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Larry Fitzgerald says Arizona Cardinals 'match up well' with all of NFC West - Revenge of the Birds
The team's goal is to win the division and Fitz believes it can.

2014 breakout candidates for 2014: Ian Williams - Niners Nation
We take a look at a potential breakout candidate for the 2014-15 season: DT Ian Williams.

49ers depth chart bubble watch: Outside Linebackers - Niners Nation
The San Francisco 49ers start up training camp in three weeks. We continue our pre-camp depth chart breakdown with a look at the outside linebackers.

Russell Wilson And The Development Of A Future Elite Quarterback - Last Word On Sports - Last Word On Sports
In 2013, the Pete Carroll-led Seattle Seahawks were a feared and dominant team, which ultimately resulted in a Super Bowl ring. The Legion of Boom is hailed as one of the greatest defenses in NFL history, with all stars in the defensive secondary including Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor, and Byron Maxwell. Fans and experts have made comparisons of the 2013 Seattle Seahawks defense to the 1976 Steelers, 1985 Chicago Bears, 2000 Baltimore Ravens, and the 2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

#12Tour Postcard: Jermaine Kearse
Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse checks in during the #12Tour North tour in Vancouver.

UK podcast appearance | Seahawks Draft Blog
This week I took part in a podcast for the UK End Zone web site. If you want to hear three English guys talking about American Football (and in the meantime learn a little about different British accents) then click here and check it out.

Seahawks-crazed Whatcom County woman paints house blue and green | Community Sports | The Bellingham Herald
Whatcom County residents now have a new landmark to give directions with - go down that road about 3 miles. If you reach the blue and lime-green house, you've gone too far.

Denver Broncos don't want to run first, but better - ESPN
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Perhaps it all boils down to the difference between more and better. Because any rational person would have a difficult time

Suspension casts doubt on Dion Jordan's future with Miami Dolphins - ESPN
There already were questions about defensive end Dion Jordan's long-term future with the Miami Dolphins. Is Jordan a good fit for Miami's 4-3 defense

What can change Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker for the better? - ESPN
We've covered the Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker questions pretty thoroughly in this space.

Super Bowl champ returns home to LaSalle | CTV Windsor News
When the Seattle Seahawks won the Super Bowl over the Denver Broncos, it was a dream come true for LaSalle’s Luke Willson.

Ranking the top 20 Seattle Seahawks for 2014 - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
This week we’ve seen a lot of NFL rankings come out — after all, it’s the offseason, and there’s not a lot of news to report. If you missed the highlights, we noted the top-20 ratings of Russell Wilson, Earl Thomas and Marshawn Lynch in the NFL Network’s Top 100 list and this week’s rankings of Wilson among the league’s best quarterbacks.

RENTON: Seahawks’ Williams hopes to make impact at DT | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
Climbing up Jesse Williams’ right calf is his most recent tattoo. He’s a large man — 6-foot-3 and 312 pounds — largely covered by tattoos.

NFL's silly season: Debate rages on ranking of Seahawks' Wilson | - Sports
Whether it's over beers at our favorite pub, at a game or over the internet, we love a good sports debate, don't we?

Making The Leap, No. 5: Patriots' Jamie Collins -
Jamie Collins is one of the most athletic players on the Patriots. The 3-4 linebacker always seemed to pop up on tape last season, and we expect him to “make the leap” in 2014.

Drew Brees: Jimmy Graham revolutionized TE position -
Drew Brees doesn't think the tight end designation on Jimmy Graham should matter. He is also "anxious and hopeful" Graham will get compensated appropriately by the Saints. What else did the QB say?

Ryan Broyles progressing for Lions from torn Achilles -
Ryan Broyles is in his third-consecutive offseason of injury rehab. The Detroit Lions wide receiver believes his return from a torn Achilles is going better than his previous ACL injuries.

Marshawn Lynch talks about getting naked for magazine shoot -
Beast Mode explains why he was willing to bare all for a magazine shoot.

Cordarelle Patterson primed for big season | National Football Post
Wide receiver refining his routes

Team preview: San Francisco 49ers | National Football Post
Can Jim Harbaugh and company get past the defending champion Seahawks in 2014?

Montana and friends prepare for “Geriatric Bowl” | ProFootballTalk
“And it’s true,” a laughing Joe Cool told the San Francisco Chronicle.  “The biggest expense we’ll have for this whole thing will be ice.”

Analyzing the rushing stats of each team in 2013 —
A couple of weeks ago, Brian Burke of Advanced Football Analytics (formerly Advanced NFL Stats) wrote a great post on the value of a first down. From that post, we concluded that the marginal value of a first down is 9 yards, and we’ve previously determined that the marginal value of a touchdown is 20 yards.

De’Anthony Thomas: I’m a player no one’s ever seen before | ProFootballTalk
“I’m a player that nobody’s ever seen step on the football field,” Thomas said.

Get to know a St. Louis Rams rookie: Ethan Westbrooks - ESPN
EARTH CITY, Mo. -- We've officially reached the closest thing to a dead period the NFL has to offer these days as organized team activities are over a