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Holy cow it's already Thursday.

NFP Scout Talk | National Football Post
Matt Flynn. NFL teams remain intrigued by Flynn, but not wowed by him. Nobody is dinging him too badly for being beaten out by Russell Wilson in Seattle. But nobody is going to stand on the table for a quarterback with two career starts and 141 career attempts. Flynn remains an unknown five years into his NFL career. "He has shown enough of an upside to merit an opportunity," one front office guy said. Said another: "You probably need a West Coast offense for him. He has an average arm, it’s not a gun. He throws on time pretty well. He isn’t a runner, but he can move in the pocket fairly well. He probably only can get you so far."

Mock draft Wednesday’s: 6th February " Seahawks Draft Blog
I’ve not made a ton of changes this week. Seattle’s first round choice of Rutgers linebackers Khaseem Greene remains unchanged. I noted on Monday why I thought he’d be a likely target. I’ve stuck with it this week despite the availability of Kawaan Short, Sylvester Williams and Dion Jordan.

Futures: Houston LB Phillip Steward | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
There was another game of note played in the shadow of the Super Bowl this weekend: Texas vs. The Nation. In a case where truth is stranger than fiction, the last of the January-February college all-star games has a title that echoes the state government’s desire for seccession. It’s held at Eagle Stadium in Allen, Texas -– a $60 million high school facility. Considering the monstrosity that Jerry Jones built down the road in Dallas, it all makes sense. You just have to understand a Texan’s priorities.

Fantasy Football Podcast w/ The Football Guys
@JoshNorris: I joined @SigmundBloom and @RUSSLANDE for a podcast earlier today:

2013 NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Tyrann Mathieu |
Tyrann Mathieu is one of the most intriguing players in the 2013 NFL Draft. After taking college football by storm during the 2011 season and placing 5th in the Heisman Trophy voting, Mathieu was subsequently kicked off LSU’s football team. Mathieu was reportedly a repeat offender of the team’s substance abuse policy. Although he sat out the 2012 season so he could work on his off-the-field issues, Mathieu should still be drafted this April.

2013 NFL Draft: Scouting Report--Alex Okafor - Battle Red Blog
BRB takes a look at the standout defensive end from Texas.

2013 NFL Draft: Scouting Report--Datone Jones - Battle Red Blog
Taking a look at UCLA's standout defensive end in preparation for the 2013 NFL Draft.

2013 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Zaviar Gooden - Battle Red Blog
Reviewing Missouri's freakishly athletic linebacker

RGIII's Top 5 Touchdowns of 2012 (in Gifs) - Hogs Haven
A look at RGIII's best touchdowns of his rookie campaign, which include his 70-yard in the air pass TD to Aldrick Robinson vs the Cowboys and the exhilarating 76-yard scamper versus the Vikings to seal the game.

49ers' top free-agent priority? Dashon Goldson | CSN Bay Area
This is the third consecutive time two-time Pro Bowl safety Dashon Goldson has played his final game without a contract for the upcoming season.

Something the Seahawks should consider before pursuing Paul Kruger | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Seattle’s Bruce Irvin had eight sacks in 2012, most of any rookie in the NFL while Baltimore’s Paul Kruger had 6.5 in his first three seasons combined.

Seattle Seahawks 3 Biggest Hits Of 2012 - Vote For Your Favorite - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Seahawks were probably the biggest hitting team in the NFL this past season. Every week it seemed that the defense brought some nasty punishment down on the opposing offense.

Seattle Seahawks Blog - Hawk Blogger: 2013 Seahawks Off-Season Analysis Part IV: Linebackers
Seattle fans have come to expect a bonanza every off-season since Pete Carroll and John Schneider have taken over. A full 19 of the 22 starters on offense and defense for the 2013 Seahawks will have been added since those two took over. But this off-season will be different. Few starting jobs are up for grabs. Rookies will struggle to make the roster. Free agents will have to fight for playing time. I will be dissecting the roster position-by-position in an eight-part series, culminating in a recommended off-season recipe for the Seahawks.

Carson Palmer, Darrius Heyward-Bey on roster bubble? -
The rebuilding Oakland Raiders are in salary-cap hell entering 2013, which means Carson Palmer and Darrius Heyward-Bey are on the roster bubble. Could it soon be Terrelle Pryor time?

New York Giants release Ahmad Bradshaw, Chris Canty -
The New York Giants released running back Ahmad Bradshaw and defensive tackle Chris Canty on Wednesday, cutting ties with two players who helped deliver a Super Bowl title to the franchise.

Would you cut Chris Johnson? | National Football Post
Tennessee running back is guaranteed $9 million if he’s on the roster come February 9.

Niners block New Orleans Saints' effort to interview Ed Donatell -
The San Francisco 49ers have blocked a request by the New Orleans Saints to interview secondary coach Ed Donatell for their defensive coordinator vacancy.

Five lessons we should take from Super Bowl XLVII -
Super Bowl XLVII is over, and so is Baltimore's victory parade. But that doesn't mean we can't revisit the Ravens' 34-31 defeat of San Francisco. There were lessons there that should serve as guidelines for the future, and here are five of them.

A 49ers' shocker after the blackout? We'd never hear the end of it - NFL - News, Rumors, Scores, Stats, Fantasy
Just imagine: the 49ers are Super Bowl champs -- and America is rife with conspiracy theories about that blackout in New Orleans. Gregg Doyel says just be thankful it never happened and the Ravens won.

"Quest unfulfilled," York says Niners aim to win Super Bowl next season | ProFootballTalk
Unlike college football, in which 30 or more teams win a bowl game and lift a trophy and proclaim themselves winners, the NFL has, in the final analysis, one team that is thrilled and 31 that are anything but.

Matt Hasselbeck open to renegotiating contract | ProFootballTalk
Titans quarterback Matt Hasselbeck is set to make $5.5 million this season and has a cap number of $7.5 million, which might be more than the Titans are willing to pay for a backup to Jake Locker.

2013 NFL Draft Big Board 2.0 - NFL - Chris Burke -
The NFL's annual pre-draft dog-and-pony show kicked off in earnest in the days before Super Bowl XLVII, with the Senior Bowl highlighting a full slate of prospects. We still will not get a glimpse at a lot of the draft's elite talent -- Luke Joeckel, Jarvis Jones, Chance Warmack, etc. -- until the Combine and then, for some, at individual team Pro Days. As such, the caveat presented with Big Board 1.0 holds true again here: The Top 40 will undergo several shake-ups between now and April.

2013 NFL Scouting: AFC North Team Needs | NFL Articles | Draft
With a memorable Super Bowl and 2012 NFL season now in the books, it's time to fully focus on the off-season, free agency, and of course the draft. Without a solid idea of what teams will be looking for, it's impossible to be really prepared for the next several months.

Jared Counterman Mock Draft 2/1/13
" Jared Counterman Mock Draft 2/1/13 | The new standard in football coverage

5 To Know: Broaddus Evaluates Handful Of Top Safety Prospects
(Editor’s Note: With the draft still about three months away, Bryan Broaddus has already begun his draft research although we’re still early in the game. Each day of the next two weeks, we’ll focus on a position, with Broaddus profiling a handful of top players, going off mainly their college film. Today, we’ll focus on the safeties.) Here are a few safeties to keep an eye on as we get ready for the 2013 NFL Draft: