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South Florida strength coach critical of 49ers draft pick | CSN Bay Area
"Thought an organization with 5 Super Bowl titles would have a stricter draft criteria. Clearly, integrity & character are not a priority," Straub wrote.

South Florida strength coach resigns after ripping 49ers draft pick | National Football Post
USF strength coach criticized 49ers after they picked USF pass rusher Aaron Lynch

Pete Carroll’s mysterious pre-NFL draft tweets tipped each Seahawks pick | For The Win
The Super Bowl-winning coach used movie clips to preview his team's draft picks.

2014 NFL Draft: Top 10 undrafted free-agent signings -
NFL teams wasted no time snapping up players after the 2014 draft. Here is College Football 24/7's top 10 undrafted free-agent signings along with how each player might fit onto his new team.

Receivers room is packed full | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
It’s getting crowded on the sidewalk.

Browns extend Joe Haden through 2019 -
The Cleveland Browns have given Joe Haden, 25, a big contract extension through the 2019 season.

Cassius Marsh could be Seattle’s next day three diamond | Seahawks Draft Blog
Cassius Marsh might be my favourite pick from Seattle’s 2014 draft class. We’ll get onto why in a moment. First there’s this…

Jimmy Staten’s graduation comes with a high degree of drama
Jimmy Staten got word that the Seahawks had selected him in the NFL Draft during his college graduation ceremony on Saturday. Sunday morning, the defensive tackle from Middle Tennessee was on his way to Seattle.

Small talk: Seahawks OK with Paul Richardson's size -
Seahawks general manager John Schneider tells 'Brock and Danny' about drafting wide receiver Paul Richardson in the second round despite his slight frame. - Blog 710 ESPN Seattle at

Inside the NFC West war room
As one of the most stacked divisions, the NFC West just got stronger as all four teams had an impressive draft. Daniel Jeremiah and Charles Davis go in-depth on the division's outlook.

ESPN says only 38 players taken in 2009 draft still with original team — Seahawks have one | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Interesting stat Tweeted by ESPN earlier today on the 2009 Draft, noting that only 38 of the 256 players taken are still with their original team. So much for building long-term through the draft, huh?

Troy Niklas strengthens Cards run, pass games - ESPN
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Now that Bruce Arians has his tight ends, the Arizona Cardinals' offense can start to take shape. The final piece of the puzzle was a

Arizona Cardinals field 2nd-youngest secondary - ESPN
There’s a youth movement in the Arizona Cardinals secondary.

Justin Britt is Seattle Seahawks draft pick with best chance to start - ESPN
Which of the nine Seattle draft picks has a chance to start on opening day?

How each Seahawks draft pick can make an impact in 2014 | - Seattle Sidelines
In Sunday’s Herald, I looked at how difficult it will be for this year’s draft class to find playing time as rookies. As we saw last year, the Seahawks’ talent and depth makes it a lot harder for rookies to make an instant impact than it was in the first couple of seasons under Pete Carroll and John Schneider.

End of NFL Draft was the start of Seahawks' free-agent pursuit | - Sports
When the NFL draft lights go out, Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll picks up the phone.

Report: New NFL drug policy would reduce marijuana punishments -
The NFL and NFLPA are getting closer to agreeing on a deal that would involved more lenient punishments for players who test positive for marijuana

2014 NFL Draft: AFC undrafted free agents to watch -
A look at one undrafted free agent from each AFC team who has a chance to stick on the roster and keep his NFL dream alive

2014 NFL Draft: Undrafted RB Adam Muema seeks fighting chance -
Called to leave the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, former San Diego State RB Adam Muema went undrafted by sending a message that he was not committed to the game. Now he said he will give fighting -- boxing or mixed martial arts -- a whirl.

South Florida coach suspended for tweet about 49ers' Aaron Lynch -
USF pass rusher Aaron Lynch was given a life vest by San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh. The fifth-round pick received an endorsement from coach Willie Taggart -- longtime Harbaugh friend -- but anything but from Hans Straub, the Bulls' strength coach. Do the 49ers have reason to believe Lynch is salvageable?

Patrick Peterson: 'I think I am' better than Richard Sherman -
Patrick Peterson talked about the possibility of an extension from the Cardinals and said he's better than Richard Sherman.

2014 NFL draft: Breaking down the AFC picks | The MMQB with Peter King
Baltimore Ravens 1.17 C.J. Mosley, ILB, Alabama 2.16 Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida State 3.15 Terrence Brooks, FS, Florida State 3.35 Crockett Gillmore, TE, Colorado St. 4.34 Brent Urban, DE, Virginia 4.38 Lorenzo Taliaferro, RB, Coastal Carolina 5.35 John Urschel, OG, Penn State 6.

Jaguars keep the Seattle pipeline flowing with waiver claim | ProFootballTalk
If you play for the Seahawks, or have ever played for the Seahawks, there's a chance you will end up in Jacksonville. According to Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union, the Jaguars claimed linebacker Allen Bradford off waivers.

Jaguars claim Allen Bradford on waivers - Big Cat Country
The Jaguars have claimed New York Giants linebacker Allen Bradford on waivers.

Video: Today on YouTube: Taniela Tupou - the 135kg Tongan schoolkid who is the quickest prop you will ever see - Telegraph
The 18-year-old - known as 'The Tongan Hulk' - runs in three stunning tries in the first 20 minutes of Sacred Heart College’s win over Kelston Boys’ High School