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The Real Salary Increases Free Agents Should Look For - Over the Cap
With the rumored jump in the salary cap from $143 to $155 million, teams will have significantly more to spend on players, about $384 million league wide. Considering that we are in a period where the cap is consistently rising close to 8% the uncertainty that existed in years past about finances should be gone. The question is what should this jump really mean to free agents?  Some will argue that contracts should grow at 8% across the board to keep up with the cap, basically a salary cap inflation mechanism. Teams will shoot that down of course, saying contracts don’t work that way. That’s been true but really only because it’s simply been the way of doing business and is accepted as such. The reality is plyers this year should be getting raises far greater than 8%.

Top 2016 Free Agents: Who Are You Really Getting? | The MMQB with Peter King
In the crapshoot that is NFL free agency, you never know if your guy will be a DeMarcus Ware or a Nnamdi Asomugha. A look at some best- and worse-case scenarios for top players in the ’16 pool

Peter King’s Twitter Mailbag: Titans 1 pick, Browns quartrebacks | The MMQB with Peter King
The Panthers’ draft needs, potential trade partners for the Titans’ No. 1 overall pick, Cleveland’s options with the second pick, and Peyton Manning’s NFL future if he doesn’t retire

Highlights of Manning’s motion for summary judgment in defamation case | ProFootballTalk
The 74-page document published six days ago by the New York Daily News told only one side of the lawsuit filed by Jamie Naughright against Peyton Manning and others for defamation of character.

Rams consider transition tag for Trumaine Johnson | ProFootballTalk
The Los Angeles Rams may use the transition tag to retain cornerback Trumaine Johnson. Johnson, who had seven interceptions last season, is set to become an unrestricted free agent at the start of the league year. There's been talk that Johnson could be franchised, but Jim Thomas of the St.

Who you calling old? These 40 athletes over 40, like Jaromir Jagr, defied Father Time
NHL star Jaromir Jagr just turned 44 but remains an impact player, following the path of these 40 age-defying men and women who showed that 40 doesn't have to mean the end.

Barnwell's five moves for all 32 teams - NFL
A good offseason, naturally, starts with a good beginning. That's where we come in. Teams like the Broncos and Panthers probably don't need our help, but that's never stopped us before. Click the links below to read five moves each NFL franchise should make to kick off its offseason in the right fashion.

Laurinaitis on release: 'I didn't see this one coming' - NFL.com
Veteran linebacker James Laurinaitis thought he was in the Rams' plans for the 2016 season before he was released by the team on Friday. "I still felt like I was producing."

Report: 'Virtually no chance' Sanu stays with Bengals - NFL.com
Alex Marvez of FOX Sports reported this week that Mohamed Sanu has "virtually no chance" of re-signing with the Bengals, according to multiple sources.

ESPN: Bruce Irvin would be a better fit outside of Seattle
What's next at the NFL Combine and Free Agency for the Seahawks? Make sure you're in the loop -- take five seconds to sign up for our...

NFC West Report: LA Rams clean house
The NFC West's LA Rams cleaned house on Friday, released three prominent veterans in a cost-cutting move. The Los Angeles Rams (it is still very weird to w

Seattle Seahawks left tackle Russell Okung: Value speaks for itself - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
Russell Okung is a proven starter at a position of need, so there will almost certainly be a market for him in free agency.

2016 Offseason Planning Part IV: Running Backs & Fullbacks – Hawk Blogger
This series will examine seven position groups on the 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.

Defensive Tackles Headline 2016 Draft Class, May Be Strongest in Recent History | Bleacher Report
The latest NFL news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more

What Scouts Are Looking for at the Combine from Pass-Rushers | Bleacher Report
The latest NFL news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more

NFL Draft 2016: The Best Pro-Player Comparisons | Bleacher Report
The latest NFL news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more