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New NFC West WRs make different impacts - Stats & Info Blog - ESPN
USA TODAY SportsBoth Percy Harvin and Anquan Boldin are headed west after being acquired via tradeThe two NFC West leaders from 2012 each traded fo

2013 NFL Mock Draft: March 11th Update
Still in the midst of Pro Day season, a few changes occur in the updated Mock Draft. After filtering through some of the recent cuts and re-signings this off-season, gathering new information about team needs, and valuations of prospects and their fits for each team, updates have been made throughout the Top 32.

The Tape Never Lies: Tyler Eifert is really a big slot receiver | 100 Yards and Running | Blogs |
When Notre Dame tight end Kyle Rudolph entered the 2011 draft, he was known for being a big-bodied, punishing pass-catcher. He could block well in-line and could catch well in the middle of the field. Now two years later, tight end Tyler Eifert is next in line to be a successful Golden Domer at the position, but he has little in common with Rudolph.

NFL | Seahawks shopping returner Leon Washington -
CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the Seahawks are shopping KR/RB Leon Washington. We could see this coming after the acquisition of Percy Harvin, who is just as potent in the return game. Washington has a $2.875 million cap number, and that's too expensive for a No. 3 running back who may or may not be used on returns. Washington, 30, finished second in the NFL with his 29.0 YPR average on kickoffs in 2012. He might be able to fetch a late-round pick.

Fallout: Harvin is a Seahawk - Breaking News -
Adam Levitan explores how the blockbuster Percy Harvin trade alters the fantasy landscape.

Steve Hutchinson to retire | ProFootballTalk
One of the best interior offensive linemen of his generation is stepping away from the game.

Four teams pursuing Dashon Goldson | ProFootballTalk
It was already expected that San Francisco 49ers safety Dashon Goldson would be one of the hottest commodities on the market when free agency begins on Tuesday.

Greg Toler expected to hit free agency after all | ProFootballTalk
It looks as though Greg Toler will get the chance to head to free agency after all.

Quarterback Age Curves
Last summer, I looked at the age curves for running backs in an attempt to find out if there is a magical cliff at age 30 (there isn’t). But when I wrote about Josh Freeman last week, I started thinking about quarterback age curves.

Redskins release CB DeAngelo Hall -
Considering his salary cap hit would have been $8 million, the news, as confirmed by CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, that the Redskins have released cornerback DeAngelo Hall is not a surprise.

Weapon-grabbing Seahawks, Niners turning NFC West into arms race -
Seattle just landed wide receiver Percy Harvin to close the gap between the Seahawks and San Francisco, a club that has five of the first 93 draft picks. "I guess we won't be hearing about the 'crummy NFC West' anymore," said 49ers' co-chairman John York. I guess not.

Top-100 Big Board - Rankings -
As I work through this group, it is becoming more and more evident that I really, really like this class. I have also noticed that my rankings tend to reflect how comfortable and confident I am with a prospect, as you can see from lesser valued positions being ranked highly.

NFL memo successfully keeps pre-free agency period quiet -
Expecting more free agency news to have leaked by now? So was Albert Breer, who explains why we're still waiting to see where big-name free agents like Jake Long will end up.

NFC West powers continue arms race with WR trades -
It wasn't so long ago the NFC West was the laughingstock of the NFL. Now it's home to the best arms race -- and the best budding rivalry -- in the entire league. All thanks to Jim Harbaugh and Pete Carroll.

Dave Krieg's Strike Beard: The Seahawks 2023 "All-Time" Team (w/Post-Percy Harvin Trade Update)
My six-year-old son is becoming a little junior Twelve (and I'll probably write up another post solely about that soon), and the knowledge that Russell Wilson will be to him who Steve Largent was to me got me thinking: Which current Seahawks will, ten years from now, be considered part of the franchise's "All-Time" team? I'm excited to hear all your arguments for what I got wrong here (and revisit this post again in a few years to see how my projections panned out). First, my version of our "All-Time" team. Eleven offensive players, eleven defensive players, and three specialists. For the purposes of this exercise, no players on the current roster are on this "All-Time" team.

Acquiring Percy Harvin Makes Seattle Instant Super Bowl Favorite in 2013 | Bleacher Report
At times last season, it was easy to see the Seahawks needed one more dynamic playmaker to put them over the top on offense. Today, they were handed that playmaker...

Extra Points: Seahawks get playmaker, headache in Harvin | NFL - The News Tribune
One day Harvard may commission a study on wide receivers and diva-like behavior. Until then we are left to our own devices in trying to figure out why receivers like Percy Harvin act the way they do. The easy answer is money, and while the almighty dollar certainly contributed to Percy's problems in Minnesota over the past year, it can hardly be blamed for his petulant behavior at the University of Florida or his early days with the Vikings.

First look: Percy Harvin's production, roles - NFC West Blog - ESPN
I was putting together this item several hours ago when the Arizona Cardinals released Beanie Wells and the San Francisco 49ers acquired Anquan Boldin. Life in the NFC West fast lane has seldom felt so frenetic. The charts show Percy Harvin's production with the Minnesota Vikings in the four seasons before the Seattle Seahawks acquired him for 2013 first- and seventh-round picks, plus what reportedly will be a 2014 third-round choice.

Seahawks made bold move with trade for Harvin - Blog -
The Seahawks have given up draft picks before to acquire a 24-year-old offensive playmaker who had fallen out of favor with the team that drafted him in the first round. That describes the trade Seattle made to acquire running back Marshawn Lynch in 2010 and the deal reportedly reached Monday that will send wide receiver Percy Harvin to Seattle. The most notable difference: Harvin comes at a significantly greater cost.

