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Woody Johnson: N.Y. Jets interested in DeSean Jackson -
New York Jets owner Woody Johnson said the New York Jets do have interest in DeSean Jackson, with some qualifiers. Johnson said the receiver is among several players the Jets are evaluating.

Buccaneers trade Jeremy Zuttah to Ravens for '15 pick -
The Baltimore Ravens got more offensive line help, trading a 2015 fifth-round draft choice to the Buccaneers for the rights to center Jeremy Zuttah. Zuttah will rework his contract with the Ravens as part of the deal.

Baalke: 49ers haven't contacted Eagles about DJax -
San Francisco 49ers GM Trent Baalke has now publicly refuted the report that the San Francisco 49ers have reached out to the Philadelphia Eagles about a possible trade for DeSean Jackson.

2014 NFL Mock Drafts - Pat Kirwan -
Pat Kirwan's expert NFL mock draft -- provide by and

NFL prospect focus: Swanson & Richburg | National Football Post
A detailed look at two intriguing center prospects.

The right systems for Manziel and Clowney | National Football Post
Talent alone won’t be enough for these two to succeed in the NFL. There’s another ingredient that must be added to the recipe.

Pro days notebook | National Football Post
Who helped their draft stock this week?

Marc Trestman: Marquess Wilson will “compete” for third receiver role | ProFootballTalk
Say this for the Bears: they get their top receivers the ball. Star wideouts Brandon Marshall (163) and Alshon Jeffery (150) were two of the 11 most-targeted players in 2013, per NFL statistics.

NFL may use bigger active rosters for Thursday games | ProFootballTalk
Amid complaints that Thursday games force players who are banged up to hit the field without enough time to recover from their games on the Sunday before, the NFL is considering a change: Allow 49, not 46, players to suit up on Thursdays.

Some suspect that teams supposedly interested in Jackson aren’t | ProFootballTalk
Now, reports are building regarding multiple teams that have expressed interest in Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson. And there’s suspicion in league circles that one or more of the identified teams actually aren’t interested in Jackson — and that the Eagles are leaking embellished and/or fabricated information about interest in order to build a trade market for Jackson.

Oakland Raiders not taking a quarterback in first round of draft - NFL - Don Banks -
Dispatches from the NFL's annual meeting in the land of Mickey Mouse.....

Podcast: Desean Jackson, Sanchez, Best & Worst Signings and More - Over the Cap
In this weeks OTC podcast we go over the release of Mark Sanchez, the potential issues in trading/signing DeSean Jackson, the best and worst free agent signings, salary cap carryover, recently signed contracts for Melton, Lewis, Thomas, Edelman, and more

Source: Finley failed Seahawks physical | Packersnews |
An NFL source said the Seattle Seahawks failed tight end Jermichael Finley on his physical during his recent visit to the team.

RENTON: Boling: NFL Regional Combine gives long shots their shot | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
As 350 or so athletes spent Saturday at the Seahawks’ training facility – chasing their dreams in sprints and leaps – it was probably more about aspiration than perspiration.

NFL regional combine draws players dreaming of playing pro football | - Sports
Plenty of these guys don't pass the eye test, and many more look anything but NFL ready once it comes time to run, jump or do pretty much anything else required of an NFL hopeful.

Ranking the Top Three QBs in the 2014 NFL Draft: Johnny Manziel | The Sideline View
There can be no denying that Manziel is at the top of the toughness list amongst QBs in this year’s draft. In his two years as a starter, Manziel never missed a game due to injury despite how frequently he ran with the ball on called plays and when scrambling. As for his poise, I was absolutely shocked to find that the data didn’t really back my perception of Manziel’s poise.