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Gameday, baby.

Percy Harvin reaching 'new gears' at Seahawks camp -
"I was supposed to be sitting out every other practice," he said. "But I've been going every day. Like I said, I'm feeling very good. I'm explosive. I'm coming out of my breaks with no problem at all. I'm feeling very confident and I'm ready to go."

Football's best division keeps getting better. | : Dan Pompei Article
"The first day of training camp grounded me and made me realize this is different, faster," he said. "It was different because we could have contact. I was ready, but I wasn't really ready. I figured I have to really come off the ball against a professional defensive end."

The Influencer "
The NFL has gone from doubting Chip Kelly to trying to mimic his innovations. Can the question-everything coach and his Eagles stay ahead?

Matt Bowen's NFL Preseason Week 2 Film Study | Bleacher Report
The latest NFL news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more

Rookie Aaron Lynch devouring steaks, blockers at 49ers camp - 49ers - The Sacramento Bee
Saying a young player is like Aldon Smith is a loaded simile. Smith very well may be the best pass rusher in the league, and he's drawn heaping spoon fulls of praise this summer from everyone from Jim Harbaugh to John Harbaugh to Joe Staley.

PODCAST: Gennaroly Speaking previews Seahawks/Chargers - Bolts From The Blue
A recording of the live hour John Gennaro did last night, talking about the San Diego Chargers position battles, training camp, depth chart, and their upcoming preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks.

Bellevue PD looking into possible false reporting in Marshawn Lynch case | The Today File | Seattle Times
"This is not a closed case, the reason is there is a possibility there are some false reporting charges here in the future," Tyler said. "It remains an open investigation. They’re [investigators] talking to involved witnesses and collecting evidence."

UPDATE: Bellevue Police clear Marshawn Lynch in assault allegations | Woman who made claim now under investigation, BPD explains reason for releasing information - Bellevue Reporter
The Bellevue Police Department has cleared Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch in an aggravated assault case stemming from a Sunday report from a woman in a downtown apartment, who is now being investigated for allegedly making a false report to law enforcement.

RENTON: Dave Boling: Sweezy matures into role on Seahawks’ offensive line | Dave Boling | The News Tribune
When J.R. Sweezy arrived in Seattle as a newly fledged offensive guard, he wasn’t just learning an NFL blocking scheme, and developing the wherewithal to forestall NFL pass rushers, or uproot mammoth NFL defensive tackles on run plays.

When it comes to training camp impressions, not one was more impressive than Percy Harvin
A year ago, Percy Harvin was just starting an arduous recovery after having hip surgery. This summer, the multi-talented Harvin was the most impressive player in the Seahawks’ just-concluded training camp.

Camp Confidential: Seattle Seahawks - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
For the first time in franchise history, the Seattle Seahawks went into training camp as the reigning Super Bowl champions.

Seahawks won’t bring in Richie Incognito for iffy O-line - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
The rumor mill spun at full speed Wednesday evening after Fox Sports’ Mike Garafolo said the Seattle Seahawks had "at least checked in on" free agent Richie Incognito, the guard who was kicked off the Miami Dolphins last season for alleged bullying.

Cable says Seahawks had hoped to keep Michael Bowie | ProFootballTalk
"Typically when you waive someone injured, they kind of get through [waivers] and you’re going to get them back, fix them and move on.  Cleveland chose to take him, and whether you agree with it or not, I guess that’s business," Cable said.  "It’s kind of an unwritten rule — you just leave each other’s injured players alone and they didn’t."

Thursday in Hawkville: Seahawks looking to recapture their CenturyLink rhythm
After dropping their preseason opener to the Broncos in Denver last week, the Seahawks return to CenturyLink Field on Friday night to host the San Diego Chargers at what has been a special venue for them.

Focus On: QB Competition
The competition between incumbent Tarvaris Jackson and newcomer Terrelle Pryor to be the Seahawks’ backup quarterback to Russell Wilson moves to another level – and location – in Friday night’s preseason home opener.

