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  1. Chris Kluwe, former Minnesota Vikings punter, says calling for Mi...

    Kevin Seifert

    Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe said Tuesday night that he "may have been a little too harsh originally" in calling for the end of his former coach's career.

    Story | Conversation | January 08, 2014
  2. On rookie punters Jeff Locke, Sam Martin

    Kevin Seifert

    Expectations rise for any specialist deemed talented enough to be drafted, and so there has been plenty of interest this summer in how the new punters in Minnesota (Jeff Locke) and Detroit (Sam Martin) are doing in training camp. Both were selected i...

    Blog | August 06, 2013
  3. 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
  4. Chris Kluwe release: The role of advocacy

    Kevin Seifert

    Here's the key question to consider after the Minnesota Vikings made it official Monday and released punter Chris Kluwe: Would Kluwe be an ex-Viking today if he had never campaigned for gay rights, Hall of Fame candidacies and other issues? My inf...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  5. Chris Kluwe of Minnesota Vikings released

    Kevin Seifert

    Chris Kluwe's time with the Minnesota Vikings is over as the punter was released on Monday.

    Story | Conversation | May 06, 2013
  6. BBAO: Chris Kluwe's last day with Vikings?

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Conventional wisdom suggests Monday could be the day the Minnesota Vikings part ways with punter Chris Kluwe. As we've discussed, the Vikings made UCLA punter Jeff Locke their fifth-round draft pick last month. Te...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  7. A new punter for the Lions, too

    Kevin Seifert

    It appears that two NFC North teams will have highly-regarded rookie punters in 2013. We noted earlier that the Minnesota Vikings drafted UCLA's Jeff Locke with the No. 155 overall pick Saturday afternoon, a move that will probably prompt the rele...

    Blog | April 27, 2013
  8. BBAO: Did Vikings work out P Brad Wing?

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Last month, Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman was asked if veteran punter Chris Kluwe would be with the team in 2013. Spielman wouldn't answer. Kluwe has the highest gross average (44.4 yards) in team h...

    Blog | April 08, 2013
  9. On Chris Kluwe's future with the Vikings

    Kevin Seifert

    PHOENIX -- We spent plenty of time last season discussing the short- and long-term future of Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, who had an inconsistent year on the field and an eventful one off of it. Instead of further speculating on the issue, I...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  10. 'Kickalicious' (!) worked out for Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    As you know, the Detroit Lions signed punter Blake Clingan after a specialists tryout at their Allen Park practice facility this week. Clingan hasn't kicked competitively since 2010 and paid his own way to the event, but as it turns out, he wasn't th...

    Blog | March 08, 2013
  11. ChatWrap: Lions seeking new punters

    Kevin Seifert

    Let's go ahead and continue Tuesday's unintended theme of specialists and take a closer look at the Detroit Lions' situation, one they attempted to get ahead with an impromptu series of tryouts at their practice facility. According to multiple rep...

    Blog | March 05, 2013
  12. Chris Kluwe distractions 'are getting old'

    Kevin Seifert

    About six weeks ago, I referred to Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe as a "fortunate NFL employee." You don't have to spend much time around football coaches to know that many resent when players draw off-field attention to themselves. Fair or not...

    Blog | December 13, 2012
  13. Pregame injury for Robbie Gould

    Kevin Seifert

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Here's an early injury report from the Metrodome: Chicago Bears place-kicker Robbie Gould suffered a calf injury during pregame warm-ups. As a result, punter Adam Podlesh took the opening kickoff. His kick hit at the Vikings' 2-yard...

    Blog | December 09, 2012
  14. Chris Kluwe is a fortunate NFL employee

    Kevin Seifert

    Chris Kluwe's rise to national celebrity status has coincided with a noticeable dip in his consistency as the Minnesota Vikings' punter. It would be easy to connect the two, and we all know there are some NFL teams that would. Kluwe is fortunate his ...

    Blog | October 31, 2012
  15. NFC North Thursday practice report

    Kevin Seifert

    Let's take a look at Thursday's practice report in the NFC North: Chicago Bears: Receiver Alshon Jeffery (hand), linebacker Blake Costanzo (thumb), receiver Devin Hester (quadriceps) and punter Adam Podlesh (excused) all missed practice Thursday. ...

    Blog | October 18, 2012
  16. Injuries: Lions lose P Ben Graham

    Kevin Seifert

    We've had a couple of potentially significant injuries Sunday afternoon in the NFC North. First, Detroit Lions punter Ben Graham suffered a calf injury during the Tennessee Titans' trick-play punt return for a touchdown. Place-kicker Jason Hanson ...

    Blog | September 23, 2012