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Bruce Arians on Farewells and New Beginnings | The MMQB with Peter King
The Cardinals coach reflects on Peyton Manning’s game-changing impact, moving on from last season’s loss in the NFC Championship Game, and the driving force behind his foundation to help kids

Evaluating free agency’s opening moves, players still available | The MMQB with Peter King
Our film maven examines the quarterback fallout (Kaepernick to Denver? Daniel as Philly’s starter?), the big-money plays, the top bargains so far and the best of who’s still out there

Arian Foster’s plan is patience | ProFootballTalk
As more and more running backs sign, one guy voluntarily will remain on the shelf, at least for now. Arian Foster's plan is to be patient, per a source with knowledge of the situation.

Two Super Bowl champs and a key case study on free agency bonanzas -
Derek Wolfe just became one of the biggest bargains in free agency.

Report: If no trade, 49ers ready to have Kaepernick compete for job -
If the 49ers don't get what they want for Colin Kaepernick in trade talks, they plan to hold on to the former starter and have him compete for the top QB job.

Quarterback roulette: Teams without sustainable QBs are in full panic mode -
It's the annual spring quarterback panic. Teams without a sustainable QB are playing roulette. Here's an idea: Try drafting one every year until you finally land one.

Free agency notes: Making sense of a Broncos-Kaepernick marriage -
Let's break down the Broncos' quarterback situation, starting with Kap.

San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick wants to play for new Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson
Current 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick wants to play for new Browns coach Hue Jackson, according to multiple sources.

Grading the big free-agent deals - NFL
QB Mark Sanchez is headed to the Broncos. Good move or bad? Bill Barnwell is here to bring clarity to the chaos by grading each notable free-agent deal and trade.

Evaluating OTC's 2016 Compensatory Draft Picks Projection - Over the Cap
The official list of the compensatory picks for the 2016 NFL Draft came in about 10 days early this year, and I am quite happy with how it compared with my own projection.  As always, here is the post-mortem evaluation to see what I got right and wrong, and what I can improve upon.

What we learned: Elway set to work magic in QB chase -
Never underestimate John Elway's ability to pull the rabbit out of a hat, but can he outbid the Browns for Colin Kaepernick? Chris Wesseling recaps the second day of free agency.

Visits tracker: Kelvin Beachum to visit New York Jets -
The New York Jets will host Pittsburgh Steelers left tackle Kelvin Beachum on a visit soon, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday. Is Beachum destined for the Big Apple?

Roundup: Amukamara signs 1-year deal with Jags -
Former Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara will sign a one-year contract with the Jaguars, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday. Plus, other transactions we're tracking.

Ladarius Green: Steelers fans played role in my signing -
Ladarius Green acknowledged this week that the large and vocal contingent of Steelers fans at a Chargers home game in October actually played a role in his free-agency decision.

Winners, losers from NFL free agency's first week -
Plenty of players found new homes this week, but which players and teams came out best in the free-for-all? Gregg Rosenthal examines who won and lost over free agency's first three days.

Seahawks notes: OT Bailey signs with Browns; Lockette realizes career might be over -

Seahawks reportedly exploring Kelvin Beachum, Donald Penn at left tackle
On the third day of free agency, the Seahawks appear to be exploring multiple options for their need at left tackle.

Friday Round-Up: NFL Films Revisits the “First Legion of Boom” | Seattle Seahawks
A daily link round-up of what’s “out there” about your Seattle Seahawks.

Jermaine Kearse stays with his heart, re-signs with Seahawks | The News Tribune
The $13.5 million deal started going down early Wednesday afternoon. Jermaine Kearse got a call that prompted him to uncharacteristically cancel an appearance at a robotics event for grade-school-aged kids and up at Graham-Kapowsin High School.

More booming fun: Seahawks keep unique punter Jon Ryan with new four-year deal | The News Tribune
Upholding his persona as one of the more unique punters in his sport, Jon Ryan disclosed he was staying with the Seahawks in an old/new-fashioned way.

Seahawks Awarded Three Compensatory Picks in 2016 Draft | Seattle Seahawks
The Seahawks were awarded three compensatory picks for next month's draft, giving them a total of nine picks.

Social Media Reaction to the Seahawks Re-Signing WR Jermaine Kearse | Seattle Seahawks
Seahawks teammates and others react to news that Jermaine Kearse is staying in Seattle.

Seahawks and Punter Jon Ryan Agree to Terms on Four-Year Contract | Seattle Seahawks
The Seahawks and punter Jon Ryan agreed to terms on a four year-deal Friday, keeping around a key free agent who has been with the team since 2008.

Michael Bennett has earned a raise | Cover32
Michael Bennett signed with the Seahawks in 2013 and ever since he’s been notably one of the most underpaid defensive players in the league.

Scouting Notebook: Josh Doctson Hype, Names to Know and Free Agency-Draft Debate | Bleacher Report
The latest NFL news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more

Richard Sherman marvels at the recently-retired Calvin Johnson | FOX Sports
"Usually when a man's that big you don't have to worry about him being overly quick or fast..."

49ers have reached out to Russell Okung, per report - Niners Nation
The San Francisco 49ers have issues on the offensive line, and it would appear they are at least considering some options on the free agent market. USA Today Sports NFL writer Tom Pellissero is...

NFL Mock Draft still has Laremy Tunsil at No. 1 after free agency | The MMQB with Peter King
Teams with needs are beginning to fill roster holes by targeting players on the open market. Here's a look at the effect those signings could have on the first 10 picks in April. Plus, five draft things to know this week

Examining the report that RG3 would 'very much' like to play for the Rams -
Talk about a career coming full circle.

LOOK: Bruce Irvin is recruiting ex-Charger Eric Weddle to join Raiders -
The new Raider is hoping the former Charger will join him in Oakland.

Janoris Jenkins: I need to improve on not being lazy at end of games | ProFootballTalk
The Giants had problems at the end of games last year, losing five games that they led in the fourth quarter on the way to a 6-10 season. That's a big reason why the team has forked over $114 million in guaranteed money to four defensive players this week, including cornerback Janoris Jenkins.