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Greg Cosell's Film Review: DeMarco Murray and his value to Dallas | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: No matter how much it’s said that the NFL is a passing league, the Dallas Cowboys ran through DeMarco Murray last season.

Constant Compensation: How Do the Ravens Always Have So Many Draft Picks? «
On Tuesday, Baltimore general manager Ozzie Newsome provided some strikingly honest thoughts about Pernell McPhee, the Ravens’ half-lineman, half-linebacker who figures to be one of the more intriguing free-agency cases over the next month. “I think you have to look at it this way: If we were to go after the market on Pernell, how many other players would we not have on the Baltimore Ravens?” Newsome said. “That’s kind of the way we look at this thing.”

2015 NFL Mock Draft: Ravens roll the dice on Dorial Green-Beckham -
Like cornerback Jimmy Smith in the 2011 NFL Draft, Green-Beckham and his baggage could fall to the Ravens in the late first round and the potential risk might be worth the possible reward

Three-Cone Drill Podcast | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
Zook watched enough sub par quarterbacks this year to earn the surgery that he needed. The RSP’s loyal assistant left parts of his teeth in the skull of a nemesis several years back and needed the remnants removed. Fortunately McCown and Tuccitto cut out the details of that conversation and we got to items that will hopefully interest most of you:

2015 NFL Draft: RB David Cobb to sit out Minnesota's pro day -
Minnesota will hold its on-campus pro day on Monday, but senior running back David Cobb won't be participating as he continues to recover from a quad strain he suffered at the NFL Combine

2015 NFL Mock Draft: UCLA's Eric Kendricks the answer in Green Bay? -
While teams selecting in the top 10 are in position to nab potential building blocks, perennial playoff contenders like Baltimore, Dallas, Seattle and New England could use the draft to find cheap alternatives to expensive veterans. No club appears to be in better position to fill a key area of need than the Packers.

Sources: Buzz building on West Georgia draft sleeper DT Tory Slater | National Football Post

Key free agency date could move up a month | ProFootballTalk
In addition to conversations about tinkering with roster size and getting rid of inactive lists for Thursday games, the NFL's Competition Committee is considering the acceleration of a key date on the free-agency calendar.

Le’Veon Bell faces a maximum suspension of four games | ProFootballTalk
The new substance-abuse policy imposes a two-game suspension for a first-offense DUI.  By landing on probation for a July 2014 DUI arrest arising from marijuana use, Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell is expected to be suspended for two games.

Marshawn Lynch seems to think someone didn’t want him to be the “face of the nation” | ProFootballTalk
One month to the day since the Seahawks opted not to give the football to running back Marshawn Lynch on the doorstep of the New England end zone in Super Bowl XLIX, a video has surfaced showing Lynch explaining his position on the most scrutinized play call in league history.

Jeremiah: Rams can't pass on Marcus Mariota in 2015 draft -
The St. Louis Rams appear to be sticking with Sam Bradford as their starting QB, but Daniel Jeremiah says they can't pass on Marcus Mariota if he's available with the 10th pick of the 2015 NFL Draft.

Could Bucs' VJax decision reset wide receiver market? -
The Buccaneers decided to keep Vincent Jackson without restructuring his contract. Could that move have a trickle-down effect on other wide receivers like Mike Wallace as we approach free agency?

Marshawn Lynch of Seattle Seahawks on Super Bowl XLIX call -- I was expecting the ball - ESPN
Marshawn Lynch finally opened up about the Seattle Seahawks' final offensive play in the Super Bowl, telling a Turkish sports network that he was expecting to get the ball on the much-debated play that ended up sealing the Patriots' XLIX victory.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Four Downs: NFC West
Each NFL team's offseason is filled with small moves and marginal personnel decisions. Sometimes, that series of small moves will build a winner. But a big, bold move always helps, by dramatically improving talent at an important position or changing the overall direction of the franchise. In the first series of Four Downs posts for the 2015 offseason, Football Outsiders goes division by division to suggest a bold move that each team could make to get better, either in the short or long term.

Seattle Seahawks: Russell Wilson's top contract - NFL -
On SI Now, Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon talks about Russell Wilson's upcoming contract and how it could impact the Seattle Seahawks.

Competition Committee considers dumping inactive lists for Thursday games | ProFootballTalk
NFL executive V.P. of football operations Troy Vincent said Saturday that the Competition Committee considered the proper handling of rosters for Thursday games. Per a league source, the possible solution is the removal of the inactive list for Thursday Night Football.

Justin Forsett: I don’t want to be a one-hit wonder | ProFootballTalk
After six years of bouncing around the league as a backup running back, Justin Forsett made the most of his extended shot in the top job for the Ravens in 2014. Forsett ran for 1,266 yards, caught 44 passes and scored eight touchdowns as Baltimore advanced to the divisional round of the playoffs.

Keeping secondary intact would cost the Pats a fortune | ProFootballTalk
With free agency starting next week, the Patriots are in an interesting position: They can keep the three best players in their secondary but spend a fortune, or they could take the frugal route and risk losing Darrelle Revis, Devin McCourty and Brandon Browner.

Rosters could expand to 55 | ProFootballTalk
The Competition Committee's annual pre-league meeting get-together includes, for 2015, examination of roster size. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Competition Committee is considering expanding rosters from 53 to 55.

Roger Goodell’s absolute power over players is a myth | ProFootballTalk
There's a popular view among some in the media that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell enjoys complete and total power over the league's players, especially on matters of discipline.  That popular view also is not accurate.

Report: Jackson to stay with Bucs on same deal -
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson will remain with his team in 2015, and he won't take a pay cut or restructure his deal to do it, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Jonas Gray eager to prove he's no one-hit wonder -
Jonas Gray is determined to be remembered as something other than the greatest one-hit wonder in New England Patriots history. The tailback spoke about how he aims to work harder than ever in 2015.

Fans still reeling from Super Bowl ticket nightmare | The Seattle Times
In the four weeks since the Super Bowl, the Washington attorney general’s office has fielded many complaints from football fans who spent thousands of dollars on tickets that never came. One family’s story illuminates the shadowy world of the ticket resale market.

Who could be the next Seattle Seahawks late round steal? | isportsweb
The Seattle Seahawks have had lots of success in the late rounds in recent years. Who could be the next Seahawks star drafted after round 4?

Scot McCloughan and the NFL's Best and Worst Drafting GMs - Hogs Haven
Using a statistical approach to determine which general managers are the best and worst drafters and to see where new Redskins GM Scot McCloughan ranks among them.