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The Seahawks and Russell Wilson Contract Battle - Over the Cap
Russell Wilson’s contract situation with the Seahawks gets more interesting by the day. His agent recently indicated that Wilson is prepared to play out his contract and not sign an extension with Seattle unless the contract is valued properly. It is a tricky negotiation between Wilson and the Seahawks for a number of reasons, so let’s discuss some of the issues at play.

The Next 32: The men who are in line to become NFL head coaches | The MMQB with Peter King
Ranking the next 32 head coaches, in order of likelihood for the 2016 season and beyond, has been an exhaustive exercise. The list was put together based on the testimony of 24 sources, including agents, current and former assistant and head coaches, current and former scouts, three plugged-in repor...

Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Russell Wilson Will Be Even Better This Year | Bleacher Report
1. Contract dispute will motivate Russell Wilson Each time I write something positive about Russell Wilson, a legion of Wilson haters emerge with their torches and their pitchforks and their Jason masks and set the world aflame...

Colin Kaepernick: I feel like I need to do more | ProFootballTalk
The 49ers have had an offseason filled with change, but one thing that remains the same is the identity of the starting quarterback. Colin Kaepernick will remain in the same spot in the lineup, providing continuity amid the upheaval that's gone on elsewhere in the lineup.

Rams are concerned Nick Fairley isn’t heavy enough | ProFootballTalk
For most of his NFL career, defensive tackle Nick Fairley has dealt with criticism that he's too heavy. Now, his current head coach worries that Fairley isn't heavy enough.

5 reasons Marshawn Lynch will be better than Adrian Peterson in 2015 -
Marshawn Lynch is a better pick at running back than Adrian Peterson for 2015. Here's why.

Here's why you can't tweet at 49ers' Jim Tomsula -
Jim Tomsula heard about it most recently when his quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, joked about a flood that killed more than 20 people in Houston. He has since apologized.

Adrian Peterson tops NFL's most indispensable offensive players -
As a true mismatch nightmare, Rob Gronkowski is absolutely vital to his team's success. Who else fits this billing? Adam Schein spotlights the NFL's nine most crucial offensive studs -- with a caveat.

A few more views on Russell Wilson’s contract situation | The Seattle Times
There is no shortage of opinions when it comes to Russell Wilson's contract negotiations with the Seahawks.

Waiting on Wilson extension could cost Seahawks -
According to former NFL agent Joel Corry, the Seattle Seahawks shouldn't wait to extend Russell Wilson. But Wilson should also be willing to take a shorter extension with the club.

What the NFL will look like three years from now. | : Kenneth Arthur Article
A lot can change in the NFL in three years, which is evident if you compare 2011 to now. With a passing of the torch underway between two generations of franchise quarterbacks, even more could change by 2018. Here's how it may look.

Russell Wilson's Upcoming Contract Negotiations - Over the Cap
Over the last week, I’ve realized some things while writing Caponomics, Brian Cushing told me a story about Drew Rosenhaus a couple years ago while we were training at DeFranco’s Gym that has stuck with me as one of my foundational ideas for the direction of my career as an NFL agent. He was talking about how he marvels at the way that Rosenhaus seems to know the details of every single contract that you could possibly ask him about.

Center battle is still wide open, plus four more takeaways from Seahawks OTAs | Seattle Seahawks
The battle to replace Max Unger at center is a five-player competition according to Tom Cable.

Seahawks don't believe Jimmy Graham's blocking will be an issue | FOX Sports

Seattle Seahawks’ Richard Sherman says he will be ‘limitless’ this season, talks ‘joy’ of being a father - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman said Tuesday he will be “limitless” in 2015 despite the elbow injury he suffered toward the end of the NFC championship game in January.

The Seahawks still have one enormous advantage over the rest of the NFL - Business Insider
Only 1.1% of the Seahawks' cap space is taken up by quarterbacks.