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I guess he's fit in.
I guess he's fit in.
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2014 NFL Free Agency - Sizing up the best, worst values among moves thus far - ESPN
Louis Riddick highlights the best and worst value moves in 2014 NFL free agency thus far.

Top 10 free agent medical issues for 2014 | National Football Post
What NFL teams will need to be aware of when signing injured free agents.

Brandon Browner says his play won’t change in New England | ProFootballTalk
"A lot of the stuff I’ll be doing on defense I did in Seattle," Browner said, via the Boston Herald. "The only thing that changes is the terminology. I was also told I’ll play a lot of man to man, which is my strong suit. I take it in stride and can’t wait to get back out there."

Bro to Bro: Martellus on Michael remaining with the Seahawks - NFL Videos
Martellus and Michael Bennett are back for "Bro to Bro," where the brothers talk about Martellus' reaction to his brother re-signing with the Seattle Seahawks and both brothers react to the teammates they've lost in free agency.

NFL replay and playoff expansion are on the agenda for league meetings | The MMQB with Peter King
Time to take a breath. We’ll eventually get to the rise of the NFL’s middle class in the league's 22nd year of free agency, spurred by $665 million guaranteed to players in the first six days of the open market, and the $1.52 billion in paper contracts for 128 players.

Seahawks still looking for D-line help - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
The Seattle Seahawks have yet to make a significant move to sign a free agent from another team, but that could change soon. Former Vikings defensive end Jared Allen was in Seattle Sunday to talk with team officials.

Report: Seahawks bring back Steven Hauschka on three-year deal | ProFootballTalk
After playing on a series of one-year deals with Seattle, kicker Steven Hauschka is finally getting a multi-year contract. The Seahawks and Hauschka have reached a three-year, $9.15 million pact, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. According to Rapoport, Hauschka will receive $3.

Your first-round pick for the Seahawks - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
With the 32nd pick in the 2014 NFL draft, the Seattle Seahawks select… Kelvin Benjamin, wide receiver, Florida State. That was the overwhelmin

Jets, Saints, Seahawks all in play for Sidney Rice | ProFootballTalk
Eric Decker may not be the only free agent receiver the Jets sign. Sidney Rice, who was cut by the Seahawks last month, is drawing interest from the Jets, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Here’s everything the Seattle Seahawks sent to the Pro Football Hall of Fame to immortalize the Super Bowl - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
On Wednesday, the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, unboxed a special package from the Super Bowl-champion Seattle Seahawks. In it were the mementos the team sent to be immortalized in the hall’s galleries.

Jared Allen visits Seattle, Hauschka re-signs | Seahawks Draft Blog
The man who originally wouldn’t take any visits is finally doing the rounds.

Seahawks nominated for team of the year | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
The Seahawks were nominated for the Sports Business Awards team of the year after winning the Super Bowl. The Seahawks are joined as nominees with the Red Sox, Blackhawks, Warriors, Timbers and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association.

James Jones, Raiders agree on three-year deal -
James Jones has a found a new job. The former Green Bay Packers wide receiver has agreed to a three-year deal to join the Oakland Raiders. Jones led the NFL with 14 touchdowns catches in 2012.

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Giants sign 5-year deal -
One day after landing Walter Thurmond, the New York Giants tapped back into the free-agent cornerback market by signing Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to a five-year, $39 million contract.

Monday Musings: Polling GMs on other teams' free-agency moves -
Prisco: Which GMs made questionable moves in free agency? Just ask other GMs. We solicit NFL decision-makers for their takes and also weigh in on the Packers landing Julius Peppers.

Darrelle Revis: Joining Patriots 'all about winning' -
Darrelle Revis received a tour of New England’s facility Monday, then held a conference call with reporters. Have the cornerback and Bill Belichick made amends after Revis called the Patriots coach a "jerk" two years ago?

