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NFP Prospect Focus: Breshad Perriman | National Football Post

Beginner's Guide to Understanding the 2015 NFL Draft | Bleacher Report
The NFL draft is still over two months away, but unless you are a hardcore draftnik, you might already feel hopelessly behind.

Top 50 2015 NFL free agents: Suh tops list heavy on impact defenders -
Ndamukong Suh leads a list of impact free agents that's top heavy with defenders (Houston, Revis, JPP) and No. 1 wide receivers (Dez and Demaryius).

2015 NFL Combine Top 32: Leonard Williams, not QB duo, is No. 1 -
The name J.J. Watt comes up when talking about USC D-lineman Leonard Williams. That's why he sits atop our NFL Combine Top 32 over the likes of Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota.

Report: NFL fired employee who sold Deflategate footballs | ProFootballTalk
The NFL has reportedly fired an employee who sold footballs that were used in the AFC Championship Game -- footballs that later became the source of the Deflategate controversy when the Patriots were accused of playing with under-inflated footballs on offense.

NFL Scouting Combine: Prospects with plenty to prove |
The NFL Scouting Combine is obviously important for every prospect working out, but it can really impact the fortunes of those who have something to prove. The workouts and interviews represent a major opportunity for prospects to show representatives from all 32 teams -- in a controlled, favorable environment -- that they have what it takes to make it as a pro. The following 12 players are some of the youngsters who stand to help themselves a great deal in Indy.

2015 NFL Mock Drafts : Mock draft 2.0: Colts get backfield help

Charles Johnson is Vikings' best WR, Norv Turner says -
Norv Turner acknowledged Wednesday that Charles Johnson is "far and away" the Vikings' best receiver. What does that say about Greg Jennings' future in Minnesota?

Randall Cobb to Browns? Identifying matches for free agents -
Might DeMarco Murray soon be toting the rock in Silver & Black? Elliot Harrison identifies likely landing spots for eight players set to hit free agency -- and says Murray makes sense for the Raiders.

Mike Pettine visited Johnny Manziel in rehab -
Mike Pettine divulged on Wednesday that he visited Johnny Manziel in rehab. The Cleveland Browns coach also spoke honestly about the texting scandal surrounding general manager Ray Farmer.

Vincent Jackson to stay with Bucs, GM Licht says -
General manager Jason Licht said Wednesday that Vincent Jackson will "absolutely" be back with the Buccaneers for another season. Who will be throwing him the ball?

Melvin Gordon is ready for the combine - Seahawks Draft Blog
Check the second video — it offers an insight into his personality and competitive streak.

Looking at the Seahawks' draft needs: offensive line | - 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.

San Francisco 49ers Countdown to the Combine: Defensive linemen - ESPN
A closer look at the areas the San Francisco 49ers could address in the draft. We'll conclude Wednesday with a look at the defensive linemen, who are scheduled to work out Sunday in Indianapolis.

Countdown to Combine: St. Louis Rams OG/C - NFC West Blog - ESPN
A closer look at the areas the St. Louis Rams could address in the draft. We'll wrap it up today with a look at the interior offensive linemen, which are scheduled to work out Thursday in Indianapolis.

Keeping Larry Fitzgerald another good decision by Cardinals - ESPN
The Cardinals have made a lot of good decisions in the past few years.

Six things we learned about the NFC West from the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine
Key takeaways from the Seahawks' division rivals on day one of media availability from the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine.

Sea Hawkers Podcast appearance & combine day one | Seahawks Draft Blog
I’ll update this post as we go along. Feel free to use it as an open thread. The TE’s and O-liners get measured today. Good times.

NFC West at the combine: 49ers GM says he wants Gore back; Cardinals bring back WR Larry Fitzgerald | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune

The Awesome That Was: Chris Johnson, the king of home-run backs -
Trapasso: Maybe the greatest home-run back ever, Chris Johnson first launched himself into NFL stardom with his stupid-fast 40-yard dash. Now 30, how much juice does CJ2K have left?

NFL salary cap projected to be more than $140 million in 2015, per report -
The NFL's salary cap keeps rising, and will likely end up nearly $10 million higher than last year's number.

Trent Baalke has "no response" to Jim Harbaugh questions | ProFootballTalk
Even though Jim Harbaugh's still talking about how things went down with the 49ers, the guy who survived that messy divorce said he's concentrating on the future.

DeflateGate: Patriots Attendant Supposedly Gave Unapproved K Ball to Ref, Ball Not Used - Pats Pulpit
In the latest DeflateGate update, there's still a whole lot of nothing.

For John Schneider, the process has always begun with the NFL Draft
We don’t conduct ourselves like we have it all figured out," Schneider said. "We’re constantly asking questions and searching for knowledge."