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NFL Draft top 50 prospects: Luck, Griffin nearly even - NFL - Sporting News
Now that teams are going through draft meetings and preparing for the Scouting Combine, it's time to look at our projected player ratings.

No more poison pill offer sheets | National Football Post
It was six years ago that the Minnesota Vikings—perhaps astutely or perhaps foolishly—formulated a controversial plan in order to acquire all-pro guard Steve Hutchinson, who the Seattle Seahawks had tendered with a transition tag. The method the Vikings concocted in 2006 is now known simply as a "poison pill." Essentially, the "poison pill" is a component in a contract offer which features stipulations that make it arduous or impossible for the team in possession of a tendered players' rights to match an offer on that player.

Zach Corcoran GSU try out tape - YouTube
With the support of Georgia Southern Football players, App. State players and professional athletes I started my campaign to make the GSU football team. This is the copy of a video that will be given to the coach's at Georgia Southern.

Why the Seahawks will draft a running back early " Seahawks Draft Blog
Carroll has been pretty honest about the way he’s setting up his third (and probably final) tilt at the NFL. This is his vision. At a time when a lot of the NFL is turning to potent aerial attacks featuring big name quarterbacks, the Seahawks are using the run at the heart of their offense. His justification, noted on the same date as the quote above? "You don’t need to be like everyone else. I don’t want to be normal, you know?"

NFL Combine Snubs: Defense | National Football Post
Who are the top prospects not invited to the NFL combine?

Brock Osweiler 2012 NFL Draft scouting report - Mocking The Draft
Accuracy: Osweiler has the arm strength to accurately place the ball in a tight window when he’s hitting his passes. The trouble is, Osweiler often throws off balance from his back foot losing accuracy. Accuracy was inconsistent throughout his junior season. Threw a lot of slant and swing passes showing good ball placement and touch. When on the move, Osweiler would often throw low.

The Sports Network - Football Championship Subdivision
There are FCS prospects not headed to the NFL Combine who figure to be drafted in April.

UNC DE Quinton Coples: The Importance of Pad Level | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
UNC’s Quinton Coples has the frame and body type that makes scouts drool and defensive line coaches want to stand on a table. That’s not hard to do when a defensive end from an ACC school has the height (6’6″), weight (281 pounds), hands (10-plus inches), arm length (33-plus inches), and wingspan (in excess of 80 inches) that makes him a top-10 prospect in most drafts.

Chargers working to keep Jackson | National Football Post
Receiver will not be franchised, but new deal is possible.

Chuck Cecil hired to coach Rams secondary | National Football Post
Familiar working for Jeff Fisher

Draft Talk 17.0 | National Football Post
Former Clemson standout DT Brandon Thompson joins Wes Bunting this week to talk NFL Combine.

Jim Irsay wants Peyton Manning back, but money and health are still concerns - Don Banks -
With Peyton Manning's future in Indianapolis just days away from being decided, Colts owner Jim Irsay said Tuesday the team's franchise quarterback still controls whether he will remain with the only NFL franchise he has ever played for, but that the club cannot exercise the $28 million option bonus that is due Manning on March 8.

Seahawk Draft Options: Luke Kuechly - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
One of the names from the upcoming draft that fits the Seahawks list of needs, but if rarely tied to them is Boston College MLB Luke Kuechly. Kuechly is a tackling machine with excellent instincts and an extremely high football IQ. He’s very solid against both the run and pass, and rarely gets fooled by misdirection or play action. news: Former Seahawks All-Pro LB Tatupu pays visit to Titans
Former Seattle Seahawks linebacker Lofa Tatupu visited the Tennessee Titans on Tuesday, according to a league source.

Seahawks add four coaches to staff | - Sports
The Seattle Seahawks announced four new coaching hires Tuesday, two full-time hires, one coaching assistant and one coaching intern.