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Newest Seahawk Will Tukuafu happy to be back in the NFL | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
He’s had some tryouts since then, including with the Seahawks last week after Derrick Coleman was lost for the season with a broken bone in his foot. Wednesday, he officially became a Seahawk — after talking for a while with some reporters, he got fitted for his cleats. “Oh yeah, I’m ready to go,” he said. “I’ve been training for two months. It kind of worked out. … You just tell yourself this is what you want to do and so you keep grinding away at it.”

Seattle Seahawks still the NFC favorites, betting-wise - ESPN
Believe it or not, the Seattle Seahawks still are the betting favorite in the NFC to win the 2015 Super Bowl.

Hawk Talk highlights: Seahawks' nickelback situation - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Highlights from the latest 'Hawk Talk' with Danny O'Neil, which included some discussion about the Seahawks' nickelback situation. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seahawks still in position for title defense, but it won't be easy - Michael Grey | 710 ESPN Seattle
After their early-season struggles, the Seahawks have a tough road ahead as they try to repeat as Super Bowl champions. Here's how they must navigate it. - Grey Posts - 710 ESPN Seattle

12 Takeaways From Pete Carroll: L.J. Fort, Will Tukuafu signed; Max Unger returns to practice
Key takeaways from Pete Carroll's Week 9 Wednesday press conference.

Oakland Raiders vs. Seattle Seahawks: Breaking Down Seattle's Game Plan | Bleacher Report
The Seattle Seahawks had a not-so-inspiring 13-9 win over the Carolina Panthers over the weekend for the third time in as many years. Seattle's offense erred on three trips to the red zone and toiled to score just one touchdown in the game.

No trade was right decision for Seattle Seahawks - ESPN
The Seattle Seahawks have decided to stick with what they’ve got. The trade deadline passed on Tuesday without the team making a deal.

Seahawks to shuffle linebackers and start Coyle in the middle, and other personnel updates | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
The Seahawks will apparently shuffle their linebackers around this weekend with Brock Coyle apparently getting the start at middle linebacker  with K.J. Wright moving back to weakside.

Nebraska's Randy Gregory and Ameer Abdullah boost NFL Draft status -
Week 9 of the college football season was a good one for a pair of Cornhusker prospects, as well as Miami running back Duke Johnson and LSU left tackle La'el Collins.

Seattle Seahawks' locker room drama completely overblown -
In the wake of the Percy Harvin trade -- and in the midst of an underwhelming title defense -- the Seattle Seahawks face chemistry questions. Jeff Darlington dismisses all the knee-jerk analysis.

Allen Hurns, Branden Oliver among 11 best undrafted rookies -
There are 74 undrafted rookies currently on NFL rosters. Gil Brandt takes a look at 11 who have made a sudden impact in the league, including the Jaguars' Allen Hurns and Chargers' Branden Oliver.

NFP prospect focus: Ameer Abdullah | National Football Post
Nebraska’s most explosive weapon is making waves in 2014.

The Seattle Seahawks are struggling on offense | The MMQB with Peter King
By Greg Bishop CHARLOTTE — The drive that saved the Seattle Seahawks’ season started with 4:37 left in the fourth quarter. Russell Wilson threw three times and connected with three different, virtually anonymous rookies: Helfet, Norwood, Richardson.

The Grantland NFL Podcast: Seahawks, Injury Updates, and a Chat With Clay Matthews «

2014 NFL Midseason All-Pro Team: Peyton Manning, J.J. Watt lead way | The MMQB with Peter King
We’re at the halfway mark of the 2014 season, so The MMQB is pressing pause to take a look back at the storylines, teams and players that made an impact or headlines in the first half of the season. After eight weeks of studying tape, Andy Benoit unveils his midseason All-Pro team.

Despite domestic violence scandals, the NFL's TV ratings remain strong | The MMQB with Peter King
The drumbeat of negative headlines, the collective outrage over the actions of Ray Rice, Greg Hardy and Adrian Peterson, blowouts seemingly every Thursday night. It doesn’t matter. You keep watching.

Midseason All-Prisco Team: Peyton, Gronk, Watt, Weddle earn honors -
These players deserve to be showered with accolades after eight weeks of football.

Cardinals have best NFC record this late in season for first time since 1974 -
The oldest player on the Arizona's roster wasn't even born the last time the Cardinals had sole possession of the NFC's best record this late in the season.

Eagles' Allen 'not contemplating suicide' after key blown coverage : Fantasy News
"Through the years, I've definitely matured as a player and just as a man. You go through things on this level. Sometimes your character's tested," Allen said. "Football is what I do, it's not who I am. At the end of the day, there's greater problems going on. So I'm not contemplating suicide or anything like that."

Midseason report: Biggest disappointments -
We're at the midpoint of the 2014 season, and the Seahawks look little like the team that ripped through the NFL en route to a Super Bowl title. See what else makes our list of biggest disappointments.

Burfict gets knee surgery; Cowboys' Durant on IR -
Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict had a minor knee procedure Wednesday. Burfict has seen his share of injury struggles in 2014, but how long will the team be without him after this latest issue?

Golden Tate leads list of top free-agent pickups -
Putting the Lions offense on his back, Golden Tate has been among the NFL's most valuable offseason additions. Where does Steve Smith rank on the list of best free-agent pickups?

Rookie QB Derek Carr won Raiders’ job by shredding Seahawks 8 weeks ago. He gets them again Sunday | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
Derek Carr is getting his second go-around this week against the team that helped make him a starter two months ago.