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John Schneider’s ideal trade scenario, Darnell Dockett & more | Seahawks Draft Blog
In yesterday’s Field Gulls Podcast one of the things we touched on was the 2011 trade involving Mark Ingram. The New Orleans Saints traded their second round pick (#56 overall) and a 2012 first rounder to New England for the opportunity to take Ingram with the #28 pick. The Pats essentially traded down 28 spots and acquired what turned out to be the #27 pick in the following draft.

Roman Oben, NFL director of youth football, on helping promote safety | The MMQB with Peter King
NEW YORK, N.Y. — For 12 seasons, Roman Oben was an NFL offensive lineman. Now, he’s in the trenches of an issue central to the future of football—the game’s youth ranks.

Fantasy Football - Offseason Extra: Early look at breakouts :
Are you ready, Jeremy Hill, Carlos Hyde, Brandin Cooks? Jamey Eisenberg says they are among a dozen who will take the next big step up in 2015.

Why Chip Kelly needs to trade up to reunite with Marcus Mariota -
Chip Kelly's offense needs a dual-threat QB to work best. Marcus Mariota is that man, and trading up makes too much sense to pass up.

Adrian Amos' NFL draft diary: Chapter Four - Baltimore Sun
itor's note: As Penn State free safety Adrian Amos gets ready for the NFL draft, the former Calvert Hall standout will be sharing details about his preparations with Baltimore Sun reporter Aaron Wilson. The 6-foot, 218-pound All-Big Ten Conference honorable mention selection has been projected anywhere from the third round to the fifth round by draft analysts. Here's his fourth entry in the series, coming off his participation in last week's NFL scouting combine, where he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.56 seconds and had a 35.5-inch vertical leap, a 10-2 broad jump, a 4.03 in the 20-yard shuttle and an 11.33 in the 60-yard shuttle:

“State of the Draft”: Winston’s Motives, Petty’s Landing Spots, More Green-Beckham Notes, Pass-Rushers and More - Optimum Scouting
Throughout the draft season, rumors about character, draft projection, player-team fits and much more begin to filter out into the public. With “smoke screen season” coinciding with NFL Draft season, it’s hard to believe everything that’s released.

2015 NFL Free Agency: Sorry wide receivers, but it's a buyer's market -
Too many bloated contracts could be a recipe for a bloated WR market if the likes of Mike Wallace, Percy Harvin and Andre Johnson wind up getting cut.

Vikings release guard Charlie Johnson | ProFootballTalk
The Vikings had a guard named Charlie Johnson and a wide receiver who goes by Charles Johnson on their roster in 2014, but only one will remain on the roster in 2015. The team announced Friday that they have released Charlie Johnson after four years with the team.

Falcons release veteran guard Justin Blalock | ProFootballTalk
The Falcons are in the midst of clearing cap space and re-tooling a roster, so the Steven Jackson cut was far from the last one. The team just announced they had released veteran guard Justin Blalock. Blalock, their 2007 second-rounder, had started 125 games for the Falcons.

Dolphins drop Brandon Gibson | ProFootballTalk
Mike Wallace is running out of veteran company in the Dolphins wide receiver corps. Brian Hartline was sent packing on Friday morning and the Dolphins said farewell to another receiver in the afternoon when they announced the release of Brandon Gibson. Gibson was due to make $3.

Inside Slant: 'Endless' possibilities for NFL's Next Gen stats - ESPN
New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton has an idea. And now, for the first time in NFL history, it's a realistic possibility.

Falcons waive Jonathan Massaquoi | ProFootballTalk
The Falcons have followed up three deletions on the offensive side of the ball by dropping a member of their defense.

2015 NFL Draft prospects with famous football fathers |
Fourteen players who attended the NFL Scouting Combine had fathers who either were drafted or played professional football. Here are some of the notable father-son football tandems.

Atlanta Falcons release veteran guard Justin Blalock -
The Atlanta Falcons continued to make roster moves on Friday, announcing the release of guard Justin Blalock after previously cutting running back Steven Jackson and wideout Harry Douglas.

Video: Who’s more elusive, Marshawn Lynch or llamas? - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
On Thursday, two escaped llamas set the internet ablaze as they ran amok while officials and onlookers alike tried to corral them in Sun City, Arizona. The chase, captured on live television and broadcast throughout the world, created a bevy of memes on social media.

San Francisco 49ers now barely under projected NFL salary cap - ESPN
The salary cap for the 2015 NFL season is expected to be $143 million, and with the San Francisco 49ers’ projected rollover money from last season, they are projected to now be under the cap.

Clayton's Cold Hard Facts: Likeliest landing spots for Byron Maxwell - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Highlights from Wednesday's edition of 'Cold Hard Facts' with John Clayton on 710 ESPN Seattle, including why Jacksonville makes sense as a landing spot for Seahawks free-agent cornerback Byron Maxwell. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seahawks' pre-draft positions of need: Running back(?) - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Continuing our look at the Seahawks' roster with linebacker, a potential need given the uncertainty over Marshawn Lynch's future with the team and the absence of a clear-cut successor on the roster. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seattle Seahawks 2014, 2015 salary cap numbers - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
Building a team that made two straight Super Bowl appearances — and took home the Super Bowl XLVIII title — was certainly no easy feat, but Seattle Seahawks GM John Schneider has an even more difficult task in front of him as he attempts to sustain that success.

Seahawks punter shows off physique, gets drug tested by NFL
On Tuesday, Jon Ryan tried to show off his impressive punter physique by posting a couple photos of himself training shirtless. This...

Seahawks and Princess Cruises Announce Sail with the 12s
The Seahawks have partnered with Princess Cruises for “Sail with the 12s," a seven-night Seahawks fan cruise.

Todd McShay Mock Draft 3.0: Seahawks select Georgia running back Todd Gurley
In his first post-NFL Combine mock draft, ESPN Insider Todd McShay has the Seahawks selecting Georgia running back Todd Gurley at No. 31 overall.

Giving back: Garry Gilliam returns again to Milton Hershey, the remarkable school that made him | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune

Hawks need to ‘find a way’ to keep Mebane? | CHAWK TALK: Everything being said about the Seahawks
Brandon Mebane apparently is in danger of being cut. On 710 ESPN, John Clayton said, "I think they'd like to find a way to be able to keep him." That's both ominous and surprising. It's hard to imagine the Hawks parting with Mebane, especially with so few in-house options at nose tackle. He was playing…

Is Blackmon the solution to Hawks’ CB conundrum? | CHAWK TALK: Everything being said about the Seahawks
The solution to the Seahawks’ depth problem at cornerback might just have arrived — courtesy of former Seattle DC Gus Bradley.

2015 NFL Mock Drafts : Mock Draft 2.0: Seahawks, Cowboys grab RBs