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The ready list: How the Cardinals found key pieces in unlikely places |

Chip Kelly says both 49ers quarterbacks made job an “attractive situation” | ProFootballTalk
When Chip Kelly was hired as the 49ers head coach, there were plenty of people who shared the opinion that his arrival could be a good thing for quarterback Colin Kaepernick's future with the team.

London team is 'on track' for 2022; NFL disputes report it's imminent -
An NFL team in London could happen in the next six years.

Chip Kelly's vision arrives in SF and that's just what the 49ers need -
If there's one takeaway from Chip Kelly's introductory press conference it's this: Kelly isn't changing after his stint went wrong in Philly. He's bringing his complete vision to San Francisco.

2016 Shrine Game: Pair of Michigan prospects stand out at practice -
The resurgence of the Michigan program under head coach Jim Harbaugh was one of the leading storylines of the 2015 college football season. And that rebirth also aided several senior prospects for the Wolverines, including a pair of prospects who have stood out at Shrine Game practices: center Graham Glasgow and linebacker Joe Bolden.

NFL Draft Big Board: No such thing as a sure thing in this QB class - NFL, NFLDRAFT -
Is Jared Goff's arm up to snuff? Can Connor Cook lead a team? Is Paxton Lynch accurate enough? In a draft with no sure thing at QB, who goes first?

Niners introduce 'well-rounded' new coach Chip Kelly -
Niners general manager Trent Baalke introduced new head coach Chip Kelly on Wednesday, the man the organization believes will get San Francisco back to the promised land.

Niners signing CFL star receiver Eric Rogers -
The eccentric Chip Kelly is kicking off his tenure in San Francisco with an unorthodox move. The 49ers are signing Canadian Football League wide receiver Eric Rogers to a two-year deal.

2016 NFL unrestricted free agents by position -
Von Miller highlights the list of available outside linebackers in the 2016 free agency class. Check out who else is on the market at each position.

Top 20 unrestricted free agents for 2016 -
Muhammad Wilkerson and Alshon Jeffery are poised to hit the free-agent market, but they represent just a smidgen of the potential March bounty. Gregg Rosenthal lists the top 20 unrestricted free agents.

Thiel: The awkward end of the Lynch saga | Sportspress Northwest
Pete Carroll signaled the parting of ways has begun with Marshawn Lynch. His awkward, "everything is normal" remark signals that it isn't normal. Which is as it has always been.

John McGrath: Seahawks’ indifference to game clock came back to bite them | The News Tribune
The Seahawks were able to walk off the field Sunday with the sense they didn’t lose so much as run out of time.

Potential free agent Bruce Irvin can’t imagine playing anywhere else; “we are the draft class that changed the franchise” | The News Tribune
Bruce Irvin was one of the last players inside the Seahawks’ locker room Sunday in Charlotte, North Carolina. He and fellow linebacker Bobby Wagner --one of “my brothers,” Irvin says -- were sitting at their lockers talking quietly. About an hour had passed since the season ended with the 31-24 loss to Carolina in the NFC divisional playoffs.

Four Seahawks recognized by Pro Football Writers of America - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Pro Football Writers of America released its 2015 awards and all-star teams this week, with for Seahawks earning recognition: free safety Earl Thomas, defensive lineman Michael Bennett, kick returner Tyler Lockett and running back Thomas Rawls. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

What is Marshawn Lynch's legacy with the Seahawks? - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
With a break-up likely this offseason, there are plenty of ways that Marshawn Lynch could be remembered for during his time in Seattle. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Richard Sherman: 'We had a chance to be special again. We didn't get it done.' - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Richard Sherman says on his blog that he's proud of the team but disappointed. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

How will Kam Chancellor handle contract situation this offseason? - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
A key storyline to watch this offseason in Seattle: How will Kam Chancellor handle his contract situation with the Seahawks?

Seahawks' Russell Okung ready to take on free agency as his own agent - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
The one person who has Russell Okung's back more than any other? That would be Russell Okung.

On This Date: John Schneider Named General Manager | Seattle Seahawks
A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Jan. 20.

Early Mock Drafts: Who Will The Seattle Seahawks Select at No. 26? | Seattle Seahawks
The Seahawks own the No. 26 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. Which player will they take?

Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Greatness Isn't Always About Who Won the Game | Bleacher Report
The latest NFL news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more

Three O-line scenarios for the Seahawks | Seahawks Draft Blog
This is going to be the biggest talking point of the off-season. Finding consistency on the O-line is the greatest priority for this team per Pete Carroll — and nobody is going to rush to dispute that.

Will Jets be able to land Seattle Seahawks' Bruce Irvin in free agency? |
The Jets have a need at outside linebacker.

Third-worst in the NFL? No way the Seahawks' O-line was that bad - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
The Seahawks' offensive line wasn't good this past season, but there's no way it was the third-worst in the league as it was rated by the website Pro Football Focus. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Will Seahawks re-sign Baldwin before 2017 free agency?
Doug Baldwin, Steven Hauschka, and Luke Willson are three key players with one year left on their contracts.

Seahawks FS Earl Thomas to skip Pro Bowl -

Clayton: Unlikely Pete Carroll leaves Seahawks for LA after this season - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is believed to be in the final year of his contract, but John Clayton doesn't see a compelling reason for him to leave Seattle. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Wednesday Round-Up: Re-Grading The Seattle Seahawks 2015 NFL Draft | Seattle Seahawks
A daily link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks.

Football Strategy's Radical, Tech-Fueled Revolution Has Begun | WIRED
Much of football's strategic template was set by 1966. But new technologies and simulations will unlock a new level of complexity in the game.

An average NFL quarterback now has stats that great quarterbacks in years past couldn't achieve - NFL
What does "average" look like in 2015 compared to years past? For one, it looks a lot better statistically speaking, and that also means "average" at QB is also worth a lot of money.