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NFL’s costliest players: Who earned the most for the fewest snaps? |
Every year, there are some well-paid NFL players who don’t exactly earn their high salaries. PointAfter set out to find the 10 players who cost their teams the most money per snap in 2015, dividing a player’s cap hit by the amount of snaps he took part in last season.

Analyzing the needs for all 32 NFL teams before free agency begins | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Every team goes into free agency with a shopping list.

2016 NFL Mock Draft: Post-combine breakdown of Round 1 |
The latest NFL news, scores, stats, fantasy analysis, and mock drafts as well as the best NFL writers and photos from

Greg Olsen’s Media Makeover at the NFL Combine | The MMQB with Peter King
The Panthers’ tight end shaved his beard, gelled his hair and put on a suit at the combine. You may have caught his job interview on live television

NFL Draft Big Board: Prospects rising after standout combine performances - NFL, NFLDRAFT - -
The dust has settled from the NFL combine, and Rob Rang writes in his latest Big Board that Ole Miss OT Laremy Tunsil's spot at No. 1 became more evident. Which direction is the arrow pointing on Florida State DB Jalen Ramsey and Ohio State DE Joey Bosa?

Ten 2016 NFL Draft prospects with work to do at pro day -
Pro-day workouts give prospects a chance to answer the questions and alleviate the lingering concerns about their game. Find out which players have the most work to do at the events.

Three Big Name NFL Players Who Should Be Released This Offseason — NFL — The Sports Quotient
The Sports Quotient is a digital sports media company designed to give bright young sports minds an online community with which to share their intellectual and innovative thoughts. The SQ team ensures that the website features engaging articles that are sure to intrigue our readers, young and old. Writers and readers alike are encouraged to take sides and debate the hot topics in the sports world. No sport is out of bounds—even if some people might not think it is a sport.

Tyrann Mathieu begins his comeback from torn ACL | ProFootballTalk
Players have months to wait before they can get on the field again. But the ones who were injured last year are more eager than ever to get back to work — or at least to show the work.

Jaguars GM explains why he might not spend big money in free agency -
Will the Jaguars be big spenders during free agency?

NFL Draft: Are Pro Days ready for the truth? -
When the NFL Combine ends, trustworthiness of workout data ends. That's the hard truth at Pro Days on all the running events, including the highly popular 40-yard dash.

Free agent Terrance Knighton doesn't get why he's bouncing around the NFL -
Knighton is heading into free agency yet again after another good season.

Staggering deals prove even marginal NFL quarterbacks are in high demand -
What a time to be an NFL quarterback. In the span of a day, Kirk Cousins, Sam Bradford and Joe Flacco basically net a combined $86 million guaranteed for 2016. So Andrew Luck, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Brock Osweiler and Aaron Rodgers, come on down. Get in line. You won't wait long.

NFL combine performances that matched season grades
Which combine showings were consistent with prospects' high-level performances from last fall? Steve Palazzolo runs down the list.

What you should know about NFL free agency in 2016
An unprecedented amount of salary-cap space will be available next week when the NFL free-agent market opens. Teams must spend about $1 billion or roll it over into future years. What does that mean for the 2016 market? How will it play out? Let's turn to ESPN professor John Clayton and NFL Nation writer Kevin Seifert to find out.

Brooks' mock draft 3.0: 49ers take Myles Jack at No. 7 -
The 49ers land one of the draft's most dynamic playmakers in Bucky Brooks' latest first-round projection, which includes three DBs going in the top 8 picks.

Source: Hawks, Bennett's agent haven't discussed new contract | - Sports
The Seattle Seahawks have more pressing matters than using their franchise tag. More pressing even than starting negotiations with Michael Bennett’s...

NFL Combine: Final thoughts
The NFL Combine is officially over, and the event left us with a fairly clear picture about the overall quality of this draft class. The importance of the

Report: Jags have best chance at Seahawks LB Bruce Irvin -
Former Seahawks defensive coordinators Gus Bradley and Dan Quinn seem poised to battle for the services of their former pupil, Seattle linebacker Bruce Irvin.

Seahawks' K.J. Wright calls keeping free agent Bruce Irvin 'critical' - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
K.J. Wright told 'Justin and Gee' that he hopes the Seahawks find a way to re-sign fellow linebacker Bruce Irvin, one of the team's 17 unrestricted free agents. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

National Experts on the Seahawks’ Options with 26th Pick in the 2016 Draft | Seattle Seahawks
What might Seattle do with the 26th pick in this year's NFL draft? A few national experts offered their opinions at the combine last week.

Wednesday Round-Up: Tyler Lockett Named To All-Under-25 Team | Seattle Seahawks
A daily link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks.

Edison High alum Ricky Manning Jr. heads back to NFL as Seahawks assistant | Fresno Bee
Ricky Manning Jr. is headed back to the NFL, this time as assistant secondary/cornerbacks coach with the Seattle Seahawks.

Hawk Talk highlights: No need to worry about Pete Carroll's extension - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Highlights from the latest 'Hawk Talk' with Danny O'Neil, including his take that it's only a matter of time before the Seahawks and coach Pete Carroll agree to an extension. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

How other teams using franchise tags affects Seahawks, Russell Okung - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
With Cordy Glenn getting tagged by the Bills, there's one fewer top-level left tackle Russell Okung will have to compete with on the open market.

Matt Hasselbeck: A Seahawks reunion?
Signing Matt Hasselbeck makes sense on some levels and he's a sentimental favorite. However, he is not a long-term solution at his age.