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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. Todd Sutton would take a 'game check'

    Kevin Seifert

    Probably the lightest element of the Ryan Braun saga is that Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers once told a Twitter follower that he would bet his salary on Braun's innocence. It's too bad the exchange between Rodgers and Todd Sutton occurre...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  3. 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
  4. Packers financials: No '14 salary-cap spike

    Kevin Seifert

    The Green Bay Packers' annual financial report drew national interest from those who are interested in the business of football, something that few of you are, at least based on my experience. But there is at least one issue buried in the report that...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Money, Desmond Bishop and NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Why exactly do we spend so much time discussing NFL finances and the salaries that teams pay their players? So that we can preview events like Monday's decision by the Green Bay Packers to release linebacker Desmond Bishop, as reported by the Milwauk...

    Blog | June 17, 2013
  8. Vikings: 2013 and done for Jared Allen?

    Kevin Seifert

    To this point of the offseason, the Minnesota Vikings have elected to carry untouched the largest salary-cap hit for a non-quarterback in the NFL. Despite his cap charge of $17.063 million, defensive end Jared Allen told the Star Tribune recently tha...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  9. Clay Matthews cap details: Rise over time

    Kevin Seifert

    On Wednesday, we noted that it would be instructive to learn how the Green Bay Packers structured the salary-cap impact of linebacker Clay Matthews' record-setting contract extension. Thursday, the numbers came in and here's what we can say: Matthews...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  10. Awaiting Clay Matthews' salary-cap hit

    Kevin Seifert

    Some financial figures are starting to come in for linebacker Clay Matthews' contract extension with the Green Bay Packers. But the most important information -- its salary-cap structure -- might not be available until the paperwork is filed and proc...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. What Matt Cassel's contract tells us

    Kevin Seifert

    PHOENIX -- In keeping with our hope of using salary information to illuminate player expectations, let's take a closer look at the contract the Minnesota Vikings signed quarterback Matt Cassel to last week. Cassel's deal pays him as a high-caliber...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  14. Packers get around to A.J. Hawk's contract

    Kevin Seifert

    It appears the Green Bay Packers have now addressed two of the three major salary-cap issues they faced when the offseason began. Last month, they released defensive back Charles Woodson rather than absorb his $10 million cap figure. On Friday, ac...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  15. 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
  16. Lions find (some) cap space for free agents

    Kevin Seifert

    Another free-agent signing has most of you beating down my virtual door and demanding to know how a team that is tight against the salary cap can afford to make two signings -- first cornerback Chris Houston and now defensive tackle Jason Jones -- wh...

    Blog | March 13, 2013