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Aloha! I've decided to push the post I'm writing about Seattle's offensive linemen draft tendencies to tomorrow's C&C. I wanted to spend a little more time on it, so thank you for bearing with me. Today we continue to look at potential prospects and any other Seahawks/NFL news that is out there. I also want to take a moment and express my sadness upon hearing of former New Orleans Saints Will Smith's untimely passing. Tragedy is sad business, and I'm sure I'm not alone in wishing his wife a complete recovery and the personal strength to survive losing her husband in such a traumatic manner. Stay safe out there Field Gulls, and I hope everyone has a great day!

And the links!

Report: Former Saints DE Will Smith shot dead in New Orleans |

Witnesses and law enforcement sources have identified a man shot dead in New Orleans on Saturday night as former Saints defensive end Will Smith.

Clayton: Don't expect Seahawks to draft a CB with their first-round pick - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
John Clayton thinks the Seahawks are relatively set in their secondary, which is why he doesn't see them drafting a cornerback with their first-round pick.

Stanford guard Garnett hopes to be drafted by the Seahawks | - Sports

College football's Outland Trophy winner and his best bud from Puyallup High School still meet for dinners. They go to the Applebee's up on South Hill when they are back home.

Chris Clemons Returning To Seahawks In New Form - TPS

The last time Chris Clemons suited up in Seattle Seahawks gear, he sacked Peyton Manning en route to the team's first Super Bowl victory.

Seahawks, Garnett could be dream pairing

Drafting the Puyallup native could help solidify the team's offensive line.

Report: Chris Clemons contract details emerge

Last week, the Seahawks brought back defensive end Chris Clemons and now the numbers on his contract have just emerged.

ESPN: Percy Harvin is the Seahawks riskiest draft move ever

Pinning down the Seattle Seahawks riskiest draft move is no easy task but despite not being drafted by the Seahawks, Percy Harvin has managed to earn that distinction.

Jets trading for Ryan Clady is good news | Seahawks Draft Blog

Denver has agreed to trade four-time Pro-Bowl OT Ryan Clady and a 7th-round pick to the Jets for a 5th-round pick, league sources told ESPN.

An Updated look at Indiana Tackle Jason Spriggs – National Football Post

Offensive lineman often change from one season to the next because as they get older, they usually get stronger and understand the game a little better. A good scout can’t be afraid to change his mind on a player and upgrade or down grade the player based on new tape and information.

Seattle Seahawks draft targets: Germain Ifedi | isportsweb

Germain Ifedi is another potential early draft selection for the Seattle Seahawks. Here I break down Ifedi's skill set.

NFL GM: Myles Jack like faster version of Ray Lewis -

Is Myles Jack a faster version of Ravens great Ray Lewis? An NFL general manager offers high praise for the former UCLA linebacker.

Why terrified NFL teams are crossing off ‘top-5’ draft stud | New York Post

More than any other prospect in this year’s draft, Robert Nkemdiche has NFL teams tied up in knots.

Bell: Early surprise retirements are new norm in NFL

With concussions and CTE concerns, more NFL players are leaving on their own terms.

Denver Broncos trade Ryan Clady, seventh-round pick to New York Jets for fifth-round pick

The Jets have agreed to a deal to acquire four-time Pro Bowl OT Ryan Clady from the Broncos. The sides also reworked Clady's contract.

Wendall Williams: The (Probably) Fastest Man in the NFL Draft | Bleacher Report

They say a lie can run around the world before the truth can put on its pants. Wendall Williams isn't quite that fast, but he just might be the truth.