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NFL 101: Introducing Trap Coverage | Bleacher Report
Reads 43 Comments In this installment of the "NFL 101" series at Bleacher Report, former NFL defensive back Matt Bowen breaks down the basics of "trap" coverages to give you a better understanding of the scheme and its execution at the pro level.

NFL's Richest: Ranking the Active $100 Million Contracts | Bleacher Report
On Tuesday, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton became the 11th active player in the NFL to sign a contract worth at least $100 million.

Chiefs working to “retrain, rethink” approach to throwing deep on offense | ProFootballTalk
“If he misses a down-the-field throw, it’s my job and it’s our job to show him on tape exactly what he’s looking at in order to see that throw,” Pederson said, via “That’s the development of a quarterback. You do want to be aggressive. You’ve got to stay on the edge of aggression. When the throw is there, you make it. That’s part of what we teach. Coach Nagy will set up a drill where we’re reading that safety and we’re shooting that ball. We’ve got to sort of retrain, rethink just a little bit. But going from that first year to where we are now with [Smith], now he sees that kind of stuff. It’s just a matter of cutting loose.”

Sasser reverts to NFI for 2015, won’t receive salary | ProFootballTalk
Rams sixth-round receiver Bud Sasser went unclaimed through waivers on Friday, which means he has reverted to the team's non-football illness list for the rest of the 2015 season. It also means he'll receive no further pay.

Reports: Cowboys' QBs, LBs, safeties will use virtual reality to study film -
The future has arrived in the NFL. Its first stop? Dallas.

Leonard Hankerson: We 'can be a top-five offense' -
The Falcons boast Julio Jones, Roddy White and Matt Ryan, which has new receiver Leonard Hankerson believing they'll be a top-five offense in 2015. But is it the ground game that will really improve Atlanta?

San Francisco 49ers' Darnell Dockett: We will still win -
The 49ers lost another starter when Anthony Davis stepped away from the team on Friday. Despite losing a plethora of players this offseason, Darnell Dockett was emphatic that the Niners will overcome.

Clayton predicts timing, numbers on Russell Wilson's extension - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
How much it will be worth and when it will be signed are the two biggest questions regarding Russell Wilson's contract extension, which is currently being negotiated between the Seahawks and their quarterback. John Clayton offered his predictions during Thursday's edition of 'Cold Hard Facts.' - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Russell Wilson has never had a receiver like Jimmy Graham | The Seattle Times
The athletic, 6-foot-7, 270-pound tight end will have to build trust with Wilson, but they already seem to be on an accelerated path to becoming an effective tandem.

NFL 2015: Market Point for "Elite" NFL Quarterbacks - Start at $100 Million... - Turf Show Times
Has the "Mega-Contract" stage been set for Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson?

With Lee's exit, Davis becomes longest-tenured 49ers player | CSN Bay Area
The 49ers have lost several vets this offseason, and with the latest departure of Andy Lee, San Francisco's tight end becomes the longest-tenured player.

Seattle Seahawks Blog - Hawk Blogger: Seahawks Spotlight: Ahtyba Rubin

1-Yard TD Passes
The 2nd touchdown of Ken Stabler’s career came in mop up duty at the end of a blowout in 1972 against the Oilers. With the Raiders up 27-0 on Monday Night Football, Stabler threw a one-yard touchdown off of play-action late in the fourth quarter.1