Coffee & Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Wednesday

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Stoked about Percival, you guys?

Percy Harvin introduced by Seattle Seahawks - NFL Videos
The Seattle Seahawks introduce their newest wide receiver, Percy Harvin, who says he's excited for an oppertunity to compete in Seattle and play with QB Russell Wilson.

NFL -- Percy Harvin makes Seahawks NFC favorites - ESPN
Bam. With one move, Seattle has become the team to beat in the NFC. Not just the NFC West. The entire conference. Percy Harvin makes the Seahawks that good, that relevant and that dangerous.

Boldin and Harvin Sent Packing As the NFL Offseason Gets Busy - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
On Monday afternoon, two notable wide receivers were dealt away in trades that seemed to make little sense for the organizations who were giving away

Seattle Seahawks Blog - Hawk Blogger: The Morning After: Percy Harvin Is A Seahawk
Move over Russell Wilson. There are going to be two NFL MVP candidates on the Seahawks offense after the team agreed to terms on a deal for Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin. Harvin is a player with such immense talent that he was being discussed as a league MVP candidate last season on the team that wound up having the MVP on it. He is the ultimate maximizer. Give him an inch, and he'll take a yard? Give Harvin an inch, and he very well may take 100 yards. There is, quite simply, no player on the Seahawks roster like Harvin. There may no other player in the NFL like him. On a team with plenty of gap power, John Schneider and Pete Carroll just added their home run hitter. That kind of power comes at a price.

Front Office Power Rankings: The NFL's best decision-makers - NFL - Don Banks - SI.com
As I wrote of the Seahawks in critiquing their bold trade for Vikings receiver-return man Percy Harvin on Monday, they are not afraid to swim against the tide in making personnel decisions, be it selecting first-round picks like Bruce Irvin and James Carpenter higher than most had them rated, or investing in a third-round quarterback from Wisconsin (Russell Wilson) despite his less-than-prototypical size. Seattle has a little moxie and method to its madness, and it has generated a lot of respect from fellow NFL front offices in the past year, with the deal for Harvin being another potentially beneficial move for a club that has the courage of its convictions.

Richard Sherman talks Percy Harvin - NFL Videos
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman talks about the team's trade for wide receiver Percy Harvin and gives an outlook for the 2013 season.

A big week of Pro Days kick off Monday | National Football Post
Penn State, Alabama, Florida and Oregon will all be in action over the next few days.

Latavius Murray, Montee Ball might have best hands in NFL draft - The Denver Post
Murray went 407 carries at Central Florida without losing a fumble, including this past season when he led Conference USA in rushing. His last lost fumble came in 2008, against Memphis, when Mike Shanahan was still the Broncos' coach. It was Murray's only lost fumble in his career — which had 453 carries. "I guess I just have always understood the ball is important; playing another down is important," Murray said. "You always want the extra yard, to give your team a little something extra, to get everything you can out of a run. But you have to finish with the ball in your hands, and I think ball security on every play.

Dismiss Harvin’s winter of discontent - Seahawks - The Olympian - Olympia, Washington news, weather and sports
You may fairly wonder about Percy Harvin’s expense to the Seattle Seahawks, since his acquisition by trade with the Minnesota Vikings involves three draft picks, including this year’s 25th overall. And you may be concerned about the receiver’s durability, since he missed half of last season with an ankle sprain.

Ahmad Bradshaw, Desmond Bryant among best potential free agency bargains | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
Desmond Bryant, DT, Oakland Raiders: Another potential game-changer as an interior pass-rusher, and he's on the radar of a lot of different teams. Put up four sacks in 2012, but 11 quarterback hits and 20 hurries -- per PFF, his 35 total pressures ranked him fourth among all qualifying defensive tackles. Did not help himself with a recent arrest and criminal mischief charge, but you know how it goes -- guys standing 6-foot-6 who weigh 300 pounds and can harass a quarterback will have suitors. Bryant's price could ramp right up as the free agency process rolls along.

Seahawks can afford to take risk on Harvin | HeraldNet.com - Sports
It took a few years longer than he had hoped -- OK, seven-plus years -- but Pete Carroll finally landed Percy Harvin.

Free-agent Q&A with ESPN’s Matt Williamson « Draftsharks Blog
Free agency is a highlight of the NFL calendar. For fantasy football owners, it officially kicks off evaluation time for the next season. The market opens at 4 p.m. ET today, but the action has already started. We have questions just like anyone. So we decided to sit down with our friend Matt Williamson of ESPN’s Scouts Inc. Here’s what he had to say …

Gus Bradley Creates a Culture of Competition - Big Cat Country
Jaguars GM David Caldwell said head coach Gus Bradley could outwrestle a bear. We have exclusive play-by-play of the match.

Free agency open thread (and how it impacts the draft) « Seahawks Draft Blog
Free agency as it happens, with reaction to how each (major) signing impacts the draft.

