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Monday! Hooray.

Sunday game tape – Poe, Curry, Mercilus & more " Seahawks Draft Blog
Something for a lazy Sunday… game tape on Dontari Poe, Vinny Curry, Whitney Mercilus, Andre Branch and Chandler Jones. Keep an eye on Marshall’s Curry, a player who theoretically fits what the Seahawks are looking for - he’s a high motor pass rusher with a lot of college production. Although he’s not the biggest statistically (6-3, 266lbs) he looks big on tape and plays with a lot of control. Unlike Mercilus and Branch, he’ll be more adept at lining up in multiple looks to create mismatches, but his run defense will ensure he doesn’t challenge the top 2-3 guys in the class. I still fully expect Curry to go earlier than most people are currently projecting.

NFL facing unprecedented week with both Manning, bounty decisions -
Jabari Greer, a defensive back for the New Orleans Saints, recently wrote a poem about the bounty scandal. It was, well, interesting. It would have made Langton Hughes throw up in his mouth a little, but the main problem wasn't its quality. Greer basically admitted in an afterword to the poem that some of the bounty accusations were accurate. "Although some of the allegations brought before us are true," Greer wrote. "We are men of integrity that play the game the way it's meant to played ... with undeniable passion. We are all professionals, with families and a future. We play a violent game, but we NEVER intend to hurt anyone."

Eye On Football - Seahawks sign former Packers QB Matt Flynn
Quarterback Matt Flynn met with the Seahawks on Friday and then flew to South Beach for a visit with the Dolphins, the pre-free-agency favorites to sign him because of his relationship with Miami head coach Joe Philbin. Instead, Flynn, the former seventh-round pick out of LSU, inked a three-year deal with Seattle on Sunday's Clark Judge confirmed. The deal is worth up to $26 million ($10 million guaranteed) Sunday, according to NFL Network's Jason La Canfora.

Alex Smith, Dolphins are negotiating | ProFootballTalk
Instead of waiting for the Peyton chase to knock a starting quarterback to the curb, the Dolphins have decided to make a pre-emptive strike, actively pursuing Alex Smith, who led the 49ers to a 14-3 record in 2011.

Day 3 Sleeper RB Prospects | National Football Post
Late round/free agent backs who could make it big in the NFL.

Seahawks win the Matt Flynn sweepstakes | National Football Post
In the market for a new quarterback and aware that the Miami Dolphins were looking to make a move, the Seattle Seahawks decided to strike first. Blogs " Blog Archive Top talent shines at Oklahoma pro day "
NFL scouts came out in full force for Oklahoma’s pro day, with 30 teams taking in the workout on Wednesday. Both CB Jamell Fleming (5-foot-10 7/8, 198 pounds) and T Donald Stephenson (6-5 5/8, 314) stood on their combine marks, but strong position workouts helped each player firm up a second-round grade. Blogs " Blog Archive Offensive firepower on display at Oregon pro day "
Representatives from 25 NFL teams, including coaches from the Bengals and Lions, headed to the Pacific Northwest to take in Oregon’s pro day on Thursday. The Ducks had plenty of prospects looking to stand out after a 2011 campaign that saw them win the Rose Bowl. Blogs " Blog Archive Cal touts stellar defenders at pro day "
Though the school has had mixed results on the field the past few years, Cal has had no trouble churning out top draft picks. In the last two years, the school has produced the likes of RB Jahvid Best, DT Tyson Alualu and DE Cameron Jordan. Cal might not have a player drafted in the first round this year, but there are plenty of defenders who could keep the school’s NFL pipeline going strong. news: Seahawks, QB Matt Flynn agree to three-year, $26M contract
The Seattle Seahawks hope another Green Bay Packers backup turns into their franchise quarterback. news: Dolphins left playing QB shell game after Seahawks land Flynn
When Matt Flynn agreed to terms on a three-year deal with Seattle on Sunday, it left a lot of people in Miami wondering just what exactly the Dolphins are doing. While that question remains unanswered -- what is Miami's plan at QB? -- know this: If Miami wanted Flynn, it could have had him. New Dolphins coach Joe Philbin was Flynn's position coach at Green Bay and knows just about everything there is to know about the former seventh-round pick who has started two games in his career. If their relationship was bad, a meeting never would have been arranged, so scrap that theory. If Miami really thought he was The Guy, it would have showed its intent. It didn't, so he took his talents to the Space Needle.

