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49ers Blog and Q&A: Ahmad Brooks could face discipline even if prosecutors don't charge him
While the Santa Clara County District Attorney's office remains unclear on how to pursue a case against Ahmad Brooks, the 49ers linebacker could be disciplined by the league even if the case is dropped by prosecutors.

Plenty of moving parts on Seahawks' new-look D-line - 710sports.com
Seattle's defensive line was the team's biggest concern when last season ended, and it is the biggest mystery heading into training camp.

RealGM Football: Team Column: Seattle Seahawks 2013 Season Preview
QB: One year ago at this time, the quarterback position was seen as a giant question mark as Tarvaris Jackson, Matt Flynn, and Russell all entered camp with legit shots at earning the starting job. Pete Carroll saw right away that Wilson had a je ne se quos that belied his diminutive stature. In giving Wilson the starting job right away, Carroll transformed his Seahawks into legit Super Bowl contenders.

In a good secondary, Earl Thomas has potential to be great
Pete Carroll has worked with some terrific safeties during his career, but the Seahawks’ coach has this to say about All-Pro free safety Earl Thomas: “Earl is as good as any of the (safeties) I’ve ever coached.”

Big crowd turns out to watch Seattle Seahawks, other pro athletes play softball fundraiser | TOP STORIES - The News Tribune
The cars, trucks and RVs began lining up to get into the parking lot at Cheney Stadium at 8 a.m., and the lot was full a half-hour before the scheduled noontime opening of the gates for Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman’s inaugural c...

'Fail Mary' ref on call that made him infamous, 'I wouldn’t change it' | HeraldNet.com - Seattle Sidelines
Lance Easley, the replacement official who became a national punch line (outside of Seattle, anyway) when he signaled touchdown on Golden...

49ers Camp Preview: Running Backs
The defending NFC champion San Francisco 49ers will open training camp at the end of the month. But before the pads come on and the competition for 53 coveted roster spots begin, 49ers.com will preview the storylines to track for each position group on the team. San Francisco’s play-making stable of running backs come into focus first in our “49ers Camp Preview” series.

The Role of Veterans on The Seahawks - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
It is a well-established notion that the 2013 Seahawks will be a good team. I don’t doubt it, and I doubt many who read this blog do either. If anything,

Broncos director of player personnel Matt Russell charged with DUI | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
From the blog Shutdown Corner: Denver Broncos director of player personnel Matt Russell was arrested on Saturday, July 6 after hitting two vehicles, including a Breckenridge, Colo. police car, CBS4 in Denver reported on Monday. According to the report, Russell's 2008 Black Toyota Tundra struck … Continue reading →

The 'hot' name not in this week's supplemental draft | National Football Post
Bamiro could bring added rookie value to a club.

Victor Cruz got “tired of the back and forth” before signing deal | ProFootballTalk
The Giants and wide receiver Victor Cruz did a lot of talking before they reached agreement on the five-year extension that Cruz signed on Monday, but it wasn't a new offer that persuaded Cruz to put his name on the dotted line.

59-Day NFL Warning: Victor Cruz Cashes In - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
Most improbable stories come with their own apocryphal inciting incident, but few get a national, prime-time audience. There are other moments that seem fit to lead an explanation of why the last three years of Victor Cruz’s life have been remarkable — the death of his father, losing his scholarship in college — but it’s hard to look past what happened on August 16, 2010, in part because so many of us saw it happen.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Transaction Analysis: Quarterbacks
Joe Flacco was technically a free agent this year. That distinction gets less descriptive every year between the amount of players that won't ever hit the open market and the number of practically retired players (like "free agent Terrell Owens") that draw publicity for being themselves.

Guest MMQB: Austen Lane on the struggle to succeed on- and off-field - NFL - Peter King - SI.com
When Peter King asked me to fill in on MMQB, I immediately accepted the offer. What better ammo for my grandma to brag to all the ladies at the laundromat than the fact that her grandson was writing for Sports Illustrated?

Ron Jaworski, Herm Edwards rip Kaepernick’s hat | ProFootballTalk
“You’re the face of the football team, you’re the future of the football team, you’re being paid handsomely by the San Francisco 49ers,” Jaworski said. “It’s an immaturity thing, in my opinion. This is a great football player, the ceiling is very high, but this is something you just don’t do as a leader of a football team.” Added Edwards, “Steve Young and Joe Montana wouldn’t do that. They get it. You’re the quarterback. You are the face of the franchise, and whether you like it or not, on the field or off the field, you’ve got to act that way.”

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