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Monday is my favorite time of year.

Pasquarelli: Friday Tip Sheet - Yahoo! Sports
--It pays, literally, to be a quarterback. Especially one who has at least been publicly touted by his head coach as a contender for the starting job in Seattle's alleged three-way competition for the top spot on the depth chart. Although he was chosen only 12th in the third round, Seahawks rookie Russell Wilson of Wisconsin arguably has gotten the best deal in the round so far. Of course, that's partly because the gridlock at the top of the third stanza continues, with none of the initial nine picks having completed contracts.

Burleson: Calvin Johnson, Randy Moss athletic freaks -
Nate Burleson played alongside Randy Moss in his heyday and now calls Calvin Johnson a teammate. So how do Moss and Megatron stack up? Burleson has high praise for both.

Could be time for Aldon Smith to reassess - NFC West Blog - ESPN
It's looking like Aldon Smith might be wise to alter his social life in the interests of his career and overall wellness.

Matt Barkley (QB, USC) vs Oregon " Seahawks Draft Blog

Four rookies who could show up in next year's NFL top 100 - Mocking The Draft
The NFL's top 100 players of 2012 was completed last week with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers finished at the top. There is plenty to be suspect about the list, which was voted on by players.

Three Years of the Elusive Rating |
If there’s one thing better than a full season’s worth of data, it’s a full three season’s worth of data and we’re in the midst of bringing you the highlights from three years of many of our Signature Stats. Every season we offer up the Elusive Rating numbers–a look at which NFL runners are the toughest to bring down–and we’ve now taken the numbers from the past three years, loaded them in the hopper, and sifted it all to bring you the gold.

An Inside Look at Broadcast Boot Camp : NFL Films Blog
Last week 20 current and former NFL players piled into the NFL Films for 4 days of intense training. No, they weren’t training for football. Instead, they were training for life after football. Broadcast Boot Camp is part of the NFL’s Player Development program where guys can learn what it takes to make it as a sports broadcaster.

2013 NFL Draft: South Florida Preview - CBSSports
South Florida failed to produce a draft pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the first time they were shut out on draft weekend since 2006, but the Bulls have several NFL prospects to watch this season

10 NFL players most likely to take a step back in 2012 -
In preparation for 2012, we've already looked at the impact rookies, the best bargains and worst contracts, and the top comeback candidates. But which players coming off solid-if-not-spectacular outings can we expect to slip this season? Our list is below...

Playbook: How do you defend the 'Hail Mary?' | National Football Post
Drawing up a defense to shut down the end zone throw.

Playbook: Wisconsin's 'Power O' scheme | National Football Post
Using video to breakdown two Montee Ball TD runs.

Why has no one signed Ryan Grant? | National Football Post
After camp, former Packer will likely be playing for a new team.

Nine really random things and whatever else is going on around the NFL… -
As we do every week, even during the really down times, let’s take a swing around the NFL, looking at a bunch of random things…

NFL eases local TV blackout restrictions for upcoming season -
By relaxing blackout restrictions, it will make it easier for teams to have their games broadcast on local television.

Available salary-cap space for all 32 NFL teams -
Josh Scobee wants a new deal, and he's surely noticed all the money the Jags have left. Brian McIntyre has noticed it, too, and breaks down the salary-cap situations for all 32 NFL teams.