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Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Thank god it's TGIF.

Huh, The NFL Might Actually Win Its Appeal On Tom Brady's Suspension
Though neither Roger Goodell nor Tom Brady appeared in the courtroom, today might’ve been the single most important day in this whole Ballghazi mess: the NFL and NFLPA made their cases in front of a three-judge panel that will decide, once and for all (barring one more appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, which will never happen), whether Brady will serve the four-game suspension initially imposed for his role in the Patriots’ ball-deflation scandal.

NFL mock draft: Could Titans go away from Laremy Tunsil at No. 1? | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
We admit: A lot changed last week at the combine in Indianapolis. And a lot more will change over the coming weeks with free agency set to hit. But the demand for mock drafts is high, and it gives you, dear reader, another chance to mock our selections.

Deflategate Returns to Court | The MMQB with Peter King
On Thursday, New York City’s 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals hears arguments from the NFL and NFLPA in regards to Tom Brady’s dismissed suspension. Here’s what to expect

Colin Kaepernick, Robert Griffin III don't have bright NFL future | The MMQB with Peter King
At the top of the game four years ago, the fall back to reality has been fast and infuriating for Robert Griffin III and Colin Kaepernick. Both players face uncertainty in 2016 and the future doesn’t look any better

Competition Committee considering two categories of fouls for automatic ejection | ProFootballTalk

Jaguars expected to release Zane Beadles | ProFootballTalk
The Jaguars were in line to have the most cap space in the league when free agency opens next week and it looks like they'll have a little more after parting ways with guard Zane Beadles.

Ivy League eliminating tackling in practice will be football's new normal - CBSSports.com
Once again, the Ivy League is leading a path to the game's future, whether college football's multibillion-dollar industry accepts this inevitable conclusion now or in a couple years.

Report: Los Angeles could host a Super Bowl by 2020 or 2021 - CBSSports.com
We shouldn't be surprised that the still-to-be-built L.A. stadium is expected to host a Super Bowl after its second or third season.

Agent's Take: The exact dollar figures that top free agents should target - CBSSports.com
With free agency only days away from opening, it's time to take a look at what the agents for 15 top players should target in contract negotiations.

After Further Review: Here's the proof that Mario Williams quit on the Bills - CBSSports.com
Mario Williams is a free agent again, but his rep as an elite pass rusher is garbage after he quit on the Bills. Here's the visual proof.

Biggest free agent on all 32 NFL teams
Who are the biggest names about to hit the free-agent market? NFL Nation goes team-by-team, with Broncos QB Brock Osweiler and Giants pass-rusher Jason Pierre-Paul highlighting the list.

NFL's appeal of Deflategate ruling begins Thursday, has wide implications
The NFL's appeal of a judge's decision to overturn Tom Brady's suspension has implications far beyond what happened in the incident that became known as Deflategate.

Shaun Draughn signs one-year deal with 49ers - NFL.com
The San Francisco 49ers announced on Wednesday that they have re-signed running back Shaun Draughn to a one-year deal. Will Draughn be the team's primary backup?

Best team fits for free agents - NFL.com
Matt Forte to the Jets? Mario Williams to the Raiders? The Around The NFL guys give their picks for the beset team fits for some of the marquee free agents.

Five potential landing spots for Arian Foster - NFL.com
Arian Foster is no longer with the Houston Texans. So which teams could wind up signing the former first-team All-Pro? The Denver Broncos and Dallas Cowboys top our list.

Donald Butler released by San Diego Chargers - NFL.com
Donald Butler's journey in San Diego is over. The Chargers released the veteran inside linebacker on Thursday, a move Butler revealed in a statement on Twitter.

NFC team needs: Three key areas to address in free agency, draft - NFL.com
Free agency and the draft are around the corner -- which means it's time for Gregg Rosenthal to assess NFC team needs. Check out three major holes each squad in the conference must contend with.

Comparing the Seahawks' free agents (the seven starters) to 2016 NFL draft prospects - Seattle - Scout
Who among the incoming rookie class most resemble the players Seattle may lose in free agency?

Could Arian Foster be this year's Fred Jackson for Seahawks? - seattlepi.com
On Thursday, the Houston Texans announced the release of Arian Foster, the team's all-time leading rusher.

Breaking down Seattle Seahawks' free-agency plan on offense
With Russell Okung on the open market, shoring up the offensive line is the top priority for the Seahawks in free agency.

Thursday round-Up: Seahawks Pete Carroll Talks Combine with SiriusXM | Seattle Seahawks
A daily link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks.

Which of the Seahawks would make the best politician? - Brock and Salk | 710 ESPN Seattle
With the world of politics as confounding as ever, maybe it's time to look on the field at CenturyLink for the next politician. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Why are these Seahawks attending Seattle's comic book convention? - Local News | MyNorthwest.com
Seahawks Richard Sherman and Bobby Wagner are slated to be featured at the Emerald City Comic Con in April. This is why. - Local - MyNorthwest.com

Seahawks LB Bruce Irvin's tweets leave fans guessing | OregonLive.com
The linebacker will become a free agent March 9, and he will probably attract plenty of offers and he could command a salary of around $9.5 million on the market. Irvin is expected to take a long look at Atlanta, coached by Dan Quinn, the former Seahawks defensive coordinator.

Seahawks free agency & draft predictions | Seahawks Draft Blog
Russell Okung moves on With Cordy Glenn getting the franchise tag and reports of an aggressive move by the Raiders to keep Donald Penn, Okung will be the most attractive free agent tackle on the market.

Predicting which Seahawks free-agent starters will stay and leave - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
The Seahawks have seven starters who are unrestricted free agents, and some will be too expensive to keep around even if theyw ant to.

Top 30 fantasy football free agents to watch in 2016 - NFL.com
Plenty of big fantasy names like Doug Martin and Lamar Miller could be hitting the open market in March once free agency begins. Alex Gelhar breaks down the top 30 you need to follow.

NFL's Best Coaches 2016 - Goal Line Stand - Rotoworld.com
Patrick Daugherty ranks the best coaches in the NFL, and evaluates this year's new hires.

Alex Mack makes sense for Seahawks | Cover32
Now the Seahawks have to fix their offensive line, so signing newly minted free agent veteran center Alex Mack might be a very good idea.

Russell Wilson shares insane leg day workout | Cover32
Speaking of leg strength, check out this insane leg day workout that Russell Wilson posted to his social media accounts yesterday...

NFL teams are finally taking notice of the NCAA's most productive quarterback - SBNation.com
He threw 97 touchdowns and just 19 interceptions during his last two seasons at Western Kentucky. NFL teams can't overlook that kind of production.