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Pro Day Weekly Preview: Auburn CB Marshall continues his transformation -
Auburn's Nick Marshall is one of the prospects NFL scouts are eager to see during the pro day process as he continues his transition from quarterback to defensive back. He made the move official at the Senior Bowl, but then participated in both drills at the NFL Combine. Will he do more of both at his pro day or is he a full-time defensive back?

2015 NFL Draft: RB Corey Grant shows off speed at Auburn's pro day -
With most of Auburn's notable prospects resting on their NFL Combine numbers, running back Corey Grant, who didn't receive an invitation to Indianapolis, auditioned well Tuesday at the Tigers' on-campus pro day.

Free-agent primer: Receivers |
If there's one thing NFL teams should remember when assessing this year's free-agent receivers, it's the Eric Decker conundrum. Decker was a featured player in the Broncos' offense in 2012 and 2013, teaming up with Peyton Manning for 87 catches for 1,288 yards and 11 touchdowns in his final year in Denver. Those numbers lined Decker up for a five-year, $36.25 million contract with $15 million guaranteed from the New York Jets, a team whose quarterback situation was far less defined. Decker had some good moments during his first season with his new team, but his dip in productivity indicates he may not be the No. 1 receiver the Jets had envisioned when they signed him last spring.

Reports: Ted Ginn visiting Titans, 49ers | ProFootballTalk
Free agent receiver Ted Ginn has two more visits lined up. According to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean, Ginn visited the Tennessee Titans on Tuesday. Ginn will then head west for a meeting with the San Francisco 49ers on Wednesday, per Adam Schefter of

Julius Thomas to leave Broncos for Jaguars or Raiders? -
The Broncos are expected to let Julius Thomas test the market next month. Will the Raiders and Jaguars be the frontrunners for his services?

Best fits for top 5 free-agent QBs -
The crop of free-agent quarterbacks is scarce this offseason. Around The NFL's Gregg Rosenthal ranks the top available signal-callers and lists the best team fits for Jake Locker and Brian Hoyer.

Trent Cole to be released by Philadelphia Eagles -
The Eagles are set to release outside linebacker Trent Cole after a decade in Philadelphia, reports NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. What does that mean for the futures of Jeremy Maclin and Brandon Graham?

Marshawn Lynch isn’t sure we were ready for him to be “the face of the nation” from Super Bowl | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
The Seahawks star goes on a football goodwill trip to Turkey and tells NTV Spor television he expected the ball from the 1-yard line with 26 seconds left in Super Bowl 49. Also, the Seahawks don’t use their franchise tag for 2015 and learn their adjusted salary-cap figure is $148.25 million.

Super Bowl tickets disappeared in an imperfect storm | The Seattle Times
Many fans who bought “options” during the season to purchase Super Bowl tickets at face value never received their promised tickets. They, like others who paid for tickets on the open resale market, were stung by a shortage and a collapse of the ticket-broker system.

Lynch's comments bring to light a disconnect Seahawks must address - Brock and Salk | 710 ESPN Seattle
Mike Salk hears hints of a conspiracy theory in Marshawn Lynch's comments about the final Super Bowl play, and the fact that players are willing to buy into it is something the Seahawks need to fix this offseason. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Clayton's Cold Hard Facts: Expecting Lynch to be back - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Highlights from Tuesday's edition of 'Cold Hard Facts' with John Clayton on 710 ESPN Seattle, including why he thinks Marshawn Lynch returning to the Seahawks is a certainty at this point. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Former Seahawks WR Sidney Rice says he’ll donate his brain to science for concussion study - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News

Reviewing Seattle’s free agents with the signing period looming | The Seattle Times
Here is a look at all of Seattle's free agents in 2015 with the free agent signing period beginning a week from Tuesday.

Wingspan and will the Seahawks go cornerback in round two? | Seahawks Draft Blog
Pete Carroll and John Schneider’s Seahawks haven’t drafted a cornerback with sub-32 inch arms. They love height and length at the position. Yet the 2015 class isn’t filled with long, tall cornerbacks. We listed some of the fits in this piece. You’re limiting yourself to basically Jalen Collins, Alex Carter, Byron Jones and Adrian Amos (a safety who might be able to play corner).

What to Expect from Andre Johnson's 2nd Act of His Career | Bleacher Report
After 12 seasons in Houston, the question that needs to be asked is: What will Andre Johnson's second act look like?

Cut Candidates: NFC West - Offseason Low Down -
Nick Mensio highlights 24 players from the NFC West who may be salary-cap casualties this offseason.

Davis Tull 2015 NFL Draft Scouting Report - Music City Miracles
The former Chattanooga Moc has been a hot name following his incredible combine performance.

Reports: With free agency nearing, Byron Maxwell changes agents | ProFootballTalk
The player widely regarded as the top cornerback in free agency has reportedly changed agents just before he can begin to start officially talking contract with other clubs. Seahawks cornerback Byron Maxwell has parted ways with agent Jason Chayut, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Tuesday.

Seahawks' Robert Turbin isn't buying into final-play conspiracy - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
'I highly doubt that,' Seahawks running back Robert Turbin told 'The Barbershop' when asked about the possibility that Seattle's coaches had some ulterior motives in not handing off to Marshawn Lynch on the decisive play of the Super Bowl. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Which free agents will be paid too much? -
History shows that the majority of the big-name free agents will get overpaid. Will Jeremy Maclin and Michael Crabtree be among them? The Around The NFL gang weighs in.

2015 NFL Mock Drafts : Mock draft 2.0: Gurley lands with Seahawks

Johnson 'laughed' at Texans saying he wouldn't start -
Wideout Andre Johnson says that Texans coach Bill O'Brien told him last week that he shouldn't expect to catch more than about 40 passes next season. "I just laughed," Johnson said.

NFL 2015 free agents ranked, 51-100 | The MMQB with Peter King
Note: This list represents unrestricted free agents whose contracts expired after the 2014 season. It doesn't include “street” free agents, whose contracts were terminated before they were set to expire (their ranks will grow in the coming days) and who are free to sign b...

San Francisco 49ers News — Niner Insider Blog » It looks like some Jim Harbaugh memorabilia has been removed from the 49ers museum
It looks like some Jim Harbaugh memorabilia has been removed from the 49ers museum

Andre Johnson’s agent says he never asked for a trade | ProFootballTalk
The sad reality for many Texans fans is that the best player in franchise history is leaving, and as is so often the case, not necessarily on good terms. Which means now's the time for the writing of the history, and Andre Johnson's agent made it clear none of this was really Johnson's idea.

Cowboys 2015 Draft: Scouting The Scouts - Blogging The Boys
For the fourth time in five years, BTB offers up an evaluation of the draft season's leading draftniks, pundits and prognosticators. Who is this year's blue chipper?

La'el Collins, Byron Jones rise in Mike Mayock's 2015 NFL Draft position rankings -
Draft season means Mike Mayock season.

Ranking the Free Agent Fits - Seattle - Scout
Seattle isn't known for lavish spending sprees in free agency but could the disappointment of losing the Super Bowl make Pete Carroll, John Schneider and Co. more aggressive than we've grown accustomed? If so, here are five potential veteran targets to consider.

Marshawn Lynch conspiracy theories at the end of the Super Bowl don’t add up; Jon Ryan, Ninja Warrior? | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
My story in today’s News Tribune leads with Marshawn Lynch in … Turkey, of course.