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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets daily draft nugget: One of the biggest heartbreaks occurred in 1997, when they owned the No. 1 overall pick and Peyton Manning decided to stay in school. Citing league rules, Bill Parcells never made an effort to sway Manning into turning pro, but he certainly could've sent a message through his father, Archie. Parcells wound up trading down twice, picking LB James Farrior with the eighth pick. He was a solid player (two Pro Bowls with the Steelers), but Parcells passed on two future Hall-of-Fame tackles — Orlando Pace (first) and Walter Jones (sixth).

Brady Henderson ESPN 

An interesting travel nugget from ESPN Stats & Information: The closest NFL city to Seattle is Oakland, which is 801 miles away (San Francisco is listed at 807 miles). The Seahawks play the Raiders on the road in 2018, but it's in London -- 4,789 miles from Seattle. So the shortest possible trip for the Seahawks is instead the longest by far.

Brady Henderson ESPN 

From ESPN Stats & Information: Since 2012, Russell Wilson's rookie season, the Seahawks' home winning percentage of .792 is second in the NFL only to New England's .833. The Seahawks play four of their final five games at CenturyLink Field in 2018.

Brady Henderson ESPN 

Why was Seahawks general manager John Schneider scouting top quarterback prospects when he already has Russell Wilson? He explained a few of the reasons Thursday. Schneider mentioned how the Packers, his old team, would routinely add QBs even when Brett Favre was in his prime. He also revisited Aaron Rodgers' draft-day story as a lesson in due diligence. "I was in Green Bay when Aaron Rodgers fell, right?" Schneider said. "Aaron Rodgers was supposed to be the first pick in the draft, and we weren't necessarily as prepared as we should have been for him to fall. When you get to draft day, you want to just make decisions [quickly], like you're totally prepared. Quite frankly, when we acquired Aaron that day, we had to make some more calls during the draft, which you never really want to do. Like, 'Why is he falling?' That sort of thing. So you never know what's going to happen."

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Last season, the Steelers played three divisional games in the final five weeks of the year. In 2018, Pittsburgh will play one AFC North opponent over the final eight weeks - the Bengals in Week 17.

Brady Henderson ESPN 

While Seahawks general manager John Schneider said he's been told by Earl Thomas' representatives that Thomas won't hold out, Schneider was noncommittal about the All-Pro free safety's future in Seattle. Asked if Thomas will be on the team, Schneider said: "He is right now. I mean, he's on our roster." Will he be there come September? "I hope so," Schneider said. "Yeah, I hope he is. He's under contract."

Brady Henderson ESPN 

Seahawks general manager John Schneider wouldn't say if the team asked Colin Kaepernick whether or not he'd kneel for the national anthem next season. ESPN reported last week that the Seahawks postponed a workout with Kaepernick after he declined to say he would stop kneeling. "That's what I can't get into," Schneider said. "That's stuff that, not just Colin, anybody we're bringing in. This is a free-agent workout that we're talking about. Obviously it's pretty controversial. I understand that. But anybody that we bring in, there's a number of different things we go through, tons of different categories in the background before we bring guys in."

Brady Henderson ESPN 

Seahawks general manager John Schneider was asked about the NFL Network's report that the team plans to waive defensive lineman Malik McDowell. He didn't confirm that plan, saying things are "ongoing." McDowell, last year's top pick, didn't play as a rookie after injuring his head in a summer ATV accident. "That's ongoing," Schneider said. "We're still waiting on some guidance on that, but Malik was involved in a terrible accident and it's an unfortunate thing." Schneider had no new information on strong safety Kam Chancellor or defensive end Cliff Avril, who suffered career-threatening neck injuries last season.

Cameron Wolfe ESPN Staff Writer 

No West Coast trip, or game, for Titans is a big plus for Titans after last season's disaster. Titans playing at least 3 primetime games for first time since 2009, including two MNF games for first time since 2007.

Brady Henderson ESPN 

A significant note regarding the Earl Thomas situation: Seahawks general manager John Schneider said he was told by Thomas' representatives that Thomas won't hold out if he doesn't get a new deal. Schneider said he last spoke with Thomas' people at the scouting combine.