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Closer Look at Cam Newton's Contract - Over the Cap
salary cap, contracts, bonus money, dead money, and cap savings for every player in 2015 and beyond

Ryan Clady injury hurts a Broncos line that was already looking shaky | The MMQB with Peter King
Denver Broncos left tackle Ryan Clady, the esteemed guardian of Peyton Manning’s blind side, is out for the season with a torn ACL. And so the immobile Manning and the Broncos are screwed. Or so goes the narrative.

Fantasy Football Dark-Horse Sleepers Who Could Break out in 2015 | Bleacher Report
The term "sleeper" is almost irrelevant these days in fantasy football. There are so many opinions on so many players out there—not to mention insane amounts of data—that almost all relevant NFL players are on the fantasy radar in some way...

Why 49ers Can Remain a Top-5 Defense in 2015 Despite Critical Offseason Losses | Bleacher Report
The latest NFL news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more

NFL Super-Agent: Biggest Threat to Game 'Sense That It's Rigged' | Bleacher Report
The latest NFL news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more

There's no 'i' in team: Which NFL players make the best teammates? |
The latest NFL news, scores, stats, fantasy analysis, and mock drafts as well as the best NFL writers and photos from

Yahoo will broadcast first free global live stream of NFL game | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: The first NFL game to be globally streamed live, for free, over the Internet will be on

Is Cam Newton deal the floor or ceiling for Russell Wilson? | ProFootballTalk
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson continues to say nothing publicly about his negotiations with the team on a new deal. Privately, the big question in the aftermath of Cam Newton's five-year, $103.

Bengals making Rex Burkhead a receiver-running back hybrid | ProFootballTalk
In his first two NFL seasons, Bengals running back Rex Burkhead rarely got the ball, with just 16 total touches. This year, the Bengals plan to change that.

Eagles' Boykin says he's NFL's best slot corner, but wants to play outside -
Boykin feels the work he's done in the slot has earned him reps on the outside, regardless of his height.

Agent's Take: How Cam Newton's megadeal impacts the QB market -
Cam Newton gets paid, and the QB market resets. Ex-agent Joel Corry forecasts how Newton's numbers will impact Russell Wilson, Andrew Luck and other QBs.

Key to the franchise: The AFC's most influential figures, team-by-team -
Who will set the tone for each AFC franchise in 2015? Here is the most influential figure for each of the 16 AFC teams.

De'Anthony Thomas shifts full-time from RB to WR -
De'Anthony Thomas spent his rookie season running with the tailbacks, but this offseason the Kansas City Chiefs moved the speedster to receiver during practice and in meeting rooms.

Seahawks notes: Vegas places Hawks on top of NFL win totals; Richard Sherman throws out first pitch for Mariners - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
The Seattle Seahawks continue to be regarded as one of the top teams in the NFL after coming up just short of becoming the first back-to-back Super Bowl winner in a decade.

Wednesday Seahawks notes: The schedule ahead, Kasen Williams, and more | The Seattle Times
Clearing out the notebook following Tuesday's Seahawks' OTA. ... To recap where we are, the Seahawks held their fifth of 10 OTAs (Organized Team Activities) on Tuesday. They will hold...

Amid contract uncertainty, Russell Wilson is harder than ever to read - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Looking for clues as to how Russell Wilson feels about his ongoing contract negotiations with the Seahawks based on what he said Tuesday? It isn't easy, writes Danny O'Neil. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Stabbing victim Sam Mix visits Seahawks practice | Seattle Seahawks
Skyline graduate Sam Mix, who is recovering from stabbing, and friend Sam Taylor, who is fighting a brain tumor, visited Seahawks practice Monday.

Jimmy Graham on the Seahawks: ‘Everything’s been amazing so far’ | The Seattle Times
Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham met the media after Tuesday's OTA, the first time he's talked in person to Seattle reporters at-large since his trade from New Orleans. Graham talked...

Wednesday Round-Up: Seahawks Well Represented In Top 25 Best-Selling Jerseys For Month Of May | Seattle Seahawks
A daily link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks

Tight end Jimmy Graham fitting in with new Seahawks teammates | The Seattle Times
The questions about Graham’s assimilation were more pronounced than usual because of his rocky history with the Seahawks.

Eagles Wake-Up Call: Matthews Vs. Maxwell - Birds 24/7
"He’s been kicking my butt out here," Matthews said. "It’s great for me to come out here and actually be able to compete against him. Last year, if anyone asked me who was the hardest corner I went against, easily No. 41 from the Seahawks. Easily. And then I turn on my TV, and he’s on my team."

Career Yards From Scrimmage Over “Worst Starter” Baseline
Last week, we looked at the career leaders in rushing yards over worst starter; today, we use the same methodology but with yards from scrimmage. Let’s use Walter Payton’s 1977 season as an example.

A few more thoughts on Cam Newton’s contract and how it might impact Russell Wilson’s | The Seattle Times

A bit more has been revealed today about the full details of the contract Cam Newton signed with the Carolina Panthers on Tuesday. Jason Fitzgerald of has a good...