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  1. Ponder not practicing, Cassel could start

    Ben Goessling

    WATFORD, England -- It appears Christian Ponder won't start at quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. Ponder was not throwing or wearing a helmet in the portion of practice open to reporters on Friday morning in England, indicating he wi...

    Blog | September 27, 2013
  2. Matt Cassel released. Vikings? Bears?

    Kevin Seifert

    On the occasion of Matt Cassel's release by the Kansas City Chiefs, we should review the NFC North's pair of backup quarterback openings. Cassel figures in at least one, if not both, of those situations. First off, the Detroit Lions (Shaun Hill) a...

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  3. BBAO: Mike Singletary joins Bears' list

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Make that an even dozen reported candidates for the Chicago Bears' open head-coaching position. The latest: Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports the Bears want to interview a pair of Minnesota Vikings assistants...

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  4. NFC North weekend mailbag

    Kevin Seifert

    Even a quiet week by NFC North standards leaves us with some loose ends to tie up over the weekend. I see many of your blog comments and Facebook responses, all of your mailbag submissions and every one of your @replies on Twitter. Proceed accordingl...

    Blog | April 14, 2012
  5. Leslie Frazier's unfortunate timing

    Kevin Seifert

    My trip to the NFL owners meetings last month included a chance encounter with an NFL executive. We discussed the state of what has become a highly competitive and interesting division from a league perspective, given the Green Bay Packers' recent su...

    Blog | April 10, 2012
  6. NFC North free-agency assessment

    Kevin Seifert

    Chicago Bears Key additions: Running back Michael Bush, linebacker/special teams Blake Costanzo, quarterback Jason Campbell, receiver Brandon Marshall (trade), receiver Devin Thomas, receiver/returner Eric Weems. Key losses: Running back Marion...

    Blog | March 30, 2012
  7. Vincent Jackson and the Bears? Vikings?

    Kevin Seifert

    ESPN.com's blog editors have put together a comprehensive chart of the 21 franchise players for 2012. That's a high number, but it still leaves dozens of high-quality players to hit the free agent market next week. I'm sure we'll discuss a number ...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  8. Minnesota Vikings promote Rick Spielman to general manager

    The Minnesota Vikings have elevated Rick Spielman to general manager, the first move in what will be a key offseason toward reviving a team that matched the worst record in franchise history.

    Story | Conversation | January 03, 2012
  9. Free Head Exam: Minnesota Vikings

    Kevin Seifert

    After the Minnesota Vikings' 17-13 loss to the Chicago Bears, here are three issues that merit further examination: As of today, the Vikings are franchise free agents and do not have a home stadium. Their lease at the Metrodome has no more games...

    Blog | January 02, 2012
  10. On Donovan McNabb and Sage Rosenfels

    Kevin Seifert

    Friday's waiver wire brought some interesting news to the NFC North. Former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Donovan McNabb went unclaimed amid reports that the Chicago Bears have no interest in him at this point. But veteran Sage Rosenfels will be retu...

    Blog | December 02, 2011
  11. NFC North draft analysis

    Kevin Seifert

    Normally the end of the draft provides an opportunity to reassess the NFC North teams and start assessing the division race. The task of roster building is largely complete. For the most part, we'll know which teams are stacked, which ones have big h...

    Blog | April 30, 2011
  12. BBAO: Should Bears lose pick?

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: By now you know that the Chicago Bears' otherwise smart initial draft decision was marred by the collapse of a trade designed to ensure they were able to select Wisconsin offensive tackle Gabe Carimi. Bears general m...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  13. BBAO: Lions players might stay away

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: We're entering the Wild West portion of our Lockout'11 offseason, the part when players of at least some teams plan to show up for work Tuesday morning after U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson ordered the locko...

    Blog | April 26, 2011