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  1. Eight in the Box: NFC North camp issues

    Kevin Seifert

    What are the three key camp issues facing each NFC North team? CHICAGO BEARS Offense: Kyle Long's readiness The Bears drafted Long in the first round to help an offensive line that has struggled for years to protect quarterback Jay Cutler. Lon...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  2. NFC North: Training camp issues

    Kevin Seifert

    In 10 days, all four NFC North teams will have stepped onto the practice field for their 2013 training camps. I can't think of a better way to wade through these final days than by identifying 10 key issues we will no doubt be focusing on over the ne...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  3. BBAO: 'Chatter' with Bears, Henry Melton

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: We are approaching the final weekend in the NFL calendar before the deadline to sign franchise players to long-term contracts. Based on Vaughn McClure's story in the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Bears would have to m...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  4. Eight in the box: Secondary status check

    Kevin Seifert

    How does each NFC North team look in the secondary, and what still needs to be done? Chicago Bears: No team in this division is set up quite as well as the Bears, who have a pair of returning Pro Bowl cornerbacks in Charles Tillman and Tim Jenning...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  5. Desmond Bishop release unrelated to cap

    Kevin Seifert

    In April, we discussed the folly of a so-called "hometown discount" with respect to the Green Bay Packers' negotiations with quarterback Aaron Rodgers. My point was that the Packers wouldn't change their operating policies whether Rodgers signed a be...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  6. Packers: Jermichael Finley bulks up

    Kevin Seifert

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- A large portion of the Green Bay Packers' offseason has been about deciding which players to pay (quarterback Aaron Rodgers and linebacker Clay Matthews) and whom to stand pat with (cornerback Sam Shields, nose tackle B.J. Raji.) S...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  7. BBAO: Packers minicamp continues

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Good morning from Day 2 of the Green Bay Packers' mandatory minicamp, which will be the last day of on-field activities for this event. (Thursday is a "team-building" exercise for players and coach...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  8. BBAO: Sedrick Ellis draws interest

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The No. 7 overall pick of the 2008 draft has drawn interest from half of the NFC North. Defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis, who spent five seasons with the New Orleans Saints, has visits scheduled with...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  9. Short-term resolution for Sam Shields

    Kevin Seifert

    Earlier, we noted the 2013 financial dilemma facing Green Bay Packers cornerback Sam Shields. Should he play this season under the terms of his $2.02 million restricted free-agent tender, or should he push hard -- presumably via skipping the offseaso...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  10. Sam Shields deal: Now or later?

    Kevin Seifert

    If you were Sam Shields, would you want your second (and most lucrative) career contract to be based off a strong 10-game performance in 2012? Or would you bank on yourself, play for $2.02 million in 2013 and seek a better deal as a pending free agen...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  11. BBAO: Packers have cap space to spare

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Rob Demovsky of the Green Bay Press-Gazette made important points in analyzing the new contract of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers will co...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  12. Midday update: Jerome Simpson and more

    Kevin Seifert

    The pace is starting to accelerate as free agency draws closer, so let's touch on a few developments before heading off into our SportsNation chat. The Minnesota Vikings re-signed receiver Jerome Simpson to a one-year contract, giving him a second...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  13. Eight in the Box: Must-keep free agents

    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: Which free agent is essential for each team to keep from its 2012 roster? Chicago Bears: In his two years as a starter, H...

    Blog | February 15, 2013
  14. Halftime: 49ers 24, Packers 21

    Kevin Seifert

    SAN FRANCISCO -- I'm spending most of Saturday night's game in our Countdown Live chat, but here are a few quick halftime thoughts from Candlestick Park, where the 49ers lead the Packers by three: A Captain Obvious note: The Green Bay Packers hav...

    Blog | January 12, 2013
  15. BBAO: Pro Bowl announcement tonight

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Good morning. I hope everyone had an enjoyable Tuesday. We're back Wednesday to resume a full week of blogging for our wild Week 17, one that will include the NFL's Pro Bowl announcement this evening at 7 ET. Pro ...

    Blog | December 26, 2012
  16. Free Head Exam: Green Bay Packers

    Kevin Seifert

    After the Green Bay Packers' 21-13 victory over the Chicago Bears, here are three issues that merit further examination: Defensive back Charles Woodson said Sunday that team officials thought the Packers could beat the Bears without him, thus agr...

    Blog | December 17, 2012