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Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Black and Blue all over: The week that was

By Kevin Seifert
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert

We're fresh and raring to go here at Black and Blue headquarters. Thanks to the fellas at Scouts Inc. and my colleagues within the ESPN Blog Network for keeping things going here while I was out. I'm pretty much caught up on all things Favre, Cutler and Williams Wall -- the topics that seemed to dominate the headlines last week.

Many of you have been asking what the legal ruling means in the case of Minnesota defensive tackles Kevin Williams and Pat Williams. Ultimately, it seems the NFL's best case continues to be the portion of its policy that makes players responsible for what they put in their bodies. There are plenty of tentacles to this thing, but ultimately it keeps coming back to that.

Judd Zulgad of the Star Tribune offers his analysis here of where the lawsuit might go in Minnesota state court. This situation isn't over yet. But if the Vikings hadn't already started planning for the four-game absence of their two Pro Bowl defensive tackles, they probably should now.

Continuing around the NFC North: