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Seahawks nearly passed on Walter Jones in 1997 draft, until Paul Allen came to rescue | The Seattle Times
In 1997, Ken Behring owned the team. Allen was considering buying it, but only if the public would approve a new stadium in a vote later that year. Behring agreed to draft Jones under one condition: Allen had to pay for him even though he didn’t own the team yet.

Seattle Seahawks' Garry Gilliam: They'd like me to be the left tackle
The way the roster stands, Garry Gilliam will be protecting Russell Wilson's blindside as the Seahawks' starting left tackle.

Seattle Seahawks have odd tie to Josh Norman
The rescinding of franchise tags is not something you see everyday. In fact, it hasn't been done in seven years. So who was the last team to pull the tag rug from under their player? That's right -- the Seattle Seahawks.

Doug Baldwin says Seahawks anxious to get back to work after disappointing end to 2015 season | The Seattle Times
Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin said Thursday there is a definite sense of urgency among the team as it begins its off-season program this week.

Chris Clemons: TBT Seahawks highlights | Cover32
Anyway, Chris Clemons is now back with the Seattle Seahawks where he belongs after signing a small one-year deal a few weeks back.

Chat rewind: NFL draft guru Rob Rang predicts who Seahawks will select | The Seattle Times
Got questions about the Seahawks in the NFL draft? NFL draft expert Rob Rang offered his insight on the upcoming draft in a live chat Thursday.

Rob Gronkowski and Richard Sherman Talk About Stuff While Eating Jerky | Seattle Seahawks
The NFL stars recently teamed up for a commercial shoot with Oberto Beef Jerky.

Seahawks: 2010-2012 NFL Draft grades | Cover32
Seahawks general manager John Schneider has done absolute wonders for the Seahawks franchise as a whole, rebuilding the roster nearly from scratch and creating a winner.

100 players to monitor for the Seahawks | Seahawks Draft Blog

2016 NFL Draft Preview: Do The Seahawks Need Help at Running Back? | Seattle Seahawks
A look at where the Seahawks' roster currently stands at running back, and at some of the top prospects in this year's draft.

SI 50, No. 2: UCLA LB Myles Jack |
Sports Illustrated's experts breakdown the top 50 NFL draft prospects including linebacker Myles Jack.

NFL Mock Draft: Cleveland Browns trade, Ezekiel Elliott to Miami | The MMQB with Peter King
One week before festivities kick off in Chicago, here’s a look at how the first round is shaping up. Projections include an AFC team moving up the board to take a running back, and a third quarterback going in the Top 15

McAfee makes 4/20 reference Wednesday, gets drug-testing notice Thursday | ProFootballTalk

This year's official 4/20 holiday landed on Wednesday. It also marked, intentionally or not, the opening of the league's annual testing window under the substance-abuse policy. On Wednesday, Colts punter Pat McAfee made a couple of 4/20 references on Twitter.

Report: Cowboys will pick up Travis Frederick's fifth-year option -

The Cowboys surprisingly made Frederick a first-round pick three years ago, and they're still reaping the benefits to this day.

Rams announce end of Goff visit, pub both Goff and Wentz on team website | ProFootballTalk

Quarterback Jared Goff completed his visit with the Rams Thursday, a week before the Rams make the first pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. The Rams hosted both Goff and Carson Wentz this week.

Remembering Prince's epic 'Purple Rain' Super Bowl XLI halftime show -

Prince's epic 'Purple Rain' from Super Bowl XLI was maybe the greatest halftime show ever.

Niners, Redskins are front-runners for Josh Norman -

The Washington Redskins and San Francisco 49ers have emerged as the front-runners to sign All-Pro cornerback Josh Norman. The free-agent corner will visit the Redskins on Friday.

RGIII: I hope Josh Gordon understands what's at stake -

Robert Griffin III on Thursday called Josh Gordon "family," but also acknowledged that it's up to the suspended wideout to get back on track and understand "what's at stake" with his NFL career.