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Pro Bowl viewing guide: Five things to watch (you know you’re gonna watch it) | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
Ask around about the Pro Bowl, and you'll hear a lot of, "Who would watch that game? I never watch it." Many of the people who tell you that are lying.

Seahawks.com Blog | Friday in Hawkville: Larry Fitzgerald says it’s ‘surprising’ that Richard Sherman was not voted to the Pro Bowl
"He had a phenomenal year. He really had a breakout year," Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald said today after the NFC’s 15-minute on-field session. "So it is surprising that he’s not here. But I know he’ll have many more moving forward."

When it comes to athletic ability, Drew Brees defers to Russell Wilson
Russell Wilson has been talking about how he has patterned his game after Drew Brees since the Seahawks drafted him last April. This week, these two are becoming Pro Bowl buddies while forming one impressive duo.

Pro Bowl journey for Russell Okung and Earl Thomas began in March of 2010
When coach Pete Carroll and GM John Schneider made a three-day road trip before the 2010 NFL Draft, they were looking for a left tackle and a free safety. They found them in Russell Okung and Earl Thomas, who you’ll now find as starters on the NFC Pro Bowl team.

Seahawks.com Blog | ‘Ohana Day in Hawkville: Getting Marshawn Lynch to talk can be as difficult as trying to tackle him
Marshawn Lynch. So, how is the Seahawks’ Beast Mode running back enjoying his third Pro Bowl experience? "It’s great," Lynch said at the conclusion of the NFC practice at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Thursday. "Except for the media."

Sorry, not buying Revis-to-NFC West talk - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers have shown up as possible trade destinations for New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis. I just don't see it happening, for simple reasons.

Darrelle Revis trade talk reportedly began before tear - NFL.com
The New York Jets might have looked to trade All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis back in September -- before he tore this ACL -- which could signal the end of Revis' time in the Big Apple is coming.

Darrelle Revis trade could affect Rex Ryan's future with N.Y. Jets - NFL.com
The rumors of possibly trading New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis seem ridiculous at first glance, but there might be some weight to the idea, Ian Rapoport says.

Paul Kruger and the Seahawks' free-agency model - Blog - MyNorthwest.com
The one potential issue Clayton noted was cost. "The question is going to be the money and I don't think in this case they'll be going above four or five million [per year]," he said.

Senior Bowl Week: Winners and losers - NFL.com
Senior Bowl practices are over, and Arkansas' Tyler Wilson has impressed, according to some. NFL Network's analysts tell us who made some money.

Senior Bowl Review: Offense - All Star Circuit - Rotoworld.com
The purpose of Senior Bowl week is to supplement completed area-scout evaluations in practice and interviews. No evaluations are based on a single week’s performance, but certain prospects did help (or potentially hurt) their status and will force evaluators to take a second look at their live game action. I will breakdown each position below and rank participating performers accordingly. Please note, this is not strictly based on how these prospects did this week, instead it is based on their complete evaluation up to this point.

2013 Senior Bowl: Top Five Prospects Who Added Concerns to Their Scouting Report | Articles | Draft
Some players are able to take advantage of the practices and step up to the consistent level of talented competition in practices. Some, however, leave the week with questions as to what their NFL future may be.

2013 Senior Bowl: Top Five Prospects Who Surprisingly Impressed In Practice
The Senior Bowl is an easy time of the year to get caught up in the hype of some prospects, and it’s important to keep perspective on just what the success of some players actually indicates about the NFL Draft value.

2013 Senior Bowl: Mock Draft | NEPatriotsDraft.com - 2013 NFL Draft
Everyone loves mock drafts and everyone loves seeing which prospects will be available to them when their team is on the clock. However, what would the draft look like if it was made up only of players who played in the Senior Bowl?

Pauline's Final Stock Report
Three of the most important days of scouting leading up to the draft are now complete. The scouting staffs from the league's 32 teams now head home with notebooks full of opinions on the more than 100 players who took part in the Senior Bowl. While some will watch the game, the final analysis from three days of practice is what teams most heavily weigh when deciding a player's final draft grade. Here's a rundown of 14 players who enter the game with their stock rising and a half-dozen prospects headed in the other direction.

