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Keeping tabs on 49ers-Seahawks competition | CSN Bay Area
"The 49ers have the firepower to make more moves and influence the draft more than any team in the NFL," the source told "With all those draft picks, and half of them who can't truly make the 49ers' roster, they will be the most dangerous player in the draft. They'll shake it up like we've never seen before."

Free Agency Week 1 Ticker | The Tailgater
The Seahawks are the new Patriots: In Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril, the Seahawks added two 27-year old all-purpose defensive ends who combined for 18.5 sacks last year. They acquired Avril for a two-year contract worth a reported $15-million and Bennett for one year and $5-million. In other words, the Seahawks loaded up at a premium position without blowing the budget or causing salary cap ramifications that will come to roost in 2015.

Updated mock draft – 15th March " Seahawks Draft Blog
The Seahawks did exactly what they set out to do — improve the pass rush. Pete Carroll made it clear as soon as the 2012 season ended. That was the #1 priority. And while most of us assumed they’d find a solution in the draft, who would’ve guessed they’d find what they were looking for in free agency?

Denard Robinson – day two pick for Seattle? " Seahawks Draft Blog
I found it interesting this week that Tony Pauline suggested former Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson was likely to be a day two pick:

Seahawks GM John Schneider: "There's a plan in place here" - John Clayton Show at
Seahawks GM John Schneider tells John Clayton about the plan in place for Seattle, the different phases of free agency and addressing team salary cap concerns.

2012: Best of Percy Harvin
In nine games in 2012 Percy Harvin excelled with over 1,300 all-purpose yards and five total touchdowns by the pass, run and kick returns.

On Craig Dahl's move from Rams to 49ers - NFC West Blog - ESPN
This is not a flashy signing, but Dahl has the potential to help in multiple ways.

Seahawks Offseason Moves Show They Realize Importance of No 1 Seed - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
It’s no secret the Seattle Seahawks are the best home team in football, finishing 8-0 at Century Link field in Seattle in 2012/2013. There is little doubt that the reason they weren’t in the NFC Championship game was because they had to go on the road in back to back games and the lack of energy in the first half at Atlanta cost them the game.

Seattle Seahawks Blog - Hawk Blogger: The Ben Obomanu Appreciation Post
There was some buzz around this new Auburn wide receiver drafted late in the Mike Holmgren era. He had a flare for the dramatic, and the strength to go over the middle. He earned a chance to start by his second year in the league, and was out of football by his third. That was the story of Courtney Taylor. Taken in the 6th round in the 2007 draft by the Seahawks, Taylor made a glitzy entrance with his acrobatic catches, but made a rapid exit with his inconsistency and lack of attention to detail. Another late Auburn draft pick quietly earned his way onto the roster a year before Taylor. He was not flashy. He was not brash. He was a pro, from day one. Ben Obomanu came into the league as a 7th round pick back in 2006, and clawed his way to seven years with the Seahawks before being released yesterday.

Brandon Lloyd sent packing by New England Patriots -
Brandon Lloyd reportedly was open to slashing his pay in an effort to remain with the New England Patriots, but that won't be enough to keep him around for another season in Foxborough.

Elvis Dumervil contract saga to be examined by union -
A disastrous technological blunder involving a spotty fax machine has turned Elvis Dumervil from a starting pass rusher for the Denver Broncos into a free agent.

Cornerback salaries dive in free agency; Geno Smith to Eagles? -
For the first time, the NFL moved the opening of free agency to 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, rather than at midnight. Yeah ... I don't think it's going back to midnight. On the heels of a three-day anti-tampering period that set everything up, we saw a whirlwind of action. Beginning with the Chicago Bears' signing of tight end Martellus Bennett, it was off to the races. What stood out over the past few days? Here are five things:

Georgia Tech’s finest put on show at pro day -
T.J. Barnes, DL (6-foot-6, 364 lbs) — Barnes worked out and did a little bit better than he did in Indianapolis. He’s got good feet, but he needs to get his weight down.

Denard Robinson gets some work as RB at Michigan’s pro day -
Denard Robinson, WR (5-foot-10 3/8, 199 pounds) — Robinson was the only player from Michigan who participated at the NFL Scouting Combine. Robinson stood by his combine numbers (he did run an official time of 4.43 seconds in the 40-yard dash). At Michigan’s pro day, Robinson caught balls as a receiver, and did also worked out as a running back and return specialist. His best NFL position might be running back — even if he worked out at receiver at the combine and played quarterback while at Michigan — as he can really make things happen when the ball is in his hands.

Pro Day Review - March 16th | National Football Post
Russ Lande passes along what he has been told by NFL sources from some of this week's Pro Days.

2013 NFL free agency: How 5 key guys should fit clubs' plans -
A week into free agency, dust is clearing. Here are five key free agents -- Karlos Dansby, Victor Cruz, Ed Reed, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Elvis Dumervil -- and teams which should pursue them.

Depressed free-agency market could make Cruz more inclined to wait | ProFootballTalk
For Steelers receiver Emmanuel Sanders, the opportunity to score a multi-year contract as a restricted free agent makes sense, since he most likely wouldn’t be one of the top targets in free agency in 2014.

2013 NFL Scouting: 5 Things to Take Away From the Opening Week of Free Agency
All week long we've analyzed every big move in free agency. Each transaction has given us a peek into each team's plans for the upcoming Draft and beyond. But what's the big picture? What are some of the keys we can take away from the opening week of free agency?