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Report: Browner faces 1-year suspension for violating drug policy -
An ESPN report states the Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner will miss the next year because of a suspension.

Seattle Seahawks' Brandon Browner faces suspension -
Brandon Browner is facing yet another suspension. The Seattle Seahawks cornerback missed the final four games of the 2012 season for PEDs. He is not expected to play for the team again.

Stock Up: Week 12 - Over the Cap
Every Monday during the season we will take a look back at three players who are entering important stages of their contract that may have helped their stock in upcoming negotiations with their play on Sunday. In addition we will also look at one player signed in the offseason to a new contract that exceeded all expectations and provided exceptional value to his team.

Stock Down: Week 12 - Over the Cap
Every Monday during the season we will take a look back at three players who are entering important stages of their contract that may have hurt their stock in upcoming negotiations with their play on Sunday. In addition we will also look at one player signed in the offseason to a new contract that did not live up to the expectations that his contract sets for the player.

Boiler Room: Michigan WR Jeremy Gallon | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio Bob Henry is one of the best fantasy writers I know and someone I’m thankful to have as a friend of mine. We became fast friends after sharing our love for the old AFC Central; Funk, Soul, and R&B music; and all the varieties of Asian cuisine.

Risers-Sliders: Week 13
It was a weekend that saw running backs from the senior and junior class moved to the forefront with big time performances. Several Big Ten linebackers considered camp fodder by NFL scouts also continued impressive campaigns with outstanding play and are now receiving late round consideration. Here are the Risers and Sliders for week 13.

Falcons become first team eliminated from playoff contention | ProFootballTalk
The Atlanta Falcons were 10 yards shy of making the Super Bowl last season. They won’t be going this year either.

Jags expected to place Justin Forsett on injured reserve | ProFootballTalk
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley said Monday that the team will likely place running back Justin Forsett on injured reserve after suffering an injury Sunday against the Houston Texans.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Audibles at the Line: Week 12
On Monday, we will compile a digest of tweets and e-mails to produce this feature. By its nature, it can be disjointed, not entirely grammatically correct, and dissimilar to the other articles on the site.

After tie with Vikings, Green Bay should let Matt Flynn start | The MMQB with Peter King
GREEN BAY — How restless is Aaron Rodgers, the Packers quarterback turned unhappy cheerleader? He’s the one—not offensive coordinator Tom Clements or coach Mike McCarthy—who first told newly signed backup Matt Flynn he ought to warm up during the second half Sunday in Green Bay, b...

2013 NFL Grades, Week 12: Someone save RG3 from himself -
Team by team 2013 NFL Grades from Week 12, where we implore someone to save Robert Griffin III from himself.

What we learned Monday: Niners keep pace in NFC -
The San Francisco 49ers couldn't afford a loss Monday night. They made sure that didn't happen, crushing an overmatched Redskins team that is now counting the days until the end of a lost season.

Robert Griffin III struggles again, is it time to consider a switch to Kirk Cousins? | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
Redskins backup quarterback Kirk Cousins has thrown nine passes all year. They all came against Denver after Robert Griffin III was knocked out of a blowout loss.

Monday Morning MD | National Football Post
Could a new rule be instituted in order to prevent end-of-game chaos?

What we learned from Week 13 in college football -
Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel struggled again against LSU, throwing two interceptions and falling to 0-2 in his career against the Tigers. That is just one of the things we learned from watching the Week 13 action.

Patriots sitting pretty: 37 takeaways from Week 12 -
After an ugly start, the New England Patriots now have a shot at No. 1 in the AFC playoff race after knocking off the Denver Broncos in overtime. Here's what else we learned Sunday.

Joe Flacco doesn't love Baltimore Ravens' Wildcat use -
Joe Flacco isn't a big fan of the Baltimore Ravens' recent use of the Wildcat formation. The Super Bowl MVP didn't enjoy being forced to split out wide during a win over the New York Jets.

Justin Houston injures elbow; Tamba Hali sprains ankle -
The Kansas City Chiefs might be without their two best defensive players, Justin Houston and Tamba Hali, against the Denver Broncos this week. That and more in Monday's injury roundup.

Bill Belichick explains why Patriots took wind in OT win -
Had the New England Patriots lost, Bill Belichick would have plenty of explaining to do, but the coach has no regrets about kicking off to the Denver Broncos in overtime -- and here's why.

Michael Crabtree not activated for 49ers-Redskins tilt -
The San Francisco 49ers' league-worst passing attack will have to play at least one more game without Michael Crabtree. The team's No. 1 receiver was not activated for Monday's game versus the Redskins.

More Thurmond, NFC West & Professor Clayton | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
–The last couple weeks of the Seahawks’ regular schedule are looking a bit more challenging. Arizona (at Clink 12-22) stretched its win streak to four with a 40-11 pasting of Indianapolis, while St. Louis (at Clink 12-29) thumped Chicago 42-21. Both those teams have defenses that traditionally cause the Seahawks troubles. Note: The NFC West is now the only division in the NFL in which all four teams have outscored their opponents through Week 12.

Antoine Winfield would help the Seattle Seahawks - ESPN
Assuming the Seahawks can talk him out of retirement, and he passes a physical, expect to see Antoine Winfield back in a Seattle uniform later this week. Coach Pete Carroll said the Seahawks could consider re-signing the veteran cornerback to come in and help the depleted secondary.

Antoine Winfield among Seahawks' cornerback options -
"That's a possibility," Carroll told 710 ESPN Seattle's "Brock and Danny" on Monday, a day after news broke that cornerback Walter Thurmond is facing a four-game suspension for an alleged violation of the NFL's substance-abuse policy.

Comparisons between Russell Wilson and Drew Brees on collision course
Monday metatarsal musings: Russell Wilson has been effusive in his praise for Drew Brees since joining the Seahawks last season. Now, Brees and the Saints are coming to down for a “Monday Night Football” matchup.

Looking at the top ten picks | Seahawks Draft Blog
Hands up who thought Atlanta and Houston were genuine contenders to own the first pick in 2014?

NFL Communications - NFL and USAA Announce Salute to Service Award Nominees «
The NFL and USAA, the NFL’s Official Military Appreciation Sponsor, announced today nominees for the third annual NFL Salute to Service Award presented by USAA. Teams nominated players, alumni, coaches and personnel who demonstrate an exemplary commitment to honoring and supporting the military community.

Walter Thurmond made an inexplicable mistake -
All three of those responses would be understandable, even appropriate, when it comes to the looming suspension of cornerback Walter Thurmond.

2014 Super Bowl odds: Broncos, Seahawks remain favorites -
Denver and Seattle remain Super Bowl favorites with home field advantage currently in their possession.

Monday Observations: Panthers' winning formula starts with ex-GM
Young and dangerous, the Panthers are the team nobody wants to play right now. And Carolina's ex-GM deserves plenty of credit.

For John Clayton, it’s NFL 24/7 | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
The former News Tribune writer has built an unparalleled reputation for tenacity at ESPN