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  1. Lions limited without Matthew Stafford deal

    Kevin Seifert

    At the NFL scouting combine last month, I asked Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew if he could accomplish his goals in free agency without first signing quarterback Matthew Stafford to a long-term contract. It was kind of a loaded question; ...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  2. 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
  3. Lions: CB Dee Milliner vaults into No. 5 talk*

    Kevin Seifert

    The Detroit Lions were surely happy to see the top cornerback in the NFL draft, Alabama's Dee Milliner, run two blazing -- but as of now, unofficial -- times Tuesday morning in the 40-yard dash at the NFL scouting combine. If he wasn't already in the...

    Blog | February 26, 2013
  4. 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
  5. Lions: Ominous words on Louis Delmas

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Let's start a busy day of live blogging here at the NFL scouting combine with some revealing comments from Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew. During an early-morning session with local reporters, Mayhew said he is focused on...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  6. Lions: Mikel Leshoure and explosive runs

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Based on your feedback, many of you want to use the occasion of the NFL scouting combine to discuss the Detroit Lions' offensive backfield. You want to know how, when and with what frequency the Lions will upgrade their running back p...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  7. Tentative 2013 NFC North draft picks

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANAPOLIS -- As the NFL scouting combine gets underway, we have an official but tentative round-by-round list of draft choices for NFC North teams. The quick breakdown is in the chart below, courtesy some spreadsheet magic from NFC West colleag...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Lions accept Cliff Avril's high cap figure

    Kevin Seifert

    Speaking last month at the NFL scouting combine, Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said the only thing worse than using the franchise tag on defensive end Cliff Avril was the prospect of losing him via free agency. So for that reason, we ha...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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