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  1. Rewind to 2009: Stafford, Smith or Curry?

    Kevin Seifert

    The New York Giants' release of linebacker Aaron Curry prompts our now-annual reminder of the murky top of the 2009 draft. As longtime readers might recall, we had a vigorous and largely inconclusive debate about whom the Detroit Lions should sele...

    Blog | August 25, 2013
  2. #NFLRank: Four NFCN players in 100-91

    Kevin Seifert

    You might have noticed that ESPN.com debuted an ambitious project Monday to rank the top 100 offensive and top 100 defensive players in the NFL. I was one of the 63 staffers who submitted votes. Ten players in each category will be revealed over t...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  3. Photo: Lots and lots of Seminoles

    Kevin Seifert

    You're no doubt well aware of the Minnesota Vikings' apparent affinity for ex-Notre Dame players. So you might be surprised that at the moment, at least, the Vikings have more players from Florida State on their training camp roster (six) than those ...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  4. 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
  5. Greg Jennings on WRs, respect for Rodgers

    Kevin Seifert

    Here is nine minutes of video featuring Minnesota Vikings receiver Greg Jennings justifying his decision to leave behind the quarterbacks he played with in Green Bay in favor of the Vikings' Christian Ponder. When ESPN's Stephen A. Smith noted the dr...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  6. Henry Melton on list of looming UFAs

    Kevin Seifert

    News that defensive tackle Henry Melton will play this season under his one-year franchise tender throws further light on the roster flexibility the Chicago Bears have built into coach Marc Trestman's first season with the team. The chart shows 10...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  7. 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
  8. On the state of Christian Ponder's progress

    Kevin Seifert

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Standing with reporters Thursday on the final day of the Minnesota Vikings' offseason program, quarterback Christian Ponder provided this summary of his work with the offense: "We definitely got better, but there were some days...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  9. 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
  10. Packers: Room for Desmond Bishop?

    Kevin Seifert

    We've noted that Green Bay Packers linebacker Desmond Bishop hasn't been cleared to participate in organized team activities (OTAs) as he continues to recover from a torn hamstring muscle. Rob Demovsky of the Green Bay Press-Gazette takes the issue o...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  11. Alshon Jeffery, Harrison Smith to break out

    Kevin Seifert

    In this ESPN Insider piece, Matt Bowen identifies two NFC North players among five projections of second-yearmen destined for breakout years. You'll need an Insider subscription to read the entire post, but I can sneak you the gist of it below. Just...

    Blog | May 25, 2013
  12. BBAO: Bears to retire Da Number 89

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Thursday, we broached the topic of whether the Chicago Bears would retire the number of middle linebacker Brian Urlacher. As it turns out, the team is dealing with a backlog on that issue. Almost a half-century af...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  13. Mailbag: What about Desmond Bishop?

    Kevin Seifert

    Based on your feedback, at least, I didn't have all of my rocks in the box, or something like that, in writing the Green Bay Packers' portion of Friday's "Eight in the Box" series. The assignment was to name a player whose health/recovery is vital...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  14. Eight in the Box: Next order of business

    Kevin Seifert

    With the draft in the rearview mirror, what is the most pressing issue on each NFC North team's agenda? Chicago Bears: The top priority at Halas Hall, from now until the start of the season, is getting the offense organized in Marc Trestman's new ...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  15. Draft impact: Lions' Ziggy Ansah

    Kevin Seifert

    Another in a periodic series examining the roles of NFC North newcomers: We have all debated the potential for Ziggy Ansah's immediate impact as a Detroit Lions defensive end in 2013. Ansah was a late arrival to football, a late bloomer on the NFL...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  16. BBAO: The days after

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Phew! We made it. Veni, vidi, vici and all that. Three days of the 2013 draft brought us 35 new draft picks and scores of college free agents. I did my best to sort out the immediate aftermath Saturday evening and...

    Blog | April 29, 2013