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Off-season Outlook: Seattle Seahawks | SI.com
Next season’s playoff race begins this spring as all 32 teams retool their rosters, so it’s time to take a look at what each franchise must do for a better season in 2016. Next up? The Seahawks, who lost their offensive heartbeat when Marshawn Lynch retired this month and are at risk of losing a few more key contributors in free agency, which makes this spring the perfect time to reassess their weaknesses. Check back for our other 31 off-season outlooks, which we will be rolling out in reverse order of finish over the coming weeks leading up to free agency and the draft.

Burke Report: Handing out awards for 2015 NFL season | SI.com
It’s awards season and the Burke Report is hopping on the bandwagon. The goal for next year is to find a host to hand out this hardware—the Grammys had LL Cool J, the Golden Globes had Ricky Gervais and the Academy Awards have Chris Rock, so based on the awards prestige-to-fame ratio there, our ceiling probably lands around Randy Quaid.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | 2015 Football Outsiders Awards
Welcome to the results of the 13th annual Football Outsiders Awards -- the best and worst players of the year, as voted on by you, our readers. For those curious about the FO Award winners in past years, you will find links to each of the previous FO Awards articles on this page.

10 Storylines for the NFL Offseason | The MMQB with Peter King
What’s next for Kaepernick and Griffin? Is Brock Osweiler ready? Who’s at the top of the boards for free agency and the draft? Here are 10 storylines to follow as the offseason takes shape

NFL should continue to disclose executive pay | ProFootballTalk
The latest public report regarding NFL compensation will be the last one, unless the NFL decides to resume tax-exempt status for the league office. Moving forward, no one will know how much Commissioner Roger Goodell or other top executives earn, because the NFL no longer will have a duty to release...

NFC free agency primer: The biggest need and key targets for all 16 teams - CBSSports.com
The Panthers need to keep Josh Norman and get Cam Newton some help up front. Here's the skinny on the key free agents to keep and target for all 16 NFC teams.

Goodell has made more money in nine years than Tom Brady has in 15 - CBSSports.com
A convenient note for people that are not fans of Roger Goodell.

Agent's Take: Which five teams will have the most cap room in 2016? - CBSSports.com
One year after topping the list in 2015, the Jaguars and Raiders again have the most salary cap room this offseason. Who else joins them in the top five?

Cardinals GM gushes over David Johnson, says his potential is 'scary' - CBSSports.com
David Johnson took over the Cardinals' offense at the end of the season. He could be poised for an even bigger year in 2016.

AFC free agency primer: The biggest need and key targets for all 16 teams - CBSSports.com
Every AFC team has a glaring need entering free agency and we're here to help. Here's the skinny on the key free agents to keep and target for all 16 teams.

Franchise-tag predictions for all NFL 32 teams - Von Miller, Alshon Jeffery likely
As the franchise-tag window opens, NFL Nation reporters predict which teams will use the tag and which players -- led by Von Miller and Alshon Jeffery -- are most likely to be tagged.

Understanding Roger Goodell's $142 million windfall since the 2011 CBA
Roger Goodell's eye-popping salary is a continuation of the owners' delight with the 2011 CBA, an agreement that has helped revenues soar.

Predicting the 2016 QB depth charts for every team - NFL
Will Brock Osweiler be the starter in Denver? Will the Cowboys spend a high draft pick on a QB to backup Tony Romo? NFL Nation predicts what all 32 QB depth charts will look like next season.

DeAngelo Williams: Brady only guy who likes Belichick - NFL.com
Bill Belichick and Tom Brady have won a lot of Super Bowls together, but Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams said on Twitter that Brady is the only one who likes his esteemed head coach.

Free agency buyer's guide: Finding value on offense - NFL.com
Few would have guessed heading into the 2015 that Ryan Fitzpatrick and Kirk Cousins would end the season as top-rated QBs. What kind of value do they bring to the potential free-agent market?

Bears release offensive tackle Jermon Bushrod - NFL.com
Jermon Bushrod's stay in the Windy City is over. The Bears on Tuesday released the expensive left tackle after a disappointing season that saw him start just four games all year.

Detroit Lions release hometown hero Joique Bell - NFL.com
The Lions released hometown hero Joique Bell on Tuesday. Will new general manager Bob Quinn be in the market for a power back to complement Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick?

could stefen wisniewski sign with seattle?
could stefen wisniewski sign with seattle when the free agency begins in March?

