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Transition tag continues to make little sense | ProFootballTalk
In the years before the transition tag did not become fully guaranteed upon signing, it made some sense to use it. And multiple teams did. Since the transition tag became fully guaranteed as part of the 2006 CBA extension, it has been used more sparingly. The reason is simple.

2016 NFL Combine: Here are seven must-know underrated prospects -
Like every other year, the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine will surely produce feats of amazing athleticism. But before letting the 40-yard dash and bench press results sway opinions, take a peek at this list of underrated NFL prospects who stood out during recent film study.

Prisco's 2016 NFL Mock Draft 1.0: Eagles start fresh with Paxton Lynch -
Plenty will change before April's draft, but for Mock Draft 1.0 it's fun to think about Joey Bosa falling to the Jags at No. 5 and the Eagles landing Paxton Lynch.

2016 NFL Draft: Ezekiel Elliott headlines top five running backs -
Most football fans are familiar with Derrick Henry and Ezekiel Elliott, but what about Kenneth Dixon? Heading into the combine, Bucky Brooks ranks the top RB prospects -- and supplies pro comparisons.

Jeremiah: Randy Gregory suspension puts spotlight on Spence -
The biggest loser of the Randy Gregory suspension might be a draft prospect. Daniel Jeremiah says the discipline for the Cowboys' Gregory has major implications for edge rusher Noah Spence.

2015 rookie grades: Meager returns for Chargers, Lions, Steelers -
Melvin Gordon, DeVante Parker and Nelson Agholor all came off the board in the first 20 picks last April, but Year 1 certainly didn't go as planned. Bucky Brooks identifies the 12 worst draft classes.

Gronk Party Ship sets sail toward glory -
The Gronk Party Ship has set sail. The New England Patriots tight end is hosting a three-day cruise with 2,500 Gronk disciples, traveling from Miami to the Bahamas on the Norwegian Pearl.

Atlanta Falcons to cut defensive lineman Paul Soliai -
The Atlanta Falcons plan to cut defensive lineman Paul Soliai when the new league year opens on March 9. The sides couldn't agree on a pay cut for the 32-year-old defender.

Could the Seattle Seahawks take a look at Chris Long? - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
The Seahawks have seen firsthand what Chris Long is capable of -- he has 8.5 sacks in 15 career games against Seattle.

Marshawn Lynch doesn't spend his salary - Business Insider
Marshawn Lynch doesn't spend his NFL salary; he lives off of his endorsement deals. Despite recently announcing his retirement from the NFL, his endorsement deals from Skittles, Nike, Activision, Pepsi, and more, should keep him happy for a long time.

Dave Boling: Seahawks continue quest for elusive O-linemen | Bellingham Herald
Coach Pete Carroll warned that the construction of an effective offensive line remained “a work in progress” for the Seahawks.

Chip Kelly offense resource page - Niners Nation
All of the resources on Chip Kelly's offense that you could ever want.

49ers rookies 2015 review: Eli Harold - Niners Nation
Harold improved as the season went along, but he didn't manage a sack as a rookie.

What do the Cardinals have in Tristan Okpalaugo? - Revenge of the Birds
Is he more Cameron Wake or more Stevie Bagggs?

NFL Combine is this week, so let's look at some Cardinals at the Combine - Revenge of the Birds
It's a slow offseason.

2016 Offseason Analysis Part VI: Linebackers – Hawk Blogger
The Seahawks will likely need to add to their linebacker talent pool via the draft, where they have had great luck finding immediate contributors in the past. Wagner and Wright form a great duo, but unless Irvin becomes affordable, the team will need a new starter.

Behind the scenes of Rob Gronkowski's party ship - NFL
Rob Gronkowski's party ship is in full swing, and we've been there to document the whole thing. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at the mania.

Combine preview: Possible targets for the Seahawks at #26 | Seahawks Draft Blog
[caption width=504 align=alignnone] LSU linebacker Deion Jones could be a very realistic option for the Seahawks at #26[/caption] The Seahawks have

NFL ponders changes to tests given at annual scouting combine
Committee formed to examine better ways to test players at league's annual event.

Los Angeles Rams' Offseason “To-Do” List Following Release of Three Veterans - Turf Show Times
If the Los Angeles Rams didn’t already have their work cut out for them, releasing veterans Chris Long, James Laurinaitis, and Jared Cook just added a few more things to their to-do list...

Los Angeles Rams: Kicking Over The Table On Defense... - Turf Show Times
It took me a while to let recent player releases sink in... Chris Long and James Laurinaitis are two of my favorite NFL players. Regardless of all the arm-chair GM "yada-yada" I've been reading,...

2016 NFL free agency: LB Bruce Irvin worth big investment by New York Giants? - Big Blue View
The Giants need better play from their linebackers. Aside from Von Miller, Irvin is probably the best one on the free agent market. Should the Giants take the big-money plunge?