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Joe Robbins

Good little Sunday.

Post-draft West ranks: Revisiting LBs - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Our post-draft amendments to pre-draft positional rankings continue with Matt Williamson, NFL scout for Up next: linebackers.

Johnathan Cyprien stands out for Jacksonville Jaguars -
Jacksonville Jaguars general manager David Caldwell turned down three trade offers to draft Johnathan Cyprien in the second round. The safety already has made a strong impression at rookie minicamp.

John Abraham not retiring despite two cryptic tweets -
John Abraham's two Saturday tweets could be interpreted as his message that he's ready to retire after 13 NFL seasons. A source close to the free-agent defensive end says that's not the case.

Spring breakout stars | National Football Post
These players are primed for productive seasons.

Action aplenty | National Football Post
Cantor Gaming has released point spreads for every NFL game played from Week 1 through Week 16.

Packers make significant moves up front | National Football Post
Bryan Bulaga moved to left tackle

Fantasy Football: A starting point for your running back projections (FBG)
As most of you know, I also write for, what I consider to be the best place around for fantasy football information. If you’re interested in fantasy football or like reading about regression analysis, you can check out my article over at Footballguys on how to derive a better starting point for running back projections:

NFL Draft Preparation - The performance enhancement of sleep
Guest writer Christine J. Jones, a researcher at Charlottesville Neurology and Sleep Medicine Center, presents an interesting take on sleep and performance enhancement in college football players.

Player Personnel - Tebow should redefine his role in the NFL
Perhaps the most polarizing figure in professional football is back in the news. Tim Tebow was released by the New York Jets after nary a single season with “Gang Green” in the “Big Apple”. Tebow’s tenure over this short period of time has come to personify the dysfunction and turmoil used to describe the inner workings of the other tenants at MetLife Stadium. From the very beginning it was an acquisition that made very little sense from a front office perspective. The Jets were coming off an 8-8 season in which Mark Sanchez threw for less than 60% completions & was ranked around the middle of the pack in production for the quarterback position.

League wants HGH testing, needs players to want it, too | ProFootballTalk
In a recent blurb regarding the reported increase in HGH use among NFL players, we suggested that the league isn't using available legal avenues to compel the NFLPA to honor its 2011 agreement to permit HGH testing perhaps because the league doesn't really want HGH testing.

CFL draft could be affected by several prospects agreeing with NFL teams | ProFootballTalk
The Canadian Football League holds its draft on Monday, and as the Canadian Press pointed out in a story published Friday, three top prospects have reportedly agreed with NFL teams.

Preliminary 2014 NFL Draft Quarterback Rankings | Tom Melton's NFL Draft Blog
1- Tajh Boyd, Clemson- Boyd really impressed me with his growth as a junior and had one of his best games in the bowl game against LSU. DeAndre Hopkins helped take over that game, but Boyd’s progression makes me think he will continue to improve as a senior. I’ve made this mistake before on Jake Locker, but I have high hopes for Boyd.

Surveying The Media Draft Grades For The Seattle Seahawks - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Apr 26, 2013; New York, NY, USA; NFL former player Deion Sanders announces the number sixty overall pick to the Atlanta Falcons during the 2013 NFL Draft