Harvin contract in place, deal hinges on physical | ProFootballTalk
In reality, Harvin’s deal will be more in line with the current one-up high-jump that began last year with Bucs receiver Vincent Jackson with five years, $55.5 million, and which was extended by Chiefs wideout Dwayne Bowe and his five-year, $56 million deal. Key factors to consider when assessing Harvin’s deal include the fact that he was still under contract for one year at $2.775 million; Jackson and Bowe were both starting from scratch. While the total money could push Harvin past the $12 million annual threshold, the new-money analysis would yield a lower average.

Seahawks trade for Percy Harvin " Seahawks Draft Blog
So, who expected to see this today? The Seahawks will acquire Percy Harvin from the Minnesota Vikings for the #25 pick in 2013, a seventh rounder this year and a mid-round pick in 2014. Life is never dull with Pete Carroll and John Schneider in town.

How does the Percy Harvin trade impact Seattle’s draft? " Seahawks Draft Blog
Note — I don’t usually post multiple articles in a day. I don’t want to flood you with material and most of the Percy Harvin-trade discussion is going on in the other article. If you want to check it out, it’s a piece on the pro’s and con’s of the trade. And yes, we’ll still be doing a live chat on day one of the draft this year! So… now that there’s no first round pick any more, what are we going to talk about for the next few weeks?

Adrian Peterson is not taking the Percy Harvin trade very well
The Minnesota Vikings running back likened the news to getting 'kicked in the stomach.'

Percy Harvin may be a headache, but that doesn't make him a lost cause - NFL - Jim Trotter -
The narrative when a talented but troubled player gets traded is always fascinating to me. The discourse goes something like this: I don't care how talented he is, he's not worth the headache. We're hearing the same about triple-threat wideout Percy Harvin, who was conditionally traded from the Vikings to the Seahawks on Monday. During his four seasons in Minnesota, he battled with coaches, threatened holdouts and demanded to be traded. When Minnesota finally complied with the latter, the immediate reaction among some was: Good riddance, you're not worth the headache.

Is the NFC West the NFL's best? | National Football Post
Once a laughingstock, the NFC West has become one of the most loaded conferences in football.

Photo by sidthekid18 • Instagram
Woke up to 60 plus text and 20 missed phone calls.. Thought the world was ending or something.. Then this from the lil bro! How exciting! Bouta be a fun journey! What a great addition/playmaker to a well rounded team! @showtimetate @percy_harvin @dougbaldwinjr @chopchop_11 let's put this work it and go get what we all feel we deserve! #12thman #reunion #allin #finish

Percy Harvin latest young offensive weapon - NFC West Blog - ESPN
NFL teams rarely part with highly talented young players. When they do, the Seattle Seahawks are going to have some interest.

2013 NFL Draft: Seahawks can now focus on D with trade for Harvin - CBSSports
The Seattle Seahawks entered the offseason a bit earlier than they wanted. They had made a furious comeback to take a one-point lead over the Atlanta Falcons in the divisional round of the playoffs only to relinquish it in the final 31 seconds. The team they would have faced next, of course, was their divisional rival San Francisco 49ers -- the same club Seattle had crushed 42-13 a month earlier.

NFL memo successfully keeps pre-free agency period quiet -
"It's like speed dating," said one NFC personnel director. "You are allowed to talk to each other for five minutes but have to wait until the end of the evening to ask for a date." He then added that he thinks the league "was better off turning a blind eye toward tampering."

10 free agents to monitor starting Tuesday | National Football Post
Wide receiver Mike Wallace heads the list of big-name talent set to sign on the dotted line.

Seattle Seahawks trade for Percy Harvin shows rivalry with San Francisco 49ers is on - Yahoo! Sports
Two words to describe the ever-escalating rivalry between the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks: It's on.

The Percy Harvin Trade Is Great News For Football And Horrible News For Me
Percy Harvin is headed to Seattle. Let's deal with this news, first with reason and then with angry, drunken homerism.

Percy Harvin Traded: Making Lemonade Out Of Lemons - Daily Norseman
Earlier today the Vikings traded Percy Harvin to Seattle for multiple draft picks. All things considered, the Vikings got about the best deal possible.

Scary in Seattle | National Football Post
The Seahawks put the rest of the league on notice Monday when the team swung a deal to land Pro Bowl wide receiver Percy Harvin.

Bill Barnwell on the changes in the NFL's free agent landscape - Grantland
With salaries growing faster than the salary cap, NFL teams can sit back and wait for the bargains

Questions that will follow Percy Harvin’s addition | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
The immediate implication of Seattle’s acquisition of Percy Harvin are pretty clear. The Seahawks see him as a dynamic playmaker who can be plugged into an offense that will continue to evolve around rookie quarterback Russell Wilson.

Free-agent Musings: Harvin not the player you think -
Percy Harvin is considered a deep threat, but is he? Not really.

Percy Harvin trade a smart move for Seattle Seahawks -
No one has ever questioned Harvin's toughness, work ethic and desire to win. You can work with a guy like that.

Sorting through the noise of NFL draft pro days. | : Mike Tanier Article
Most NFL fans pay at least a little bit of attention to the combine. Serious fans and armchair draftniks also take note of the postseason college all-star games: the Senior Bowl, the Shrine Game and the all-important New Hampshire vs. the Nation Classic, which does not really exist but would not shock you if it did.

Percy Harvin: NFC West possibilities - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Assessing potential NFC West landing spots for receiver Percy Harvin in case the Minnesota Vikings trade him amid a lingering contract dispute: Arizo