Carroll needs Flynn to pay off - Blog -
Pete Carroll has made his decision. Nearly eight months after the Seahawks let their long-time quarterback walk away, they have signed a potential successor. Just like the only quarterback to take this franchise to a Super Bowl, Matt Flynn was unheralded coming out of college (despite success) but went to Green Bay where he learned his craft while sitting behind an MVP.

Assessing stakes for Flynn, Seahawks - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The Seattle Seahawks went through their first two seasons under Pete Carroll without paying true starting money to a quarterback.

The Brewery | Why signing Matt Flynn is a shrewd gamble for the Seahawks | Seattle Times Newspaper
So, the Seahawks have made a commitment (sort of) to a quarterback. Green Bay backup Matt Flynn is their guy, and they got him for a fair price -- a three-year contract with $10 million guaranteed, according to ESPN.

Dolphins lose out again: Matt Flynn accepts offer from Seattle Seahawks - Miami Dolphins -
The Dolphins lost out on their pursuit of free agent quarterback Matt Flynn on Sunday when he accepted a three-year, $26 million offer from Seattle, including $10 million in guaranteed money.

Flynn signs with Seattle; what's next for Smith?
Free-agent quarterback Matt Flynn had the first move. He chose the Seattle Seahawks -- and a contract similar to the deal the 49ers had on the table for Alex Smith.

Matt Flynn signs in Seattle & how it impacts the draft " Seahawks Draft Blog
The Seahawks have agreed terms with free agent quarterback Matt Flynn, formerly of Green Bay. ESPN is reporting a $26m contract over three years, with $10m in guarantees. Others have suggested it’s a base-salary of $19m over the same time-frame. Either way, Seattle’s ambitions in the upcoming draft just became a lot clearer.

2012 NFL free agency -- Seattle Seahawks, Matt Flynn agree to deal - ESPN
The Seattle Seahawks have agreed to terms on a contract with former Packers quarterback Matt Flynn, the team announced Sunday.

Seattle Seahawks Blog - Hawk Blogger: Matt Flynn Gives Hawks Fans Off-Season Victory
Admit it. You saw Matt Flynn's last game against Detroit last season, or heard about it, or saw the box score, and spent some time daydreaming what it would be like to have the Seahawks sign him as a free agent. Some of you led with your head and questioned the small sample size, Flynn's lack of standout physical talent, and recent history with Kevin Kolb being a disappointment in Arizona. Others led with their heart, desperate for any sign that Seattle was getting closer to finding a quarterback who could make the Seahawks a legitimate contender. Now that Flynn has signed a deal, reported to be 3 years $26M with $10M guaranteed, good luck finding any Seahawks fan who is not excited.

Seattle signs Flynn to three-year deal - JSOnline
A day after Flynn made a visit to the Miami Dolphins, Seattle closed the deal with Flynn Sunday afternoon, signing him to a three-year deal that a source with direct knowledge of the deal said is worth $19 million with about $10 million guaranteed.

Matt Flynn agrees to terms with Seahawks on three-year deal | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Matt Flynn didn't get the $60 million contract Kevin Kolb did last year, but he does have a new home. On Sunday, the seventh-round pick out of LSU in 2008 agreed to terms with the Seattle Seahawks on a three-year, $26 million deal that guarantees him $10 million. The deal will put Flynn in the pole position as the Seahawks' starter, but he'll likely have to beat Tarvaris Jackson out to make it so in the long term.