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Will the Seahawks trade up from #63? | Seahawks Draft Blog
Yesterday I started writing the first draft of a two-round mock. It’ll be on the blog some time this week, with a seven-round Seahawks projection to follow.

For Texans' Chris Myers, life is full of love, smiles - ESPN
HOUSTON -- Chris Myers leans over his baby Keane, cradled in his wife's arm in Room 18 of Memorial Hermann Hospital. When they named him Keane, they

Miles Austin agrees to one-year contract with Eagles -
Miles Austin has agreed to join the Eagles, per Ian Rapoport. The wide receiver was placed on IR last season with the Browns due to a kidney injury. Austin caught 47 passes for 568 yards and two TDs in 2014.

Greg Cosell's NFL draft preview: QB Marcus Mariota's pro transition | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
The question about Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota is how he’ll transition to the NFL.

Depth Chart Holes - Offseason Low Down -
Adam Levitan looks at positions with fantasy upside that remain unfilled. Will the Raiders get Derek Carr a real No. 1 wideout?

Players From 2012 NFL Draft Who Should Be Extended - Over the Cap
Under the NFL’s new Collective Bargaining Agreement, drafted players are eligible for contract extensions following their 3rd accrued season. Teams still control the rights of former 1st round picks for 2 additional seasons, as they have the choice to pick up a 5th year team option. For players picked 1-10, their option year is equivalent to the transition tag for their position. Players picked 11-32 receive the average salary of players ranked 3rd-25th at their position.

Is 2015 the best running back draft in years? | National Football Post

2015 NFL draft ranking: Breshad Perriman, Cedric Ogbuehi, more - NFL -
Sports Illustrated's definitive NFL draft Big Board opens with an unheralded WR who has the potential to be the best in the class.

Top three picks in the draft solidifying one month out | The MMQB with Peter King
• For all of The MMQB’s coverage of the 2015 draft, visit our Draft Hub. Follow The MMQB on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. ...

NFL extra points likely to undergo rule change in 2015; draft rumors | The MMQB with Peter King
The 32 teams are near unanimous in believing the point after touchdown needs to change. Precisely how is another story. The details of a compromise that goes to vote in May. Plus why the Saints own the draft, and eight coaches on the spot

Average Points Differential Per Game in Games Started By Each Quarterback
I previously looked at points per game by each quarterback in his starts and points per game allowed by each quarterback in his starts. Please check there for the fine print.

Mike McCarthy: Packers’ approach to free agency is like Groundhog Day | ProFootballTalk
Much like Bill Murray in Punxsutawney, Packers coach Mike McCarthy feels like he keeps having the same conversations at the annual NFL meetings, over and over again.

Podcast: Talking Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson and new NFL rules -
On the latest Eye on Football Podcast, Will Brinson and Ryan Wilson talk Aaron Rodgers and Wisconsin basketball, Russell Wilson and professional baseball, and the new NFL rules.

Irsay stiffing Pagano into lame-duck status is 49ers-esque in stupidity -
Jim Irsay stiffing Chuck Pagano on an extension is an unneeded distraction for a team with Super Bowl aspirations, and could wind up backfiring big-time.

Musings: Who should start for 7 teams with shakiest QB situations -
If you don't have a franchise QB in today's NFL, you're in trouble. How much? We assess who should start for the 7 teams with the shakiest QB situations.

Pro Day Weekly Preview: Jameis takes the stage -
Already the favorite to be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston will show off his skills at Florida State's pro day this week

Atlanta Falcons lose 2016 pick for pumping fake noise -
The NFL will take a 2016 draft pick from Atlanta and suspend president Rich McKay from the Competition Committee for pumping fake crowd noise in Georgia Dome, the league announced Monday.

Jaquiski Tartt attracts 18 NFL teams to Samford's pro day -

Zierlein: Jameis Winston among top-five QBs of past five drafts -
Florida State star Jameis Winston is one of the top five quarterbacks in the past five drafts, NFL Media analyst Lance Zierlein says. And fellow analyst Gil Brandt calls Winston "an elite talent."

14 NFL teams attend pro day with no NFL-worthy prospects -

DeMeco Ryans, Eagles reach new two-year deal -
The Eagles announced Monday a new two-year contract that will keep DeMeco Ryans in Philadelphia through 2016. Will the veteran linebacker have to compete with Kiko Alonso for playing time in 2015?

Philip Wheeler visiting 49ers -
The San Francisco 49ers will meet with Philip Wheeler on Monday as it attempts to add to a linebacking group decimated by retirements.

Hakeem Nicks to visit San Francisco 49ers - ESPN
The San Francisco 49ers, who are relatively light in experience at the wide receiver position, are playing host to veteran Hakeem Nicks for a free-agent visit.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Film Room: Richard Sherman
One year ago, Richard Sherman was the talk of the offseason following his interview after the NFC Championship game and the Seattle Seahawks' dominant victory over the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl. This offseason, the focus has shifted away from Sherman as he proved to be relatively quiet during his team's return to the Super Bowl. Instead, most media attention was drawn to the team that beat Sherman's Seahawks in the Super Bowl, the New England Patriots.

Chris Myers visiting Seahawks | ProFootballTalk
The Seahawks traded last year's starting center Max Unger to the Saints in the deal for tight end Jimmy Graham and they're visiting with a potential replacement on Monday. PFT has learned, via a league source, that Chris Myers is in Seattle for a visit.

Russell Wilson's baseball interest presents an interesting scenario - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Russell Wilson's participation in Rangers spring training camp over the week is something to file away if he and the Seahawks are somehow unable to come to terms on a contract extension this offseason. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Mychal Kendricks trade speculation emerges after Eagles extend DeMeco Ryans' contract - Bleeding Green Nation
What does the future hold for the Philadelphia linebacker?

McCloughan wants Johnson to bring Seattle's swagger to Skins | Comcast SportsNet Washington
Jeron Johnson learned many valuable lessons during his four years in Seattle. Scot McCloughan hopes he brings what he learned with him to the Redskins.