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Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Friday


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Marshawn Lynch can unretire, but Seattle controls his rights | ProFootballTalk
After weeks of delay that invited speculation of a desire by Marshawn Lynch to be released, the Seahawks have placed Lynch on the reserve-retired list. It doesn't mean Lynch is prohibited from changing his mind.

Which rookie running backs will get most carries in '16? -
Ezekiel Elliott figures to see plenty of touches out of the Cowboys' backfield, but there are several other newly minted NFL running backs poised to make an impact in 2016, Gregg Rosenthal writes.

Seahawks add former college basketball player George Fant | ProFootballTalk
The Seahawks have a fondness for undrafted players as they had 24 of them on their 53-man roster at one point last season. They also showed a fondness for former college basketball players who decided to make the switch to football when they traded for tight end Jimmy Graham before the start of the 2015 season. In George Fant, they're getting one of both.

Re-grading 2013 NFL draft classes, three years later |
Spoiler alert: Seahawks got a very bad grade. I'm trying to remember what else happened with the Seahawks in 2013....

Veteran Contract Ramifications of 2016 Draft Picks - Over the Cap
The draft represents an avenue for NFL teams to acquire talent at a fixed price below the market value of similarly talented free agents. Drafting effectively is imperative for success, as no team can afford to pay the free agent market price for all 53 players on the roster.

Seahawks: Rounding up 2016 draft grades | Cover32
The 2016 NFL Draft will be a crucial one for the Seattle Seahawks. Coming into the draft, general manager John Schneider said that they had 200 players on their board, whereas most years top out around 140.

All Best Laid Plans: The Seahawks Draft That Wasn’t – Hawk Blogger
A great deal of time and effort goes into feeding the insatiable fan interest in the NFL Drafts that WILL BE, prior to draft night. An equal amount of effort goes into dissecting the draft that WAS, following the draft’s conclusion. But what of the draft that WASN’T?

NFL: The top 10 Super Bowl contenders of 2016 | Cover32
The NFL Draft is over and everyone is busy trying to figure out what it means for the league and how the balance of power has shifted.

Seahawks roster battle: offensive line
The offensive line is going to play a huge factor in the Seahawks performance this season. Look for the line to make a big improvement from last season.

Seahawks’ Jarran Reed agrees to terms, first of draft picks officially in | The Seattle Times
Seahawks' second-round pick Jarran Reed agreed to terms on his contract on the eve of the team's rookie mini-camp.

Post-Lynch era begins with three RBs in Seahawks’ rookie minicamp | The News Tribune
Now that they’ve made Marshawn Lynch’s retirement official — at least on their end — the Seahawks begin moving on without him.

Seahawks draft Q&A: NFLDraftScout/CBS Sports' Dane Brugler


Five Things to Watch at Seahawks Rookie Minicamp | Seattle Seahawks
Seahawks rookie minicamp kicks off Friday, a chance for newcomers to make a good first impression.

2017 draft top-50 watch list | Seahawks Draft Blog
So we're at the end of another draft season. I want to thank everyone who is part of this increasingly active community for making this such a great blog.

Seattle Seahawks' draft doesn't change Thomas Rawls' fantasy outlook
Fantasy owners looking at RB Thomas Rawls shouldn't be concerned about the Seattle Seahawks' draft, as Rawls, if healthy, will be the man in Seattle.