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Century Links 2/25: How Will PCJS Maneuver in 2018 Draft?


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NFL Draft: 5 ideal first round trade-down options for Seahawks | Seahawks Wire
The Seattle Seahawks have used only one first rounder over the past five drafts. Without any day two picks, expect them to trade down again.

Seahawks announce more changes to the coaching staff for 2018
Seahawks announce more changes to the coaching staff for 2018. After several seasons of relative calm, Seattle has nearly remade the entire staff.

Five free agent wide receivers that would look great for the Seahawks
The Seahawks need to upgrade their wide receiver corps, and these five free agents would look great in navy and action green.

A surprising free agent fit for the Seahawks

Way We Hear It: Seattle Seahawks appear to be in line for more big changes | Pro Football Weekly
Not just coaching overhaul in store, Seahawks have tough decisions to make with veterans

Seahawks will need draft magic from John Scheinder
Seahawks will need draft magic from John Scheinder. Schneider had some great drafts early on with Seattle. But Seattle has a lack of high picks in 2018.

Friday draft notes: Seahawks status check pre-combine | Seahawks Draft Blog
-- The Seahawks were not awarded any comp picks today. -- Ian Rapoport is reporting they're more likely to sign a new deal with Earl Thomas than trade him.

Top-25 prospects broken into tiers | Seahawks Draft Blog
I wanted to put this down before the combine -- then reflect on it afterwards to see what has changed. Some of the names below contain hyperlinks. The links

Blake Bortles already throwing four weeks after wrist surgery – ProFootballTalk
Blake Bortles underwent surgery on his right wrist four weeks ago. He had no problem signing his name to the dotted line Saturday, so it appears to be healing just fine. In fact, the Jaguars quarterback said he already has started throwing.

The 2018 starting quarterbacks, ranked by APY – ProFootballTalk
The three-year deal with a base value of $54 million gives Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles an average of $18 million per year. That sounds good in isolation, but it puts him near the bottom of all NFL starting quarterbacks not constrained by a slotted rookie deal.

Report: Bills tried to get in on Martavis Bryant trade talks last year – ProFootballTalk
At the start of last season, the Bills were accused of tanking for trading away players for draft picks. But as they fought for a playoff berth during the season, they attempted to make a significant upgrade to their roster.

Dez mum on taking pay cut, vows to shut people up -
As free agency approaches and the Dallas Cowboys prepare to make "tough" decisions, questions surrounding the fate of Dez Bryant abound. Finally, on Friday, it was Bryant's turn to respond.

Patriots bring back RB Brandon Bolden for 2018 -
Brandon Bolden is sticking around Boston for at least one more season. The New England Patriots signed the running back to a one-year extension Saturday.

Will Odell Beckham sit out Giants' preseason games? -
Odell Beckham's return to game action might not come until September. In response to a fan tweet Saturday that begged him not to play in the 2018 preseason, OBJ virtually nodded in agreement.

Cohen: 'I can do the same kinds of things' as Tyreek Hill -
Bears running back Tarik Cohen explained this week that, with former Chiefs OC Matt Nagy now at the reins in the Windy City, Cohen wants to inherit the role Tyreek Hill played for Nagy in K.C.

Jaguars sign Blake Bortles to 3-year, $54M contract -
The Jaguars extensions keep coming, and the latest is the biggest. Jacksonville has agreed to a three-year, $54 million contract with quarterback Blake Bortles, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.