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Arizona Cardinals lead NFC West in splashy offseason moves | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
The Cardinals could contend for the NFC West title after adding left tackle Jared Veldheer to fill a void, plus receiver Ted Ginn and cornerback Antonio Cromartie. The Seahawks lost several key players as free agents.

Lakewood honors Lakes High grad, Seahawks champion Jermaine Kearse | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
By official declaration, Saturday in Lakewood was all about hometown Super Bowl hero Jermaine Kearse.

Ryan Shazier is a Seahawks wildcard | Seahawks Draft Blog
This is Ryan Shazier versus Indiana. And I think this will allay some of the fears people have about his ability to be an impact player at the next level.

Friday draft notes: DGB, QB’s, trades and Cassius Marsh | Seahawks Draft Blog
Green-Beckham is a superb athlete. He’s 6-6 and 225lbs, won state high school championships in the 100 meters and the triple jump and he was one of the top recruits in the country when he committed to Missouri.

Arizoa Cardinals take different approach to free agency in 2013, 2014 - ESPN
The first month of free agency in 2013 was decidedly busier than the first month this year, but the Arizona Cardinals went more for quality over quant

On Twitter, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick denies sex misconduct - Miami-Dade -
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, under investigation by Miami police for possible sexual misconduct at a Brickell hotel, denied the allegations Friday on Twitter.

49ers Blog and Q&A: Kaepernick denies wrongdoing; details start to emerge in Miami investigation
A day after he was linked to a police investigation in Miami, Colin Kaepernick on Friday tweeted that media reports linking him to sexual assault are "completely wrong" and that "sometimes you have to deal with someone who makes things up."

Charley Casserly and the Prospect Factory exists -
Charley Casserly raided Johnny Depp's closet Friday to pick 10 of his favorite NFL prospects. This is something that happened on cable television.

'The old' RGIII was at March workouts, QB guru says -
The quarterback guru for Robert Griffin III sees a big bounce-back season in store for the Washington Redskins star. "I didn't let up on him and, boy, he kept coming," Terry Shea said Friday.

Steelers ability to find CB, WR in draft could determine playoff fate -
The Steelers are coming off back-to-back 8-8 seasons. If they can find a cornerback and wide receiver in the draft who can contribute, they could be right back in the playoff conversation.

2014 NFL Draft: San Francisco 49ers Spotlight -
This is the third of a team-by-team series, analyzing five prospects that each team should consider in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Police in Kaepernick case: Too early to tell 'what evidence indicates' -
A day after police said there was 'no evidence of a crime or sexual assault' in the Colin Kaepernick case, they said that 'it's too early to determine what the evidence indicates.'

Bengals sign 2013 3rd-round draft pick DE Sam Montgomery -
Defensive end Sam Montgomery hasn't had such a good start to his NFL career. He'll try to be better with the Bengals.

2014 NFL draft top prospects: Nos. 34-30: Timmy Jernigan, more | Audibles -
With the 2014 NFL draft fast approaching, it’s time for all 32 NFL teams to start getting their draft boards in order and ranking players based on their own preferences. At SI, it’s time for us to do that, as well.

2014 NFL draft position rankings: Teddy Bridgewater headlines quarterback class | Audibles -
If you think the stock and real estate markets are volatile, spend an entire winter and spring watching the perceptions of draft-eligible quarterbacks rise and fall. Then you will understand true craziness. There’s a cottage industry developing with seemingly one intention — to reduce and inflate perceived quarterback value based on limited tape study and specious-at-best analysis.

2014 NFL Draft: 50 Predictions with Under a Month to Go | Bleacher Report
The 2014 NFL draft looks as unpredictable as ever, but despite it being unclear as to whom the Houston Texans will draft or whether they will even keep the No. 1 overall pick, predictions are running as rampant as ever in the final weeks leading up to this year’s event.

Have We Seen the Last of the 1st-Round Running Backs in the NFL Draft? | Bleacher Report
In the history of the NFL draft, running backs were almost always looked to as premium draft choices. Clubs felt they had to have a top back in order for their offense to prosper.

Which Position Presents the Biggest Leap for NFL Draft Prospects? | Bleacher Report
With free agency receding in the NFL's collective rearview mirror, teams have one more chance to plug the holes in their starting lineups before training camps begin: the 2014 draft.

Analyzing Position Values in the NFL |
Every draft pick has a value, as seen in my draft value chart. When the first overall pick is used on a quarterback, that means the quarterback position gets credited with 34.6 picks. If you assign a value to every pick in each of the last ten drafts, you can get a sense of the amount of value spent on each position in the NFL in an average draft. The graph below shows the percentage of the draft value pie attributed to each position; for example, quarterbacks are selected with 7% of all draft capital: