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Century Links 3/30: Seahawks Present at Shaquem Griffin’s Pro Day


Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl - Auburn v Central Florida Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images | Seahawks executive on hand to watch Shaquem Griffin at Pro Day
The Seattle Seahawks have a representative at the University of Central Florida's Pro Day, where Shaquill Griffin's brother and NFL hopeful, Shaquem Griffin, is working out on Thursday.

Seahawks land at No. 18 in USA TODAY offseason power rankings | Seahawks Wire
After the first couple of weeks of free agency, the USA TODAY ranks the Seattle Seahawks at No. 18 in its latest NFL power rankings.

Seattle Seahawks' need for a backup quarterback means more talk of Colin Kaepernick to Seattle | The News Tribune
The Seahawks are down to one quarterback, starter Russell Wilson, after cutting backup Trevone Boykin over more of his legal problems. The calls for Seattle to sign Colin Kaepernick after considering him last year have started.

Duane Brown 'excited' to face Suh and the rest of the NFC West
Seahawks fans may not be too happy about the Rams' stacked defense, but Pro Bowl left tackle Duane Brown is looking forward to facing Ndamukong Suh and the rest of the NFC West.

Seahawks' decision on Mike Davis pays off in savings
Seattle Seahawks made the perfect financial decision on RB Mike Davis.

Seahawks plan visit with Texas DT Poona Ford
Seattle Seahawks plan visit with Texas DT Poona Ford, according to Dane Brugler.

Ex-Jet, Giant QB Geno Smith visiting with Seahawks: source - NY Daily News
Free agent QB Geno Smith is visiting a second NFL team, the Seattle Seahawks, according to a source.

Former Seahawks QB Trevone Boykin arrested after police confirm assault allegations on video -
Boykin denied the alleged assault, which left his girlfriend hospitalized for three days

Ex-Seattle Seahawks QB Trevone Boykin charged with assault
Trevone Boykin was arrested Wednesday and charged with aggravated assault after his girlfriend accused him of beating her severely at his home in North Texas. He had been released by the Seahawks on Tuesday in the wake of the allegations.

Seahawks among the teams to check in on Shaquem Griffin’s Pro Day | The Seattle Times
Shaquem Griffin had one more moment in the pre-draft spotlight Thursday.

Seattle Seahawks exiting March still low in cap space, but after gaining 13 players | The News Tribune
Seattle didn't have much money to spend. But after they got rid of Richard Sherman and Michael Bennett, they then re-signed and added 13 players. Many will be starting in key roles this fall.

Seattle’s VMAC meetings — what can we learn? | Seahawks Draft Blog
Firstly, if you missed today's podcast check it out. Keep an ear out for a (slightly heated) discussion on the value of running backs. Seahawks set up

NFL continues to fail to secure Wonderlic scores – ProFootballTalk
The NFL is good at plenty of things. The NFL is not good at plenty of other things. The NFL is very bad at keeping Wonderlic scores secret. Every year, someone from one of the NFL teams (or from the league office) leaks Wonderlic scores, to someone.

Shaquem Griffin invited to the draft, plans to attend – ProFootballTalk
Initially, the football-industrial complex didn't know if Shaquem Griffin was good enough to be worth an invite to the Scouting Combine. Now, the NFL has realized he's certainly a good draw, and has made up for that mistake. According to Albert Breer of SI.

Some coaches taking a wait-and-see approach to new helmet rule – ProFootballTalk
The NFL's owners had no issue with the new rule that prohibits players from lowering their helmets to initiate contact. The NFL's coaches didn't, either.

Terrell Suggs: Ravens wanted to kill Hines Ward – ProFootballTalk
Terrell Suggs has played his entire 15-year career with the Ravens, and so he has a lot of memories of the rivalry with the Steelers. One memory that sticks out is the team's hatred of former Steelers receiver Hines Ward.

Le’Veon Bell: It’s hard to be a hero in a city that paints you as a villain – ProFootballTalk
The Steelers say Le'Veon Bell will play in Pittsburgh in 2018, but he sounds like he doesn't think he's getting a fair shake there. Bell tweeted on Thursday afternoon that he thinks he's been villainized in Pittsburgh.

Garrett: Dak Prescott knows he's got to get better -
Dak Prescott regressed in Year 2 but the Cowboys QB also had to deal with a plethora of issues beyond his control: Ezekiel Elliott's suspension, Tyron Smith's injuries, a struggling receiving corps.

Sean Payton: Helmet rule shouldn't end 'physicality' -
New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton believes the expanded helmet-hit rule was a necessary step to enhance player safety. He's confident fans will "still see the physicality" when it comes to hits.

Robert Kraft: Patriots 'obviously' must draft QB soon -
After trading Jimmy Garoppolo last season, the Patriots have no apparent succession plan for Tom Brady. Owner Robert Kraft made it clear this week drafting a quarterback in the near future is a priority.

Mailbag: Odell Beckham the next Keyshawn Johnson? -
Is there a place for Johnny Manziel in the NFL? Will Odell Beckham be the next Keyshawn Johnson? Could Nick Foles still be traded? Dan Hanzus answers these questions -- and more -- in his mailbag.

Randy Gregory prepping to apply for reinstatement -
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says defensive end Randy Gregory is preparing to apply for reinstatement after being suspended by the NFL for at least a year in January 2017.

Free agency roundup: Raiders sign vet CB Leon Hall -
Leon Hall is staying in Cali. The 33-year-old cornerback reached an agreement with the Oakland Raiders, where he'll be reunited with DC Paul Guenther. Here are other transactions we're monitoring from Thursday.

Houston Texans sign veteran QB Brandon Weeden -
Brandon Weeden is basically picking up where he left off. The Houston Texans announced Thursday they signed the free-agent quarterback, who last played for the franchise in 2015, which is also the last time he appeared in an NFL game.

ATN Podcast: Andy Reid, Tony Khan & OBJ trade buzz -
The heroes sit down with Chiefs coach Andy Reid and Jaguars VP Tony Khan while at the Annual League Meeting in Orlando. Plus, the crew discusses the latest news surrounding Odell Beckham.