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Seahawks' Michael Bennett hires Doug Hendrickson as his agent - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Doug Hendrickson, best known in Seattle as Marshawn Lynch's agent, has been hired by Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett just a week after he parted ways with his previous agent, Drew Rosenhaus. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Marshawn Lynch Heads To Egypt For American Football Without Barriers Camp | Seattle Seahawks
For a third straight NFL offseason, Marshawn Lynch will help spread American football overseas.

Fred Biletnikoff Carries on his Daughter’s Legacy | The MMQB with Peter King
Seventeen years ago, Tracey Biletnikoff was murdered. Her life’s work is now carried on by her father, the Hall of Fame receiver and Oakland Raiders legend

NFL draft history varied when it comes to top offensive tackles | The MMQB with Peter King
It once was the safe choice, but using a top-10 pick on a lineman to protect the QB’s blind-side has been buyer beware for the past decade. Here’s an early examination of the Titans’ big decision at No. 1.

Jason Pierre-Paul sues ESPN, Adam Schefter | ProFootballTalk
Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul already has reached a settlement with the hospital that leaked his medical records to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Pierre-Paul is now suing Schefter and ESPN, a development that really isn't all that surprising.

NFL WR: Patriots are 'more thorough' than the other teams at the combine -
Apparently, the Patriots are good at everything.

NFL Combine Musings: Why linemen are no longer the draft's safest picks -
Is Laremy Tunsil the draft's safest pick? Recent history suggests plug-and-play linemen are a thing of the past. Also, are Jared Goff's hands big enough?

San Francisco 49ers to keep Colin Kaepernick; guarantee 2016 salary
Quarterback Colin Kaepernick will be on the 49ers' roster on April 1, when his $11.9 base salary becomes fully guaranteed, general manager Trent Baalke said Wednesday.

Rating the salary cap flexibility of all 32 NFL teams
Chip Kelly's 49ers are flush with cap space, while Sean Payton's Saints will have to be a little more frugal in free agency. NFL Nation analyzes each team's books as the offseason heats up.

What we learned: Big-name players staying put in 2016 -
A clear theme emerged from Day 1 of the NFL Scouting Combine: High-profile players on the verge of free agency aren't going anywhere. Gregg Rosenthal recaps Wednesday's news.

Second-year rushers often offer lower fantasy returns -
Rookie running backs who perform well often earn a lot of hype entering their sophomore seasons. But Michael Fabiano writes that history should serve as a cautionary tale about second-year backs.

Sources Tell Us: What we heard on Day 1 of scouting combine -
Bears getting defensive. Cardinals talking Carson Palmer's replacement. And the 49ers with eyes on Carson Wentz? Find out what NFL coaches and GMs were discussing on Tuesday.

10 Things to Watch at the Combine from a Seahawks perspective - Seattle - Scout
The annual NFL Scouting Combine was created in 1982 to provide every NFL team equal opportunity to get their medical and other off-field questions answered. Since, the Combine has morphed into a made-for-television athletic competition that some have dubbed the "Underwear Olympics." The Seahawks scout and play differently than virtually every other team in the NFL. Here's what you need to know about their preparation for the Combine and what makes the 2016 crop of talent unique.

Seahawks GM: Lynch is retired, Rawls won't be handed No. 1 spot -

Seahawks GM John Schneider Shares Thoughts on Marshawn Lynch’s Retirement | Seattle Seahawks
"When you talk about when we got here, it was all about establishing this toughness, this bully mentality, and he really helped us do that," Seahawks GM John Schneider on Marshawn Lynch.

Saints to dump Brandon Browner on March 9 | ProFootballTalk
Earlier this month, cornerback Brandon Browner seemed to say goodbye to New Orleans. Early next month, New Orleans will be saying goodbye to Brandon Browner. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Saints will release Browner after the new league year begins on March 9.

The Mirror | The Players' Tribune
I walked into the hospital room, and I’ll never forget the sadness. You could just feel it in the air. The kid in the bed, hooked up to all of these tubes, his name was Milton Wright. Athletic, light-skinned African-American kid. Heck, he was taller than me. He just looked so healthy, you know?

Questions that Seattle Seahawks will look to answer at NFL combine - NFC West- ESPN
With teams, prospects and agents congregating in Indianapolis, here's where the focus will be for the Seahawks.

Could controversial DE Greg Hardy be on the Seahawks' radar? - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Even with Greg Hardy's immense talent, and the Seahawks potential need for another pass-rusher, Brock Huard doesn't see Seattle pursuing the controversial defensive end. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seahawks UFA profile: Russell Okung's complicated situation - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Continuing our look at each of the Seahawks starters who are set to become unrestricted free agents with left tackle Russell Okung, whose situation is anything but straightforward as he's coming off shoulder surgery and working as his own agent. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Inside the grueling, wacky interview process at the NFL combine
From impromptu chalkboard sessions to getting grilled by a priest, interviews at the combine are anything but normal, writes Matt Bowen.

Seahawks may have to hug and congratulate Bruce Irvin, says GM - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
Seahawks GM John Schneider admits Bruce Irvin might find a better financial offering elsewhere.

Seahawks GM John Schneider: Jimmy Graham recovering well, too early for a return date - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Seahawks general manager John Schneider spoke to the media at the NFL Combine on Wednesday afternoon on the recoveries of tight end Jimmy Graham and running back Thomas Rawls from the injuries that ended their 2015 seasons. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Mike Tanier's Combine Notebook, Day 1: New Coaches in the Crosshairs | Bleacher Report
The latest NFL news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more

Laquon Treadwell is right not to run the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine
Laquon Treadwell has announced he will not run the 40 yard dash at the NFL Combine. He's right.

Seattle Seahawks combine preview & watch list 2016 | Seahawks Draft Blog
Auburn’s Shon Coleman has size, length, athleticism and he plays with an edge