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Gosselin: How UT's Jackson Jeffcoat can be latest Seahawk to overcome huge chip on shoulder | Dallas Morning News
The Seattle Seahawks marched to their first Lombardi Trophy in February with a chip on their shoulder.

Stephen A. Smith proves he’s no jerky by taking on Seahawks' Richard Sherman despite commercial partnership - NY Daily News
To his many critics, the appearance of Stephen A. Smith in a commercial for Oberto Beef Jerky is appropriate, at least symbolically. Or as one of his Twitter trolls wrote: "If they were looking for someone to put the jerk in Jerky mission accomplished."

Seahawks spotlight local nonprofits at 'Celebration of Hearing' | Sports | Seattle News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KOMO News
Derrick Coleman and the Seattle Seahawks are helping raise awareness of the deaf community. The team helped organize a fundraiser Friday night with five Seattle-based nonprofit groups.

Video by prichjr
#12thman showing some of that #Madden25 love thanks to @stayblessedworld

Ten summertime trade candidates -
Around The League has compiled a list of 10 candidates most likely to be traded this summer. Will your team land a key defensive player such as Brandon Flowers or Dion Jordan?

Deone Bucannon still in 'paralysis by analysis' at OTAs -
Deone Bucannon took second-team reps during OTAs, with teammate Tyrann Mathieu telling him to stop thinking so much and "just play." What does Bruce Arians think about the Cardinals' first-round pick?

Jimmie Ward likely out until 49ers' training camp -
Jimmie Ward, recovering from a surgically repaired foot, is not participating in the 49ers' rookie minicamp. As he prepares to return for training camp, what will the first-round pick's role be in the secondary?

Second year spotlight: NFC North | National Football Post
A look at some players who are ready to break out.

Seahawks paid Garrett Scott full slotted bonus of $101,672 | National Football Post
The Seahawks were described as "first-class" in their dealings with Scott, according to a source. Scott is hoping to resume his career at some point, but his future medical outlook remains unclear. Scott has been playing with this condition all his life.

Bob Kalsu's sacrifice rooted in his Oklahoma upbringing - Buffalo Rumblings
Bob Kalsu left pro football and made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam. It was the only decision to be made, given the way he was raised.

Why Tavon Austin is a value pick -
Tavon Austin's disappointing debut season and two offseason developments give him Fantasy value in 2014.

Report: New NFL drug policy would suspend first-time DUI offenders -
A change to the NFL's drug policy could mean a one-game suspension for first-time DUI offenders.

Despite recent tweets, Finley’s status hasn’t changed | ProFootballTalk
A pair of recent tweets from free-agent tight end Jermichael Finley created the impression that he's closer to a return. "Awesome news!" he said, followed up "#IWillRiseAgain." He then tempered that with this:  "Minor SetBack 4 A Major #Comeback." According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.

L.A. could be giving up on getting an NFL team | ProFootballTalk
As Bills fans fret about a potential relocation of the franchise to Southern California, Tim Graham of the Buffalo News has good tidings. In a lengthy and excellent look at the lack of NFL football in Los Angeles, Graham paints a picture of pessimism that the league will return to L.A.

Behind the scenes at the White House
Watch as the Seahawks travel from the Virginia Mason Athletic Center to Washington D.C. to meet the President of the United States.

Podcast: Rookie Contracts, Niners Cap, June 1 Moves, and More - Over the Cap
In this weeks podcast I discuss rookie contracts, the upcoming June 1 date and what it may mean for signings and cuts, the 49ers salary cap and why some of their moves have me a bit worried, Kyle Orton’s retirement talk, Ndamukong Suh’s contract, and how difficult it can sometimes be to look at the annual value of a contract when the player is not a free agent.

Advanced Football Analytics (formerly Advanced NFL Stats): Using Probabilistic Distributions to Quantify NFL Combine Performance
Jadeveon Clowney is thought of as a "once-in-a-decade" or even "once-in-a-generation" pass rushing talent by many. Once the top rated high school talent in the country, Clowney has retained that distinction through 3 years in college football’s most dominant conference.

NFL: 5 Teams Who Could Make Some Noise In 2014 - Turf Show Times
Too early to make predictions? Well, you're right... But it's Sunday morning, and you need something to read other than the long "Honey-Do" list waiting for you... I cruised through today's NFL...

Bruce Arians impressed, disappointed in some rookies - Revenge of the Birds
Team will swap out players if they have to.