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Making the Leap: NFC players ready to rise in 2016 -
Will Mohamed Sanu prove himself to be a game-changing No. 2 for a Falcons offense in need of a spark? The Around the NFL crew looks at players in the NFC who are poised to ascend in 2016.

'Staggering' numbers show NFL's minority coaching failure - Rooney Rule, Tony Dungy
Minority coaching hires in the NFL are at lows not seen in 20 years, and the Rooney Rule would look like a total failure if not for the coaching tree of Tony Dungy. It might not get better soon.

Redskins GM: I wanted to sign Kirk Cousins to contract -
Kirk Cousins showed enough promise in 2015 to draw a franchise tag, but Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan explained why his job is more than just signing a franchise quarterback.

Agent's Take: How two massive deals will shape negotiations for six pass rushers -
Khalil Mack is among six premium pass rushers who have a new baseline in future negotiations

Making the Leap: AFC players primed to soar in 2016 -
Can Jadeveon Clowney become a Terrell Suggs-like force for the Texans? The Around the NFL crew looks at players in the AFC who are ready to take the next step in their development as pros.

Life after LeBeau: Keith Butler has young Steelers defense on right track -
A year after parting ways with legendary Dick LeBeau, the Steelers' defense could again be dominant

Seahawks’ K.J. Wright makes plea to end dog fighting: ‘It’s animal cruelty, plain and simple’ | Q13 FOX News

Doug Baldwin shows status in online series praising Jermaine Kearse, fellow Seahawks WRs | The News Tribune

Seahawks Training Camp Battles: Safety
The depth chart at safety for the Seattle Seahawks seems fairly set, but there's one rookie that appears ready to crash this party.

Seahawks training camp battles: Tight End
The Seahawks are three-deep at tight end, but the uncertain status of Jimmy Graham could create room for additional players to make the final roster.

Russell’s Greatest Chance To Grow – Hawk Blogger
Most of the NFL still does not realize what kind of transformation took place with Russell Wilson over the second half of last season.

Von Miller’s agent on Broncos’ tactics: Unorthodox and unconventional, but effective | ProFootballTalk
A week ago, agent Joby Branion was trying to finalizing a deal with the Broncos for linebacker Von Miller. Earlier today, Branion joined PFT Live to discuss the negotiations with the Broncos.

WATCH: Colin Cowherd kind of, sort of compliment Russell Wilson
Fox Sports' Colin Cowherd recently revealed a five-tier system for ranking NFL quarterbacks; so, naturally many quarterbacks won't be happy with what Cowherd had to say

2016 Seahawks Preview: Can Rookie Defensive Linemen Make An Instant Impact? | Seattle Seahawks
The Seahawks traded up to select two defensive linemen - Jarran Reed and Quinton Jefferson - in the 2016 draft. How quickly will each player make an impact?

Ezekiel Elliott has top-selling jersey at NFL Shop -
Ezekiel Elliott is hot property for NFL jersey buyers. The Cowboys running back's #21 kit is already a popular item on the NFL's official online shop.

Podcast Player - Do the Seahawks have a top-five wide receiver corps?
Why is quarterback Russell Wilson's locker situated next to those of the Seahawks' offensive linemen? Do the Seahawks really have one of the five best wide receiver corps in the NFL? Is the Pac-12 really the most competitive conference in college football?