith's injury explains Brad Jones deal

    Kevin Seifert

    The Green Bay Packers indirectly answered one of our spring questions with a relatively surprising announcement Wednesday evening: They released linebacker D.J. Smith, a promising young player who started nine games over two seasons and was recoverin...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  4. BBAO: Franchise tag for Greg Jennings?

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Good morning from NFC North blog headquarters, where we are positioned to sort through the reams of information, rumors and smokescreens picked up over the past four days at the NFL scouting combine. First up: The po...

    Blog | February 25, 2013
  5. CampTour'12: Morgan Burnett ascending

    Kevin Seifert

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- We've discussed the whys and the wherefores surrounding the shift of Charles Woodson's duties in the Green Bay Packers' defense. And already this summer, we've spent some time discussing the domino effect of Woodson's move to a saf...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  6. Packers' hidden treasure: Safety

    Kevin Seifert

    Examining a position group that could exceed its preseason expectations: The Green Bay Packers bid farewell this spring to Nick Collins, one of this generation's best safeties, because of a neck injury. Collins' absence was at least part of the re...

    Blog | June 27, 2012
  7. Minicamps aweigh: Heading to Green Bay

    Kevin Seifert

    Under the NFL's previous collective bargaining agreement, it grew increasingly difficult to discern between organized team activities and minicamp. The only difference was obligatory attendance at minicamp as opposed to the voluntary OTAs, and even t...

    Blog | June 11, 2012
  8. BBAO: M.D. Jennings competes for Packers

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: A surprise candidate has emerged in the early competition to replace Green Bay Packers safety Nick Collins. On the first day of June, at least, the battle appears to be a three-way race. As Pete Dougherty of the G...

    Blog | June 01, 2012
  9. Packers: Dream/nightmare scenarios

    Kevin Seifert

    Yes, the start of training camps is two months away, but it's never too early to consider the coming season. A look at the best-case and worst-case scenarios for the Green Bay Packers in 2012. Dream scenario (16-0): The Packers' passing offense pi...

    Blog | May 25, 2012
  10. Charles Woodson 'not opposed' to safety

    Kevin Seifert

    Charles Woodson's appearance Tuesday on ESPN 540 in Milwaukee was notable for several reasons, but mostly because he landed in the same camp that we have on his possible shift to safety following the release of Pro Bowler Nick Collins. When we las...

    Blog | May 08, 2012
  11. BBAO: Nick Collins weighing options

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Former Green Bay Packers safety Nick Collins hasn't decided whether to pursue a job with another team or retire, according to his agent via's Jason Wilde. The Packers released Collins last week b...

    Blog | May 04, 2012
  12. Packers: One big question

    Kevin Seifert

    How will the Green Bay Packers replace safety Nick Collins? There was a noticeable drop-off in the play of the Packers' secondary last season after Collins suffered a neck injury that ultimately led to his release last month. Veteran Charlie Pepra...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  13. Dancing with Driver: Future speculation

    Kevin Seifert

    What did you think about the way Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson and coach Mike McCarthy addressed the future of receiver Donald Driver? At the very least, Driver's future with the franchise doesn't appear to have been decided. Driv...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  14. Packers taking no risk with Nick Collins*

    Kevin Seifert

    News of the Green Bay Packers' decision to release safety Nick Collins was sad, sobering and inevitable. From my experience, Collins is a quiet and humble family man who was on his way to becoming one of the best and most consistent safeties of this ...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  15. NFC North Quick Hits: Monday

    Kevin Seifert

    A few newsbits from the first day of draft week in the NFL: Item: Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery said Monday that he is focused on seven players he might select at No. 19 overall in this week's NFL draft. Comment: If Emery had revealed ...

    Blog | April 23, 2012
  16. NFC North Quick Hits: Thursday

    Kevin Seifert

    The newsbits were flying Thursday afternoon in the NFC North. Noting outrageous, but all worth a mention. Let's do just that in quick-hitting fashion. Item: Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman told the St. Paul Pioneer Press that he's ...

    Blog | April 19, 2012