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Who will make the second year jump for Packers? - JSOnline
During OTAs, Harper has shown signs of why he was drafted in the fourth round. He's big, listed at 6-1, 228. And now he's got a year's worth of experience on the three players the Packers drafted in May. This can make a difference at wide receiver, as the position coach said. Harper does face an uphill climb at a crowded position, but he's off to a fast start. On Tuesday, Harper had multiple catches during 11-on-11 periods. He boasts the frame necessary to box out cornerbacks.

Pro Football Focus: Seahawks rank No. 1 in NFL roster talent - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
This just in: the defending Super Bowl-champion Seattle Seahawks are going to be a pretty good football team in 2014.

Marshawn Lynch’s silent offseason doesn’t answer Seahawk question | Larry Stone | The Seattle Times
Will running back Marshawn Lynch continue to be the engine of the Seahawks’ offense in 2014? As usual, he isn’t talking.

Marshawn Lynch Surprise Winner In Belmont Stakes - -
Outpacing favorites such as Wicked Strong, Tonalist, and the heavily favored California Chrome, Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch galloped to a 1.75 lengths victory in the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes today.

2014 NFL Draft grades: Seahawks, Colts among underachievers -
In filling out his 2014 NFL Draft report card, Bucky Brooks handed out "C" marks to six teams -- including the Tennessee Titans, whose first-round selection of Taylor Lewan raised a few eyebrows.

Richard Sherman not buying the 'Madden' curse - ESPN
It’s a nice honor to grace the "Madden 15" video game cover, but superstitious Seattle Seahawks fans who believe in the curse associated with the cover winner probably wish someone other than Richard Sherman had won.

Pete Carroll on Russell Wilson: 'Look at the quarterback we've got'
Russell Wilson has done so much in his first two seasons with the Seahawks, it’s hard to imagine what’s left for him to accomplish. But just wait, because the third-year QB is just getting started.

Post-draft depth chart: Defensive backs | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
Assuming Kam Chancellor is ready to go following offseason hip surgery, there are no starter questions here.

PHOTO: Drew Brees looks eerily like 19th president Rutherford B. Hayes -
If Drew Brees ever time travels to 1878, people might mistake him for the president of the United States.

Ready to bust loose: Part II | National Football Post
Five more players to keep an eye on during the 2014 NFL season.

Numbers tell different story than those bashing Kaepernick deal -
Looking at the numbers, Colin Kaepernick won't be getting the gigantic payday in Year 1 of his new deal. But the contract looks to be fair to both sides as the years go on.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Four Downs: AFC East
Losing Mike Pettine may prove to be a massive problem for the Buffalo Bills next year. Pettine's arrival saw the Bills go from the 27th-ranked defense in DVOA during 2012 to the fourth-ranked defense in DVOA during the 2013 season. (DVOA is Football Outsiders' defense-adjusted value over average metric, explained here.) The unit also lost safety Jairus Byrd, but he only started nine games last year when they had the second-ranked pass defense in DVOA.

Shutdown Corner's Overrated and Underrated: Roster building techniques | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
This offseason, Shutdown Corner's Frank Schwab and Eric Edholm will look into what is overrated and underrated in all aspects of the NFL. We fully expect your angry emails and comments that are sure to follow.

Philip Rivers plays softball in a fake mullet, tall socks and coach's shorts | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Nothing like a mullet to make you feel like a man.

Malcolm Jenkins: Chip Kelly has us working harder than anyone | ProFootballTalk
After five years with the Saints, Malcolm Jenkins signed with the Eagles this offseason. And he says coach Chip Kelly has the players in Philadelphia working harder than he worked in New Orleans -- and harder than anyone works anywhere.

Deone Bucannon sidelined by turf toe | ProFootballTalk
Cardinals rookie safety Deone Bucannon has signed his contract, clearing one obstacle that stood in the way of his expected ascension to the starting lineup in his first NFL season. Now he just needs to get healthy enough to prove that he's the right man for the job.

Predicting NFL Records That Will Fall During the 2014 Season | Bleacher Report
The latest NFL news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more

The NFL's Most Intriguing Developmental Prospects | Bleacher Report
The latest NFL news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more

Luke Kuechly talks about his rise, hobbies and the Panthers quest for the playoffs - Cat Scratch Reader
Luke Kuechly sat down with Cat Scratch Reader to talk about his rise in the NFL and how the Panthers can compete in 2014.

The Book of Woodhead: Volume One - Bolts From The Blue
Danny Woodhead is the scrappiest, grittiest, most hard-working, coach's son, heads-up, smart, football IQest, grinder of a NFL that ever was. This is a tribute to him and everything that has made him so good and awesome at playing NFL football.

ESPN ranks the Rams roster.....and it's not pretty - Turf Show Times
Sam Monson, usually of PFF but recently of ESPN, destroyed the Rams' roster. You want to see how low he ranked them.

Video: Kenny Britt burns Tru Johnson during the second day of OTAs - Turf Show Times
Kenny Britt burnt Tru Johnson during the second practice of 2014 and there's video proof.

Kareem Martin filling out frame in Arizona Cardinals offseason - Revenge of the Birds
The rookie defender is getting bigger and is still quick.

Arizona Cardinals had 2nd-best drop rate in 2013 - Revenge of the Birds
The Arizona Cardinals had the 2nd best drop rate in the NFL last year when doing a team-by-team analysis.

49ers' Bruce Ellington among impact players drafted on Day 3 - Niners Nation
Bruce Ellington makes another list of players who were drafted late that can make an impact at the next level.

12th Man History - Shaming the Haters of Seattleba-kground
Over and over, the troll comments: the Seahawks’ 12th Man is a farce and stolen from Texas A&M. Seattle’s fans are a bunch of loser copycats who ripped off the tradition-soaked name of the Aggies fan base.

Trivia: The 2014 49ers And Their Star Receivers —
Colin Kaepernick won’t be hurting for weapons this year, which may be why San Francisco decided to give him a massive contract extension prior to the season. So will this be a career year for the young quarterback? Even if […]