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  1. ChatWrap: NFC North QB market intact

    Kevin Seifert

    Thanks to those of you who joined in on a pretty lively SportsNation chat, especially one that fell after the scouting combine but with a full two weeks remaining before free agency. More than a few of you wanted to follow up on Tuesday morning's pos...

    Blog | February 26, 2013
  2. Manti Te'o test results 'disappointing'

    Kevin Seifert

    By most accounts, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o has made a positive impression in interviews at the NFL scouting combine. His on-field testing, however, hasn't suggested he is primed to be anywhere close to a top pick in the 2013 draft. Te'o of...

    Blog | February 25, 2013
  3. BBAO: Franchise tag for Greg Jennings?

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Good morning from NFC North blog headquarters, where we are positioned to sort through the reams of information, rumors and smokescreens picked up over the past four days at the NFL scouting combine. First up: The po...

    Blog | February 25, 2013
  4. Mulling Shea McClellin as a linebacker

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Here at the NFL scouting combine, we learned that new Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman isn't a fan of providing offseason specifics about his plans for the roster. So when Trestman declined to say what position former first-round dra...

    Blog | February 24, 2013
  5. Alec Ogletree: Draft's best MLB?

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANAPOLIS -- At 2:30 p.m. ET, an unprecedented swarm of reporters rushed a podium in the media center here at the NFL scouting combine to hear from Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o. About 90 minutes later, the player considered the top prospect at...

    Blog | February 23, 2013
  6. James Jones ready to be Packers' No. 1 WR

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANPOLIS -- So I'm about to step into a marathon availability session Thursday morning here at the NFL scouting combine. It will include Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman and general manager Phil Emery, Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz and Minneso...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  7. 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
  8. Quick Hits: Wednesday evening

    Kevin Seifert

    As promised, we're going to take a moment on the eve of the NFL scouting combine to catch up on a week's worth of news, mostly so I can get my two cents on the record. We'll follow a Quick Hit format: Item: The Green Bay Packers released defensive...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  9. Todd McShay mock 1.0: Linemen galore

    Kevin Seifert

    It's never not draft time for ESPN analyst Todd McShay, who has spent the fall scouting college football prospects and has -- in Week 15 of the NFL regular season -- submitted his first mock draft in anticipation of the 2013 event. The entire file r...

    Blog | December 13, 2012
  10. Marrying players and need in the NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANAPOLIS -- I spent most of my time here at the NFL scouting combine interviewing NFC North general managers and coaches about the wide variety of issues facing their teams. Many of our posts reflected the information from those interviews, and n...

    Blog | February 26, 2012
  11. BBAO: Sunday morning update

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: INDIANAPOLIS -- The media portion of the 2012 NFL scouting combine wraps up Sunday, and soon I'll be making my way back to NFC North blog headquarters. While we have a moment, let's catch up on some Sunday morning he...

    Blog | February 26, 2012
  12. BBAO: Impact of Duerson family lawsuit

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: INDIANAPOLIS -- The first day of the NFL scouting combine was a whirlwind of interviews, minor news updates and unexpected dustups that only a year-round football fan could appreciate. We covered a ton of ground on t...

    Blog | February 24, 2012
  13. BBAO: Structure of Jermichael Finley deal

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: INDIANAPOLIS -- Good morning from the site of the NFL scouting combine, where we in the NFC North are still buzzing over the unexpected timing of Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley's new two-year contract....

    Blog | February 23, 2012
  14. NFC North combine primer

    Kevin Seifert

    The NFL's annual scouting combine opens Wednesday and will conclude next Tuesday. I wouldn't miss it for the world. Media interviews begin Thursday morning and continue through Sunday, and I'll be on hand for an access schedule that should net us tim...

    Blog | February 22, 2012
  15. BBAO: Minimal criticism of Phil Emery hire

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: In many ways, it's tough to criticize the Chicago Bears' hiring of Phil Emery as their new general manager. He is by all accounts a highly respected figure in NFL scouting circles, someone who has demonstrated the wi...

    Blog | January 31, 2012
  16. Combine'11: The intrigue of Nate Solder

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANAPOLIS -- We've spent some time discussing the top quarterbacks here at the NFL scouting combine, especially those who could fit into the Minnesota Vikings' future plans. We've looked at the dramatic, if fantastical, possibility of Oregon lineb...

    Blog | February 27, 2011