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  1. Reminder: Percy Harvin saga is unresolved

    Kevin Seifert

    The Percy Harvin saga had gone quiet in the weeks since we last addressed it at the NFL scouting combine. Then, as you might recall, Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman was repeating a seven-word mantra whenever he was asked: "We have no ...

    Blog | March 10, 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. 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. Matt Kalil: Heavier isn't always better

    Kevin Seifert

    When we last checked in with USC left tackle Matt Kalil, he had shown up at the NFL scouting combine at a svelte 306 pounds spread out over his 6-foot-7 frame. He discussed plans to "bulk up" to around 310 pounds but made clear he was never going to ...

    Blog | April 16, 2012
  13. Vikings get final price tag on Week 16 win

    Kevin Seifert

    It's been clear for some time that the Minnesota Vikings wouldn't be in position to trade their No. 3 overall pick to a team that wanted to draft Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III. Griffin's performance in last month's NFL scouting combine sealed...

    Blog | March 09, 2012
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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