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2016 NFL Draft: Needs and Targets for Teams After 1st Week of Free Agency | Bleacher Report
The latest NFL news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more

SI 50, Nos. 41–39: Michael Thomas, Leonard Floyd, Jarran Reed | SI.com
The latest NFL news, scores, stats, fantasy analysis, and mock drafts as well as the best NFL writers and photos from SI.com

How NFL scouts view problem draft prospects | The MMQB with Peter King
As is the case every year, questions surrounding off-field transgressions and other issues are dogging several prospects ahead of the draft. NFL scouts and personnel men share their views on four such players. Plus Pro Day notes, a mock trade and more

Okung’s deal sounds better than it is | ProFootballTalk
Russell Okung the agent has quickly mastered one key aspect of the business. He already knows how to make a deal look better than it really is. Initial reports pegged the deal at being worth $10.6 million per year. One report from NFL Media put it at being worth "up to" $12 million per year.

Grading the big free-agent deals - NFL
The Broncos added Russell Okung, while the Vikings added Andre Smith. Good or bad moves? Bill Barnwell is here to bring clarity to the chaos by grading each notable free-agent deal and trade.

Chip Kelly plans to 'coach the heck' out of Kaepernick - NFL.com
Chip Kelly's tune regarding Colin Kaepernick has become more and more vague. The San Francisco 49ers coach said he plans to coach the "heck" out of the quarterback, 'if' Kap is on the roster April 4.

Cards GM on Jones trade: 'Pass rushers don't grow on trees' - NFL.com
The Arizona Cardinals knew obtaining a pass rusher was vital for 2016. After acquiring a top-level talent in Chandler Jones, GM Steve Keim quipped that pass rushers don't "grow on trees."

Roundup: Vikings, OT Andre Smith strike one-year deal - NFL.com
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer continues to lure former Bengals to Minnesota. Free-agent offensive tackle Andre Smith confirmed Thursday that he's headed to the land of the Purple People Eaters.

2016 playing rules proposals - NFL.com
The league's Competition Committee will meet next week in Florida at the NFL Annual Meeting. Check out the rule proposals that will be under review.

Cardinals, Chris Johnson strike one-year deal - NFL.com
Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that running back Chris Johnson has chosen to return to the Cardinals on a one-year deal. Will he repeat his 814-yard campaign from 2015?

How Christine Michael fits into Seattle Seahawks' backfield
The former Seahawks draft pick could factor in as one of the key pieces at running back, a position group that is lacking depth as of right now.

Russell Okung's departure leaves Seahawks with hole at left tackle
The Seahawks figured on losing left tackle Russell Okung and they have, but they haven't necessarily found the answer in free agency.

Ryan Clady among Seattle Seahawks' options for replacing Russell Okung
The Seahawks will have to move quickly to fill their vacancy at left tackle, but there are some promising options.

Seahawks re-sign RB Christine Michael | Seattle Seahawks
Running back Christian Michael, who made the most out of a second chance in Seattle late last season, re-signed with the Seahawks Thursday.

Former GM on Seahawks: I would trade Michael Bennett before Kam Chancellor - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Former Tampa Bay GM Mark Dominik believes it would be easier to bridge the gap between Kam Chancellor's restructured contract demands than Michael Bennett's. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seahawks' Frank Clark drops weight, could help fill Bruce Irvin's role - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
Frank Clark may be dropping weight so that he can play linebacker in his second season with the Seattle Seahawks.

How Russell Okung’s departure impacts the draft | Seahawks Draft Blog
For starters, is anyone really surprised?

Keeping Jeremy Lane was crucial for Seahawks | Cover32
Nickelback Jeremy Lane nonetheless is a big piece to the Seattle Seahawks secondary, and is clearly in the team’s long-term plans.

TBT: The best of Richard Sherman | Cover32
As much press as he gets, Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman probably still doesn't get enough credit for the way he impacts the game.