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Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Saturday

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Seattle Seahawks had two rookies stand out at OTAs - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
A few highlights and lowlights from the 10 days of organized team activities for the Seattle Seahawks:

Could Seahawks make a run at Evan Mathis? | The Seattle Times
At least one national NFL writer thinks it would make sense for the Seahawks to inquire about guard Evan Mathis, who was released Thursday by the Eagles.

15 things we learned from Seattle Seahawks OTAs - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
The Seattle Seahawks wrapped up organized team activities (OTAs) this week with their final four practice sessions at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton.

Former Buc Kelly moving up with Seahawks | Johnson City Press
The Johnson City Press Online 2015 Maurice "Mo" Kelly has been the liaison between the players and management for the Seattle Seahawks for years. This week, he got a new title to go along with his job.

Gallery: Seahawks at OTAs 2015 | Bellingham Herald Bellingham Herald

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Chris Matthews: From unknown hero to second-year question mark - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
Despite being named to the Seahawks’ 53-man roster in December 2014, wide receiver Chris Matthews became a household name — at least in Seattle — in just a mere two months.

Kevin Williams, Saints reach one-year deal -
The Saints signed five-time All-Pro defensive tackle Kevin Williams on Friday. Now entering his 13th NFL season, how much does Williams have left in the tank?

James Jones: Latest News, Rumors and Speculation on Free-Agent WR | Bleacher Report
After being cut by the Oakland Raiders this offseason, James Jones became one of the more intriguing veteran receivers available on the market. Now, the wideout is looking for a new team for the 2015 season.

49ers Finish Offseason Program without Major Injuries
In this Friday edition of Niners Daily, we bring you the single most important number from the San Francisco 49ers four weeks of OTAs and minicamp.

15 things you need to know from this week -
This is the time of year teams prefer to be out of the news. No injuries. No drama. For the most part, teams met those goals this week, but there were still plenty of things to learn, per Gregg Rosenthal.

Takeaways from 49ers' mandatory minicamp -
The 49ers have been rocked by surprise retirements, departed free agents and the exodus of Jim Harbaugh. Will their new-look offensive line and weapons at the skill positions help turn the tables?

The glaring positional weakness for every NFL team -- even the Pats -
The Pats may be the champs, but they've got serious issues at cornerback. Here's the glaring positional weakness for all 32 NFL teams.

49ers add a tackle off waivers | ProFootballTalk
Last Friday brought the news that 49ers tackle Anthony Davis won't be playing for the team in 2015. This Friday finds the 49ers adding a tackle to their roster. The team announced that they have claimed Sean Hooey off of waivers from the Jets.

49ers eager to see rugby player Jarryd Hayne in pads | ProFootballTalk
Jarryd Hayne knows how to give and take a hit. But he hasn't done it in pads. Hayne, the Australian rugby player who is trying to make it as a running back on the 49ers, has shown impressive athleticism in offseason work.

Biggest NFL Position Battles Developing in OTAs | Bleacher Report
While it might seem as though it is taking forever for the NFL season to begin, the organized team activities portion of the calendar is already almost over. By the end of next week, all teams will have finished their OTAs and/or mandatory minicamps, sending the players on vacation before they return in late July for the start of training camps.

NFL Quarterbacks Under the Most Pressure to Perform in 2015 | Bleacher Report
The microscope that NFL quarterbacks play under is more intense than any other position in sports. As the game has evolved to feature more pass-heavy offenses, the emphasis on finding a franchise quarterback is as big as ever. In some circumstances, teams are at the breaking point and must find out whether their quarterback is worth the continued investment moving forward.

Silva's June Top 150 - Goal Line Stand -
Evan Silva unveils his Fantasy Football Top 150 Rankings in June.

Destroy and Rebuild: The NFL’s Reconstructed Position Groups With the Highest Upside «
This is the NFL’s season of hope, when optimism is high and knowledge is fuzzy at best. The players who look good in OTAs are not often the ones who end up looking good when the actual games begin. June is mostly a chance for everyone to talk about how great a new offense looks or how comfortable a certain guy is as he learns a new position.

The Top 6 Quarterbacks in the NFL | National Football Post