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Sunday Morning Hangover: The 2014 NFL Draft Alabama Round-Up - Roll 'Bama Roll
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Kicker Andrew Furney tweets he'll attend Seahawks mini camp - SportsLink - - May 10, 2014
Andrew Furney going to kick for an NFL team and he won't have to travel far. Furney announced on Twitter Saturday night that he will attend Seahawks mini camp and compete for an invitation to attend the team's training camp in July and August. Making the team will be a long shot — NFL teams carry only one kicker on their 53 man roster and the Seahawks extended kicker Steve Hauschka through 2016 earlier this offseason.

Undrafted free agent signings 2014: Tracking the NFL Draft aftermath -
Players not taken in the seven rounds of the NFL Draft become free agents, with teams hunting for the next John Randle or Wes Welker.

Paul Richardson — the plan, the pick & the tape | Seahawks Draft Blog
It’s not often a pick is tipped by an existing member of the team on local radio, but it emphasises Paul Richardson’s fit in Seattle that Doug Baldwin name checked him in an interview on Friday.

Report: Titans' Shonn Greene underwent knee surgery -
Titans running back Shonn Greene reportedly underwent another surgery to repair his right knee. Will rookie Bishop Sankey wrest control of the backfield in the veteran's absence?

2014 NFL Draft: Teams covet best value picks -
Introducing the top value pick in the 2014 draft for all 32 teams.

Seahawks traded down after Patriots picked Easley -
Seattle targeted Dominique Easley as its potential first-round pick. But when the Patriots snagged the prospect, the Seahawks changed course and eventually traded out of Round 1 altogether.

Cleveland Browns' Ray Farmer on Josh Gordon's possible suspension: 'We have to build a team that can win regardless of who's missing' |
Farmer then turned the tables and asked reporters a question. "How many receivers that were with the Seattle Seahawks during the regular season last year and through the beginning of the playoffs, were drafted players?'' he said. "The vast majority of those guys were not drafted, so there's definitely an opportunity to play with and identify talented players that can help your football team.''

Jackson Jeffcoat, Antonio Richardson, Rashaad Reynolds among best undrafted free agents | Audibles -
In 2013, 31 percent of all players on NFL rosters went undrafted. Fifteen Pro Football Hall of Famers did not hear their names called in the draft.

Michael Sam's 2014 draft selection moves gay former NFL players | The MMQB with Peter King
Brace yourself. It’s Michael Sam Week… again. Maybe it didn’t matter to you the first time around, when the Missouri defensive end came out to a national audience and announced his intention to be pro football’s first openly gay active player.

2014 NFL draft: Jets, Patriots picks among those that stand out | The MMQB with Peter King
Seahawks: WR Kevin Norwood (fourth round) Got a glimpse of the Alabama product at the Senior Bowl, and he instantly impressed because of his ability to high point the ball against coverage. He a solid all-round receiver who also ran well at the combine (4.48 in the 40). He’s going to surprise and contribute quickly, like most players coached by Nick Saban.

Veteran players on notice after 2014 NFL draft include BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Nick Fairley | Audibles -
With the 2014 NFL draft now in the rear-view mirror, teams will turn their focus toward the battle for roster spots and playing time. Mini-camps begin in short order, followed by full training camp and the preseason, with the exhibition opener less than three months away.

Fisher says Rams won’t hesitate to cut Michael Sam, if he doesn’t earn roster spot | ProFootballTalk
The team that drafted Michael Sam had to be ready either to cut him if he's not one of the best 53 players on the roster or to carry him on the roster if the team isn't prepared for the scrutiny that would come from cutting him.

Biggest Steals of the 2014 NFL Draft | Bleacher Report
The 2014 NFL draft is complete, 256 picks from Jadeveon Clowney out of South Carolina to Mr. Irrelevant, Lonnie Ballentine out of Memphis. Some of those picks fell from initial expectations, giving teams great value when they were finally snapped up.

Analyzing Position Values In the 2014 Drafts —
The 2014 NFL Draft is in the books. The three-day event gives us a unique peek behind the NFL curtain; teams can and do say all sorts of ridiculous things, but the way the draft unfolds is the ultimate in what economists refer to as a revealed preference. For example, NFL decision makers might say that running and stopping the run is the key to winning football games (particularly likely if those decision makers reside in Indianapolis), but the NFL draft revealed that no team preferred to spend a top-50 pick on a running back. Only one pure inside linebacker was drafted in the first two rounds (Alabama’s C.J. Mosley), and only two more (Louisville’s Preston Brown and Wisconsin’s Chris Borland) were selected with picks in the top 125.

The Football Lifecycle of an NFL Draft Pick - Over the Cap
We focus on the short lifecycle of the NFL Draft Pick and how little they may actually earn of the millions listed in their contract.

Drafting Decisions and the Salary Cap - Over the Cap
Examining NFL drafting history from 1993 to 2006 to determine a cost benefit analysis and salary cap related approach to the NFL draft

Breaking down tape of Dominique Easley - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston
The New England Patriots have added to their carousel of defensive linemen with former Florida standout Dominique Easley. Below is our scouting report