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FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Failed Completions 2015
The Super Bowl is over, which means it is time to start cranking out stat studies from the previous season. One of the quickest categories we can analyze from the play-by-play data is failed completions. These are any complete passes that fail to gain 45 percent of needed yards on first down; 60 percent on second down; or 100 percent on third or fourth down. You can see last year's study here.

Laremy Tunsil is 2016 NFL draft's top tackle, possible No. 1 pick | The MMQB with Peter King
The tackle at the top of most mock drafts is an unknown to the majority of football fans. Here’s a little background on the mammoth man from Mississippi. Plus notes on Jared Goff, Ezekiel Elliott, Myles Jack and more

Roger Goodell NFL commissioner tenure policy on player conduct | The MMQB with Peter King
Roger Goodell is closing in on a full decade as NFL commissioner. A look at the policies that have defined his tenure, and why, despite a rocky public perception, he has staying power

49ers announce new roles for Paraag Marathe, other front office executives | ProFootballTalk
During the 2015 season, the 49ers made a change in the front office when they moved Paraag Marathe out of the role as team president although the team insisted that he'd still be "an instrumental member" of the organization in the future. The 49ers put a title on Marathe's new role on Thursday.

Mike Mularkey wants to create “exotic smashmouth” offense for Titans | ProFootballTalk
“(Opponents) are going to know we are going to be very hard to defend, and it is going to be a physical football game,’’ he said. “When it is all said and done they are going to know they have been in a fight.”

As to cap space, the minimum means as much the maximum | ProFootballTalk
The billion-dollar breathlessness already has begun regarding 2016 league year, which will feature unprecedented amounts of cap space and, presumably, unprecedented spending. Maybe it will, maybe it won't. The salary cap represents the most a team can spend.

NFL Draft Big Board: Stage is set for a QB showdown at the combine - NFL, NFLDRAFT - -
This year's combine could be the most interesting in recent memory with the pecking order at many positions -- including quarterback -- to be decided.

Cleveland Browns' Pep Hamilton on Johnny Manziel: 'That's above my pay grade'
Pep Hamilton was introduced as the Browns' passing coordinator on Thursday and didn't mention Johnny Manziel until he was asked.

AFC questions we want answered at scouting combine -
The 2016 NFL Scouting Combine is just days away. Will the Broncos talk about their plans for Brock Osweiler? Is Tennessee's No. 1 pick still up for grabs? Here are the questions we want answered.

Ten NFL free agents likely to switch teams -
Many of the top free agents will stay with their own clubs via the franchise tag or a long-term deal. Chris Wesseling lists 10 candidates to switch teams, such as Matt Forte and Eric Weddle.

Cards president expects early-season Panthers game -
Cardinals president Michael Bidwill expects his team to go against the Panthers early on next year. The two met in the NFC Championship Game with Carolina routing Arizona, 49-15.

On the bubble: 36 AFC players who could be released -
We're just weeks away from the start of free agency, and there are plenty of notable players who will be hitting the open market. Gregg Rosenthal examines the AFC players who likely will be released.

Browns terminate contracts of Randy Starks, Jim Dray -
In for another offseason of sweeping changes, the Browns on Thursday terminated the contracts of defensive lineman Randy Starks and backup tight end Jim Dray.

Seahawks report card: Thomas Rawls
Thomas Rawls was quite the surprise this past season for the Seattle Seahawks and showed that they have a star in the making, ready to take over from Marshawn Lynch.

Ohio State's Joshua Perry, USC's Su'a Cravens among possible Bruce Irvin replacement candidates for Seahawks - Seattle - Scout
The Seahawks would love to re-sign Bruce Irvin but if they are unable to do so who might be some candidates in the 2016 NFL draft athletic enough to potentially replace him?

Seahawks face another major gauntlet in 2016 | Sportspress Northwest
The Seahawks’ 2016 strength of schedule is tied for fifth toughest, based on oppoents’ 2015 records. A year ago, they played the fourth-toughest slate.

Texas A&M, NFL's Colts settle '12th Man' trademark suit -
Texas A&M University says it has reached a settlement agreement with the Indianapolis Colts in the school's federal lawsuit it says was meant to protect its "12th Man" trademark from infringement.

2016 Seattle Seahawks Offseason Planning Part Two – Offensive Line - Oregon Sports News
This series will examine seven position groups on the Seattle Seahawks, reviewing their 2015 performance, and how the front office may make changes, including free agency or the draft. The final part of the series will propose a cumulative plan.

Seahawks' Michael Bennett reportedly dumps agent - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Michael Bennett is changing agents, according to a report. What does it mean for the Seahawks defensive lineman, who was not shy to voice his dissatisfaction with his current contract last offseason? - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Russell Wilson 21st most influential person in NFL in 2015 - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
Russell Wilson says often that he blocks out the critics, but it's clear he is serious about shaping his public image.

Mel Kiper releases his second mock draft for 2016 - NFL
Will the Cowboys take a quarterback early, even with Tony Romo coming back healthy? After a season in which the lack of a competent backup cost them a playoff spot, Mel Kiper thinks they could.

Seahawks' Draft Needs - ESPN
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow discuss the Seahawks' needs heading into the NFL Draft and talk about some potential targets for Seattle.

Thursday Round-Up: 2013 Seahawks Ranked Among Top 5 Defenses of All-Time | Seattle Seahawks
A daily link round-up of what's "out there" about the Seattle Seahawks.

Seattle Seahawks To Face NFL's Fifth-Toughest Schedule in 2016 | Seattle Seahawks
The Seahawks' 2016 strength of schedule ranks tied for fifth-toughest in the NFL based on opponent records from the 2015 season.

As expected, Seahawks aren’t expected to pursue Marshawn’s signing bonus | ProFootballTalk
After Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch literally hung up his cleats, the Seahawks publicly lavished him with praise. Privately or publicly, the Seahawks would say nothing about whether the team would seek repayment of $5 million in signing bonus money.

Clayton: Cameron Wake, Joique Bell could be Seahawks targets - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
John Clayton identified targets at running back, offensive line and defensive end for the Seahawks on the open market this offseason. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

ESPN’s Kiper predicts Seahawks will draft former No. 1 recruit who fell out a window last December | Q13 FOX News
ESPN analyst Mel Kiper released his second mock draft of the year on Thursday, and made an utterly intriguing prediction for the Seahawks: Ole Miss defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche.