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This free agency ride has been pretty wild, you guys.

The battle within | National Football Post
One of the keys to success in the NFL is the ability to get your scouts and coaches on the same page.

NFL free agency: winners, losers and leaps of faith | The MMQB with Peter King
NFL free agency usually has a few stages. The first day is when teams throw big money at impact players, along with a few targeted signings that perfectly fit team needs. The next couple days involve veterans who are a little pickier about money and the corresponding cap hit.

Golden Tate excited to join passing-orientated offense
Over the last two seasons in Seattle, Tate has been a part of an offense that ran the ball 52 and 55 percent of the time, respectively

Jared Allen visits Seattle Seahawks; Cowboys next - NFL.com
Jared Allen visited the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, his first free-agent meeting of the offseason. The pass rusher is expected to take at least one more visit as he gauges his value.

Report: Jared Allen met with Seahawks on Sunday | ProFootballTalk
The 31-year-old Allen has recorded at least 11 sacks in 8-of-10 NFL seasons. He is PFT’s 18th-ranked free agent.

Cowboys could be a wild-card for Jared Allen | ProFootballTalk
Free-agent Jared Allen is looking for a “fair contract” and a “chance to win.”

Walter Thurmond signs with Giants; Jared Allen visits Seahawks | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Free-agent cornerback Walter Thurmond signs a one-year deal with the Giants. Defensive end Jared Allen, who earned a reputation as one of the best pass rushers in the NFL, visited the Seahawks over the weekend.

What we learned on Day 6 of NFL free agency - NFL.com
Day 6 of free agency is history. The Carolina Panthers still don't have any wide receivers for Cam Newton, but that might change soon. Meanwhile, a bidding war is heating up in The Big Apple.

Giants ink former Seahawks CB Walter Thurmond to one-year, $3.5 million deal | Audibles - SI.com
Former Seattle Seahawks cornerback Walter Thurmond III had interest from the Jacksonville Jaguars, San Francisco 49ers, Washington Redskins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers as his free agency period began last week, but he ultimately decided to sign a one-year, $3.

Former Seahawk Grant Feasel’s family hit hard by football’s trauma | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
There is no disputing what killed Grant Feasel at age 52. He drank himself to death. But bubbling below the surface was an undercurrent his family didn’t know about until after his death: He had been dogged by CTE, a degenerative brain disease caused by the repetitive trauma of football.

Reports: Former Seahawks player John Moffitt charged with battery, drug possession - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
Former Seattle Seahawks guard John Moffitt, who quit football during the middle of the 2013 season, was reportedly arrested early Sunday in Chicago and charged for drug possession and battery.

Jared Allen visits Seattle, possibly Dallas too | Seahawks Draft Blog
The man who originally wouldn’t take any visits is finally doing the rounds.

Reviewing the Rams and free agency so far - NFC West Blog - ESPN
EARTH CITY, Mo. -- The free-agent frenzy that opened last Tuesday was one of the busiest and most expensive days in NFL history. But the St. Louis Ram

John Moffitt: Ex-Bronco, ex-Seahawk, ex-NFL . . . and no regrets - chicagotribune.com
Guard John Moffitt, traded by Seattle to Denver in August, retired in November at 27. 'I was just sick of playing football,' he says now.

What we learned on Day 6 of NFL free agency - NFL.com
Day 6 of free agency is history. The Carolina Panthers still don't have any wide receivers for Cam Newton, but that might change soon. Meanwhile, a bidding war is heating up in The Big Apple.

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie interests Jets, Giants - NFL.com
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie might be choosing between the Jets and Giants as his next employer. Ian Rapoport reports both teams are hot on the cornerback's trail.

James Jones wants to play with Cam Newton, Panthers - NFL.com
James Jones was not bashful about his desire to join Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers. With the team hosting wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery on Monday, where does Jones fall in the mix?

Pass-rushing specialist Julius Peppers right fit for Packers - CBSSports.com
The Green Bay Packers know what they are getting in veteran pass-rusher Julius Peppers -- they've played him twice a season for the last four years. And once he met with the team's brass, Peppers knew the Pack fit his unique set of skills.

The Best Punt Returners in NFL History — FootballPerspective.com
Six years ago, I wrote a series of posts looking at the best returners in NFL history. Today, I want to update that list by examining the best punt returners in NFL history. As with most statistics, yards per punt […]

NFC West free-agency update | ProFootballTalk
This free-agency update comes from a variety of online resources. It includes re-signings, new signings, losses, and remaining free agents.

NFC North free-agency update | ProFootballTalk
[Editor's note: This free-agency update comes from a variety of online resources. It includes re-signings, new signings, losses, and remaining free agents. If we've missed any, let us know.] Chicago Bears Signed: WR Domenik Hixon (Panthers); DE Willie Young (Lions); S M.D.

NFC East free-agency update | ProFootballTalk
[Editor's note: This free-agency update comes from a variety of online resources. It includes re-signings, new signings, losses, and remaining free agents. If we've missed any, let us know.] Dallas Cowboys Signed: DE Jeremy Mincey (Broncos); DT Terrell McClain (Texans).

AFC West free-agency update | ProFootballTalk
[Editor's note: This free-agency update comes from a variety of online resources. It includes re-signings, new signings, losses, and remaining free agents. If we've missed any, let us know.] Denver Broncos Signed: CB Aqib Talib (Patriots); DE DeMarcus Ware (Cowboys); S T.J.

Sanders gets three years, $15 million from Broncos | ProFootballTalk
Former Broncos receiver Eric Decker will make more than $7 million per year over five years with the Jets. New Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders will make considerably less.

Bishop Sankey compared to Buccaneers RB Doug Martin - NFL.com
Daniel Jeremiah says Washington RB Bishop Sankey's running style is similar to Buccaneers RB Doug Martin's.

NFL Draft: Norris' Top 100 - Rankings - Rotoworld.com
Quarterbacks are not just thrown in among other positions; there is a thought process behind their slotting. If I firmly believe a quarterback is a quality starter, they transcend the board and jump to the top. The next tier, which includes prospects I think have a good chance of becoming quality starters, follows first-round talents.

NFL free agency 2014: The best and worst moves so far - SBNation.com
Some teams have landed major targets at bargain prices. Others have blown big money on mediocre talent. We take a look at the best and the worst of free agency's first week.

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