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Dallas Cowboys Free Agency Focus: Could Byron Maxwell Fit In Big D? - Blogging The Boys
With a ton of cap space committed to their other defensive backs, Seattle may have to part ways with Byron Maxwell. Could Maxwell be an upgrade for the Dallas secondary?

While important, the 40-yard dash could be better | ProFootballTalk
Yes, the 40-yard dash is important to NFL teams.  It's also important to the NFL; it's the premiere event of the why-am-I-watching?-because-it's-on-TV annual non-football football festival in Indianapolis.

NFL Scouting Combine preview: Five questions -
Will Ndamukong Suh draw the franchise tag? Do the Jets plan on keeping Percy Harvin? Those are just two questions we hope will be answered at this week's NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

Mike Williams' agent has six meetings at combine -
The agent for wide receiver Mike Williams has six meetings at the combine this week. Will the former Buccaneers and Bills wideout find a new team?

Lions DC: Nick Fairley 'turned a corner' last season -
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley hits free agency amid a bevy of questions. However, his defensive coordinator Teryl Austin believes Fairley has turned a corner and is past those problems.

Jason Pierre-Paul a candidate for Giants' franchise tag -
The New York Giants have no plans to let impending free agent Jason Pierre-Paul walk this offseason, and using the franchise tag could buy the team more time to negotiate with their top defensive player.

Donnie Avery, A.J. Jenkins released by Chiefs -
The Chiefs parted ways with receivers Donnie Avery and A.J. Jenkins on Tuesday. Where will Kansas City turn to overhaul the NFL's least productive wide receiver corps?

Jeremiah's top 50: D.J. Humphries among 11 newcomers on list -
Daniel Jeremiah's updated top 50 prospects list for the 2015 NFL Draft features 11 new names, including Florida OT D.J. Humphries.

Dorial Green-Beckham hits combine with major talent/concerns -
At 6-foot-6, 225 pounds, Dorial Green-Beckham boasts the raw football skills that make NFL executives drool. But the receiver carries major off-field baggage. Albert Breer examines an NFL draft enigma.

Offseason Forecast: Washington Redskins -
RGIII returns, but he's longer seen as the face of the Redskins. Will the beleaguered QB turn it around in Year 2 under Jay Gruden? We break down the tough task ahead for GM Scot McCloughan

Seahawks’ Richard Sherman on life with newborn son: ‘Sleep, eat, look at you, poop, repeat’ - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
Sure, the NFL Combine is this coming weekend and Seattle GM John Schneider is prepping for May’s draft, but cornerback Richard Sherman may have the busiest offseason ahead of him among all the Seahawks.

Looking at the Seahawks' draft needs: tight end | - Seattle Sidelines
With the NFL Scouting Combine kicking off this week in Indianapolis, it’s time to take a look at the Seahawks’ roster and see where they...

Schneider: Seahawks still uncertain if Lynch wants to play | - Sports
RENTON — The Seattle Seahawks want running back Marshawn Lynch to be a part of their future — they even acknowledge a new contract will...

Seahawks entering combine: More picks, more action at the top — and more prep time | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
After lessons learned during their run through Super Bowl 48, general manager John Schneider and his staff began preparing for this week’s combine and next month’s free agency even before this past regular season ended.

Assessing some options for the contract of Seahawks' QB Russell Wilson | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
John Schneider’s comments last week that the team would look "outside the box" in negotiating a new contract for Russell Wilson were definitely, well, eyebrow-raising.

Doug Baldwin defends Darrell Bevell, calls criticism "irresponsible" - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
"People don't know what he does for our offense, what he has to compensate for and things that he has to do in order for our offense to be successful in spite of some of the things that we do against ourselves," Baldwin said. "So, yeah, it frustrates me and you've seen me come to his defense in press conferences before, it's because they don't know, people don't know."

How much does Russell Wilson need Marshawn Lynch? - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Brock Huard and Mike Salk spent part of Monday's edition of 'Brock and Salk' reacting to Hall of Fame tight end Shannon Sharpe's opinion that Russell Wilson would be a below-average quarterback without Marshawn Lynch. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Three things we learned from Mike Mayock's 2015 NFL Draft/NFL Combine Q&A
Key takeaways from Monday's conference call with NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock.

Nine things 12s should know before the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine
Nine things to expect from this week's NFL Scouting Combine at Indianapolis' Lucas Oil Stadium.

Countdown to 2015 NFL Combine: Seattle Seahawks - ESPN
A closer look at the areas the Seattle Seahawks could address in the draft. Today we'll take a look at offensive line.

Seahawks' Doug Baldwin apologizes for crappy Super Bowl celebration | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Doug Baldwin apologized for his end-zone celebration during the Seattle Seahawks' Super Bowl XLIX loss.

Marshawn Lynch watch continues as Seahawks head to NFL Combine | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
What kind of contract could the Seahawks give Marshawn Lynch if he decides to play in 2015?

Seahawks hope for resounding ‘yes’ from Marshawn Lynch | Larry Stone | The Seattle Times
Seahawks hope to get an answer by March 10, the start of the free agent signing period, on whether featured running back will return next season.

Scrutiny on Jameis Winston vs. Marcus Mariota will intensify beginning at NFL scouting combine - The Washington Post
Which QB will go first overall to the Buccaneers in the NFL draft in late April? Also: A trade up for Mariota?; an NFL 'closer' on disciplinary officer; no Deflate-gate timetable; Rams and Bradford; free agency previews and more

Looking at the Seahawks' draft needs: quarterback | - Seattle Sidelines
With the NFL Scouting Combine kicking off this week in Indianapolis, it’s time to take a look at the Seahawks’ roster and see where they might be looking to add talent. Like any good team, the Seahawks will tell you they don’t draft strictly by need, but the current roster does influence how general manager John Schneider and his scouting department put together a draft board. Not every need will be filled in the draft—free agency is coming up in March—but the draft remains the single most important piece of the puzzle when it comes to building a roster, which is why last month’s Senior Bowl, this week’s combine and all the other elements of draft preparation are so important for the Seahawks and every team in the league.

Whom might the Seahawks be targeting as the NFL combine begins in Indianapolis? | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
About to board flights to Indianapolis for the NFL combine. The Seahawks are a bit more keenly interested in this year’s meat market, because of having a first-round draft choice (at 31st overall) plus general manager John Schneider saying last week he expects to have 10 picks in May. This is the third time in 13 years Seattle, barring a draft trade, will have a double-digit number of selections.

Zierlein: 9 draft prospects who should ace combine interviews -
These nine prospects can impress NFL teams on the field and off. Find out who made Lance Zierlein's list of prospects who should ace their interviews with teams at the NFL Scouting Combine.