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  1. NFL free agency -- Pot of gold remains elusive

    Kevin Seifert

    The promise of free-agency riches is usually a mirage, and this year's salary-cap increase might not make much of a difference, writes Kevin Seifert.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2014
  2. Mailbag: Veteran minimum salary benefit

    Kevin Seifert

    Every now and then, I try to answer a salary cap question to help demystify a process that isn't as complicated as it might seem. This week, Greg of Calgary noted this chart of the Chicago Bears' pending free agents and asked how a cap number can act...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  3. BBAO: Using the Lions' new cap space

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: At last check, the Detroit Lions had just under $2 million in salary cap space available. That figure surely increased this week after the team signed quarterback Matthew Stafford to a contract extension. (Details to...

    Blog | July 11, 2013
  4. NFC North salary-cap space

    Kevin Seifert

    Research for a future post brought me to some figures that always carry high interest. Below, you'll find the up-to-date salary-cap reports for each NFC North team, based on ESPN Stats & Information resources. The figures include all rookies w...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  5. BBAO: Salary cap updates via NFLPA

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: BRISTOL, Conn. -- I'm starting the trek back to NFC North blog headquarters Thursday morning and will be back to full blogging speed by the afternoon. In the meantime, let's pass along some interesting information ma...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  6. BBAO: Cap limit increases to $123 million

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Good morning and Happy March! As you might have heard Thursday evening, the NFL's 2013 salary cap number -- the total each team can spend for the year -- will be $123 million. That's a bit higher than most prognos...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  7. Eight in the box: Biggest cap casualty

    Kevin Seifert

    Welcome to Eight in the Box, a new NFL Nation feature that will appear each Friday during the offseason. This week's topic: Who will be each team's biggest salary cap casualty this spring? Chicago Bears: There aren't likely to be any players relea...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  8. Bears: Jay Cutler and the salary cap

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman stopped short Thursday of calling Jay Cutler his "franchise" quarterback and said he hasn't spoken to anyone about a contract extension that would keep Cutler with the Bears beyond 2013. Trestman's ap...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  9. Updated NFC North salary cap space

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANAPOLIS -- So a lot of you are asking about salary cap space during this period leading up to NFL free agency. Below are the most updated numbers I have. I should once again emphasize that the salary cap is fluid and will remain so until the ...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  10. BBAO: 'Schwartz rule' re-contemplated

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: INDIANAPOLIS -- The NFL scouting combine includes not only evaluations of draft-eligible players. Teams are also managing their salary cap and negotiating with their own free agents. Meanwhile, the league's competiti...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  11. John Clayton: NFC North salary cap space

    Kevin Seifert

    Perhaps you've already seen John Clayton's item on salary cap space for all 32 NFL teams. If not, I've pulled the four NFC North figures into this post. Keep in mind that cap numbers are fluid this time of year and aren't finalized until shortly b...

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  12. Ranking Lovie's salary among coaches

    Kevin Seifert

    As we catch up on this week's news and events after some rare May travel, it's worth pointing out Forbes Magazine's annual rankings of the highest-paid coaches in professional sports. The top 10 includes eight NFL coaches and two from the NBA. One...

    Blog | May 18, 2012
  13. NFC North Quick Hits: Thursday

    Kevin Seifert

    A few newsbits from Thursday: Item: The Detroit Lions re-signed tight end Will Heller and also signed defensive end Everette Brown. Comment: Heller is back for another year as the Lions' third tight end, presumably at a lower salary than the $1.2...

    Blog | March 22, 2012
  14. Salary cap and franchise numbers set

    Kevin Seifert

    Hey there. Just checking in on a relatively quiet (just jinxed it) Sunday afternoon to pass along the specifics on some important numbers we've been discussing generally for the past few months. Two days from the start of its new business year, th...

    Blog | March 11, 2012
  15. ChatWrap: Challenging salary cap figures

    Kevin Seifert

    For the sake of transparency, I wanted to pass along and enhance an important exchange from Tuesday's SportsNation chat about the salary cap numbers we've been discussing for the past few weeks. VWCAU (Minneapolis) Kevin, There seems to be a lot ...

    Blog | February 14, 2012
  16. Adjusting salary cap for rollover totals

    Kevin Seifert

    As we continue to explore the dry but important implementation of the NFL's new salary cap, I point you in the direction of John Clayton's Monday morning mailbag. Clayton describes a new facet of the 2012 cap: The ability of teams to roll over leftov...

    Blog | February 13, 2012