Seahawks.com Blog | Seahawks tender three restricted free agents
The Seahawks have made tenders to three players who became restricted free agents today: snapper Clint Gresham, safety Chris Maragos and defensive tackle Clinton McDonald.

Percy Harvin brings his diverse talents to Seahawks
With the Vikings, Percy Harvin did a little of this, a lot of that and even some of the other. It’s that Swiss Army knife array of talents that attracted the Seahawks, who completed a trade for Harvin on Tuesday.

Seahawks formally announce acquisition of Percy Harvin | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
In turn, they’ll get Harvin and Harvin will get a new contract. No numbers are available yet, but it’s expected to be a five-year deal that could average more than $11 million annually. It’s a big number.

Russell Wilson gets a big ol’ bonus | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
There was no bigger bargain in the NFL last season than quarterback Russell Wilson. Seattle’s rookie quarterback was so good, in fact, that he got himself a bonus of $222,000, which isn’t all that much in a league where signing bonuses can reach eight figures, but it is more than half the base salary Wilson earned as a rookie drafted in the third round.

Jared Cook, St. Louis Rams agree to five-year contract - NFL.com
It's a big day for tight ends in free agency. Jared Cook may make the most money of all.

Dashon Goldson, Tampa Bay Bucs reportedly to meet - NFL.com
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers aren't wasting time trying to fix their hurting secondary. They reportedly dispatched a private plane to bring in free-agent safety Dashon Goldson for a meeting.

2013 NFL Draft: Oregon's Dion Jordan draws split opinions - CBSSports
In the first installment of a five-part series on polarizing prospects, Dane Brugler and Rob Rang take a look at Oregon pass rusher Dion Jordan.

Cris Carter: Vikings 'better off' following Percy Harvin trade - CBSSports.com
"I think the organization did the right thing," Carter said, per Mark Craig of the Minnesota Star-Tribune. "I'm not surprised, given the situation with him not being happy and there being so little chance of a contract extension for the type of money he wants. "So they're better off, especially with a young quarterback, trading Percy and getting something for him compared to going through the season rolling the dice."

Dolphins dump Dansby | ProFootballTalk
So what do you get for a 134-tackle season? You get cut.

Percy Harvin, Russell Wilson already have their workouts planned | ProFootballTalk
“Russell was texting me from the moment that this thing was put together, Russell was already texting me things that we’re going to do this offseason, we’re set to go to California and work already,” Harvin said at his introductory press conference in Seattle today.

Fantasy Football player news, injuries and analysis - Rotoworld.com
If you play fantasy sports, get breaking news and immerse yourself in the ultimate fan experience.

2013 NFL Draft: Is Barkley the answer for the Bills? - CBSSports
The Buffalo Bills released starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick as part of a salary cap purge Tuesday, making it all the more likely that the team will be using one of its first picks of the 2013 draft on a passer. General manager Buddy Nix stated in December his intention of finding a "good, young quarterback" and that "the time's now for [the Bills]" to go get one. Our mock draft experts tend to agree.

2013 Draft: Multiple misses create talent crater in Eagles' secondary - CBSSports
At the start of the 2013 NFL league year at 4 p.m. ET Tuesday, the top two cornerbacks on the Eagles' depth chart aren't Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Nnamdi Asomugha, but Brandon Boykin and Curtis Marsh.

2013 NFL Draft: Is Barkley the answer for the Bills? - CBSSports
The Buffalo Bills released starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick as part of a salary cap purge Tuesday, making it all the more likely that the team will be using one of its first picks of the 2013 draft on a passer. General manager Buddy Nix stated in December his intention of finding a "good, young quarterback" and that "the time's now for [the Bills]" to go get one. Our mock draft experts tend to agree.

2013 Draft: Multiple misses create talent crater in Eagles' secondary - CBSSports
At the start of the 2013 NFL league year at 4 p.m. ET Tuesday, the top two cornerbacks on the Eagles' depth chart aren't Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Nnamdi Asomugha, but Brandon Boykin and Curtis Marsh.

Extra points: Percy Harvin deal continues Seahawks’ trend of spending the most on offense | The Brewery | Seattle Times
It’s about how the Seahawks have used their resources with John Schneider and Pete Carroll in charge. Here are the exact words omitted from today’s piece:

Bold Seahawks make statement with Percy Harvin trade | Jerry Brewer | The Seattle Times
The Seahawks served notice to the 49ers and the rest of the NFL on Monday that they're not standing pat, with news of a deal for receiver Percy Harvin.

Pro Days: Teams flock to Gainesville to take in Florida workout - CBSSports
Jenkins measured in at 6-foot (5/8) and 237 pounds and timed between 4.65-4.69 seconds, according to the Senior Bowl. He also reportedly looked athletic in positional drills, which isn't surprising considering that his movement skills stand out on tape.

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