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  1. Doubting the NFL will heed Matt Forte

    Kevin Seifert

    PHOENIX -- For the first time, the NFL's ongoing efforts to emphasize player safety have targeted offensive players. Owners are set to vote on two rule proposals this week that restrict potentially dangerous acts by offensive linemen and running back...

    Blog | March 17, 2013
  2. 16-0 Watch: McCarthy's unheralded run

    Kevin Seifert

    Most of us treat our head coaches like offensive linemen. We don't have much to say until they make a mistake or get beat or otherwise indicate they should be replaced. If you don't hear much discussion about a coach's job performance, there probably...

    Blog | December 06, 2011
  3. Minnesota Vikings cutdown analysis

    Kevin Seifert

    Check here for a complete list of the Minnesota Vikings' roster moves. Surprise move: Either the Vikings have confidence in a number of unproven offensive linemen or they have their sights on some veteran acquisitions later this weekend. They rele...

    Blog | September 03, 2011
  4. Draft Watch: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Each Thursday leading up to the NFL draft (April 28-30), the ESPN.com NFL blog network will take a division-by-division look at key aspects of the draft. Today's topic: schemes and themes. Chicago Bears As they look for offensive linemen, parti...

    Blog | March 24, 2011
  5. Korey Stringer's impact on Randy Moss

    Kevin Seifert

    Twelve years ago today, Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman Kory Stringer died of complications from heat stroke. His death is no less stunning now than it was then, and each year it provides us an unfortunate opportunity to remind the thousands of f...

    Blog | August 01, 2013
  6. BBAO: Deadline day for Henry Melton

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: NFL franchise players saw a little movement over the weekend when the Denver Broncos agreed to a five-year contract worth $52.5 million with offensive lineman Ryan Clady. But if there was any progress on a long-term ...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  7. BBAO: Already a major Packers injury

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: The Green Bay Packers lost a promising rookie -- perhaps for the season -- on the first day of their organized team activities (OTAs), according to multiple reports. Offensive lineman J.C. Tretter, a fourth-round dra...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  8. Circling back on our UCLA newcomers

    Kevin Seifert

    So it looks like I zigged this week when I should have zagged on the eligibility of three former UCLA players for NFC North offseason work. As it turns out, running back Johnathan Franklin, offensive lineman Jeff Baca and punter Jeff Locke are eli...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  9. Eight in the Box: Key offseasons

    Kevin Seifert

    A look at a key player from each NFC North team who needs to show something in offseason sessions: Chicago Bears: Offensive lineman Gabe Carimi was the No. 29 overall pick of the 2011 draft, a left tackle at Wisconsin whom the Bears decided to ins...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  10. The incredible shrinking Matt Kalil

    Kevin Seifert

    For relatively unusual reasons, we spent a fair amount of time last offseason discussing the issue of Matt Kalil's weight. It seemed that Kalil was a 6-foot-6 athlete who had to work to maintain an offensive lineman's weight. During the run-up to ...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  11. BBAO: Bears' plans for Justin Pugh

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Here's an interesting development and possibility. The Chicago Bears recently put Syracuse offensive lineman Justin Pugh through a private workout. As Jeff Dickerson of ESPNChicago.com points out, Pugh played left ta...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  12. Packers-Bears II: Right-side running

    Kevin Seifert

    Green Bay Packers offensive lineman T.J. Lang (ankle) was healthy enough to be in uniform for last Sunday night's game against the Detroit Lions. That progress has led to reasonable speculation that he will be ready to play this Sunday against the Ch...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  13. Suh in GQ: Stomp unintentional

    Kevin Seifert

    We've referred to the work of Jeanne Marie Laskas before on the blog. Among other things, she wrote a profile for late Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman Korey Stringer that appeared in Esquire magazine a month after his death in August 2001. A deca...

    Blog | August 20, 2012
  14. Sad timing of Adrian Peterson health scare

    Kevin Seifert

    Those who have been around the Minnesota Vikings for a while were surely freaked out by the timing of Adrian Peterson's health emergency Monday at training camp. Almost exactly 11 years ago, offensive lineman Korey Stringer collapsed after the first ...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  15. It doesn't get better than an OTA roundup

    Kevin Seifert

    Let's round up some newsbits on the open organized team activities (OTAs) hosted Wednesday by the Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings: Bears offensive lineman Gabe Carimi confirmed that he practiced Tuesday but said the decisio...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  16. Official workout times for Matt Kalil

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANAPOLIS -- For those who keep track of such things, let's pass along the official testing numbers compiled by USC offensive lineman Matt Kalil, who appears to be the third-most popular player in this draft after Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck ...

    Blog | February 26, 2012