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Trench Fanfare: The 10 Best Offensive Linemen of the Past Year «

The NFL's strategy for growing the sport overseas, particularly Europe | The MMQB with Peter King
A few weeks ago, an Amerikansk football team in Sweden booked 20 plane tickets to London and 20 seats at Wembley Stadium for Oct. 4—the date of the next NFL game that will be played internationally.

NFL draft: 10 worst draft classes by team of Super Bowl era - NFL - SI.com
NFL Worst Week on SI.com comes to its conclusion with a look back at the most painful missteps in recent NFL draft history. We rank the 10 worst draft classes by team of the Super Bowl era.

Some agents aren’t concerned about players representing themselves | ProFootballTalk
Plenty of agents have reacted to the news of players representing themselves with alarm, primarily because of the sense that the NFL Players Association seems to be facilitating the process. Other agents aren't concerned.

Chip Kelly keeps private life private, including fact he was married | ProFootballTalk
Chip Kelly has gone to great lengths to keep his private life, well, private. He doesn't open up about the personal to co-workers, so the fact he's made his family and friends off limits is no surprise.

Agent's Take: The players at a career crossroads for each AFC team - CBSSports.com
Can Geno Atkins return to All-Pro form? Can Johnny Manziel revive his career? Is Peyton done? Is Cameron Wake too pricey? Here are each AFC team's prove-it guys.

Agent's Take: The players at a career crossroads for each NFC team - CBSSports.com
Can Calvin Johnson bounce back? Can Darren McFadden reach his potential? Is Drew Brees on the trading block? Is RG3 the answer? Here are each NFC team's prove-it guys.

Chiefs' Sean Smith receives three-game suspension - NFL.com
Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith was suspended from the league after pleading guilty in April on a 2014 DUI charge, it was learned Friday.

Broncos DE Derek Wolfe dealt four-game suspension - NFL.com
Hours after Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith received a three-game ban, Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe was hit with a four-game suspension for a violation of the NFL's policy on PEDs.

New Orleans Saints will release Junior Galette - NFL.com
In a surprising move, the New Orleans Saints are going to part ways with pass rusher Junior Galette. This news comes despite the fact Galette has a massive contract.

Vikings CB Jabari Price receives two-game suspension - NFL.com
The Vikings have lost Jabari Price for the first two games of the regular season after the cornerback was suspended Friday for violating the NFL's policy and program for substances of abuse.

Players union settlement offer on Brady met with ‘silence’ | The Seattle Times
The players union proposed a settlement on Tom Brady’s four-game suspension last week that was “met with silence” by the NFL, a person familiar with the proposal told AP.

Seattle Seahawks: What a Bobby Wagner extension could look like
What will Bobby Wagner's contract numbers be? With recent reports that the Seattle Seahawks and Wagner are close to agreeing on an extension...

Fantasy Football 2015: Quarterback Rankings - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Fantasy Football Rankings: Quarterback Edition. Will anyone unseat Aaron Rodgers as fantasy football's premier QB?

Clayton's Cold Hard Facts: How banged up is the Seahawks' Legion of Boom? - Danny, Dave and Moore | 710 ESPN Seattle
The Seahawks have been able to count on the Legion of Boom over the last four seasons, but the secondary has five members working back from injuries heading into training camp. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

A third-round pick as the starting Quarterback? The training camp decision that changed everything | Seattle Seahawks
Part 5 of our series on training surprises looks at the three-man quarterback competition that helped shape the future of the franchise.

New Seahawks CB Cary Williams says Hawks fans can expect ‘a different me’ from his days in Philadelphia | Q13 FOX News

2015 Seattle Seahawks training camp preview - NFL Nation - ESPN
The top storyline is whether the Seahawks can become the first team in the salary-cap era to reach the Super Bowl in three consecutive seasons.

Harvard study predicts Super Bowl matchup: Seahawks vs. ... Dolphins? | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: One Harvard study says the Dolphins will make the Super Bowl and the Ravens will be awful this season. You buying it?

NFL teams that had the best and worst offseasons.
Judging a team's offseason is a lot like judging the draft -- it's impossible to do before you see the results. But based on what we know, we can take a pretty good guess. Here are some of the brightest and dimmest moves so far.

Which NFL teams are poised to break through in '15?
The tired cliche still rings true: Parity reigns supreme in the NFL. The last five years, the postseason field has averaged nearly 42 percent turnover, or five new teams annually. Which non-playoff teams from a year ago might qualify this season?

Tod Leiweke departs Lightning organization as CEO; replaced by Steve Griggs - Raw Charge
Almost five years to the day after joinign the Lightning, Leweke departs to become Chief Operating Officer of the National Football League.

The NFL 100 Rankings: Part 2 — Who Is Football’s No. 1 Player? «
The only players with more quarterback hits than Bennett over the past two seasons are J.J. Watt, Carlos Dunlap, and Robert Quinn.

NFC West power rankings: Rams defensive line leads the way - Revenge of the Birds
St. Louis has to have the best in some area, right?