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Coffee & Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Friday

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Tom Pennington


Seahawks aim for a different kind of community engagement | Jerry Brewer | The Seattle Times
For all the passion the Seahawks inspire, for all they’ve done to unite sports fans in the region, they still haven’t connected with the area. And many of them desperately want to do so.

NFL Draft 2014: Top Rookie Team-Scheme Fits | Bleacher Report
Looking back at the 2014 NFL draft, let’s break down the rookies who have the opportunity to contribute early and play key roles because of their fit from a scheme perspective.

Report: Rams shopped Isaiah Pead during NFL draft -
The St. Louis Rams' backfield contains too many cooks after Les Snead drafted running back Tre Mason in the third round last week.

Dolphins name Eric Stokes assistant GM | National Football Post
Former Buccaneers executive hired

Earl Thomas: ‘I’m addicted to winning’ « The Jim Rome Show
Seattle Seahawk safety Earl Thomas said winning Super Bowl XLVIII was no surprise to him because it’s what he’d done his entire life.

Seahawks top NFL’s post-draft power rankings - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
The Seattle Seahawks’ 2014 draft class garnered mixed reviews from the national media, but that’s not enough to knock the Hawks off their perch as the NFL’s top team.

Keith Price optimistic about his latest opportunity
When the Seahawks kickoff their three-day rookie minicamp Friday, former University of Washington quarterback Keith Price will get an optimum opportunity to state his case for continuing his career at the next level.

Aaron Donald brings variety to St. Louis Rams' D-line - ESPN
Before last Thursday night, if you wanted to come to the conclusion that the St. Louis Rams had a "type" when it comes to their defensive tackles, it would have been easy to see what it was.

A few new names for rookie mini-camp | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
We’ll get a complete list tomorrow of all the players trying out at Seattle’s rookie mini-camp.

Sixth-round pick Pinkins signs contract | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Cornerback Eric Pinkins of San Diego State has signed his contract with the Seahawks, according to his agency group:

Sherman Effect on display in NFL draft | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
There was a record set in the first round of last week’s NFL draft.

Dave Boling: Subterfuge becoming Seahawks specialty at NFL draft time | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
I checked the Seattle Seahawks media guide to see if any of their scouting or personnel people were in charge of “counterespionage” but found no listing.

Rams waive Daryl Richardson | ProFootballTalk
The Rams added Tre Mason in the draft and now they’ve created some room for him on the depth chart.

Seahawks sign fullback Kiero Small | ProFootballTalk
The Seahawks have struck another deal with a draft pick.

Jaguars release quarterback Matt Scott | ProFootballTalk
The Jaguars found a quarterback of the future in the draft, so they keep jettisoning quarterbacks of their past.

Draft Review: NFC West | National Football Post
Some might feel Justin Britt was a reach. I don’t! He is a tough, competitive tackle who can play guard or tackle in the NFL. Britt has size and strength to go along with good athleticism.

Updated Primer on the Finer Points of the NFL Rookie Contract Negotiation - Over the Cap
Not surprisingly draft picks have quickly begun signing contracts with their new teams so this seemed like a good time to dig up our article with a look at a few of the negotiating points that may still exist and update it for 2014. While the parameters of most deals are already decided (as you can see by our rookie estimates that were made months ago) this article should explain what some of the discussions will be about, how they impact the player, and why some deals may take longer than others. Remember nothing is going to lead to a holdout anymore but you want to gain the most protection you can for a player when doing these deals.