Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks Links for Saturday

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2012 NFL Trade Rumors: Rams Get Three First-Round Picks And A Second-Round Pick In 2012 From Washington - Turf Show Times
The St. Louis Rams picked up three first-round picks in a deal with the Washington Redskins for the second-pick in the draft. This should put the Rams on the road to a dynasty.

Late round Quarterbacks of interest, Part V " Seahawks Draft Blog
This will be the finale of the this little quarterback mini series. Before I get to the final three quarterbacks I’d like to spotlight, let me first cover some quarterback options I suspect will not be drafted by Seattle:

Time running out for Seahawks and Peyton Manning? - Blog - MyNorthwest.com
Peyton Manning's search for a new team is officially underway. Two days after he was released by the Colts, the free-agent quarterback met Friday with the Broncos at the team's headquarters. He will reportedly visit with the Cardinals soon as well. Is time running out for the Seahawks? In Fridays Wrap Up video, Brock Huard says the Seahawks need to host Manning for a visit soon if they want to have any chance of signing him.

Johnson is logical move if Smith deal isn't done
So how do the 49ers proceed if, when free agency opens Tuesday at 1 p.m., quarterback Alex Smith remains unsigned? Some have wondered whether the 49ers would place a phone call to Tom Condon, the agent who represents both Smith and Peyton Manning, and attempt to get in on the Manning Sweepstakes.

Roadmap for the QB-needy teams – Audibles
Where Peyton Manning signs will have a major impact, and not just for the team he winds up choosing. Manning’s decision could play a significant role in what St. Louis does with the No. 2 pick, where Matt Flynn winds up and a host of other issues.

NFL.com news: Breaking down every team's potential interest in Peyton Manning
Everywhere I go now, everyone asks the same question: "Where will Peyton play?" It happens so often, we might want to think about just abbreviating the question for text or twitter form to save on time: "WWPP?"

Peyton Manning to Seattle? Brock Huard shares his thoughts on Manning | NWCN.com Washington - Oregon - Idaho
In 2002 and 2003, former Seahawks quarterback Brock Huard was Peyton Manning's back-up in Indy. Huard, who now works for 710 ESPN in Seattle, sat down with King 5's Chris Egan to talk about Peyton Manning and the chances of him coming to Seattle.

NFL Free Agency 2012: Colts Release RB Joseph Addai, LB Gary Brackett, DB Melvin Bullitt, TE Dallas Clark; Giants Let Brandon Jacobs Go - SB Nation Seattle
How active will Seattle be in free agency and what players are they rumored to be looking at, or should be looking at?

Big Board: OK State WR Blackmon puts to rest questions about speed -
With the 2012 NFL Draft two months away and pro-day workouts in full swing, the pre-draft hype machine has kicked into overdrive. Any athlete that works out well at his pro day will be hailed, with reports that his stock is rising. In reality, these workouts constitute 10 percent -- sometimes less -- of a player's final grade and, frankly, players tested weeks after the Combine should perform better as they've had more time to train.

Impressive Pro Day helps quarterback Brandon Weeden | ProFootballTalk
The reviews are in on the Pro Day performance from Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden, and observers said he looked good.

RFA blog post not about Peyton Manning - NFC West Blog - ESPN
A few thoughts on known contract offers for restricted free agents in the NFC West:

Polk’s speed, Ta’amu’s power frame Washington’s Pro Day | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
The University of Washington found itself grievously low on draftable talent through the acid bath of the Tyrone Willingham era (that's how 0-12 seasons happen), but when Steve Sarkisian took the program over in 2009, some of the … Continue reading →

NFL Uniform Changes: Nike Line to be Unveiled April 3rd - The Daily Drip - SB Nation Seattle
The NFL and Nike plan to unveil their new line of uniforms for the 2012 season on April 3rd, at an event in New York, according to PFT.

