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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Programming note: Minicamp coverage!

    Kevin Seifert

    Only one thing separates NFL veteran minicamps from organized team activities (OTAs). Minicamps are mandatory, meaning players under contract can be fined for missing them. OTAs are voluntary, which means players are subject only to public criticism ...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  9. Veteran free agents: Collusion or value?

    Kevin Seifert

    Dwight Freeney's claim that NFL owners colluded during free agency, made during an interview with CBSSports.com, brings to mind last month's post about the tough market for some high-profile and veteran NFL players. As you might recall: Defensive...

    Blog | June 01, 2013
  10. Vikings: Chris Kluwe era probably over

    Kevin Seifert

    This one you could see coming a mile away. A year after drafting a place-kicker to replace their veteran incumbent, the Minnesota Vikings appear to have done the same at their other specialist position. They just made UCLA's Jeff Locke the first p...

    Blog | April 27, 2013
  11. BBAO: Did Vikings work out P Brad Wing?

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Last month, Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman was asked if veteran punter Chris Kluwe would be with the team in 2013. Spielman wouldn't answer. Kluwe has the highest gross average (44.4 yards) in team h...

    Blog | April 08, 2013
  12. Rick Spielman on drafting a WR

    Kevin Seifert

    PHOENIX -- The Minnesota Vikings' rebuild of their receiver position now includes a top-end free agent (Greg Jennings), the return of one incumbent (Jerome Simpson) and high hopes for a 2012 rookie (Jarius Wright). With the veteran market dwindling (...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  13. Antoine Winfield era ends a year early

    Kevin Seifert

    The Minnesota Vikings planned to use veteran cornerback Antoine Winfield in a part-time role last season and were admittedly surprised that he made it through all 16 games as a full-time starter. As Winfield approached his 36th birthday, however, the...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  14. Kevin Williams: 'You want to win games'

    Kevin Seifert

    Make that two prominent Minnesota Vikings veterans who, from at least a competitive standpoint, weren't huge fans of Monday's decision to trade receiver Percy Harvin to the Seattle Seahawks. We've already noted that tailback Adrian Peterson tweete...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  15. Randy Moss or Matt Birk will win SB XLVII

    Kevin Seifert

    As the opponents in Super Bowl XLVII took shape Sunday, it wasn't difficult for an NFC North blogger to envision a long-ago time when one of the most prominent veterans on each team held polar corners of the Minnesota Vikings' locker room. In 1998...

    Blog | January 21, 2013
  16. Pro Bowl hype: Vikings' Blair Walsh

    Kevin Seifert

    The most-discussed place-kicker in the NFC North these days is the Green Bay Packers' Mason Crosby. Commotion about the veteran's extended slump -- he has missed an NFL-high 12 field goals -- has overshadowed what could be a record-setting performanc...

    Blog | December 18, 2012