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Mind-blowing stats for 2015 NFL Scouting Combine |
How can Combine performance predict NFL success? Find out with these 10 mind-blowing stats for the upcoming 2015 NFL Scouting Combine.

Football Savages / NFL Draft Prototype: Center | Football Savages
The NFL Draft Prototype series continues with one of the more unheralded positions in the NFL, but also one that is very important, center.

Introducing Expected Contract Value - Part 5 - Over the Cap
How large is your sample size? The initial sample size used to run the regression analysis was approximately 1,500 “contract seasons.” Each contract season is a single input record. So if a given player’s contract covered five seasons from 2005-2009, this resulted in five different contract seasons for the purpose of creating input records (even if the player was released after three seasons).

2016 Compensatory Draft Picks Primer: What Can Teams Do To Prepare? - Over the Cap
I’ve spilled plenty of pixels talking about how 2014’s free agency could affect the 2015 compensatory picks. But it’s also my intention to look toward the future, and how free agent decisions made in 2015 will affect 2016’s slate of picks. To kick this off, we should address some higher level questions: To what extent, if any, should teams alter their approach in free agency to increase their chances of compensatory draft picks? And which teams in particular should perhaps pay more attention than others to this aspect this year?

How the Patriots' offensive line jelled in time for a Super Bowl run | The MMQB with Peter King
One overlooked storyline during the run-up to the Super Bowl was that of Patriots offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo and his unit. DeGuglielmo (pronounced day-ghoul-YELL-mo, but everyone calls him “Googe”) not only had to replace the legendary Dante Scarnecchia, but he was baptized in the ...

Cap casualties: Wilfork, Fitzgerald top list of veteran stars who could be cut |
The latest NFL news, scores, stats, fantasy analysis, and mock drafts as well as the best NFL writers and photos from

Passing Yardage Is Still For Lovers
There have been 35 quarterbacks in NFL history to throw for at least 30,000 yards. Given enough time, you could probably guess that Drew Bledsoe, Jim Kelly, and Steve McNair are three of them. All three have something else in common: they were all born on February 14th.

2015 NFL Draft: Interior D-line candidates looking better all the time -
Names like Leonard Williams and Danny Shelton are no-brainers, but keep an eye out for the Eddie Goldmans and Jordan Phillipses of this draft, who could move up to fit some teams' needs.

Cowboys decline option on Henry Melton | ProFootballTalk
Cowboys defensive tackle Henry Melton will become a free agent in March. Melton's agent, Jordan Woy, confirmed today that Melton will become a free agent.

Julian Edelman refuses to say if he was concussed in the Super Bowl | ProFootballTalk
Patriots receiver Julian Edelman took a hard helmet-to-helmet hit in the Super Bowl and appeared to be dazed after he got up, but he remained in the game rather than going to the sideline for a concussion evaluation. And Edelman still won't say if he suffered a concussion on the play.

Thiel: Harbaugh explains 49ers palace intrigue | Sportspress Northwest
Harbaugh tells his side of the story about departing the 49ers, denying it was mutual. But it is permanent, which is a shame for those of use who enjoyed his cartoon villainy.

Three Wide Receivers The Seattle Seahawks Should Consider Drafting - Oregon Sports News
Draft season, a time of rebirth and overflowing exuberance, is upon us and it couldn’t have come any sooner. Technically, it began after the … well you know, but for Seattle Seahawks fans (this Seahawks fan anyway) the last two weeks were weeks for healing. Now, revitalized, I am prepared to scour over the draft […]

Jets will not exercise option on running back Johnson | - Sports
NEW YORK — The New York Jets are saying C-Ya to CJ2K after just one season. The Jets announced Saturday they will not exercise their option on ...

The key questions with Larry Fitzgerald and the Seahawks - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
One of the best wide receivers of all time could become available if the Cardinals decide to part ways with Larry Fitzgerald this offseason. Here's a look at the factors at play and how he might fit with the Seahawks. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Franchise Tag time approaching — don't expect Seahawks to use it | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
The period when teams can slap Franchise Tags on players begins Monday.

Seattle Seahawks schedule: Strengths of the 2015 Quarterbacks - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
An in depth look at the Seattle Seahawks schedule for 2015 from the perspective of the QBs the team will face.

Jim Harbaugh: Seahawks' pass in SB was good play call -
Jim Harbaugh knows how it feels to be criticized for Super Bowl play-calling. The ex-49ers coach thinks the Seahawks and Pete Carroll's call was good in vs. the Pats, but Malcolm Butler made a better play.

Michael Robinson declines comment on whether Marshawn Lynch is squeezing the Seahawks | ProFootballTalk
Friday's PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio included a short-notice visit from former NFL fullback Michael Robinson.  The NFL Network analyst, who previously played for the Seahawks and 49ers, has a friendship with Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch.