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2016 NFL Draft: Late-Round Prospects Who Provide Huge Upside | Bleacher Report
The latest NFL news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more

Who won recent trades based on cap space? - NFL
Which teams won the Chandler Jones and DeMarco Murray trades? To adequately answer that question, Football Outsiders' Andrew Healy dug into the salary-cap implications of each recent NFL trade.

Peter Kings asks Bruce Arians about the future of football | The MMQB with Peter King
Peter King talked to Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians about the future of football. Arians defended his sport, saying,

Chip Kelly's first 49ers move: CFL's Eric Rogers | The MMQB with Peter King
The rebuilding project in San Francisco began with Eric Rogers, a Division III product who, on his way to the NFL, spent time in arena ball, the Canadian league and loading trucks for UPS. If Chip Kelly is preaching patience, his first signing knows the drill

Dean Blandino: “Human element” should remain part of officiating | ProFootballTalk
As the NFL continues to use technology to improve officiating, there's increasing talk that some day the league might put an official in a booth above the field, watching the game on TV, and communicating instantly with the referee on the field without needing to stop the game and look at an instant...

Blandino on ejection rule: Officials need to see the entire act | ProFootballTalk
The NFL voted Wednesday to institute a one-year trial of a rule calling for players to be ejected if they are flagged for two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties in the same game.

NFL Mock Draft 4.0: Cowboys shake up Round 1, take a QB at No. 4 -
The draft hinges on what the Cowboys do at No. 4. What will the gambler Jerry Jones do? Take his future QB of the future after bluffing the rest of the NFL.

Will moving touchbacks to the 25-yard line create more touchbacks?
The NFL is presumably looking to eliminate kickoff returns, but will moving touchbacks to the 25-yard line actually accomplish this?

The waiting game: Geoff Schwartz on life as an unsigned NFL free agent
At the moment, Geoff Schwartz is a man without a team. Matt Bowen sat down with Schwartz for a behind-the-scenes look as the eight-year vet waits for another shot.

Chip Kelly: Niners never discussed cutting Kaepernick -
While Robert Griffin III is veering toward a potential signing with the Cleveland Browns, the San Francisco 49ers say they're happy to keep Colin Kaepernick on the team.

Six reasons to watch L.A. Rams on 'Hard Knocks' -
The Los Angeles Rams' first Southern California training camp in decades will be chronicled by HBO's "Hard Knocks," and there will be plenty of juicy storylines to follow, writes Gregg Rosenthal.

What we learned from the NFC coaches breakfast -
Following a fun Tuesday with the AFC coaches breakfast, it was the NFC's turn on Wednesday. What did Around The NFL learn from the NFC coaches breakfast from Boca Raton?

Chip Kelly didn't like Eagles' 'weird' power structure -
New Niners coach Chip Kelly opened up about his former team at the NFC Coaches Breakfast. Kelly said he found the Philadelphia Eagles' power structure to be "weird."

John Schneider and Pete Carroll address OL, future of Seahawks at Owners Meetings - Seattle - Scout
Schneider provided an update on the current depth chart at left tackle and outside linebacker and Carroll acknowledged that the offensive line remains a concern.

Is Will Beatty the answer to Seahawks left tackle question?
Injured former Giants left tackle Will Beatty could just be the Seahawks answer at left tackle, if he looks healthy when he works out next month.

Seahawks' Carroll no fan of NFL's new ejection rule -

Seahawks' Richard Sherman was wrong to criticize Roger Goodell -

Hawk Talk highlights: On Tom Cable and the Seahawks' offensive line - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Highlights from the latest edition of 'Hawk Talk' with Danny O'Neil, including his thoughts on Tom Cable's personnel power, Russell Okung's departure and more. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Huard: Russell Wilson's Master's program begins with the blitz - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is putting quarterback Russell Wilson through a football Master's program of sorts this offseason. Brock Huard believes Chapter 1 is better understanding the blitz. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seahawks' Kam Chancellor happy about elimination of chop blocks
Seahawks free safety Kam Chancellor tweeted his pleasure with the NFL's decision to ban all chop blocks.

Ranking the free-agent spending of all 32 NFL teams
NFL Nation reporters detail how much guaranteed money each team has given out in free agency. The Giants lead the way with more than $100 million spent, while the Bills have spent the least.

Roger Goodell Responds To Richard Sherman On NFL’s Automatic Ejection Rule « CBS Boston
On Wednesday at the league owners' meetings, Goodell responded to the harsh commentary.

Seahawks' O-line ignorance an early offseason head-scratcher

Seahawks GM at NFL meetings: Kam Chancellor’s staying; Marshawn Lynch retirement a formality | The News Tribune
Kam Chancellor “absolutely” will remain a Seahawk in 2016, general manager John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll are going to stay together and Marshawn Lynch still hasn’t sent the Seahawks his retirement papers.

NFL approves ejection proposal for 1-year trial - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
The NFL is putting some bite in its on-field discipline. - NFL - 710 ESPN Seattle

John McGrath: Not all NFL rule changes are bad, but some are just plain confusing | Bellingham Herald
Every spring, NFL owners convene at a warm-weather resort to discuss football’s ever-expanding rule book. It’s obvious the owners enjoy the process, because the rules they don’t change are tabled for debate at the next resort.

3000 NFL Mock Draft Podcast: 23rd March | Seahawks Draft Blog
Also today — the Seahawks were heavily involved in Connor McGovern’s pro-day workout at Missouri:

T.J. Lang takes a shot at Seahawks | Cover32
Ever since the infamous Fail Mary game in September of 2012, the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers have shared one of the NFL's most heated rivalries.

Seahawks notes from Pete Carroll, John Schneider | Cover32
Seahawks architects Pete Carroll and John Schneider are in Boca Raton, Florida this week at the NFL meetings and spoke with reporters.

What rule change is the most significant? - NFL Videos
Executive VP of Football Operations Troy Vincent and Senior VP of Officiating Dean Blandino discussed the biggest rule changes for the 2016 season with NFL Media's Dan Hellie following the NFL Annual Meeting.

Russell Okung: Agentless in Denver | The MMQB with Peter King
Former Seahawks tackle Russell Okung negotiated his own free-agent deal with the Broncos, learning the hard way that there’s a difference between