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Happy 2014!

Percy Harvin of Seattle Seahawks avoided injured reserve with workout - ESPN
Sources said Harvin, who has played in just one game this season following offseason hip surgery, looked "amazing" during the session and that the Seahawks believe it is possible he will play when the team opens the postseason at home Jan. 11.

MacDonald Completes Epic NFL Stadium Journey | PRLog
After 119 days on the road, Sean MacDonald has accomplished his goal of seeing a game at every NFL stadium during the 2013 season, and he did it all by driving across the country, logging just over 20,000 miles.

NFL playoffs 2014: Percy Harvin returning to field as Seahawks begin bye week - NFL - Sporting News
Get the latest NFL news, video updates, scores, schedules, standings and more on Sporting News.

Updated mock draft: 31st December | Seahawks Draft Blog
Here's an interesting angle for the 2014 draft. Jadeveon Clowney is the best defensive physical specimen to enter the NFL since Mario Williams and Julius

Seattle defense made a fundamental turn - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
The Seahawks defensive statistics this season are impressive, leading the league in fewest points allowed (14.4 per game), fewest total yards (273.6 per game), fewest passing yards allowed (172 per game) and most interceptions (28).

Rick Reilly on 2013 NFL season - ESPN
Here's what we found out about the NFL in 2013:

Seahawks’ Percy Harvin hopes to be ready for playoffs | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin, who has played in only one game this season, will practice with the Seahawks on Thursday. Harvin and the Seahawks hope he’ll be able to play in their playoff game Jan. 11.

The Seahawks’ gift to the city? Ego | Jerry Brewer | The Seattle Times
In a city that plays it humble and hasn’t had many sports highlights to celebrate lately, the brash, audacious Seahawks are showing how it can be done.

Other teams looking at Seahawks assistant coaches | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Both Dan Quinn and Darrell Bevell reportedly approached

Pro Football Focus grades Seahawks-Rams | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Here are the weekly notes and and grades from Pro Football Focus, including which Seattle defensive lineman earned the PFF Game Ball in this week’s Refocused.

Snap Counts: Week 17 vs. St. Louis | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
We see a lot more of Paul McQuistan than James Carpenter, about average (for the Seahawks) fullback usage, lots of Zach Miller and a rise in snaps for Chris Clemons.

Seahawks' Harvin could be back for playoffs | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
Contrary to earlier reports of a trip to the injured reserve, the dynamic Seahawks receiver might practice this week

49ers vs. Packers: Who Has the Edge at Every Position? | Bleacher Report
San Francisco 49ers news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more

Reflecting on the 7 Defining Moments of Seattle Seahawks' 2013 Regular Season | Bleacher Report
The Seattle Seahawks ended their 2013 regular season last Sunday in triumphant fashion. It was a season full of ups and downs, though certainly more ups than downs. The Seahawks won the NFC West and finished the year with the best record in the NFC.

Do the 49ers Lack a Killer Instinct? - San Francisco 49ers - NFL News - Pro Football Spot:: NFL, NFL Draft, and Fantasy Football News - Pro Football Spot Forums
Forum dedicated to the coverage of the NFL, NFL Draft, and fantasy Football. We are an online community of NFL fans that have established a platform to provide and discuss quality football information.

Detroit Lions speak to Seahawks about Tom Cable -
One interesting name boiled up Tuesday relative to the Detroit Lions' search to replace fired coach Jim Schwartz.

Injury roundup: Carlos Rogers to miss 49ers' game? -
The 49ers reportedly don't expect to have cornerback Carlos Rogers (hamstring) on the field for Sunday's wild-card showdown with the Packers. Who else is on the bubble for Wild-Card Weekend?

Tar Heels (Russell Bodine), Trojans (George Uko) lose linemen to NFL -
North Carolina center Russell Bodine and USC defensive tackle George Uko, each juniors, announced their intentions to enter the 2014 NFL draft. Each could earn spots within the first 100 selections.

Risers-Fallers from early bowl games (video) - senior analyst Rob Rang joined's Erin Sharoni to discuss players whose NFL draft stock is rising and falling based on the early bowl games.

Redskins interviewing Sean McDermott, other candidates -
The Redskins will interview Sean McDermott this weekend, CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reports and are also interested in Darrell Bevell, Jay Gruden and Mike Zimmer.

NFL coaching search: Whisenhunt, Zimmer hot; position coaches, too -
A couple of familiar names -- Ken Whisenhunt and Mike Zimmer -- are under strong consideration for NFL head coaching gigs. But there is a strong group of position coaches to watch, too.

Peyton Manning, Jimmy Graham headline NFL All-Pro team 2013 | Audibles -
Everyone wants to put together their own All-Pro teams around this time of year, and we're no different. Hopefully some of the names will be a bit different, though -- we've taken a look through our tape notes and stat sheets and assembled a team who we believe to be the best at every position, ...

NFL Draft 2014 Bowl Preview: Prospects to watch during college football bowl season | Audibles -
Virginia Tech: James Gayle, DE. Some of Gayle’s appeal comes from the fact that he might work in a 4-3 or 3-4 defense, with a move to OLB necessary for the latter. His 6-4, 255-pound frame might be more suited for a hybrid role than anything else. Gayle was third-team All-ACC and led the Hokies with 33 QB hurries on the season.

Ex-head of officiating thinks all 17 NFL refs should be full-time | ProFootballTalk
The NFL has slowly begun converting some of its officials from part-timers who also work weekday jobs to full-timers whose sole focus is studying the rules of the NFL. But as botched calls like the ending of Sunday’s Chiefs-Chargers game show, there are still plenty of times when properly enforcing all the league’s convoluted rules proves to be too much for the officials.

Looking At the 2014 CB Market & How QBs Might Be Playing a Role In Its Saturation - Over the Cap
The Denver Broncos broke the all-time scoring record this past Sunday on the same day Peyton Manning broke the single-season yardage record. The fact that both previous marks were set in the past six years embodies the NFLs ongoing evolution towards a passing league.

Stock Down: Week 17 - 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.

2014 NFL mock draft: Offseason planning begins -
Teddy Bridgewater of Louisville can be penciled in as the No. 1 pick in the draft (for now), but after that the draft is wide open. How many quarterbacks will go in the top 10, and how far could defensive end Jadeveon Clowney slip?

NFL Week 17 Winners and Losers: The Lucky Chargers, the Scary Packers, and the Legacy of Chris Conte - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
Winners Packers: Aaron Rodgers wasn’t particularly Aaron Rodgers–like, Eddie Lacy looked hobbled, the Packers’ defense continued