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Has Pete Carroll Been Tipping Draft Picks On Twitter?
On Thursday, before the draft started, Pete Carroll fired off a series of tweets with the hashtag "SeahawksDraftClues." Included within the tweets were videos from relatively famous comedy bits or movies, with the idea being that followers could find a clue to a Seattle draft pick somewhere within the clip. It's like The Da Vinci Code meets Draft Day. Or something.

2014 NFL Draft results: Seattle Seahawks sign Jimmy Legree as undrafted free agent - Garnet And Black Attack
Jimmy Legree will seek to beat the odds again in Seattle.

2014 NFL Draft all under-drafted team: David Fales leads the list of sleepers - SBNation.com
Which players should have been drafted higher over the weekend?

Jeff Fisher, St. Louis Rams embrace Michael Sam: An inside look - NFL.com
Having spent the draft embedded with the St. Louis Rams, Michael Silver provides a behind-the-scenes look at the selection of Michael Sam -- and at the man who made the pick happen, Jeff Fisher.

St. Louis Rams' Stedman Bailey suspended four games - NFL.com
Wide receiver Stedman Bailey has been suspended four games for violating the NFL's policy on performing enhancing substance, Ian Rapoport reports. He won't be able to play for the St. Louis Rams until after Week 5.

Persistence paid in Vikings’ deal with Seahawks
The art of the deal: Everyone could see the trade coming, but when it came time for the Seahawks to deal their way out of the first round in the NFL Draft the Vikings were the most persistent partner.

Vegas sportsbook favors Seahawks to win Super Bowl again in post-draft odds - 710sports.com
The Seahawks are still the favorite to win Super Bowl XLIX in the first set of odds released following the NFL Draft.

What we learned from the Seahawks' 2014 draft - 710sports.com
The Seahawks started this year's draft with six picks, they ended it with nine and over three days the reigning Super Bowl champions answered some questions but created just as many.

Seahawks 2014 NFL draft: Wrapping it up and looking ahead | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Sitting through all 256 picks of the NFL draft can be a head-spinning experience (though you’d never know it looking at Mel Kiper’s hair). So if you’re still looking for some clarity to what happened, and what happens now, you’re in luck.

Andru Pulu and Demitrius Bronson Take Part in Seahawks Mini-Camp Starting Friday, and Anthony Larry is Headed for Philadelphia Rookie Camp - Eastern Washington University Athletics
A trio of former Eastern Washington University football players will get their opportunities in the National Football League starting later this week at rookie mini-camps, including a pair of players getting a chance with the reigning Super Bowl Champions.

San Francisco 49ers News — Niner Insider Blog » And then there were 2: LB Fleming latest member of ’12 draft to exit
Linebacker Darius Fleming, one of three remaining members of the 49ers’ disappointing 2012 draft class, was among three players released today to make room on the 90-man roster for six undrafted rookie free agents.

2014 NFL draft notable for lack of splashy moves - ESPN
Decades from now, the 2014 NFL draft will be remembered for the social significance of Michael Sam becoming the NFL's first openly gay player. The defensive end from Missouri was selected in the seventh round by the St. Louis Rams, who in 1946 broke another social barrier by making Kenny Washington the league's first African-American player of the modern era.

Ryan Williams released by Arizona Cardinals - NFL.com
Ryan Williams' star-crossed NFL career has reached another road block. The injury-plagued running back was released Monday by the Arizona Cardinals.

St. Louis Rams' Stedman Bailey suspended four games - NFL.com
Wide receiver Stedman Bailey has been suspended four games for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances, Ian Rapoport reports. Bailey won't be able to play for the St. Louis Rams until after Week 5.

2014 NFL Draft: Undrafted free-agent signings - CBSSports.com
The NFL released official undrafted free-agent signings for all 32 teams Monday.

Monday Morning MD | National Football Post
A look at some of the secrets in the St. Louis draft room.

NFL draft: Seattle Seahawks give their scouts a rare voice in post-draft press conferences | Audibles - SI.com
RENTON, Wash. -- The anonymous scout has become one of the more insidious (and we'll say it: useless) components in the pre-draft process. Freed from the constraints under which most must operate when they put their names on their opinions, anonymous scouts throw agendas for their teams and come...

Patrick Peterson confident he’ll get new deal done with Cardinals | ProFootballTalk
The Arizona Cardinals picked up cornerback Patrick Peterson's fifth-year option last month. That decision means Peterson will remain under contract with the Cardinals through the 2015 season before he has a chance of reaching free agency.

Pete Carroll: Kam Chancellor should be ready for training camp | ProFootballTalk
“Kam’s making great progress, [the doctors] think he’s going to be back in plenty of time to be ready for camp and all that,” Carroll said. “Really glad we could get a chance to fix him. He’s been dealing with a hip thing for a while. So, he should be in great shape. There have been no problems, everything is well ahead of schedule, and we’re counting on him being with us throughout.”

The NFL Draft and the Wisdom of Crowds — FootballPerspective.com
In 1906, Sir Francis Galton probably wasn’t thinking about the NFL draft when he asked almost 800 fair goers to guess the weight of an ox. No one person accurately guessed its weight, and the guesses were all over the map, but the mean of all the guesses (1197 lbs) was within one pound of the actual weight of the ox. As I looked through endless mock drafts leading up to last Thursday night, I wondered if there was anything to be gained by looking at the wisdom of the crowds. Could we do a better job of predicting the NFL draft if we took all the knowledge and tried to put it together?

Seattle Seahawks release long-snapper Jorgen Hus - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
Sorry, 12th Man — it looks like you won’t be seeing any of Jorgen Hus’ trick long-snaps.

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