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RSP Film Room No.32: Kenny Bell Redux w/Turron Davenport | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
How does one evaluate physical and mental toughness? Watch Turron Davenport and I study three games of Nebraska WR and Combine Stud Kenny Bell.

OTC Podcast 3/6: NFL Trade Madness, Lynch returns, Draft Spending, and Free Agency - Over the Cap
salary cap, contracts, bonus money, dead money, and cap savings for every player in 2015 and beyond

Can't afford big-ticket NFL free agents? Check out these value players -
There are always big-dollar players in NFL free agency, the guys who get the early focus and much of the media scrutiny.

Free-agent primer: Edge-rushers |
The NFL word of the ... day? year? era? ... is "multiple." As in, multiple defensive fronts and a multiple offensive scheme and, for the purpose of our current focus, defenders capable of handling multiple roles.

Free-agent primer: Defensive backs |
A dozen teams threw for more than 4,000 yards through the air last season. Just one, the Jets, failed to top the 3,000-yard mark. The NFL's trend toward pass-happy offenses keeps chugging along, and defenses are scrambling to adjust.

NFL free agency bargains like Matt Moore, Stevan Ridley can be found | The MMQB with Peter King
You’ve read my take on the Top 100 unrestricted free agents and their best fits. Today we’ll bring you something a little different.

Free-agent bust candidates in position for outsized contracts |
As in life, there are no guarantees when it comes to NFL free agency.

The good and bad of the Percy Harvin saga with Seattle Seahawks - ESPN
Percy Harvin never was worth what the Seattle Seahawks invested in him. But realizing their mistake and getting rid of him before it was too late are the reasons the Seahawks made it back to the Super Bowl.

Best fits for free agent defensive backs -
With a thin free-agent market for cover men, Around The NFL's Kevin Patra ranks the top available defensive backs and lists the best team fits for Devin McCourty and Byron Maxwell.

Patriots, Raiders lead Percy Harvin landing spots -
The New York Jets are expected to release Percy Harvin in the wake of the Brandon Marshall trade. Which teams will line up to sign the dynamic wideout once he hits free agency?

Report: free-agent QB Tarvaris Jackson has interest in returning to Vikings | The Seattle Times
Seahawks quarterback Tarvaris Jackson has spent the last two years serving as the backup and mentor to quarterback Russell Wilson. But, according to a story from the Pioneer Press in...

Seahawks and Marshawn Lynch Agree On Contract - Over the Cap
Lynch’s $12 million payout this year is essentially what would be paid to a “franchise player” on a one year contract.

Seattle Seahawks Rumors: Julius Thomas Aiming To Play For Pete Carroll — If Dad Greg Gets His Way
The father of Julius Thomas has sparked rumors that the Broncos tight end will leave in free agency to sign with the Seattle Seahawks, in a series of tweets.

NFL Rumors: Seahawks a fit for TE Julius Thomas?
The Seattle Seahawks are fresh off of a Super Bowl loss, but could end up being a fit for free agent tight end Julius Thomas.

Marshawn Lynch to re-sign with Seattle Seahawks - ESPN
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch has decided to return to the NFL and has agreed to a new contract with the Seahawks, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Greg Cosell's Free Agency Preview: Why Ndamukong Suh is dominant | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: In a two-play sequence in a wild-card playoff game at the Dallas Cowboys last season, Ndamukong Suh offered a glimpse of what he can do for a defense.

Small-school players can't run the 40 fast enough for NFL scouts in a hurry -
The NFL is a harsh business, but this is a little too harsh.

Agent's Take: What the asking price should be for 19 top free agents -
What are the target asking prices for Ndamukong Suh, Justin Houston and other top free agents? And what teams are in the market? We break it down.

Walter Thurmond III could be Atlanta Falcons' key Seahawks FA target - ESPN
Walter Thurmond III has played in new Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn's scheme, would be upgrade at nickel back

Northwestern's pro day features two from FCS runner-up -
While Northwestern's top draft prospect was sidelined with a bad hamstring, two players from the FCS runner-up Illinois State got a chance to show they're worthy of a look from NFL teams.

Potential salary cap implications of Aldon Smith contract restructure - Niners Nation
Aldon Smith restructured his contract to include mostly roster bonuses. We break down the salary cap implications.

Report: Seattle Seahawks tender WR Jermaine Kearse - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
The Seattle Seahawks extended a qualifying offer to free-agent wide receiver Jermaine Kearse, according to a Friday report.