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Brand new week. Things are about to get crazy.

Devin McCourty to remain with New England Patriots -
Devin McCourty is staying with the reigning Super Bowl champions. The safety agreed to re-sign with the New England Patriots, according to Ian Rapoport.

Smart Cobb-Packers Deal Shakes Up Receiver Outlook for Rest of NFL | Bleacher Report
The First Law of Free-Agent Thermodynamics states that for every major signing, there are equal and opposite reactionary signings.

Sorting the Sunday Pile: AFC East arms race for Offseason Champs -
The Patriots are sitting back quietly while the rest of the AFC East is busy racing to win the title of Offseason Champs.

NFL free agency: How Suh's deal with Dolphins could impact Tannehill -
The Dolphins have committed $19 million per season to Ndamukong Suh. What if Ryan Tannehill has a big 2015? What would Miami have to do to keep both players?

Eagles re-sign Sanchez, add Byron Maxwell, Frank Gore: 4 things to know -
Philly's spending spree begins apace. How do these guys fit with Chip Kelly's squad, and what's next on the docket?

2015 pro days schedule and results -
With the NFL Scouting Combine over, teams turn their attention to pro day workouts to watch prospects up close and in person, beginning in March. Here's a look at the 2015 pro day schedule.

Eagles closing in on contract with Frank Gore -
NFL Media's Albert Breer reported Sunday that, barring something unforeseen, Frank Gore will sign a three-year deal with the Eagles this week, according to a source involved in the process.

Best fits for Top 5 tight ends -
Julius Thomas and Jordan Cameron headline a relatively thin tight end free agent class.Take a look at where we think they will land.

Carlos Hyde gets his chance with 49ers - ESPN
The signs have been there all along. From Frank Gore being under-utilized when the San Francisco 49ers went away from their power running game early in the season to Gore throwing his undying support to former coach Jim Harbaugh.

Byron Maxwell's deal brings Eagles risk - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The Philadelphia Eagles got the makeover of their defensive secondary Sunday, when they agreed to contract terms with Seattle Seahawks cornerback Byron Maxwell, according to a report by ESPN's Josina Anderson.

Seahawks Swimming Against Current with Marshawn Lynch Extension | Bleacher Report
Every year in the Pacific Northwest, thousands of Pacific salmon swim upstream, making the long trek from the ocean to the rivers where they were spawned.

Seattle Seahawks could not afford to keep Byron Maxwell - ESPN
If you want to know why the Seattle Seahawks let cornerback Byron Maxwell leave, all you have to do is look at the numbers the Philadelphia Eagles are reportedly going to pay him.

Why the Seahawks could target Jordan Cameron - Seahawks Draft Blog
Two reports on Sunday suggested tight end Julius Thomas is close to agreeing terms with the Jaguars. Jason Cole says a deal is “just about done”, while Adam Caplan states the Jaguars are “planning” on adding Thomas to the roster. There’s no firm confirmation like the Ndamukong Suh-to-Miami reports, but it seems to be heading in that direction. Although Rob Rang appears to be countering some of the reports.

Jets are expected to cut Harvin on Monday | ProFootballTalk
In Houston, the Texans refuse to cut receiver Andre Johnson because they think someone is going to offer to make a trade for his $11.5 million payroll burden in 2015.  In New York, the Jets could do the same thing with receiver Percy Harvin and his $10.5 million payroll burden in 2015.

Demarco Murray free agency rumors: Jaguars making a push? - Big Cat Country
Could the Jaguars drop some cash on the running back position?

Several teams interested in Taylor Mays | ProFootballTalk
Five years ago, safety Taylor Mays was upset when his former USC coach didn't make Mays a first-round pick, taking Earl Thomas instead.  Now that Mays is approaching free agency, Pete Carroll likely will pass, again. Other teams likely won't.

NFL free agency: How Suh's deal with Dolphins could impact Tannehill -
The Dolphins have committed $19 million per season to Ndamukong Suh. What if Ryan Tannehill has a big 2015? What would Miami have to do to keep both players?

Marshawn Lynch combines a bruising style with the patience of a maestro | The Seattle Times
Lynch, who signed a contract extension Friday, shows more than just power. His football savvy often is overlooked in Seattle’s zone-blocking scheme.

Harbaugh steps in as first-base coach for A's |
Michigan football head coach was 'special guest instructor' for game vs. Angels