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Vikings Use Analytics to Dive Deep on Combine Drills
Gone are the days when NFL teams evaluated prospects just on basic measurements such as height and weight.

Class of NFL free-agent quarterbacks is deep, fascinating, led by Kirk Cousins, Brock Osweiler
Kirk Cousins, Brock Osweiler, Sam Bradford, Ryan Fitzpatrick. Then there's Robert Griffin III and maybe even Peyton Manning. If your team needs a free-agent QB this offseason, you're in luck.

NFL combine changes could be on horizon; 2016 draft notebook | The MMQB with Peter King
The future of the combine is a hot topic in Indy, where forward-thinkers want to modernize the event and those rooted in the old school want to keep it the same. Plus more draft news, including whether the Browns might pass on a quarterback at No. 2

How spread offenses are changing evaluations on both sides of line | SI.com
Spread offenses are more prevalent than ever in college—and that means linemen are often ill-equipped to enter the NFL. How are front offices and coaches adapting their evaluations to the proliferation of the spread?

Chip Kelly: Never been a question about having Kaepernick on team | ProFootballTalk
There was a lot of discussion heading into the offseason about what the 49ers would do with quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who is due to have his salary for next season guaranteed on April 1 after a season that saw him struggle on the field before heading to injured reserve and having three surgeries...

Carroll on Michael Bennett: We’d like to reward everybody, but can’t always do that | ProFootballTalk
Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett didn't make a big secret about his dissatisfaction with his contract last offseason. Bennett didn't go to voluntary workouts in the offseason and talked about holding out from training camp, although he reported while safety Kam Chancellor took the holdout rou...

Jeff Fisher reveals the Rams' uninspiring plan for the QB position - CBSSports.com
The Rams plan on starting Case Keenum. Nick Foles will also compete for the starting job. Inspiring.

Jared Goff of Cal scoffs at critics who say hand size will affect his NFL draft stock
Former Cal quarterback Jared Goff said he was surprised that draft insiders are criticizing his hand size, saying he has "never had a problem with that."

2016 NFL Draft: Joey Bosa, Noah Spence lead pass-rushing crop - NFL.com
Looking for the next Justin Houston? Look no further than Noah Spence. Bucky Brooks breaks down the top five pass rushers in the 2016 NFL Draft, providing pro comparisons and team fits.

The combine used to be a big party, but is it over? - NFL.com
The NFL Scouting Combine used to be the best party in town. However, the event has evolved and is no longer a place where league personnel can talk shop over a beer or two.

Bruce Irvin as good as gone from the Seahawks
John Schneider addressed the media at the NFL combine, and his comments on Bruce Irvin weren't exactly optimistic about a his return to Seattle. John Schne

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

Seahawks UFA profile: Will J.R. Sweezy be most valuable to Seattle? - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Continuing our look at the seven Seahawks starters who are set to become unrestricted free agents with right guard J.R. Sweezy, who has been Seattle's most reliable offensive lineman. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Expect Thomas Rawls to carry the load for the Seahawks
Throughout the offseason, whenever Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider are asked about the running back situation, they'll mention competition.

Local Linemen Joe Dahl and Joshua Garnett Looking to Impress at NFL Scouting Combine | Seattle Seahawks
Washington State's Joe Dahl and Stanford's Joshua Garnett, who are both from the state of Washington, are among the hundreds of college prospects hoping to impress NFL teams this week.

One On One With The GM | Seattle Seahawks
As some of the nation's best college athletes get ready to show off their strength and abilities at the NFL Combine, John Schneider, our General Manager, and his team of scouts and coaches are busy studying, doing research and having meetings to get ready for some of the year's most important decisions.

Bob, Groz and Tom - Podcasts - 710 ESPN Seattle
Bob, Groz and Tom - Podcasts - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seeing stars: My combine vs. Adrian Peterson, Marshawn Lynch - NFL.com
What was it like to compete against Adrian Peterson and Marshawn Lynch? A former NFL RB takes us inside his experience at the 2007 combine, and shares some of the lessons he learned.

Seahawks meet with All-American Joshua Garnett
The Seahawks' search to sure up the interior of their line might start close to home. As the combine gets underway, they've already...

Panthers finalize preseason trade with Seahawks
“Kevin came in late, right before our last preseason game, and you’ve got to learn the system. We do a ton of stuff at the line of scrimmage and there’s a learning curve there. There’s a learning process,” Gettleman said, via the Charlotte Observer. “Kevin really finished the season strong. The last six weeks of practice he really did some nice things so we’re really looking forward to it.”

Union: Seahawks carried over less salary cap money than any NFL team | News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KOMO
NEW YORK AP - The Jacksonville Jaguars carried over the most salary cap space from last year, $32.7 million, according to figures released Thursday by the players' union.Under the labor agreement reached in 2012, teams can transfer unused salary cap space

Seahawks will keep building offensive line “same way we always have” | ProFootballTalk
The Seahawks head into the offseason with a pair of starters on the offensive line ticketed for free agency, something that would guarantee the group would be a focus even if the Seahawks didn't struggle up front for long periods last season.

Seahawks' Russell Okung demolishing stereotypes as entrepreneur - Local News | MyNorthwest.com
While there were plenty of technology and business leaders presenting at last week's annual GeekWire Start Up Day, one towered over the rest: the Seahawks Russell OkungAnd he's hoping his relationship with our city's tech leaders can spark a big change for countless underprivileged young people. - Local - MyNorthwest.com

Size matters to Chip Kelly: ‘Long levers are strong levers,’ 49ers coach says | The Sacramento Bee
INDIANAPOLIS -- Now we know why Trent Baalke tapped Chip Kelly as 49ers head coach: They share an affinity for players with long arms.

Braxton Miller heads Spandex All-Star Team at 2016 combine - NFL.com
Albert Breer identifies the 22 prospects poised to take the combine by storm, including Leonard Floyd, Braxton Miller and Laremy Tunsil -- with an in-depth look at the Ohio State athlete.

Vernon Adams out to prove lack of height won’t impede NFL future | SI.com
Vernon Adams experienced a ton of success in college at both Eastern Washington and Oregon, but will his short stature keep him from reaching that same level in the NFL?

What I Learn at the Combine | The MMQB with Peter King
For a film analyst, the annual ‘Underwear Olympics’ provides more than just a look at this year’s draft class