Jaworski-style conventional wisdom will keep Seahawks on top | Seahawks Draft Blog
Here are some select quotes from Ron Jaworksi’s appearance on ESPN 710′s ‘the Brock and Salk’ show this week…

Extra Points video: Bob Condotta looks ahead to the Seattle-San Diego game | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
In the latest Extra Points video, Bob Condotta reviews the news from Thursday’s Seahawks practice and looks ahead to Friday’s game with San Diego:

Seahawks Daily - Wrapping Up Camp
The Seahawks held their final training camp practice today however the work continues as they continue to prepare for their second preseason game against the Chargers.

A few thoughts on the end of training camp for the Seattle Seahawks | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Wednesday marked the end of training camp for the Seattle Seahawks.

Camp Confidential: Seattle Seahawks - NFC West Blog - ESPN
RENTON, Wash. -- For the first time in franchise history, the Seattle Seahawks went into training camp as the reigning Super Bowl champions. How the

He’s healed! Rookie DE Cassius Marsh’s MRI A-OK, could play tomorrow; Carpenter, Unger likely; Lynch might; Okung likely won’t | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
One of the sporting games within a game of the preseason is the back-and-forth we writers get to have each week with the coach on who may or may not play in each of these four preseason games.

Seahawks wide receiver Baldwin is not a one-trick pony | - Sports
There are so many ways to get Seattle Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin riled up — after all, his teammates don't jokingly call him "Angry Doug Baldwin" for nothing.

Andre Ellington to be used like Jamaal Charles in 2014 -
Cardinals color analyst Ron Wolfley says the coaching staff views Andre Ellington as their version of Jamaal Charles. Can Ellington pile up 2,000 yards from scrimmage in a breakout season?

Bruce Arians: "No doubt" Abraham remains a starter | ProFootballTalk
Reports on Thursday morning that linebacker John Abraham was ready to report to Cardinals training camp proved correct when the veteran showed up and took his physical later in the day.

Scott Tolzien pushing Matt Flynn for Packers' No. 2 job -
Around The League's recent backup quarterback rankings listed Scott Tolzien ahead of Matt Flynn as the Green Bay Packers' No. 2 signal-caller.

Tavon Austin now 'comfortable' in Rams' offense -
Back in July, St. Louis Rams receiver Tavon Austin admitted that the playbook looked like "Spanish" to him as a rookie.

Charges dropped against Jo-Lonn Dunbar | ProFootballTalk
Rams linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar is no longer facing legal trouble after an altercation with a former NBA player. Charges were dropped today against Dunbar, according to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

New money leaders | National Football Post
A look at the highest paid players at each position based on new money.

49ers training camp: Kaepernick, air game key to catching Seahawks -
If the 49ers can throw the ball better (Colin Kaepernick), get past Seattle (stopping Marshawn Lynch for a change) and avoid distractions (Jim Harbaugh's situation), a Super Bowl is possible.

Kaepernick blames criticism on "stereotypes, prejudice" | ProFootballTalk
"Stereotypes, prejudice," Kaepernick said.  "Whatever you want to call it.  I think between the tattoos, the way I dress, the way I talk.  People don’t think it should go together with a franchise quarterback or something that’s leading the team or representing the organization."

Up-tempo offense catching on as quick path to NFL success -
In 2013, teams like Chip Kelly's Philadelphia Eagles took the NFL by storm with an up-tempo offensive approach. Bucky Brooks breaks down a tactic that's spreading across the league like wildfire.

NFL breakout 2nd-year players: Tyler Eifert Jamie Collins, more - NFL -
"Now that it's my second year in the league, I actually get it," said Chargers offensive tackle D.J. Fluker, a 15-game starter in 2013 after he was selected No. 11 overall in the draft. "Being a rookie was awesome, but now I really understand everything. Things are slowing down, and I'm even more confident. I understand the concepts better."

Cardinals signing Desmond Bishop | ProFootballTalk
The Cardinals are without their top two inside linebackers from last season with Daryl Washington suspended and Karlos Dansby in Cleveland, leaving them with Kevin Minter and Larry Foote as starters heading into the season.