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49ers rookie Arik Armstead talks 3-4 ends, Mangini, getting ready at NFL Rookie Symposium - Niners Nation
San Francisco 49ers rookie Arik Armstead is at the NFL Rookie Symposium, which means media obligations. He took some time to chat with SiriusXM NFL Radio. We have the full transcript.

Peyton's Broncos lead 3 teams at a crossroads entering 2015 season -
It's now or never for the Peyton Manning era Broncos in 2015. The title window is also closing fast for Drew Brees in the Big Easy and Marvin Lewis in Cincy.

The 5 NFL mercenaries who could matter this season -
If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire ... these NFL veterans.

Matt Waldman’s RB Cut-Down No.9: Marshawn Lynch | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
Running back is the most talent-dense position in the history of the league. It's why narrowing the choice to a single player is insanity. I'm sharing my process of finding my runner to defend the planet. The criticisms I have for these players are so minor that normally, I'd echo Jim Brown's sentiments about rating…

#Caponomics Excerpt: Front Office Theories Section
salary cap, contracts, bonus money, dead money, and cap savings for every player in 2015 and beyond

Best & Worst 2015: The Best Quarterback Contracts - Over the Cap
For the last two seasons I have done a summer “Best and Worst” contracts for each team in the NFL, but I decided this year to put that on hold since it recycles so many players and instead take a positional approach to the concept. So during the course of the summer I’ll do my choices for the top three and bottom three contracts at each position from a team perspective. As usual the rules are no rookie contracts allowed in the selection. Today we start with my selections for best quarterback contracts in the NFL and I’ll be back later this week with the worst QB contracts in the NFL.

NFC Team-by-Team OTA Notes - Offseason Low Down -
Adam Levitan sifts through the news that came out during offseason practices to uncover useful fantasy nuggets. Doug Martin was a winner.

NFL 2015: The X-factor for all 32 teams
Every year, NFL fans play the what-if game, usually surrounding the player who could truly boom or bust for their team. We run those men down here.

Seahawks FB Derrick Coleman on Russell Wilson's contract dispute - NFL -
On SI Now, Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman discusses whether or not there is anything else Russell Wilson can do in order to receive the contract he deserves from the Seattle Seahawks.

NFL players share political views, thoughts on current events; mailbag | The MMQB with Peter King
We led the Monday Morning Quarterback column this week with an athlete’s perspective of the events in Charleston and we received, predictably, a fair amount of backlash from the “shut up and play” contingent of our readership.

LOOK: Seahawks' Cliff Avril is a Jacksonville weather man for a day -
Avril also took a try at doing some sports reporting.

Why Adrian Peterson should be the No. 1 player drafted - Fantasy Football
Mike Clay breaks down why Vikings running back Adrian Peterson should be the No. 1 overall fantasy draft pick in 2015 despite his extended time off and injury history.

Quizzing Reggie Bush on the biggest plays of his career - NFL
Mike Sando quizzes Reggie Bush on the biggest plays of his career, including a 42-yard touchdown the 49ers' running back had trouble recalling.

Marcus Mariota, Jameis Winston are for real - NFL
John Clayton ranks the 10 most important takeaways from NFL minicamps and OTAs, starting with rookie QBs Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston impressing their new teams.

The Superstar Club 2015: Who arrives? Who leaves? -
Every year, players become superstars. And every year, players who were superstars dip out of that rarified air. Dan Hanzus predicts who will boom and who will swoon in the upcoming season.

Will Titans use Marcus Mariota like Russell Wilson? -
Marcus Mariota's wheels are one of his greatest assets, but how can the Titans deploy that skill while keeping their rookie healthy? The answer could be found in Seattle.

Seahawks to keep an eye on in Fantasy Football
Fantasy Football season is fast approaching. Here are some Seattle Seahawks you should keep an eye on and consider for your team!

NFL Power Index Explains Seattle Seahawks' Offseason Moves - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Although they ended up one yard short of a Championship, the Seattle Seahawks were the best team in the NFL last season. Now they're even better.

Six Questions For The Seattle Seahawks - Oregon Sports News
In this final stage of the NFL offseason, we find ourselves put on pause. It’s annoying. With the Seattle Seahawks’ players and coaches scattered across the world, getting some R ‘n’ R in before returning for training camp on July 31, the Seahawks still have some vital unanswered questions.

History Story » Seahawks Starting Tackle Detours to Canton
Seahawks right tackle Justin Britt stopped by the Hall of Fame to tour the museum with his dad.

Russell Wilson passes along tips, smiles at his NC State football camp | The Charlotte Observer The Charlotte Observer
Former Wolfpack star Russell Wilson, the only ACC quarterback to win a Super Bowl, returned to Raleigh for his annual Russell Wilson Passing Academy.

After long wait, Tarvaris Jackson glad to be back with Seahawks - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Tarvaris Jackson called it an 'awkward' feeling to be without a job so late into the offseason. Instead of taking part in voluntary workouts, he spent May and the first week of June at home weighing his options, saying he hoped all along that he would end up back in Seattle. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

ESPY Awards nominate Seahawks for ‘Best game’ |
Though the Seahawks season is still a few months away, the team is giving 12s something to cheer about.

Seahawks trying Eric Pinkins, Cassius Marsh at linebacker | ProFootballTalk
Pete Carroll has experimented with the possibility of moving a pair of second-year players to linebacker during the last month of offseason workouts. Eric Pinkins was drafted in the sixth round to play cornerback last year. Cassius Marsh was drafted in the fourth round as a defensive end.

Jimmy Graham enough to give Seattle Seahawks strong offseason grade - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
With offseason workouts and minicamps in the rearview mirror and training camps a few weeks away, we assess the Seattle Seahawks' offseason moves and assign a letter grade in the video above.

Seahawks preview: Breaking down the offense by position | The Seattle Times
Bob Condotta previews the Seahawks’ offense, position by position, from Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch to Jimmy Graham and the offensive line.

Ranking the top 20 coordinators across the NFL: Who is No. 1? -
Josh McDaniels maximizes a Patriots offense with limited raw talent. The same can be said about Rod Marinelli's work with the Cowboys' D. Who's the NFL's best coordinator? Bucky Brooks weighs in.

Source Confirms Texans Trade Talks With Broncos For Peyton Manning « CBS Houston
Houston (CBS HOUSTON) - The Houston Texans were in the running for Peyton Manning when he was leaving the Indianapolis Colts before the 2012 season. Manning chose to go to the Denver Broncos where he has led them to a Super Bowl appearance and an AFC Championship game.