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CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 03: Logan Thomas #3 of the Virginia Tech Hokies looks on during the ACC Championship game against the Clemson Tigers at Bank of America Stadium on December 3, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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Bruce Irvin tape review vs Maryland " Seahawks Draft Blog
This tape comes from 2010, Irvin’s first year at West Virginia where he was predominantly used as an impact pass rusher on third downs. It shows in the snap count – Irvin featured in just 15 defensive snaps, ten of which were on third down. He took just three snaps on first and second down. Yet despite this limited work-load, he had three sacks and three quarterback hits.

Star Lotulelei (DT, Utah) vs Washington " Seahawks Draft Blog
Ranked by many as a potential top-15 pick this year, Loutulelei returned to finish what he started in college. A former BYU recruit who never attended the school due to academic issues, Lotulelei is now at Utah via the JUCO ranks and he’s made an impact in the PAC-12. He shared the Morris Trophy with Matt Kalil last year and is already being tipped to be a top pick in 2013. We put him at #6 in our top-40 watch list.

Immediate-impact draft picks | National Football Post
These players have a chance to step in right away and produce.

Grading the NFL Draft - Four Years Later | The Sideline View
The Seahawks got a few decent years out of TE John Carlson (2nd), but the best pick of this draft was 4th rounder Red Bryant who has been a perfect piece in Pete Carroll’s new defense. RB Justin Forsett was a 7th rounder who gave the team some unexpected production. However, first rounder Lawrence Jackson (1st - 28th pick) did nothing whatsoever for Seattle and has been a journeyman since.

NFL Players Aren't Dying As Quickly As Everyone Else - SBNation.com
A study of player mortality rates and the impact of cardiovascular disease among retired NFL players prompted positive steps toward improving the long-term health of players. Will an upcoming study...

5 Year Breakdown of Small School Picks in the NFL Draft - Mocking The Draft
When you think about the NFL Draft, you want to try to figure out how many players from the NFL Draft are from small schoolers, especially when preparing your 2013 NFL Mock Draft. Since I follow small school prospects, I figured I would break down how many players have been taken over the past 5 years, and highlight some of the bigger names that were drafted over the past 5 years. There have been some pretty good football players who came from small schools. So let's go over the past five years from 2008-2012 and find out which players really have been stand-outs. Make sure you check out the breakdowns and comment on these breakdowns.

Is Virginia Tech QB Logan Thomas the next Cam Newton? | National Football Post
Thomas can do it all even at 6-6, 254-pounds.

Is Tennessee QB Tyler Bray poised for a big year? | National Football Post
Could the junior signal caller end up going in round one?

What to watch at this weekend's rookie minicamps - NFL.com
This weekend offers another heavy dosage of rookie minicamps league-wide. Here's five storylines we're watching closely, including Courtney Upshaw's debut with the Ravens.

Plaxico Burress, Ryan Grant among best remaining free agents - NFL.com
We tend to overblow the significance of early free-agent signings ... and overlook the value of late additions. Jason La Canfora identifies the best players left on the open market, including Ryan Grant.

NFL - Two-tight end set is latest copycat trend - ESPN
By nature, NFL coaches are copycats. And why not? If a coach finds a strategy that works, why not copy it?

The rebirth of the United States Football League | National Football Post
Is there a real need for a true NFL minor league?

Draft fallout: Will Ted Thompson's gambles pay off? - NFL.com
253 draft picks transformed the NFL in a matter of days. Around the League will examine the aftershocks by asking one post-draft burning question for all 32 teams.

Randy Moss debutes new look with San Francisco 49ers - NFL.com
Randy Moss shed the dreads and looked every bit a team player as he demonstrated a cut and quick feet for his fellow wide receivers, who listened intently and observed while the veteran impressed in his first formal practice with the San Francisco 49ers.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Da'Quan Bowers tears Achilles - NFL.com
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced in an official statement that defensive end Da'Quan Bowers tore his Achilles' tendon and is planning to undergo surgery Friday.

Seahawks.com Blog | Carroll calls an audible "
Week Two of Phase 2 in the Seahawks’ offseason program ended with coach Pete Carroll changing things up. Rather than the full-squad workouts the veterans went through on the outdoor practice fields at Virginia Mason Athletic Center on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, each unit did its own thing today – including quarterbacks Tarvaris Jackson, Matt Flynn and Josh Portis throwing to the wide receivers and tight ends in the indoor facility. "They’ve worked really hard. They’ve been busting their tails throughout all the workouts," Carroll said. "So it’s recognition of that, and also I want them to stay strong for next week, too."

Brock and Salk Blue 42 - Podcasts - MyNorthwest.com
What's the difference between injuring and hurting someone? What stands out when focusing on Matt Flynn's mechanics? Besides Bruce Irvin and Russell Wilson, which Seahawks rookie is Brock Huard excited to see at the team's minicamp on Friday? Could the Seahawks carry four quarterbacks on their roster this season?

Mike Florio says Bruce Irvin wasn't a reach at 15 - Blog - MyNorthwest.com
Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com provided some validation to the Seahawks' decision to take Bruce Irvin with the 15th overall pick. Bruce Irvin That same night, as the selection was panned by draft analysts who thought Irvin could have been available much later, Florio reported that seven NFL teams had the pass-rusher rated as one of the top 15 players in the draft.

Redskins Unveil Throwback Uniforms To Commemorate 80th Anniversary - From Our Editors - SBNation.com
The Washington Redskins will commemorate their 80th anniversary this season by wearing throwback uniforms in two of the team's 16 regular-season games. The Skins unveiled the Nike-designed throwbacks during the Thursday evening launch of their season-long 80th anniversary campaign. The most notable change is the helmet, which was designed to resemble the old leather versions used in 1932. Nike did an impressive job with the all-brown helmets, which even replicate the leather texture when viewed up close. Photos of the new uniforms and helmets after the jump:

Seahawks sign fourth-rounder Jaye Howard | ProFootballTalk
PFT has learned, via a league source, that the Seahawks have signed defensive end Jaye Howard, a fourth-round pick, to a four-year contract.

Wagner in the middle of things
The Seahawks' selection of Utah State linebacker Bobby Wagner in the second round of the NFL Draft comes with not only a precedent, but a productive one.

Ten ways to fix the NFL's growing concussion crisis - NFL - CBSSports.com News, Rumors, Scores, Stats, Fantasy
We set out to write 10 things the NFL can do to save itself from a concussed, brain-damaged future. One of those things might happen soon, and it could change the look and pace of the sport.

2013 draft chock full of QB and D-Line talent - CBSSports
As NFLDraftScout.com turns the page on the 2012 NF Draft and peers ahead to next year's crop of talent, a few distinguishing characteristics of the '13 class immediately stand out.

2011′s Best Performances: Tight Ends | ProFootballFocus.com
PFF's Khaled Elsayed lists 2011's best overall games by tight ends.

Each NFL team’s most promising undrafted free agent – Audibles
As soon as the NFL Draft ends, teams make a beeline to the phones in an effort to scoop up undrafted free agents — one more avenue coaching staffs go down to find talent.

One way to ease the transition from the NFL | National Football Post
I went back to school for my Masters, and the NFL paid the bill.

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