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Turmoil for the 49ers, but it's not time to panic yet | The MMQB with Peter King
The change has certainly been breathtaking for the 49ers. Since losing the NFC Championship Game to the Seahawks at the end of the 2013 season, San Francisco has gone 8-8, watched coach Jim Harbaugh leave and bid adieu to 13 of the 27 players who started that game against Seattle.

2015 NFL Draft: Athletic class of defensive linemen - publisher Frank Cooney begins his annual position-by-position breakdown of the current draft class with a close examination of an agile and athletic crew of defensive linemen.

NFL Free Agency: Grading the trades, and 9 more Day 1 musings -
The Seahawks win big on a day of huge trades, and Chip Kelly may now have the QB he wants, but what are the Saint and Colts thinking?

NFL tells specific teams to keep phone records | ProFootballTalk
The NFL will indeed investigate potential violations of the rules regarding the three-day free-agency negotiating window.  And it appears that the NFL once again may be engaging in selective enforcement of the rules.

Patriots decline Brandon Browner’s option, Saints reportedly interested | ProFootballTalk
Shortly before Jimmy Graham, Haloti Ngata, Sam Bradford and Nick Foles got traded and free agency officially opened, we shared a note about cornerback Brandon Browner deciding against reworking his contract with the Patriots for the 2015 season.

Titans, Cardinals schedule visits with Brian Orakpo | ProFootballTalk
Linebacker Derrick Morgan is slated to visit with the Falcons, which means that there's a good chance that he'll be a former member of the Titans before too much time passes. The team may have their sights set on Brian Orakpo as a replacement. Terry McCormick of TitanInsider.

Buffalo visit a key endorsement for Harvin | ProFootballTalk
Receiver Percy Harvin was a model citizen for Seattle in 2013, as far as anyone knew.  And then the Seahawks traded him last year to the Jets, and we all learned a lot more about Harvin's first year in Seattle. Harvin was a model citizen for the Jets in 2014, as far as anyone knew.

Mike Wallace would consider “reasonable” contract adjustment | ProFootballTalk
The Dolphins have paid receiver Mike Wallace $27 million in the last two years.  He's due to make another $9.85 million in 2015, $3 million of which is guaranteed. He reportedly won't take a pay cut.  But on Tuesday he said he possibly would take a pay cut. Via Josina Anderson of ESPN.

On a day of amazing deals, the 49ers keep Blaine Gabbert | ProFootballTalk
With a little luck, no more transactions will be made between now and midnight. Because on a day of unprecedented activity, of trades unimagined and franchise-level players switching teams, nothing can top this. Blaine Gabbert keeps finding work.

Visits tracker: Miami Dolphins to host Jordan Cameron -
Jordan Cameron is set to visit Miami. Could the Dolphins sign the talented tight end with Charles Clay's future with the team in doubt? Check out the other free-agent visits we’re tracking.

New England Patriots lead Percy Harvin landing spots -
The New York Jets released Percy Harvin on Tuesday after trading for Brandon Marshall. Could the New England Patriots be the next landing spot for the dynamic wide receiver?

Colts agree to terms with Trent Cole, Kendall Langford -
The Indianapolis Colts are set to add pass-rusher Trent Cole and defensive lineman Kendall Langford. The team announced it agreed to terms with each, bolstering its front seven with veterans.

Mickey Loomis: Jimmy Graham traded to fix defense -
General manager Mickey Loomis explained Tuesday that Jimmy Graham was traded to help fix the Saints' porous defense. Will the decision to "make a bold move" pay off in New Orleans?

Ex-Steelers LB Jason Worilds shockingly retiring -
Free agent pass rusher Jason Worilds shockingly announced his intention to retire from football. Why is the former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker walking away in the prime of his career?