Scouts: Five who truly raised their stock during Senior Bowl practices - CBSSports
As the Senior Bowl continues to grow in popularity, the number of talent evaluators traveling to Mobile, Ala., has increased as well. This fact, along with the development of social media, has contributed to a number of the standouts from this year's practices earning rave reviews before the game itself has been played.

Quarterbacks struggle mightily in Senior Bowl, but defenders shine from start to finish | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
Going into the week of the Senior Bowl practices and game, the primary narrative was the one you'll hear throughout the NFL draft: A year after seven different rookie quarterbacks found themselves in NFL starting positions, the follow-up talent at the position in the 2013 draft class is subpar in comparison, to say the least.

NCAA News Story - EJ Manuel leads South to Senior Bowl win, 21-16 - 710 ESPN Seattle at MyNorthwest.com
EJ Manuel's January couldn't have gone much better on the field. More importantly, he's hoping for a similarly happy February for his family.

Senior Bowl notes: Kawann Short & Ziggy Ansah stand out " Seahawks Draft Blog
The Senior Bowl always tends to be a perfect storm for lineman on both sides of the ball. They can just get at it, try to make plays whether blocking or rushing. It’s harder for the skill players to shine in games like this. A cluster of defensive lineman over the years have boosted their stock at this event and not really done anything at the next level. That’s the disclaimer out of the way.

All-22: A look at 49ers 'Inverted Veer' scheme | National Football Post
Ravens have to prep for more than just the Read Option.

2013 Super Bowl: 49ers' Alex Boone key to offensive line's improvement - CBSSports.com
2013 Super Bowl: 49ers' Alex Boone key to offensive line's improvement By Matt Rybaltowski | CBSSports.com January 26, 2013 3:24 pm ET In a 16-6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Thanksgiving Night in 2011, the 49ers allowed nine sacks and 12 quarterback hits as Alex Smith came under constant attack from the Ravens' 3-4 defense.

Redskins' Williams hurt in nightclub brawl, pulled out of Pro Bowl - NFL - CBSSports.com News, Rumors, Scores, Stats, Fantasy
Washington offensive tackle Trent Williams won't play in the Pro Bowl after being hurt early Friday in a brawl at a Honolulu nightclub.

49ers punter Andy Lee: Opinions varied on Alex Smith's benching - CBSSports.com
"I think different guys had different opinions," Lee said in a recent radio interview with 93.7 KDKA-FM in Pittsburgh. "The decisions that are made, who plays and who doesn't, that's not us, that's not in our job description."

Ravens ground game soars under Caldwell - Stats & Info Blog - ESPN
Following a Week 14 loss to the Washington Redskins, the Baltimore Ravens fired offensive coordinator Cam Cameron and replaced him with quarterbacks coach Jim Caldwell. It's a move that appears to have paid off, as the offense averaged 30 points per game during a playoff run that pushed the Ravens to New Orleans for the franchise's second Super Bowl.

NFL assistants: Job seekers work the NFL crowd surrounding the Senior Bowl - chicagotribune.com
Coaches and general managers hang on the fence line or grab a seat up in the stands. It's a relaxed atmosphere. Blue jeans, sneakers and ball caps amid cool, but comfortable gulf coast winds.

2013 NFL Mock Draft: Joseph Curtis 1/26 | NEPatriotsDraft.com - 2013 NFL Draft
The Patriots get some help in the defensive backfield, while the Chiefs choose not to pull the trigger on a quarterback. Check out the rest of the picks in my new 2013 NFL Mock Draft.

Browns quarterback Colt McCoy added $1.75 million to his 2013 base salary | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
Seattle Seahawks guard Paul McQuistan will also receive a $1 million raise for 2013. Originally scheduled to earn $2 million in 2013, the second season of a two-year, $4 million contract that was signed on March 19, 2012, McQuistan played in over 97 percent of the Seahawks' offensive snaps last season, triggering a $1 million incentive in 2012 and increasing his base salary in 2013.

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