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Hump day.

Five best NFL draft classes by team of last 10 years -
We take a look at the best NFL draft classes by team of the last 10 years, a countdown that prominently features a team that astutely used the draft to build a perennial title contender.

The NFL Team That Is Solving Millennials - WSJ
The San Francisco 49ers are getting ready for the fall, when they’ll face their most daunting opponents. The Seattle Seahawks and the Arizona Cardinals come to mind. At the moment, however, they are preparing to face a force many find truly terrifying: millennials.

Report: Russell Wilson taking out insurance policy for 2015 season | ProFootballTalk
Recent updates about Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson's contract status have created an increasing feeling that Wilson is comfortable playing out the final year of his rookie deal in 2015 rather than sign an extension that falls short of his desired terms.

Practicing too hard costing Seahawks this offseason

Despite bad-boy image, Seattle Seahawks’ Richard Sherman wins Good Guy Award - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News

Seahawks start only mandatory minicamp–but grounded inside team HQ for 1st 2 days of it | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune

Richard Sherman likes new additions for Legion of Boom - NFC West - ESPN
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman gave his honest opinion of two new cornerbacks for the Legion of Boom – veteran Cary Williams and fifth-round draft choice Tye Smith.

NFL Network with more thoughts on Russell Wilson’s contract — guaranteed money again cited as a key | The Seattle Times
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said guaranteed money is the key issue separating Russell Wilson and the Seahawks in contract negotiations, while former Seahawk Michael Robinson says he's not sure Wilson is worth Aaron Rodgers-type money.

Eagles players say Mathis' release is about the culture -
Philadelphia Eagles players responded to the release of Evan Mathis with one resounding point: It's all about the culture Chip Kelly is creating.

Minicamp questions for 25 teams -
Given the non-contact rules, it's hard to get a good view of how a team will play out of minicamps. Still, let's take a look at a few questions off the top of our heads facing each team.

Minnesota Vikings release Taylor Mays -
Taylor Mays entered the NFL with a lot of buzz as a second round pick that hit big from USC. After four years in the NFL, his career is already at a crossroads.

Ranking the most underpaid veterans - NFL
If you were asked who the most underpaid players are in the NFL, nearly everyone on the list would be players in their first contracts. Under the current CBA, any successful rookies are automatically great values as long as they remain on their first contracts.

Kansas City Chiefs release WR Da'Rick Rogers
Talented but troubled wide receiver Da'Rick Rogers was released by the Kansas City Chiefs just hours before they were to begin their mandatory minicamp.

Joel Corry's ideal 53-man roster: Aaron Rodgers worth the price tag -
Former agent Joel Corry creates a real NFL roster of 53 players using real salary cap figures.

Chris Clemons promises more production this season | ProFootballTalk
Defensive end Chris Clemons rejoined the Jaguars this week after skipping all of the voluntary portions of the offseason schedule and explained that working out on his own is "the way I get in my zone.

The MMQB 100: Rachel Nichols' role holding Roger Goodell accountable | The MMQB with Peter King
The NFL has compartmentalized the offseason calendar rather neatly. February: Scouting Combine. March: Free Agency. April: Draft (and Draft Hype). May through mid-June: Draft (early), Minicamps/OTAs (later). And from (mid-June to mid-July): the Dead Month.

Russell Wilson, Le'Veon Bell among most underpaid players in NFL |
The latest NFL news, scores, stats, fantasy analysis, and mock drafts as well as the best NFL writers and photos from

The Biggest Mistakes of the 2015 NFL Offseason so Far | Bleacher Report
Every NFL offseason is filled with pivotal decisions for teams around the league.

Football Savages / Ep. 20: Draft Savages Podcast - Eric Stoner on the NFL Draft
Justin, Justis and Seth are joined by Eric Stoner as they continue their series on past NFL Draft's and our scouting of them.