25 highlights from the first day of NFL free agency - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News

Reports: Former Seahawk Malcolm Smith to sign with Raiders - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Multiple reports state that former Seahawks linebacker and Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith has agreed to a deal with the Raiders. Smith will reunite with former Seahawks linebackers coach Ken Norton, Jr., who is now Oakland's defensive coordinator. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

John Clayton on why Seahawks made Unger available for Graham - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
The Seahawks' trade for Jimmy Graham was surprising, especially since they gave up two-time Pro Bowl center Max Unger, the cornerstone of the Seattle offensive line, to get him. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Trade for Jimmy Graham, signing of Cary Williams two more big steps for Seahawks
The Seahawks had a busy first day in the NFL free-agency period as they traded for Pro Bowl tight end Jimmy Graham and signed former Eagles cornerback Cary Williams.

BREAKING: Seahawks trade for Jimmy Graham | Seahawks Draft Blog
Saints and Seattle have now agreed on trade sending jimmy graham and a 4 to Seattle for max Unger and a 1st— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) March 10,

Seahawks draft: Jimmy Graham trade impact | Seahawks Draft Blog
For thoughts on the blockbuster trade sending Jimmy Graham to the Seahawks, click here

Seahawks notes: Malcolm Smith reportedly signs with Raiders; Ricardo Lockette re-ups - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News

Salary Cap Impact for Saints After Jimmy Graham Trade - Canal Street Chronicles
A little more detail about the financial aspect of the shocking Jimmy Graham trade.

Graham, Seahawks have fences to mend | ProFootballTalk
Pete Carroll is a genius.  At a time when the fumes of Super Bowl XLIX threaten to hover over the locker room into the 2015 season, Carroll has found a way to change the topic:  By adding a sworn enemy of the team's defense.

With Jimmy Graham, Seahawks Now Have What It Takes to Go Undefeated | Bleacher Report
Let me say one thing first about tight end Jimmy Graham going to Seattle. What I'm about to say is not hyperbole. This is not an uber-Hot Take. It's not an overreaction. This is how I feel, and I believe it is true.

Breaking Down the Graham, Bradford, and Ngata Trades Financially | The Daily Spot
Graham has 3 years $27M remaining on his contract now with Seattle. He had originally carried an $11M cap figure. Add in $9M in dead cap to the Saints, and they saw a savings of just $2M from his removal. The Saints get back C Max Unger, who has cap figures of $4.5M in both 2015 and 2016, and a 2015 1st round pick. Graham is set to count $8M, $9M, and $10M over the next 3 years with the Seahawks.

Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider: Deal for tight end Jimmy Graham was one we had to make - NFL Videos
Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider discusses the trade that will bring tight end Jimmy Graham to the Seahawks.

Questions of Jimmy Graham's toughness, significant dropoff made him expendable: Larry Holder |
The New Orleans Saints left the 2014 season full of question marks. Tight end Jimmy Graham was one of them.

Jimmy Graham to 'Hawks makes Seattle loaded -
Jimmy Graham going from the New Orleans Saints to Seahawks makes Seattle even more loaded with talent. Will anybody be able stop the 'Hawks now that they have landed the All-Pro tight end?

Saints send Jimmy Graham to Seahawks in shocking trade - NFL -
Seattle has traded their 2015 first-round pick and center Max Unger to the New Orleans Saints for tight end Jimmy Graham and a fourth-round pick.

Another Season in the Books | Richard Sherman Official Website
2014 was a wild but great year. It was a tremendous growing year for me personally and I wouldn’t have done anything differently. I don’t have any regrets with what transpired a...

As new league year begins, it’s time for Seahawks to put Super Bowl loss behind them | The Seattle Times
Here’s an idea for a Seahawks “new year” resolution: Get a resolution. To that play. Resolve to understand it, and leave it to last year.

Seattle Seahawks sign Cary Williams in 2015 NFL free agency - NFL -
The Seahawks will reportedly lose cornerback Byron Maxwell to the Eagles, as the impending free agent has agreed in principle to a $63 million deal with $25 million guaranteed. To replace one of the primary members of the "Legion of Boom," Seattle has apparently turned to former Titans, Ravens and Eagles cornerback Cary Williams, who will sign a three-year, $18 million deal, according to multiple reports. The Eagles released Williams last week to avoid his $6.5 million base salary and $8.17 million cap hit for 2015.