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Pete Carroll Week 13 Saturday Press Conference
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll updates the media on Percy Harvin's status for Monday night and talks about hosting the Saints at CenturyLink Field.

Seattle hoping Seahawks can break city's title drought
The last time the Seattle Seahawks went into a season with expectations anywhere near as high as they were this year, they lost their star running back to a season-ending knee injury in the 1984 opener.

New Orleans Saints still leery of Seattle Seahawks secondary - ESPN
In theory, the New Orleans Saints should be licking their chops after the Seattle Seahawks lost their No. 2 and No. 3 cornerbacks to suspensions this past week. But that isn’t the case at all.

Mike Evans (WR, Texas A&M) vs LSU | Seahawks Draft Blog
Mike Evans (WR, Texas A&M) vs LSU

Seahawks-Saints matchup will also decide fantasy fates
Scott Engel of previews Monday's matchup with the New Orleans Saints from a fantasy football perspective.

Big game features matchup of “too-small” quarterbacks
It took some sage advice from his late father, but Russell Wilson is glad he took it - watching the way Drew Brees plays the game, and even more importantly, the way he approaches the game.

Cliff Avril: Don't Ever Be Satisfied
Mere hours after the latest Seahawks’ win, Cliff Avril already is thinking ahead, discovering where he needs to improve during the next week’s practices.

Percy Harvin will be 'doubtful' for Seahawks-Saints -
"I thought from day-to-day we would have a chance to get him back," Carroll said. "He's been rehabilitating throughout the week. His hip was sore coming out of the game. We thought he would get back. ... We're going to list him as doubtful right now."

Seattle is fine without Percy Harvin on Monday - ESPN
Percy Harvin probably won’t play Monday night in the big game against the Saints because of continuing soreness in his surgically-repaired hip.

Seahawks list Harvin as doubtful for Monday night showdown with Saints | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
The Seahawks hoped that Percy Harvin was back for good when he made his debut with the team Nov. 17 against Minnesota, sparking a win over the Vikings with a 58-yard kickoff return. Instead, as one of their biggest games of the year looms two days away, the Seahawks are unsure if they will Harvin, who will officially be listed as doubtful while still dealing with soreness in his surgically repaired hip.

Saints out of their bubble, into the Seattle ick | Sportspress Northwest
Saints don't like to hear it, but since the arrival of Payton and Brees, New Orleans is 2-8 in road games where kickoff temp is 40 degrees or under. Advantage, Seahawks.

Rough, tough coverage essential to containing Saints’ Graham | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
RENTON—About midway through Jimmy Graham’s rookie NFL season in 2010, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees knew they had something in the unrefined tight end.

'Playbook': New Orleans Saints vs. Seattle Seahawks
How will the Seattle Seahawks defense be affected by the loss of cornerback Walter Thurmond? The "Playbook" guys break down the matchup between the Seahawks defense and the New Orleans Saints offense.

Rodger Saffold's Difficult Journey Is Starting to Come Full Circle | Bleacher Report
When the St. Louis Rams drafted offensive tackle Rodger Saffold in 2010, general manager Billy Devaney and head coach Steve Spanguolo believed he was one of the most skilled offensive linemen in the entire draft...

Mike Glennon tops Making the Leap list for Week 13 -
The goal of our weekly "Making the Leap" watch is to highlight part-time players making the leap to difference-makers or unproven young talents ascending to key contributors. Once players have truly made the leap, they will graduate from this running list.

Sunday Primer: Week 13 -
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles faces a stiff test against the Arizona Cardinals. Will Foles keep up his hot play? Find out everything you need to know before kickoff.

Michael Crabtree set to return to San Francisco 49ers -
The San Francisco 49ers' offense will get a big lift Sunday when Michael Crabtree makes his season debut. The question is how long it will take for Crabtree to round into his pre-surgery form?

NFL Prospect Focus: Eric Ebron | National Football Post
North Carolina's junior Tight End should have a bright future in the NFL.

Five for Sunday: Bears D braces for Peterson with plenty on the line -
The Bears porous run defense must find a way to slow down Adrian Peterson, the Reggie Wayne-less Colts are struggling and three more key storylines.

Report: Florida CB Loucheiz Purifoy to enter draft -
Gator junior cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy will reportedly enter the NFL Draft.

2014 NFL Draft: DT Michael Bennett plays key role in Buckeyes' big win -
Heisman contender Braxton Miller did the scoring to push the Buckeyes over Michigan but fellow junior Michael Bennett's inspired play provided the spark on defense.

NFL head of officials: We need more consistency on catch rulings -
The NFL's VP of officials said there needs to be more consistency when it comes to enforcing what is and isn't a completed pass.

NFL's best coaching job so far - ESPN
Seventeen NFL franchises have changed head coaches since the 2010 season. Those fired coaches were earning millions per year, of course. It was their lower-paid assistants who were most vulnerable to the churn. Some didn't have long-term contracts or places to go if their bosses failed to get work right away.

Potential 2014 Salary Cap Cuts - Over the Cap

With the season approaching it’s conclusion here is our list of players who could be in danger of being cut next year, what the estimated cap savings will be and some thoughts on each player. I will update the chart when news reports come out that change my opinion on some of the players. If you click on the column header you can sort by name, team or position to navigate the chart a bit easier. Feel free to email me any names I may have missed or add thoughts in the comments. I’ll link this post on the right menubar for quick viewing.