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Thank goodness it's TGIF!

Russell Wilson contract value: How much is he worth? - NFL - SI.com
There's one thing we know for sure about the ongoing drama between the Seahawks and Russell Wilson: At some point in the next year, Wilson will get a major contract, and he'll have earned it. Well, at least most of it. It all comes down to just how much Wilson and agent Mark Rodgers want, and how much the Seahawks are willing to give. It's highly possible that Wilson's camp wants a deal that will make him the NFL's highest-paid player, while the Seahawks have countered with offers that fit more within his value to the team.

‘The Grantland NFL Podcast’: Russell Wilson News and Mailbag "
Bill Barnwell and Robert Mays talk about Russell Wilson and last week’s suspensions before embarking on the first live mailbag!

Is Jimmy Smith the NFL's Best-Kept Secret at Cornerback? | Bleacher Report
Baltimore Ravens news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more

Every NFL Team's Greatest Mystery Heading into Training Camp | Bleacher Report
The latest NFL news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more

The MMQB 100: 6-10 | The MMQB with Peter King
Editor’s note: This is part of our summer series, The MMQB 100, counting down the most influential people for the 2015 season. The story about the 10th-most influential person of the 2015 NFL season is not altogether a story about NFL Competition Committee co-chairman Rich McKay.

Report: Hospital launching investigation into leaked Jason Pierre-Paul medical records | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami is investigating the leaking of Jason Pierre-Paul's medical information to ESPN.

The first ever PFT Twitter mailbag | ProFootballTalk
Usually, I ask for questions via the PFT Twitter handle in the hopes of generating discussion points for PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio. I'm off this week from radio. But I'm not off this week from the website. So instead of answering your questions on the radio, I'll answer them here.

Marcus Lattimore: Why draft a running back with my knee injuries? | ProFootballTalk
Marcus Lattimore's college career ended with a terrible knee injury, and his NFL career ended before it began. A fourth-round pick of the 49ers in the 2013 draft, Lattimore never recovered well enough to get on the field.

St. Louis Rams take OT Isaiah Battle in NFL's Supplemental Draft - CBSSports.com
Fresh after investing second, third and fourth round picks in collegiate tackles during the 2015 draft, St. Louis fortified its offensive line once again with Battle, who was the only player among seven eligible prospects in this year's Supplemental Draft to be selected. Where he fits with the Rams and who among the remaining prospects has a chance at getting signed as an undrafted free agent?

Ex-49ers, Bears DT Ray McDonald charged with domestic violence - CBSSports.com
Former 49ers and Bears defensive tackle Ray McDonald was charged with domestic violence among other charges on Thursday.

Isaiah Battle has starter upside for St. Louis Rams - NFL
The Rams got Isaiah Battle in the Supplemental Draft on Thursday, and while the former Clemson tackle has flaws on and off the field, he has major upside too, and could challenge to start.

Roger Goodell says decision on Tom Brady, of New England Patriots, 'is coming soon'
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told CNBC on Thursday that a decision on Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension "is coming soon," possibly as early as next week.

Making the Leap, No. 7: Carlos Hyde - NFL.com
Carlos Hyde must display improved patience and let holes develop in San Francisco. Balancing decisiveness and patience is tough for a rookie, but we expect Hyde to improve in those areas in Year 2.

5 Things We Learned from an Aldon Smith Radio Interview
Thursday's Niners Daily examines recent comments by San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith, who appeared on Dan Le Batard's radio show.

33 Seahawks entering final year of contracts - Seattle - Scout
There is no sense in sugarcoating it, the 2015 season will be the final one in Seattle for some Seahawks. Not everyone can be the highest paid at his position after all and with well over half of the team's players (including 12 projected starters) about to enter the last year of their contracts, it is clear that John Schneider faces a task far greater than just keeping Russell Wilson in town.

Seahawks’ Brian Bosworth and more notable names in NFL supplemental draft history - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
The NFL holds its 2015 supplemental draft on Thursday, with former Clemson offensive tackle Isaiah Battle likely to be the first player selected in such a draft since the Cleveland Browns took wide receiver Josh Gordon in 2012.

Who is Ryan Murphy? - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
An in-depth look at Ryan Murphy, Seattle's 7th round selection in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Seahawks salary cap outlook for 2016
How does the Seattle Seahawks salary cap situation look in 2016? The defensive side of the football is starting to get very expensive.

Fans upset after Seahawks’ Richard Sherman invites Floyd Mayweather to charity softball game - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
Seattle Seahawks All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman is no stranger to controversy, but he seemed taken aback at the backlash surrounding his decision to invite boxer Floyd Mayweather to play in a charity softball game later this month.

Blue 42: Could Christine Michael, Kevin Norwood be on the Seahawks' roster bubble? - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Brock Huard and Brady Henderson weigh in on whether running back Christine Michael and/or Kevin Norwood might be competing for roster spots during training camp. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

2015 Seahawks Preview: Tight End | Seattle Seahawks
Seattle's tight end group is bolstered by the team's biggest offseason addition, All-Pro Jimmy Graham, but with Zach Miller gone, who picks up the slack when it comes to blocking?

Marshawn Lynch tops 8 Seattle Seahawks in NFL’s ‘Top 100′ - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
The Seattle Seahawks have a league-best eight players in the NFL Network’s “Top 100 Players of 2015,” which concluded with Wednesday’s unveiling of the top 10.

Dallas Cowboys will miss DeMarco Murray more than anticipated - NFL - SI.com
No, Joseph Randle and Darren McFadden cannot replace DeMarco Murray, but with the help of the Cowboys' top offensive line, can they serve as an adequate replacement?

NFC West power rankings: How do the teams stack up at QB? - Revenge of the Birds
Rankings! Let's start an argument!

Are you ready when they “try you?” | Win Forever
The following blog post was originally published on LinkedIn by Patrick Schlight, Senior Director, US Channel Development at Microsoft Corporation: The