The league finally announced its worst-kept secret Monday afternoon, the NFL regular-season schedule will be released at 4 p.m. Pacific time today.
We already know the Seattle Seahawks opponents for 2012. Seattle will host Green Bay, Minnesota, Dallas, New England, the N.Y. Jets and NFC West rivals San Francisco, Arizona and St. Louis.
Seattle’s road dates include Carolina, Detroit, Chicago, Miami, Buffalo and the rest of the NFC West. I’ll have the full schedule up along with some analysis once the schedule is released this afternoon.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com pass along this report form Monday’s first day of the team’s offseason program, which was not open to the media.
Alex Marvez of Fox Sports gives Seattle a B grade for the team’s efforts in free agency.
Brian McIntyre reports Seattle defensive end Alan Branch has one of the highest workout bonuses in the league at $500,000.
Bob Condotta writing for CBS Sports gives us a behind-the-scenes look at Washington running back Chris Polk.
Michael Lombardi of the NFL Network pens an interesting article on what he learned from mentor Bill Walsh about draft preparation.
Joe Fortenbaugh of the National Football Post takes a look at some interesting prop bets heading into the draft.
The Minnesota Vikings’ effort to get a stadium deal done has been dealt another blow, with the state house of representatives rejecting a plan to use public subsidies for the $1 billion stadium plan. Looks like the Vikings remain the frontrunner to move to L.A.