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  1. Morning Roar: More Patrick Edwards talk

    Kevin Seifert

    Good morning and ROARRRRRRRR! At least one guy hasn't given up on Patrick Edwards, the Detroit Lions' buzz-worthy young receiver who hasn't exactly lit up the stat line in the preseason. Veteran Nate Burleson, whose strong comments jump-started th...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  2. Lions WR position still seems in flux

    Kevin Seifert

    On Friday, the Detroit Lions released Chaz Schilens, the veteran they signed just before training camp to hedge against the injury rehabilitation and depth issues among their receiver group. With Nate Burleson and Ryan Broyles apparently healthy, and...

    Blog | August 25, 2013
  3. BBAO: Lions' David Akers is back

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: There was never a kicking controversy in Detroit, not as long as veteran David Akers could demonstrate he had moved past an injury-plagued 2012 season for the San Francisco 49ers. That moment appeared to take place M...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  4. Lions promote Darius Slay amid changes

    Kevin Seifert

    It has always seemed a matter of time before the Detroit Lions elevated rookie cornerback Darius Slay to first-team status, and it appears that time has come. Slay spent the weekend in that role, having hurdled veteran Ron Bartell to work opposite...

    Blog | August 18, 2013
  5. Jon Bostic's time as Bears' MLB?

    Kevin Seifert

    It's worth wondering on Wednesday afternoon whether the Chicago Bears' long-term plans at middle linebacker are about to mesh with their immediate ones. Veteran D.J. Williams was carted off the practice field because of a calf injury, and accordin...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  6. BBAO: A word of warning for Bears

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Reading Chris Houston's assessment of the 2012 Detroit Lions prompted me to re-publish it as a public service message for the 2013 Chicago Bears. Last year's Lions group had a high number of veterans in contract y...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  7. 'Kickalicious' keeps it interesting for Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    So, Kickalicious made a 58-yard field goal Monday at the Detroit Lions' training camp. Veteran David Akers' longest conversion came from 40 yards, according to local reports. So is there anything to get excited about yet? I don't think so. At leas...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  8. Bears: Two significant injuries this morning

    Kevin Seifert

    There were two notable injuries Monday morning at the Chicago Bears' training camp practice and both merit further discussion. First, veteran defensive end Turk McBride was lost for the season after he ruptured his Achilles tendon. I'm not sure th...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  9. Bears: Kyle Long impressive in full pads

    Kevin Seifert

    Sunday marked the first day in pads for the Chicago Bears, and by most accounts, rookie offensive lineman Kyle Long made an impression. Long planted veteran defensive lineman Nate Collins in an early drill, and afterwards Collins made a point to n...

    Blog | July 28, 2013
  10. All NFC North draft picks under contract

    Kevin Seifert

    Judging by your tweets, a few of you were worried that the Minnesota Vikings hadn't officially signed their trio of first-round draft picks when the sun rose Thursday morning -- the date that rookies and veterans are scheduled to report to training c...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  11. WR Chaz Schilens best fit now for Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    Veteran Chaz Schilens was the Detroit Lions' choice to bolster their receiving depth on the eve of training camp. He also represented the smallest degree of health risk among the three receivers who worked out Wednesday. Schilens appeared in 15 ga...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  12. Health status check as vets report to camp

    Kevin Seifert

    NFL players are never healthier than on the first day of training camp, or so goes conventional wisdom. As the first NFC North veterans report to training camp Wednesday -- Chicago Bears players are headed to Bourbonnais, Ill., as we speak -- it's wo...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  13. Mailbag: Veteran minimum salary benefit

    Kevin Seifert

    Every now and then, I try to answer a salary cap question to help demystify a process that isn't as complicated as it might seem. This week, Greg of Calgary noted this chart of the Chicago Bears' pending free agents and asked how a cap number can act...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  14. Financial details for Bishop, Idonije

    Kevin Seifert

    While we have a moment on what we hope will be a quiet NFL weekend, let's review the financial particulars of two veteran players who moved within the division this week. As always, we try to use financial terms to better understand how the league an...

    Blog | June 29, 2013
  15. BBAO: Louis Delmas '88 to 90 percent'

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Detroit Lions safety Louis Delmas didn't take a snap during offseason practices to help spur healing in his troublesome knees, and the Lions' decision to sign veteran safety Chris Hope spurred new discussion of Delma...

    Blog | June 27, 2013
  16. ChatWrap: Veterans who leave the Packers

    Kevin Seifert

    Tuesday's SportsNation chat brought a nuanced discussion amid the continuing intra-division flow from the Green Bay Packers to the Minnesota Vikings. It's usually assumed that successful general managers only allow veteran players to leave when their...

    Blog | June 26, 2013