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  1. Personnel whirlwind for Lions' defense*

    Kevin Seifert

    In the past two days, the Detroit Lions have signed a 34-year-old defensive tackle and a 30-year-old linebacker. They've also made plans to work out a soon-to-be 33-year-old cornerback while also signing a rookie defensive lineman whose checkered pas...

    Blog | August 17, 2013
  2. NFC North blog programming note

    Kevin Seifert

    It's time to resume our abbreviated NFC North camp tour. As promised, I'm departing NFC North blog headquarters and heading to Detroit, where I plan to be in position for the resumption of Lions training camp on Tuesday morning. My schedule calls ...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  3. Lions take Backus track for Louis Delmas

    Kevin Seifert

    The Detroit Lions have followed through on their plan to give safety Louis Delmas regular work along with consistent rest to pace his return from knee soreness and pain. Delmas has worked in roughly half of the Lions' practices, and Thursday they got...

    Blog | August 01, 2013
  4. Jon Bostic's time as Bears' MLB?

    Kevin Seifert

    It's worth wondering on Wednesday afternoon whether the Chicago Bears' long-term plans at middle linebacker are about to mesh with their immediate ones. Veteran D.J. Williams was carted off the practice field because of a calf injury, and accordin...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  5. Lions: Start of the Darius Slay Era?

    Kevin Seifert

    The Detroit Lions' immediate reaction to cornerback Ron Bartell's shoulder injury in practice Saturday was instructive and probably reveals their long-term plans in the secondary. When Bartell landed hard on his right shoulder, the Lions replaced ...

    Blog | July 27, 2013
  6. A limited practice plan for Louis Delmas

    Kevin Seifert

    Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz hedged a bit Thursday on the immediate availability of safety Louis Delmas (knees) for training camp, saying he would be surprised if Delmas can't practice but that there is still a possibility that he could be placed...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  7. Training camp 2013: Three team schedules

    Kevin Seifert

    Two NFC North teams announced their full training camp schedules Thursday, leaving only the Detroit Lions to reveal their plans. While we have a moment, I want to provide a few links to help you craft your own CampTour'13. The Chicago Bears will h...

    Blog | June 27, 2013
  8. Vikings: Sharrif Floyd's position is irrelevant

    Kevin Seifert

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- So on Thursday, my ears perked up when Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier began discussing preliminary plans for rookie defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd, the first of the team's trio of first-round draft picks. The discussion...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  9. Eight in the box: RB status check

    Kevin Seifert

    How does each NFC North team look at running back, and what still needs to be done? Chicago Bears: If you were drawing up plans for an experienced but diverse backfield, you could do a lot worse than modeling after the Bears. Starter Matt Forte is...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  10. BBAO: Joe Webb to WR -- finally

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: The Minnesota Vikings finally are following up on their first instinct on Joe Webb. Four years after drafting him with plans to attempt a conversion to receiver, the Vikings have confirmed that Webb is now a receiver...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  11. Jon Bostic: Brian Urlacher's replacement?

    Kevin Seifert

    Is Jon Bostic the heir apparent to Brian Urlacher for the Chicago Bears? I think we should consider it a strong possibility, if not a certainty -- even after general manager Phil Emery refused to be pinned down on the team's plans Friday night. Bo...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  12. Spielman: Research not same as interest

    Kevin Seifert

    So as you probably know by now, I whiffed Tuesday on my attempt to sneak middle linebacker Manti Te'o into the mythical second round of our 2013 #bloggermock draft. My plan was to select players at other positions with the No. 23 and No. 25 overal...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  13. 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
  14. BBAO: Delay Vikings stadium construction?

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: A Minnesota state senator plans to introduce a bill next week to delay construction of the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium until revenue streams for paying the public's annual share are secured. Many of you panicked w...

    Blog | April 05, 2013
  15. Matt Forte getting 'my fine money ready'

    Kevin Seifert

    PHOENIX -- Before the discussion even began, Chicago Bears tailback Matt Forte used the word "absurd" to describe the NFL's plans to penalize running backs for hitting opponents with the crown of their helmets when running outside the tackle box. So ...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  16. NFL grants Vikings $200M stadium loan

    Kevin Seifert

    PHOENIX -- We have a bit of business to address from the first official day of the NFL owners meeting. As expected, the league's full ownership approved a $200 million "G-4" loan to the Minnesota Vikings' stadium financing plan. The money counts a...

    Blog | March 18, 2013