Seahawks Mailbag: On Lynch, offensive line and more - Feb. 16, 2016 | Seattle's Sports Radio 950 KJR
The 2015 season is officially over. The NFL Combine is fast approaching at the end of the month. Free agency begins soon after that and the 2016 season will be here before we know it. But for now it's time to look at some of the questions that you have regarding the Seattle Seahawks and what they must accomplish this offseason. So we've decided to do some Twitter mailbags to answer some of those questions.

Seahawks: Ranking their top offseason priorities
The Seattle Seahawks have a lot of positions that need new players this offseason, but what ones are the top priorities for Seattle? One third of the playe

Dave Boling: NFL withdrawal pains hitting hard | The News Tribune
What are fans and writers supposed to do with themselves now that football is over?

Franchise-tag window opens, but Seahawks have no likely candidates - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Tuesday marks the beginning of a two-week window during which NFL teams can designate a franchise player for the 2016 season, an option that the Seahawks seem unlikely to exercise with any of their pending unrestricted free agents. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Matt Forte's price-tag might be too high for Seahawks - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Matt Forte would be useful piece to Seattle's backfield. But he might also be too expensive in terms of salary and/or the draft capital that the Seahawks would forfeit by signing him. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Grading the Seattle Seahawks' 2015 rookie class - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
The Seahawks earned a B-plus grade from NFL.com after getting strong performances by the likes of Thomas Rawls, Tyler Lockett and Frank Clark.

Seattle Seahawks' offseason focus will be on protecting Russell Wilson - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
Seattle will look to address its offensive line, which allowed a sack on 7.7 percent of Russell Wilson's dropbacks -- the NFL's fifth-highest mark.

Catching up with former Lions and Seahawks OL Kevin Glover - Detroit Lions Blog- ESPN
After playing 15 years in the NFL and then becoming an agent, Kevin Glover is now helping Maryland student-athletes find their paths.

Taking the Derrick Henry debate further | Seahawks Draft Blog
Yesterday I posted an article highlighting Bucky Brooks’ suggestion that Derrick Henry could run a 4.4 forty at the combine. Brooks also suggested that Henry, listed at 6-3 and 242lbs, could jump a 42-inch vertical.

Important NFL Offseason Dates | Seattle Seahawks
A look at some of the key dates during the 2016 NFL offseason.

NFL.com's Bucky Brooks grades Seahawks' rookies
Despite not having a first round pick, the Seahawks hit on a couple of players who would make you think otherwise, which helped boost...Unlike last offseason, Seahawks have running backs to replace Marshawn Lynch - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle

The Seahawks couldn't afford to lose Marshawn Lynch last offseason. But with Thomas Rawls coming off a stellar albeit injury-shortened rookie season, Seattle is in much better position to replace him now that he's retiring. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Scouting Report: Michael Thomas and the False Dichotomy of Upside vs. Readiness - Daily Norseman
Ohio State's Michael Thomas appeals to one edge of our understanding of wide receiver types. Instead of the athletic freak, he's the technician. Is that a fair characterization of Thomas, and if so, is that worth an early pick?

Free Agency Buyer's Guide: Where to find value on O - NFL.com
Few would have guessed heading into the 2015 season that Ryan Fitzpatrick and Kirk Cousins would end the year as two of the highest-rated QBs. Check their status in the Free Agency Buyer's Guide.

Unlike last offseason, Seahawks have running backs to replace Marshawn Lynch - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
The Seahawks couldn't afford to lose Marshawn Lynch last offseason. But with Thomas Rawls coming off a stellar albeit injury-shortened rookie season, Seattle is in much better position to replace him now that he's retiring. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle.

Gold Star Kids meet Seahawks star Jermaine Kearse during Capitol Campus tour | The News Tribune
About 20 Gold Star family members — survivors of fallen American service men and women — participated Monday in a tour of Capitol Campus in Olympia.

Unlike last offseason, Seahawks have running backs to replace Marshawn Lynch - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
The Seahawks couldn't afford to lose Marshawn Lynch last offseason. But with Thomas Rawls coming off a stellar albeit injury-shortened rookie season, Seattle is in much better position to replace him now that he's retiring. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle