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Tom Pennington

Hump day, y'all.

Safety is becoming a very valuable position in today's NFL. | : Dan Pompei Article
If you want to know what's going on with the safety position in the NFL, follow the touchdown-catching, slam-dunking tight ends. And the field-spreading offenses. And the hybrid defenses. They all lead to a pot of gold.

Lance Zierlein's NFL 2014 Mock Draft 2.0 | The Sideline View
Would you consider No. 3 too high for Football, J.?

Quotable: Jake Locker knows he's on the hot seat -
Jake Locker knows this is a make-or-break season for him, the Jets aren't concerned with Chris Johnson's work ethic and more from Monday.

NFL pro day results: Towson's Terrance West highlights Monday workouts -
Towson's record-setting running back was on display for NFL scouts, while McNeese State's Diontae Spencer ran a blazing 4.27 40-time.

Mike Freeman's Insider Buzz: Sources Believe DeSean Will Implode in Washington | Bleacher Report
Bleacher Report NFL Insider Mike Freeman always has a finger on the pulse of the league.

B/R's Miller and Simms Debate: Best Kept Secret at CB in the 2014 NFL Draft | Bleacher Report
NFL draft season is in full swing with about a month to go before the big day.

NFL workplace issues dominate meeting among league leaders -
Key voices from across the NFL -- including players, coaches, union leaders and league officials -- met Tuesday to discuss workplace issues in New York City, a meeting aimed at improving the workplace environment around the league.

University of Virginia offensive tackle Morgan Moses: I am the best tackle in the draft - NFL Videos
University of Virginia offensive tackle Morgan Moses joins Daniel Jeremiah and Charles Davis to explain why he is the best tackle prospect in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Jermichael Finley to undergo MRI within two weeks -
Free agent Jermichael Finley plans to undergo an MRI on his surgically repaired neck within the next two weeks. Will the tight end find a new team shortly thereafter?

Report: Seahawks only team interested in Sidney Rice - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
Once considered among the top wide receivers in the NFL, free agent Sidney Rice now apparently has only one team interested in his services: his former team, the Seattle Seahawks.

Report: Seahawks to go ‘OT heavy’ in draft | Seahawks Draft Blog
Tony Pauline at Draft Insider is quoting a source that believes the Seahawks will focus on offensive tackles in this years draft.

Monday draft notes: Thomas’ ACL, Latimer & Shazier | Seahawks Draft Blog
According to Adam Caplan, Clemson offensive tackle Brandon Thomas tore his ACL last week. A lot of people have been projecting him as a guard — but he showed enough on tape during 2013 to at least warrant consideration as a NFL tackle. It’s big news considering he could’ve been a late first or early second round pick. Teams like New Orleans, Carolina and Seattle — who were all potentially in the market for OL help — are unlikely to consider him that early following today’s news. He’ll need a redshirt year at least — and then you’re looking at a 317lbs man with knee history.

Marshawn Lynch and the running back cliff -
No position in the NFL has a shorter shelf life than running back. It's an established reality, and not a surprising one given the nature and the volume of the contact that is typically absorbed at that position.

How Rookie Wage Scale Has Changed the Way NFL Teams Draft | Bleacher Report
The NFL lockout during the 2011 offseason was a direct result of buyer’s remorse. After the owners singed their previous deal with the NFLPA in 2006, they were instantaneously trying to get out of the deal.

Colin Cole, Carolina Panthers reportedly agree to terms -
The Panthers reportedly have struck a deal with 33-year-old defensive tackle Colin Cole, who started 13 games for Carolina last season.

2014 NFL Mock Drafts - Rob Rang -
Rob Rang's expert NFL mock draft -- provide by and

Wideout Allen Robinson makes first-round statement at Penn State -
Penn State WR Allen Robinson cut 12 pounds to put a pedestrian scouting combine workout behind him, posting considerable improvement across the board Tuesday at his pro day to solidify his status as a top-40 pick.

DeSean Jackson misses first week of Redskins offseason workouts -
Should DeSean Jackson had cancelled his previously-scheduled vacation in order to attend the start of Washington's workouts?

An early look at early busts -
A sneak peak at the early busts list for 2014.

Josh Wilson, Atlanta Falcons strike one-year contract -
The Atlanta Falcons signed former Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Wilson to a one-year deal on Tuesday. Wilson started all 48 games for the 'Skins over the past three seasons.

Terrance West's pro day gives Towson its biggest NFL exposure yet -
Record-setting running back Terrance West draws a big crowd to Towson's pro day, and some of his teammates stand to benefit from the attention.

Cardinals have most improved group in NFC West -
The NFC West mostly has been quiet this offseason, but the Cardinals have made some solid improvements. Offensive tackle Jared Veldheer tops Arizona's offseason moves.

A broken and deeply flawed system | National Football Post
There are multiple ways the NCAA can improve upon its current blueprint. Here are some suggestions.

Nate Burleson wants to mentor Browns' Josh Gordon -
Nate Burleson might not put up big numbers on the football field in 2014, but he can provide one thing the Cleveland Browns are missing: a mentor to Josh Gordon.

Roster Reset: NFC West -
The Cardinals made strides in free agency, but will the moves affect the NFC West standings? Around The League ranked the teams in the division based on their margin of offseason improvement.

Greg Robinson or Jake Matthews: Better 2014 NFL draft tackle prospect? | The MMQB with Peter King
One of the toughest factors for NFL talent evaluators to nail down is a draft prospect's projection. Players are not snapshots in time. Once they turn pro, most prospects will get physically stronger, improve their technique with better coaching and devote more time to what has be...

SI 64: Trent Murphy, Jordan Matthews, Stephon Tuitt headline next five players in top 64 NFL draft prospects | Audibles -
With the draft just about a month away, 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.

Barkevious Mingo trying to gain weight, “psyched” to play for Mike Pettine | ProFootballTalk
For most people, the inability to put on weight despite eating pizzas loaded with fattening toppings would be an enjoyable trait to have. For Browns linebacker Barkevious Mingo, though, it is a problem.

2014 NFL Draft: Best Fits for This Year's Top Defensive Playmakers | Bleacher Report
The 2014 NFL draft is loaded with incredible playmakers on the defensive side of the ball. Each prospect is hoping to land somewhere he can maximize his potential while providing as many opportunities to play as possible.

B/R NFL 1000: Top 60 Inside Linebackers | Bleacher Report
Determining the best inside linebacker in the NFL might be a tougher decision than you think. The NFL voted Luke Kuechly the Defensive Player of the Year, but was that backed up on film? How about the two studs in San Francisco? Or even Derrick Johnson?

Details of Kenny Britt's Contract with Rams - Over the Cap
The signing of WR Kenny Britt by the St. Louis Rams became official yesterday and via a source with knowledge of the contract we have the full breakdown of the contract.

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Pass rushers may fly off board late in Round 1 -
Rob Rang says that while Jadeveon Clowney is clearly the best pass rusher available, there could be a run on other solid prospects late in the first round.

Running Backs, Draft Supply and Demand and Why No First Rounders Doesn’t Imply Poor Talent | Optimum Scouting
Supply and demand. That’s really all draft “value” is in terms of how teams finalize their boards and determine which prospects and positions they’ll take throughout the draft.

Boiler Room: Nebraska WR Quincy Enunwa | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
Ever think about how you've changed over the years? What did the "old you" think, say, and do versus the "new you?" This is something I think about all the time when I'm studying football players. I remember the first time I saw Terrell Owens as a rookie. He wasn't the rocked-up, raging force of…

Seattle Seahawks honored as part of Seattle Mariners' home opener - ESPN
The Seattle Mariners have honored their Super Bowl champion neighbors from across the street.

2014 NFL Draft: Deep draft for DBs could yield some steals -
Bradley Roby is a known commodity, but he might be available in the second round. And guys like Pierre Desir and Deone Bucannon could provide value, too.