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Seattle Seahawks Blog - Hawk Blogger: 2011 Seahawks Training Camp: July 31st News & Notes: Fans were finally reunited with players this weekend when the public got its first chance to witness Seahawks training camp at the VMAC in Renton. Change is a constant with this team, and today was no different as defensive leader and former Pro Bowler Lofa Tatupu was granted his release. There is a ton to cover, so let's dive right in.
Pete Carroll adamant that Tatupu decision was mutual | Seattle Seahawks & NFL News - seattlepi.com: To hear Pete Carroll tell it, the Seahawks’ decision to release linebacker Lofa Tatupu will be mutually beneficial for both sides. In fact, Carroll almost made it sound as if the team was doing Tatupu a favor by cutting him loose on Sunday.
Perspective on the race for Andrew Luck " Seahawks Draft Blog: It’s official, Andrew Luck will be playing for several NFL teams next year. He’ll play the first three games in Miami and having had a taste of the AFC East, he’ll stick around for the next four weeks in Buffalo before it gets too cold. Then he’s off to Denver for a week of mentoring from fellow Stanford grad John Elway, before a fortnight in Cincinnati. Washington will be Luck’s home after that, before a long flight to spend some time in San Francisco.
Malcom Floyd - San Diego Chargers - 2011 Player Profile - Rotoworld.com: Free agent WR Malcom Floyd still has a "slim chance" of re-signing with the Chargers, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. Floyd's market has been slow to develop because his agent is reportedly seeking a contract in the neighborhood of $5 million per season. Beat writer Kevin Acee suspects Floyd will ultimately settle for half of that, which is still too rich for the Chargers' taste.
Mac's Football Blog: Broncos Add Pair Of Tight Ends: The Denver Broncos have reached agreement on contracts with tight ends Daniel Fells and Dante Rosario, ESPN's John Clayton reports.
NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive Cardinals interested in ex-Jets WR Edwards ": According to a league source, Braylon Edwards is drawing interest from the Cardinals, who have been in the market for a receiver after losing Steve Breaston to the Chiefs. Arizona is in a position to spend and is trying to diversify its offense.
Seattle Seahawks Say Goodbye To Matt Hasselbeck With Newspaper Ad - The Daily Drip - SB Nation Seattle: Matt Hasselbeck said his goodbyes to Seattle Seahawks fans last week, changing his Twitter avatar to a photo of him waving goodbye shortly after the news of the Seahawks' decision to not re-sign him broke. It was a classy move and you'd expect the Seahawks to do the same in an effort to thank him for his years of service. On Sunday, the Seahawks did just that, taking out a full-page ad in the Seattle Times as a goodbye to the franchise quarterback that saw so much success in Seattle.
NFL Trade Rumors: Osi Umenyiora Interested In Seattle Seahawks - SB Nation Seattle: With a slew of big names remaining in proverbial limbo in the NFL the Seattle Seahawks are keeping their eyes peeled and ears open for possible additions to their squad. The latest name that could end up wearing a Seahawks jersey in 2011 is the New York Giants' defensive end Osi Umenyiora.
Chicago Bears agreed to terms with Chris Spencer as Olin Kreutz replacement - ESPN Chicago: The Chicago Bears agreed to terms on a two-year deal Sunday with former Seahawks center Chris Spencer. "At this point of my career it's a good fit for me," Spencer told ESPNChicago.com on Sunday. "Just meeting with (Bears assistant general manager) Tim (Ruskell) and just meeting with the Bears and playing against them the last four or five years, I like (what) they stand for. They have a really good defense, a really good offense ... and a star Jay Cutler back there (at the quarterback position). It's a good mix of guys. So I'm excited to come in and get back to football."
A few minutes with Paul Fanaika | Seahawks Insider: At 6-foot-5, 327 pounds, Arizona State product Paul Fanaika is one of Seattle’s promising young linemen that could find his way onto the final roster in September. The Seahawks signed Fanaika off of the Cleveland Browns practice squad at the end of last year to the team’s active roster, and he’s been getting some work with the first unit at right guard during training camp.
Five thoughts on Lofa Tatupu's situation - NFC West Blog - ESPN: Reflections upon learning that the Seattle Seahawks are likely to move on without three-time Pro Bowl middle linebacker Lofa Tatupu, who refused to accept a reduction from his $4.3 million salary, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter:
Five notes of note from the NFC West - NFC West Blog - ESPN: The Seahawks are going young throughout much of their roster. They could still consider adding a more experienced kicker, depending on how Brandon Coutu and Wes Byrum fare. The team plans to meet with veteran Jeff Reed, who spent part of last season with San Francisco, in the next day or so. Reed does not have a contract agreement with the team.
Seattle Seahawks Blog - Hawk Blogger: Hawk Blogger Podcast: Free Agent Frenzy Edition, Guest Scott Enyeart: It's been a crazy week of roster changes and controversy in the NFL, and Seattle has been among the most intriguing. Scott Enyeart, who has coached High School and Division I football, and has ties to the Pete Carroll coaching staff joins me for a 60+ minute conversation about what transpired and what we see as the impact to the roster. Quarterback, defensive line, secondary, linebacker, offensive line, wide receiver, running back. We talked about almost everything. Scott tells you why Tavaris Jackson might be better than you think. I tell you why Earl Thomas could change the make-up of the whole team this season. We took a number of questions from Twitter as well.