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  1. Morning Roar: Ziggy Ansah's in Week 1?

    Kevin Seifert

    Good morning and ROARRRRRRRR! It's quite obvious that Detroit Lions rookie Ziggy Ansah won't play in Thursday night's preseason finale at the Buffalo Bills. The big question is whether he'll be ready for Week 1 of the regular season against the Mi...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  2. Dirty Laundry: The price of head contact

    Kevin Seifert

    I cringed and started worrying after the third or fourth time I saw Jon Bostic's highlight-reel hit last week. Would the collision between Bostic, the Chicago Bears' rookie middle linebacker, and San Diego Chargers receiver Mike Willie surface as the...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  3. Lions promote Darius Slay amid changes

    Kevin Seifert

    It has always seemed a matter of time before the Detroit Lions elevated rookie cornerback Darius Slay to first-team status, and it appears that time has come. Slay spent the weekend in that role, having hurdled veteran Ron Bartell to work opposite...

    Blog | August 18, 2013
  4. 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
  5. Preseason Week 1: Fun night for Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    Reviewing Friday's action at Ford Field: Detroit Lions 26, New York Jets 17 Preseason record: 1-0 Of interest: The Lions couldn't have asked for a better start from rookie defensive end Ziggy Ansah, who snagged a Mark Sanchez pass on the sec...

    Blog | August 10, 2013
  6. Preseason Week 1: Brief glimpse of Vikings

    Kevin Seifert

    Reviewing Friday's action at the Metrodome: Houston Texans 27, Minnesota Vikings 13 Preseason record: 0-1 Of interest: Similar to fellow rookie Ziggy Ansah in Detroit, Vikings receiver Cordarrelle Patterson made an immediate splash. He r...

    Blog | August 10, 2013
  7. 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
  8. BBAO: Kyle Long gets a surprise

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Training camp is a time for sweat, soreness, exhaustion and, naturally, arachnids. Check out this video that Chicago Bears rookie Kyle Long posted to his Instagram account Thursday night. It appears that just as y...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  9. Bears: Kyle Long impressive in full pads

    Kevin Seifert

    Sunday marked the first day in pads for the Chicago Bears, and by most accounts, rookie offensive lineman Kyle Long made an impression. Long planted veteran defensive lineman Nate Collins in an early drill, and afterwards Collins made a point to n...

    Blog | July 28, 2013
  10. Video: Cordarrelle Patterson's 'flash'

    Kevin Seifert

    MANKATO, Minn. -- I noted Friday evening that rookie receiver Cordarrelle Patterson made the highlight catch of the Minnesota Vikings' first day of training camp, albeit with the help of some poor defensive coverage. In this training video, you'll ge...

    Blog | July 27, 2013
  11. All NFC North draft picks under contract

    Kevin Seifert

    Judging by your tweets, a few of you were worried that the Minnesota Vikings hadn't officially signed their trio of first-round draft picks when the sun rose Thursday morning -- the date that rookies and veterans are scheduled to report to training c...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  12. BBAO: Training camps are here (almost)!

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: We've made it! Our offseason, which began early on the morning of Jan. 13, is all but complete. Two NFL teams have already reported to training camp. Detroit Lions rookies report Monday, and the rest of the NFC No...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  13. Rookie contracts still haunt Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    The Detroit Lions have made it two-thirds of the way through treating a rare but asphyxiating condition: They were the NFL's worst team when the rookie pay scale was most crippling to the teams with high first-round draft choices. After finishing ...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  14. NFC North chat alert

    Kevin Seifert

    We're under the two-week mark before the first NFC North players begin reporting to training camp. (Detroit Lions rookies are scheduled to do so on July 22.) That means it's almost time to start thinking about talking about the 2013 season. What? We'...

    Blog | July 09, 2013
  15. BBAO: Projecting Lions' Darius Slay

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Could cornerback Darius Slay have a bigger rookie impact for the Detroit Lions than defensive end Ziggy Ansah? That's the projection from NFL.com analyst Daniel Jeremiah, who thinks Slay will be a factor from the fir...

    Blog | June 26, 2013
  16. 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