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  1. Detroit Lions cut-down analysis

    Kevin Seifert

    Most significant move: There were no surprises for the Detroit Lions and, really, there were few big decisions. We noted earlier that the team decided to preserve a roster spot for No. 3 quarterback Kellen Moore, so the most significant move they did...

    Blog | August 31, 2013
  2. BBAO: Kyle Long gets a surprise

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Training camp is a time for sweat, soreness, exhaustion and, naturally, arachnids. Check out this video that Chicago Bears rookie Kyle Long posted to his Instagram account Thursday night. It appears that just as y...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  3. On Sedrick Ellis and Israel Idonije

    Kevin Seifert

    The surprise retirement of defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis brings to mind a two-week stretch in the middle of June that impacted both he Chicago Bears' and Detroit Lions' defensive lines. On June 11, the Bears signed Ellis to a one-year contract wo...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  4. Kyle Long: Another Phil Emery surprise

    Kevin Seifert

    Say this much for Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery: He knows how to pull off a surprise. No one saw him trading last year for receiver Brandon Marshall. I don't think many people expected him to draft Boise State defensive end Shea McCl...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  5. 'Madden NFL 25' cover: It's Barry Sanders!

    Kevin Seifert

    There was a time not too long ago when Barry Sanders seemed destined for a reclusive life after football. He faxed a surprise retirement announcement to his hometown newspaper in 1999, fled to England and later spent time in arbitration with ...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  6. Final thoughts on Antoine Winfield

    Kevin Seifert

    We discussed cornerback Antoine Winfield's likely contract agreement earlier this week, and I don't have too much to add now that he has told ESPN's Josina Anderson that the deal is complete. A few final thoughts: No surprise: Frankly, I would ha...

    Blog | April 12, 2013
  7. Wilf: 'Great relationship' with Leslie Frazier

    Kevin Seifert

    PHOENIX -- In January, the Minnesota Vikings picked up a one-year option on coach Leslie Frazier's contract rather than negotiate a long-term extension. When the move was announced in February, Frazier didn't hide his surprise and disappointment befo...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  8. Jeff Backus retirement: LT at No. 5?

    Kevin Seifert

    We've known the possibility has existed for most of this offseason, but in the midst of the NFL's free-agent frenzy, the news still came as a surprise. Jeff Backus announced his retirement, meaning the Lions will enter the 2013 season with a differen...

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  9. Favre-Rodgers: 'That was awkward'

    Kevin Seifert

    After a long night of writing, I finally got a chance to roll back the DVR and check out the surprise joint appearance of the Green Bay Packers' two most recent starting quarterbacks during the NFL Honors awards show. Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers...

    Blog | February 02, 2013
  10. Christian Ponder no surprise as '13 starter

    Kevin Seifert

    You may have seen the news that the Minnesota Vikings plan to enter into negotiations that would extend the contract of coach Leslie Frazier. That should come as no surprise given our discussions over the past month. On the other hand, from what I ca...

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  11. Vikings surprise even themselves

    Kevin Seifert

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Antoine Winfield started down the road so many professional athletes take. "I'm sure none of you guys thought we had a chance to do this," Winfield said to a group of reporters after the Vikings completed an improbable run to the 20...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  12. Packers play it safe with Randall Cobb

    Kevin Seifert

    MINNEAPOLIS -- To little surprise, the Green Bay Packers have decided to play it safe with receiver/returner Randall Cobb. He won't play Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings, giving him at least one more week, and possibly two, to rest his sprained a...

    Blog | December 30, 2012
  13. Surprise: Jeff Saturday out as Packers' C

    Kevin Seifert

    There has been considerable debate in recent weeks on whether or not the Green Bay Packers should replace place-kicker Mason Crosby. To this point, the Packers have stood behind him. It appears we were focused on the wrong veteran player. Even aft...

    Blog | December 21, 2012
  14. Packers-Lions: Tough task for Lions' D

    Kevin Seifert

    Around here, we learned yet another lesson about the limits of conventional wisdom last week. Playing without leading receiver Percy Harvin, the Minnesota Vikings completed 75 percent of their passes and put up 221 passing yards in a 34-24 surprise o...

    Blog | November 15, 2012
  15. Lions-Vikings: Full of surprises

    Kevin Seifert

    MINNEAPOLIS -- When you spend enough time around the NFL, you realize there is an inverse proportion between what you think you know and what you actually know. I'd like a show of hands from those people who genuinely were convinced, without emotion ...

    Blog | November 11, 2012
  16. Lions: On Stanford Routt, Calvin Johnson

    Kevin Seifert

    Two very interesting off-field stories emerged Friday as the Detroit Lions completed preparation for Sunday's game at the Minnesota Vikings. Free agent cornerback Stanford Routt, released in a surprise earlier this week by the Kansas City Chiefs, ...

    Blog | November 09, 2012