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Take Away His X Best Passes And He’s Average
Last week, I looked at how many top carries needed to be removed in order to bring the best running backs below league average. Today, I want to do the same thing, but for quarterbacks, using pass attempts.1

NFP Prospect Focus: Chris Conley and Justin Hardy | National Football Post

SI 64: Nos. 19-17: Andrus Peat, Shane Ray and Marcus Peters |
The latest NFL news, scores, stats, fantasy analysis, and mock drafts as well as the best NFL writers and photos from

Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn will be flexible with team's scheme | The MMQB with Peter King
It would be easy to say that the Falcons, after hiring former Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn as head coach, eventually will become a replica of Seattle’s smothering defense. That’s not reality.

Among ex-Eagles, expect Cary Williams to have a great year
Following in the tradition of Patrick Chung, Cary Williams is likely to have a big impact on his new team.

Jim Tomsula: We want Justin Smith back, but have prepared for retirement | ProFootballTalk
49ers safety Eric Reid said this week that he and some of his teammates have been trying to convince defensive end Justin Smith to return for another season with the team, but the 49ers are giving the veteran a bit more space while he contemplates his future.

Draft prospect Frank Clark has domestic violence charges reduced to disorderly conduct | ProFootballTalk
Defensive end Frank Clark's final season at the University of Michigan came to an early end when he was dismissed from the team after being arrested on assault and domestic violence charges in November. Clark had been enjoying a strong season up to that point with 13.5 tackles for loss and 4.

Saints sign Anthony Spencer | ProFootballTalk
The Saints hosted defensive end/linebacker Anthony Spencer on a visit a couple of weeks ago, but there was no immediate agreement on a deal for Spencer to join the club for the 2015 season.

PFT unveils its 2015 All-Unemployed Team | ProFootballTalk
One month ago Friday, NFL free agency kicked off. It's a good time, then, to take stock of the notable veterans still unsigned as the 2015 NFL Draft nears.

Daryl Washington plans to apply for reinstatement soon | ProFootballTalk
The Cardinals aren't making plans for the 2015 season that include having linebacker Daryl Washington in the lineup, but there's a chance that they will be able to fit him into their plans at some point.

2015 NFL Draft: Broncos, Titans, Raiders, Packers scout sleeper QB -
Representatives from the four clubs included Denver quarterback Gregg Knapp and Tennessee's scout Tim Ruskell, a former general manager. The scouts were on hand to watch Northwestern quarterback Trevor Siemian, a 6-foot-3, 220 pounder who wasn't able to participate in all-star games or the Combine after suffering a torn ACL in November.

LOOK: Bruce Irvin meets Seahawks fans in Florida, makes one kid's day -
Bruce Irvin is flying a three-year-old and his family to Florida for the Seahawks' home opener.

NFL Draft notebook: Why you can pencil in Patriots to take a WR early -
Bill Belichick has been on the trail of wideouts this spring. Find out which ones and what it means.

Who has the best roster in the NFC? -
The Packers and the Seahawks are slated to lead the NFC in 2015 with their respective superstar signal-callers. Gregg Rosenthal breaks down the conference's best rosters.

Davis: Kaepernick 'looks like a totally different guy' -
In an offseason full of changes for the 49ers, the most critical X-factor still remains the growth of quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Tight end Vernon Davis says that project is off to a fine start.

NaVorro Bowman will be on field during 49ers minicamp workouts -
Finally, the 49ers have gotten some decent news concerning the immediate future at linebacker.

Arizona Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington expected to apply for reinstatement to NFL soon
Daryl Washington's application for reinstatement will trigger a close examination of his life while suspended.

What did you expect Michael Bennett to say now about Jimmy Graham? An apology? | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune

Cold Hard Facts: What to make of Michael Bennett's comments - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Highlights from Thursday's edition of 'Cold Hard Facts' with John Clayton, including reaction to Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett standing by his criticism of new teammate Jimmy Graham and denying a report that he asked for a trade. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seahawks Headquarters Hosts Heads Up Football Player Safety Coaches Certification Clinic | Seattle Seahawks
Fifty high school and youth coaches from around the state of Washington gathered at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic to learn about improving player safety.

Friday Round-Up: Kam Chancellor, Earl Thomas react to Troy Polamalu's retirement | Seattle Seahawks
A daily link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks

First round mock draft with trades | Seahawks Draft Blog
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NFL draft needs for Seahawks, Cardinals, 49ers and Rams - The Washington Post
What will the other three NFC West teams do to attempt to overtake the powerful Seahawks?

Michael Bennett on new Seahawks teammate Jimmy Graham: still overrated | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett didn't exactly roll out the red carpet for new teammate Jimmy Graham.

Q&A with Dan Quinn on free agency: ‘We nailed it’ | Atlanta Falcons blog
Falcons head coach Dan Quinn spoke to the media on Thursday.

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