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Aloha! Hope everyone is having a great weekend so far! All the draft talk is really starting to pick up, and I'm sure many of you utilize Rob Staton's Seahawks Draft Blog, but if you don't then be sure to check over there daily as we end up evaluating many of the players he scouts. Over the next week we'll be looking a little deeper at prospects as the NFL and Seahawks related news is slowing while we trudge through the offseason. Hope everyone has an amazing day!

And now...to the links!

Tyler Lockett talks new touchback rule | Cover32
This week the NFL adopted a new rule that will affect Tyler Lockett and other returners by moving touchbacks up to the 25 yard line.

On this date: Farewell to the Kingdome | Seattle Seahawks
A look at a couple of memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on March 26.

What Seahawks see in OL additions J'Marcus Webb, Bradley Sowell - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider have shed some light on where things stand along the offensive line, which was among the takeaways from the NFL owners' meetings.

What will Seattle Seahawks' options be with No. 26 pick in NFL draft? - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN

ESPN's Sheil Kapadia rounds up the various media outlets and their picks for the Seattle Seahawks' draft at No. 26.

Okung's potential impact on Seahawks draft day trades and other random notes

How Okung's free agent deal could affect the Seahawks draft day trades and other random thoughts about the upcoming NFL draft.

Seahawks Find Their Depth Tested Amid Free Agency Departures - TPS
Nothing that's happened with the Seahawks offseason has been terribly surprising.

222 Players & 42 Linemen Make More Per Year Than Seahawks Entire Starting OL – Hawk Blogger

Yikes

Seahawks Need To Start Strong, Finish Stronger – Hawk Blogger

Schneider says Gilliam, Sowell will fill for Okung | Sportspress Northwest
Seahawks GM says at NFL meetings that no more cap space is available for a big signing, and that Garry Gilliam and newcomer Bradley Sowell are likely to compete to succeed Russell Okung.

Report: Seahawks to meet with Jonathan Bullard, Will Parks

The Seahawks continue to do their due diligence, as the draft comes into focus, by setting up meetings with two prospects over the last...

Thomas Rawls reveals motivation on Twitter

Social media can be a window into your favorite athlete's soul.

Seahawks Free Agency Q&A

2016 NFL Draft: Defensive back class earns a wait-and-C grade - CBSSports.com

NFL teams in need of help in the secondary will find intriguing talent in the class of 2016 but many of the top-rated prospects come with significant questions, including just where they fit best or how far along they are in their recovery from major injuries. NFLDraftScout.com founder Frank Cooney profiles the 18 DBs currently projected as top 100 picks.

St. Louis might be stuck giving Rams a $19 million piece of land for one dollar - CBSSports.com

The Rams are facing another lawsuit.

The Seahawks Free Agent Decisions and Future Moves - Over the Cap

For a team that is used to making noise in the offseason, Seattle has been generally quiet.

Roger Goodell to be honored with sports health and research award | 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

Timeline: Browns quarterbacks since 1999 | SI.com

That's a lot of QBs.

Saturday one-liners | ProFootballTalk

The coaching/G.M. tree of Patriots coach Bill Belichick continues to grow, although the thing has to date looked a bit like the Christmas tree of chronically failed baseball pitcher/football kicker Charles M. Brown. The No. 3 receiver job for the Bills is up for grabs.

Could Andrew Luck be the first year-to-year franchise quarterback? | ProFootballTalk

On one hand, Colts owner Jim Irsay wants to give quarterback Andrew Luck a "shocking" contract by July 4. (Irsay probably should wait until July 5, based on what happened last July 4. On the other hand, Irsay called out Luck for not adequately protecting himself on the field, in part by not sliding.

NFL realizes officials aren’t inclined to eject | ProFootballTalk

As the NFL prepares to implement the new yellow card rule that will eject players automatically if they commit a pair of unsportsmanlike conduct fouls, the broader goal seems to be making the concept of ejection something officials don't completely disregard.

NFL Draft: Eagles rumored to be one of four teams in play to trade up to No. 1 overall pick - Bleeding Green Nation

More NFL Draft rumors.

Trent Richardson says ‘it’s very easy to get lazy in the NFL’ - SBNation.com

Christine Michael better be paying attention.