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Jul 28, 2012; Renton, WA, USA; NFL: Seattle Seahawks tight end Kellen Winslow (82) catches a pass during practice at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-US PRESSWIRE
Jul 28, 2012; Renton, WA, USA; NFL: Seattle Seahawks tight end Kellen Winslow (82) catches a pass during practice at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-US PRESSWIRE

Day two of training camp on the docket today.

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll 'concerned, disappointed' about Marshawn Lynch - ESPN
"Always concerned and disappointed when anybody gets in any kind of trouble of any kind and didn't know the facts, didn't know anything about it," Carroll said of his initial reaction. "We talked our way through it, understand it and I was pleased the way we were able to interact so we could be on top of it. We'll make it through."

Seahawks open camp with a big question at QB | Steve Kelley | The Seattle Times
One undeniably huge, anxiety-causing concern still looms large over this camp. Blog | Saturday in Hawkville: Sherman follows his own suggestion "
Richard Sherman. At one point during the initial practice of camp, the second-year cornerback turned to the somewhat docile crowd that was watching from the berm that is adjacent to the practice fields at Virginia Mason Athletic Center and coaxed them to make some noise – especially for the defense.

Seahawks hoping for breakthrough in Pete Carroll's third season as the coach | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
The Seahawks enter this season facing something you might not recognize: expectations.

Seahawks open training camp " Kitsap Sun
Seattle's Pro Bowl secondary looked to be in regular season form, with cornerback Richard Sherman returning a ball thrown by Jackson back for a score, imploring the crowd to make some noise as he pranced into the end zone. Blog | Bryant plans to make most of getting another chance "
Football was not a part of Antonio Bryant’s life the past two seasons. But the veteran wide receiver is looking to get back into the NFL after signing with the Seahawks on Thursday night. "I was just looking for an opportunity to come and play; contribute," Bryant said Friday, before heading into the team meeting that marked the official start of the Seahawks’ Bing training camp. "This is about improving every day and getting better. That’s all."

Rams' FB move reflects scheme change - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The Rams signed veteran fullback Ovie Mughelli on Saturday. Age (32) and a 2011 knee injury (torn MCL) made the two-time Pro Bowl choice available to NFL teams this offseason. The former lead blocker for Michael Turner in Atlanta has ties to the Rams' front office (general manager Les Snead), coaching staff (offensive line coach Paul T. Boudreau) and roster (guard Harvey Dahl) from their time together in Atlanta.

Seahawks WR Antonio Bryant: 'I feel like a Corvette' - Blog -
Two years removed from the game, Seahawks wide receiver Antonio Bryant is back on the football field. "I feel like a Corvette," Bryant said Saturday after practice. "Just crankin' the motor, warming things up."

Video: Carroll and Clemons, so happy together | Seahawks Blog | The Seattle Times

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll on WR Mike Williams: 'It was just time to move on' | Seahawks Blog
Any doubts about the cold-blooded nature of the decision-making were reinforced Saturday when Carroll was asked about Williams departure. "First off, it was just time to move on," Carroll said. "Mike had come back and he had done some good things for us, and I just felt like it was time to just go ahead and move on. Mike had probably topped out what he was going to do for us at this place. Hopefully, he'll get another chance to do something somewhere else."

Carpenter, Thurmond and Kearse placed on PUP list; Clemons pleased with new deal | Seahawks Insider
Carroll said that he has a rigid schedule to adhere to in making a decision on who will be his starting quarterback this season in the three-way battle between Tarvaris Jackson, Matt Flynn and Russell Wilson – but he’s not telling anybody.

Seattle Seahawks Training Camp: Day 1 Notes - 12th Man Rising -
Tarvaris Jackson looked like Tarvaris Jackson. Slow on making decisions, only seemed to be reading half the field, made some great throws, especially down the field. Then there was the pick-6 he threw…

Matt Flynn, Tarvaris Jackson in Seahawks QB race -
There's so many reasons to love this battle. The winner will lead a team we think might just steal the NFC West. It has a hotshot rookie involved (Wilson), a big-money free agent signing trying to prove he can be a starter (Flynn) and the guy no one seems to love despite solid performances the last two years (Jackson). The whole thing has the makings of a reality show.

Matt Hasselbeck, Jake Locker clash to start for Titans -
It really doesn't get much better than this for August. (Except for when Joe Montana had to hold off Steve Young. But you know what we mean.) Hasselbeck is a trusty veteran coming off a very good season. Locker is a wildly gifted second-year pro that showed flashes of brilliance. This team has enough talent to compete for the playoffs. This battle matters.

Five things to watch when the pads go on | National Football Post
Here are five things you should watch when you head out to a padded practice during an NFL training camp.

Do defenses need more work on tackling in camp? | National Football Post
When it comes to winning with defense in this league, the No.1 technique (or basic fundamental) is tackling. You miss tackles at the pro level and you lose. It can be that simple.

2011 Route Efficiency: Hitches and Comebacks |
Ben Stockwell discusses hitch routes and their impact on possession WR's. The top runners, defenders and passers are discussed as well as a not so surprising QB.

Mike Wallace's Pittsburgh Steelers future in question -
Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette wrote that we should "not be surprised" if the Steelers trade Wallace. They no longer believe they can sign him to a long-term deal, Dulac wrote. Ed Bouchette of the same newspaper believes the Steelers won't sign Wallace.

Revisiting Mike Wallace's availability - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Mike Wallace, a preferred subject of NFC West speculation earlier in the offseason, suddenly appears more available than ever.