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Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll: 'I'm fueled' by Super Bowl loss - NFL Videos
NFL Media's Andrea Kremer sits down with Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and asks him how his team has been holding up since their loss in Super Bowl XLIX.

Los Angeles is looking better and better to NFL owners - LA Times
Even though no teams have announced plans to relocate, and there have been no formal stadium presentations, several influential NFL owners believe a Los Angeles solution is within reach.

LOOK: All 32 NFL coaches in one picture; Andy Reid's shirt steals show -
All 32 NFL coaches put on their happy faces and took a picture together at the NFL owners' meetings on Monday.

Robert Kraft confident there's no 'smoking gun' with NFL investigation - ESPN
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft mostly deflected questions about the NFL's ongoing investigation of under-inflated footballs.

Saints GM Mickey Loomis: Jimmy Graham trade 'evolved' - NFL Nation Blog - ESPN
New Orleans Saints GM Mickey Loomis said the Saints felt like they could afford to trade offense to acquire resources that may help on defense.

Cardinals pleased with free-agency haul while waiting for next move - NFL Nation Blog - ESPN
The Arizona Cardinals signed six players in the first few days of free agency and may not yet be done.

Minnesota Vikings are sitting on Adrian Peterson -- as they should - ESPN
Believing they have their best team of this decade, the Vikings won't allow a conflicted superstar, to dislodge their position.

49ers “discussing” free agent LBs Lance Briggs and Mason Foster | ProFootballTalk
With the big-money free agents long gone, teams are left to sift through the remaining scraps, which mostly consists of veterans and underachievers. And with the 49ers desperate for help, they've had "discussions" about signing Lance Briggs, according to the Sacramento Bee.

New rule proposal would allow injury spotters to stop play | ProFootballTalk
The NFL's competition committee has plenty on its plate this week, most of which has to do with instant replay. But competition committee chairman Rich McKay just said at a press conference at the owners meetings that another proposal has been added, which would give independent injury spotters ...

Seahawks were nervous about Greg Hardy, and his price tag | ProFootballTalk
The Seahawks were scared off by Greg Hardy's legal history and his potential punishment from the league. It was either that or the size of the contract Dallas was offering him.

Kraft believes NFL will have two L.A. teams in 2016 | ProFootballTalk
In the 20 years since two NFL teams left Los Angeles, it has never seemed more likely than it does right now that the NFL will be returning to L.A.  But it currently seems to be very likely, to the point that one of the league's most influential owners believes two teams will move to Los Angeles in...

Jim Tomsula expresses faith in Colin Kaepernick -
The Niners went 8-8 in 2014, and new coach Jim Tomsula says Colin Kaepernick was a reason why. Tomsula stills sees Kaepernick as the answer in San Francisco behind center.

Andrew Luck, Colts unlikely to reach deal until 2016 -
Owner Jim Irsay said Monday the Colts will likely wait until after the 2015 season to sign Andrew Luck to a new contract. Will Luck become the NFL's highest-paid player in 2016?

Football: Former USC receiver Mike Williams is new coach at Locke - LA Times
ke Williams, a former receiver at USC who was a first-round draft pick of the Detroit Lions in 2005, has been hired as the football coach at Locke High.

A few quotes from John Schneider on Russell Wilson's contract - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Seahawks general manager John Schneider joined 'NFL Live' on ESPN Monday afternoon and addressed the team's contract talks with quarterback Russell Wilson, saying: 'My hope is that we get something rolling here fairly soon.' - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Pete Carroll on Super Bowl loss: ‘They don’t go away’
The loss that won’t go away: That’s been the reaction to the Seahawks’ setback in Super Bowl XLIX, just as Matt Hasselbeck could not escape his “We want the ball, we’re going to score” declaration after an overtime playoff loss to the Packers following the 2003 season.

Clare Farnsworth: Thanks for the memories
Monday metatarsal musings, or footnotes from trying to decide how to summarize 36 seasons of reporting on the Seahawks: After covering my 700th Seahawks game at Super Bowl XLIX, this reporter is riding off into the sunset known as retirement.

Carroll says sting of his Super Bowl play call will never go away | ProFootballTalk
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says he and quarterback Russell Wilson may never get over the last play call of the Super Bowl, when Wilson threw a game-sealing interception at the 1-yard line. Carroll told NFL Network that he doesn't think it's possible to move past something like that.

Free Agency’s Big Winners | National Football Post

NFC West: A Pre-Draft Look - Turf Show Times
The NFC West is going to be a dread for any outside team crossing their path. Tough, physical, and down right relentless on defense, the West is simply going to batter the opposition each and every...

Top five most dangerous red-zone WR prospects -
Would your NFL team be better off with the addition of a tall receiver who could serve as a dangerous weapon near the end zone? Here are five prospects who could make an immediate impact in 2015.

Talk increases of moving extra points to the 1-yard line | ProFootballTalk
There's increasing talk at the league meetings this week that the NFL may be ready for a significant rules change that would make two-point conversion attempts much more common. The change is simple: Move extra points from the 1-yard line to the 2-yard line.

Coach: Kaepernick became more consistent, efficient | CSN Bay Area
Colin Kaepernick's 10-week training session in Arizona is over, and he's expected to return to San Francisco a more consistent and efficient thrower.