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  1. BBAO: Using the Lions' new cap space

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: At last check, the Detroit Lions had just under $2 million in salary cap space available. That figure surely increased this week after the team signed quarterback Matthew Stafford to a contract extension. (Details to...

    Blog | July 11, 2013
  2. A crossroads season for NFC North QBs

    Kevin Seifert

    We've spent the past five years on this blog documenting and analyzing elite quarterback play. As the NFC North morphed from the "Black and Blue" division to "Air and Space," we chronicled an MVP year (Aaron Rodgers, 2011) and arguably the best seaso...

    Blog | July 09, 2013
  3. NFC North salary-cap space

    Kevin Seifert

    Research for a future post brought me to some figures that always carry high interest. Below, you'll find the up-to-date salary-cap reports for each NFC North team, based on ESPN Stats & Information resources. The figures include all rookies w...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  4. 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
  5. Calvin Johnson's future cap hits grow

    Kevin Seifert

    Last week, the Detroit Lions executed a relatively minor restructuring of receiver Calvin Johnson's contract, freeing about $3.4 million of salary-cap space for 2013. Simply put, restructures push the created space into future years. This particular ...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  6. Lions find (some) cap space for free agents

    Kevin Seifert

    Another free-agent signing has most of you beating down my virtual door and demanding to know how a team that is tight against the salary cap can afford to make two signings -- first cornerback Chris Houston and now defensive tackle Jason Jones -- wh...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  7. Lions now $5 million under the cap

    Kevin Seifert

    Let's pull a couple posts together to provide the most updated picture available of the Detroit Lions' salary-cap situation. The upshot: As of mid-week, they have about $5 million in space available. Last week, we noted the Lions were slightly und...

    Blog | February 27, 2013
  8. Updated NFC North salary cap space

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANAPOLIS -- So a lot of you are asking about salary cap space during this period leading up to NFL free agency. Below are the most updated numbers I have. I should once again emphasize that the salary cap is fluid and will remain so until the ...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  9. Aaron Rodgers in no rush for new contract

    Kevin Seifert

    We've spent some time discussing the Green Bay Packers' options for clearing salary-cap space so they can offer potentially monstrous contract extensions to quarterback Aaron Rodgers and linebacker Clay Matthews, among others. I'm not sure whether th...

    Blog | February 06, 2013
  10. Big Decision: Packers' salary-cap space

    Kevin Seifert

    Another in a series of important offseason issues facing NFC North teams: We have detailed the deep list of expensive contracts the Green Bay Packers must extend to retain some of their core players, from quarterback Aaron Rodgers to linebacker Cl...

    Blog | January 30, 2013
  11. John Clayton: NFC North salary cap space

    Kevin Seifert

    Perhaps you've already seen John Clayton's item on salary cap space for all 32 NFL teams. If not, I've pulled the four NFC North figures into this post. Keep in mind that cap numbers are fluid this time of year and aren't finalized until shortly b...

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  12. Lions tight but not idle in free agency

    Kevin Seifert

    The Detroit Lions have a well-documented shortage of salary-cap space, relegating them to secondary players on the free-agent market. But there's a difference between sitting out the first wave of free agency and being inactive. By my count, the L...

    Blog | March 19, 2012
  13. Brandon Marshall for two 3's? How? Why?

    Kevin Seifert

    So many thoughts are flying through my head at the moment in the wake of the Chicago Bears' stunning trade for Pro Bowl receiver Brandon Marshall. (Apparently there is plenty of empty space up there.) We'll get to how Marshall fits into offensi...

    Blog | March 13, 2012
  14. Second-round RFA tender for DeAndre Levy

    Kevin Seifert

    Following up on Monday morning's post about restricted free agents (RFAs), we have a significant update to pass along. After clearing around $16 million in cap space, the Detroit Lions assigned a second-round tender to linebacker DeAndre Levy, acc...

    Blog | March 12, 2012
  15. Thoughts on Lions' cap restructures

    Kevin Seifert

    In a matter of a few hours, it appears the Detroit Lions have cut enough salary cap space -- or, more accurately, pushed enough of it to future years -- that they can avoid cutting any any players in order to comply with the NFL's salary cap limit by...

    Blog | March 12, 2012
  16. Vikings: Playmakers or an elite left tackle?

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANAPOLIS -- When he first made the suggestion last week, it slipped through the figurative space in my head. The second time, I took note. And when Minnesota Vikings GM Rick Spielman mentioned Thursday for the third, fourth and fifth times "the o...

    Blog | February 24, 2012