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Carson Palmer had a very bad day in the NFC Championship Game
In the NFC Championship Game, Carson Palmer was really bad.  He completed 23 of 40 passes for 235 yards, with three sacks that lost 8 yards.

Teams who received Okung email have obligation to alert Seahawks | ProFootballTalk
Russell Okung the agent already is screwing things up for his only client. Okung's decision to send an email to all teams alerting them to the fact the he will be healthy in June after shoulder surgery doesn't constitute tampering.

2016 Senior Bowl: Braxton Miller and Buckeyes have scouts buzzing -
It was a strong first day at the Senior Bowl for the Buckeyes with all five representatives from Ohio State standing out - especially pass-catchers Braxton Miller and Nick Vannett - who displayed the traits to prove more productive in the NFL than they ever were in Columbus.

Cam Newton says criticism over TD celebrations is tied to his race -
Panthers QB Cam Newton is regularly criticized for his touchdown celebrations, which is peculiar because he's one of hundreds of players who, you know, celebrate after a touchdown.

How Denver and Carolina gambled on free agents ... and it worked - NFL
Free agency is supposed to be fool's gold, but both the Broncos and Panthers relied heavily on the open market to build their rosters, finding players such as DeMarcus Ware and Ted Ginn Jr.

Carson Wentz looks the part at Senior Bowl - NFL draft
With Day 1 of the Senior Bowl in the books, Scouts Inc. analyzes the rising draft stock of North Dakota State QB Carson Wentz, along with other big storylines from Mobile, Alabama.

The NFL's 10 best players of 2015
The 2015 season produced many standouts, but which players were truly a cut above? Aaron Donald heads PFF's list, which also includes Antonio Brown and two stalwarts from the NFC champions.

Ten moves that took the Carolina Panthers from losers to the cusp of a Super Bowl title - NFL
A product of both brilliance and blunders, the Carolina Panthers are a Super Bowl team that came together through both foresight and foibles. Here are the decisions that got them where they are.

Swagger of 1985 Chicago Bears still vivid 30 years later -
It has been 30 years since a Chicago Bears team that possessed a unique combination of gridiron dominance and pop culture flair blitzed its way to a memorable season and a win in Super Bowl XX.

GM John Schneider among the Seahawks scouting in Mobile - Seattle - Scout
The first official day of the 2016 Senior Bowl offered plenty of talent and some exciting first impressions, including several prospects who would look awfully good in a Seattle uniform.

Charges fly as Coleman case deepens | Sportspress Northwest
Bellevue's police chief sternly disputes claims of unprofessionalism by Coleman's attorney, who says police are trying to make themselves look good while making Seahawks fullback look bad.

State of the Seahawks: Offense -

Hawk Talk highlights: Russell Okung's challenge and what's next for Justin Britt - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Highlights from the latest 'Hawk Talk' with Danny O'Neil, including his thoughts on Russell Okung's negotiating without an agent and what's next for Justin Britt. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Why the Seattle Seahawks are comfortable leaning on Thomas Rawls - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
Thomas Rawls was the fifth rookie since the merger to rush for 800-plus yards and average 5.5 yards per carry, likely making Marshawn Lynch expendable.

Police deny better treatment for Derrick Coleman, Seattle Seahawks - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
Police chief Steve Mylett strongly denied any preferential treatment for Derrick Coleman in an investigation stemming from a two-car crash in October.

Russell Okung reportedly emails teams about his shoulder surgery - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
Russell Okung will represent himself when he enters free agency, which may explain why he emailed to all 32 teams that he was having shoulder surgery.

Wednesday Round-Up: Where Does Seattle Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson Rank Among The 50 Greatest Players in Super Bowl History? | Seattle Seahawks
A daily link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks.

Seahawks Pro Bowlers Richard Sherman, Bobby Wagner Show Off Hula Moves in Hawaii | Seattle Seahawks
Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman and linebacker Bobby Wagner have shared a few videos on social media documenting their time in Hawaii for the 2016 Pro Bowl.

Russell Okung tells 32 teams he’ll be ready in June | ProFootballTalk
Seattle left tackle Russell Okung is representing himself as a free agent this offseason, and his agent's first job is updating teams on his physical condition. According to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.

Senior Bowl day one highlights & my own notes | Seahawks Draft Blog
Before we get into the Senior Bowl highlights from yesterday, here are some observations I made watching games yesterday:

Video: Seahawks' Richard Sherman checks in from Hawaii ahead of his first Pro Bowl appearance - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman posted a video after arriving in Hawaii, where he'll play in the Pro Bowl for the first time in his career. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Brock Huard lists his defensive 'thumpers' for the Seahawks to consider in the draft - Brock and Salk | 710 ESPN Seattle
Brock Huard names a few defenders coming out in this year's NFL draft who have the kind of 'bully' mentality that the Seahawks need. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Is there a difference between a Seahawks fan and a '12'? - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Bob Stelton calls 12s 'irrational and completely unreasonable, and at the same time feeling completely rational and reasonable.' - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Report: Seahawks OT Russell Okung to have shoulder surgery
Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Russell Okung will have shoulder surgery that will keep him sidelined for five months, per a report...

Seattle Seahawks Hoping Young Players Who Didn’t Play a Lot in 2015 Will “Give Us a Boost” in 2016 | Seattle Seahawks
“There’s a lot of guys on this roster right now, the young guys that you don’t know a lot about, that I think have a chance to really push other guys that are on our team right now." - Pete Carroll

Winners and Losers from Day 1 of the Senior Bowl | Bleacher Report
The latest NFL news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more

The Panthers were nobody's preseason Super Bowl 50 pick -
Only a handful of experts thought the Broncos would play in Super Bowl 50, but no one thought the Panthers would.