Wes Welker's option exercised by Denver Broncos -
The Denver Broncos have been one of the most active teams this offseason. That didn't change Monday when the team picked up the 2014 option on wide receiver Wes Welker's contract.

NFL free agency notes: Ten biggest voids left by departing players -
We're entering the second phase of NFL free agency, when most of the power names are gone. There still are plenty of bargains and questions to be answered as we hurtle toward the draft in May.

Report: DeSean Jackson worried about status with the Eagles -
Is receiver DeSean Jackson really in danger of being cut by the Eagles?

Report: NFL playoffs likely to expand to 14 teams in 2015 -
The momentum for playoff expansion continues, and changes could be coming as soon as the 2015 season, according to the latest report.

NFL Prospect Focus: Jared Abbrederis and Bruce Ellington | National Football Post
These two under-the-radar receivers could make a splash in the NFL.

2014 NFL free agents: Best remaining players on offense, headlined by Michael Vick | Audibles -
The chaotic start to free agency has given way to a much more controlled setting around the NFL. The goal for teams now: find a few bargains who can help fill out a roster and, if luck should have it, a starting lineup. What's left on the offensive side of the ball? Quarterbacks 1.

Henry Melton, NFL free agent, being sued for allegedly biting bar owner in fight | Audibles -
Free agent defensive tackle Henry Melton is still searching for a new team, but some unflattering details surfaced Monday, which could affect his pursuit of a new deal. According to reports, Melton is being sued by a bar owner as a result of a December incident at Chill Sports Bar & Grill.

Cardinals keep cornerback Bryan McCann | ProFootballTalk
The Cardinals are now covered on cornerback depth, and should have no problem with the unwritten rules. Actually, they signed their backup cornerback Bryan McCann, not Brian McCann, the preachy baseball catcher who thinks its his job to teach us all the right way to play the game.

Open Bargain Season "
Roster spots are filling up fast, so look for plenty of deals to go down in Week 2 of this free-agent frenzy

The pressure to act during NFL free agency is at an all-time high. | : Dan Pompei Article
More than ever, free agency has become a reflection of the NFL's restlessness, urgency and desperation. In some cases, change is mistaken for progress. In other cases, sales need to be made, either in the boardroom, pressroom or locker room. And then there are those who imagine the garbage of others as the landfill that could become a path to the Super Bowl.

Leon Hall: The Numbers, The Tape, The Verdict 2014 | Pre Snap Reads
Ever since he was drafted in 2007, Leon Hall has been one of the best players in the NFL who received the least amount of credit for his play. Hall and Jonathan Joseph were the Bengals’ two stars in the secondary for a very long time, but it was always Joseph who received more of the plaudits for his on-field play.

Advanced NFL Stats: When Coaches Use Timeouts
As I continue to work on the next generation WP model, I'm looking hard at how timeouts are used. Here are 2 charts that capture about as much information as can be squeezed into a graphic.

Vikings' Mike Zimmer among huge crowd at Florida's pro day -
Florida might have posted a disappointing 4-8 record last season, but its pro day Monday was a reminder of how talented the team was, with representatives from all 32 NFL teams present.

Cowboys Corner: Henry Melton still at Valley Ranch, but several teams remain in hunt for his services
Melton wants a short-term deal to prove his health after undergoing reconstructive surgery on his left knee in October, but he still might be asking more than the Cowboys are willing to spend.

Seahawks free agency tracker — Day Seven | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Day seven brought clarification to one piece of Seattle’s free agent puzzle — the signing of Steven Hauschka Seahawks (recapped here).

James Starks, Green Bay Packers reportedly have deal -
Running back James Starks has canceled a Tuesday visit with the Pittsburgh Steelers. According to one report, he'll return as Eddie Lacy's backup with the Green Bay Packers.

What we learned on Day 7 of NFL free agency -
New York Jets coach Rex Ryan is badly in need of corners after losing out to the Giants on Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Find out what else we learned on Day 7 of free agency Monday.