Aaron Rodgers called Matt Flynn a ‘top-15 quarterback.’ Is that a compliment? | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
Read 'Aaron Rodgers called Matt Flynn a ‘top-15 quarterback.’ Is that a compliment?' from our blog Shutdown Corner on Yahoo! Sports. Aaron Rodgers had some kind words for general managers interested in acquiring his former backup, Matt Flynn. "The team that gets Matt is going to be very happy, I can promise you," Rodgers said of the free agent. "They'll be … Continue reading →

Seahawks Free Agency: Steven Hauschka Tendered, No Word On Roy Lewis, Mike Gibson - SB Nation Seattle
The Seattle Seahawks head into the offseason and will undoubtedly be making some roster moves. Keep track of those and any other offseason happenings right here.

Peyton Manning, Mario Williams top Peter King's list of best NFL free agents - Peter King - SI.com

Pro Day roundup: Alabama, USC and more | National Football Post
Our weekly breakdown of the pro day circuit.

Freeney's farewell? | National Football Post
Now that they’re in a rebuilding mode, it looks like Dwight Freeney will be joining Peyton Manning as an ex-Colt.

How clubs strategize for free agency and the draft | National Football Post
Over the last few weeks, we have seen a number of mock drafts by various people in the media. If the truth be told, every one of them is worthless. Until we see how free agency goes starting next week, we will have no idea how the first round of the draft will look.

NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive La Canfora: Teams waiting on Peyton Manning workout "
Imagine a Peyton Manning pro day. It could happen. The Manning Sweepstakes are underway, but for now the teams who are interested are largely in the dark over his medical condition. Also unclear are Manning’s intentions to eventually work out in public, thus giving teams a chance to verify that he’s completely recovered from four neck surgeries.

Peyton Manning's Potential Destinations: Why Seattle Is a Great Fit - SB Nation Seattle
My take on why I'm hoping Sidney Rice is not wearing #18 in 2012.

Seahawks Free Agency: Steven Hauschka Tendered, No Word On Roy Lewis, Mike Gibson - SB Nation Seattle
The Seattle Seahawks head into the offseason and will undoubtedly be making some roster moves. Keep track of those and any other offseason happenings right here.

NFL.com news: Lloyd explains interest in joining up with Patriots
"That formula is a very special formula and anybody who could be in serious talks of being a part of that formula should be very excited," Lloyd said. I don't care what position you are. You'd be lying if you're not."

NFL.com news: Sanchez would garner more interest than Tebow if available
With the Broncos and Jets reportedly interested in free-agent quarterback Peyton Manning -- both would be great fits -- a scenario of great intrigue has arisen: What happens to the young quarterbacks he could displace?

NFL.com news: Sanchez would garner more interest than Tebow if available
With the Broncos and Jets reportedly interested in free-agent quarterback Peyton Manning -- both would be great fits -- a scenario of great intrigue has arisen: What happens to the young quarterbacks he could displace?

NFL.com news: Peyton Manning, RG3, Matt Flynn headline titillating QB carousel
We've never seen a quarterback carousel like this before. We may never see the likes of it again. And I'm sure we'll savor all the drama as it unfolds the next few weeks.

NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive Wilson dazzles, Konz sits at Wisconsin pro day "
Quarterback Russell Wilson (5-foot-11 3/8, 206 pounds) put on a show Wednesday at the University of Wisconsin’s pro day. Working out in front of all 32 teams and Seahawks QB coach Darrell Bevell, Bears coaches Jeremy Bates and Mike Tice and Packers GM Ted Thompson, Wilson threw the ball a total of 65 times and only four times did the ball hit the ground. I’m not sure exactly where he will be drafted, but I think this guy could be as high as a second-round pick.

Seahawks Blog | Clothes line: Nike uniforms to be unveiled April 3 | Seattle Times Newspaper
Nike will unveil its NFL uniforms on April 3, according to a report from ProFootballTalk.com.

On Cardinals still being in Manning picture - NFC West Blog - ESPN
A few thoughts as Peyton Manning prepares to visit the Denver Broncos:

Thiel: Manning too much of an impulse buy | Seattle Seahawks
For all the reasons that pursuing Peyton Manning can make sense for the Seahawks, there’s one football deal-breaker: The offensive line isn’t ready for him.

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