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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Calvin Johnson's future cap hits grow

    Kevin Seifert

    Last week, the Detroit Lions executed a relatively minor restructuring of receiver Calvin Johnson's contract, freeing about $3.4 million of salary-cap space for 2013. Simply put, restructures push the created space into future years. This particular ...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  6. How to squeeze contracts into a tight cap

    Kevin Seifert

    So how does a team purported to be tight against the salary cap sign four significant players to market-level contracts during the first two days of free agency? I don't have all the numbers yet to document how the Detroit Lions pulled it off, but I ...

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  7. 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
  8. Lions now $5 million under the cap

    Kevin Seifert

    Let's pull a couple posts together to provide the most updated picture available of the Detroit Lions' salary-cap situation. The upshot: As of mid-week, they have about $5 million in space available. Last week, we noted the Lions were slightly und...

    Blog | February 27, 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. Lions: Peterman released. Who's next?*

    Kevin Seifert

    The Detroit Lions' release of receiver Titus Young on Monday was a purely character-based decision. Tuesday, the Lions are continuing to slash their roster -- but in this case with an eye toward the salary cap. Releasing right guard Stephen Peterm...

    Blog | February 05, 2013
  12. 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
  13. Clayton: Flat cap through at least 2015

    Kevin Seifert

    In the hustle and bustle of last week's owners meetings, our post on the five-year outlook of the NFL salary cap might have slipped your mind. I know it can be a dry subject, but now that ESPN's John Clayton has filled in many of the details, I hope ...

    Blog | April 02, 2012
  14. Speaking too soon on 2014 salary-cap spike

    Kevin Seifert

    PALM BEACH, Fla. -- A good portion of our offseason salary-cap discussions have centered around a commonly-held notion that the cap limit will increase dramatically when the NFL's new television contract starts in 2014. The assumption appears fundame...

    Blog | March 26, 2012
  15. 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
  16. Lions tight but not idle in free agency

    Kevin Seifert

    The Detroit Lions have a well-documented shortage of salary-cap space, relegating them to secondary players on the free-agent market. But there's a difference between sitting out the first wave of free agency and being inactive. By my count, the L...

    Blog | March 19, 2012