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Brand new week, gang.

Seattle Seahawks' five biggest roster questions | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
So I’m sitting here trying to put together an initial guess at the 53-man roster for the Monday paper. And before unveiling that, I thought I’d pass along what seem to me like the biggest questions in terms of who makes the roster — and seek some of your comments on what you think will happen:

How can Seahawks repeat? Players like Sherman, Harvin, Michael key -
The concern for most reigning Super Bowl champs is complacency. Sipping that bubbly and hoisting that Lombardi trophy for the first time brings with it certain caveats for the following campaign.

Healthy Percy Harvin a one-of-a-kind threat for Seahawks | Seattle Seahawks |
Prediction: Only one defense in the National Football League will be able to limit Percy Harvin’s statistics this season.

Seahawks 41, Chargers 14: Five things we learned | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Another exhibition game for the Seahawks, a few more things we learned as Seattle beat the San Diego Chargers 41-14 Friday night:

Robert Turbin finishes what he started
Playing in the shadow of Marshawn Lynch is not an easy task. But when Robert Turbin gets his opportunities to be the lead back the production follows, as was the case in the Seahawks’ preseason home opener.

Seattle Seahawks O'Brien Schofield has something to prove - ESPN
One of the things that makes the the Seahawks successful is they know how to find players who were undervalued and underappreciated on other teams. They come to Seattle with something to prove.

This could be one of the best years in Seattle sports history | Jerry Brewer | The Seattle Times
The rampant rebuilding is over! Eight and a half months into a banner Seattle sports year, it has become plausible not just to dream, but to expect great things. Winning seems to be contagious.

Who’s made roster strides; who can slow down Harvin?; reader request granted: quotes from Chargers-Seahawks | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
HEAD COACH PETE CARROLL (Opening…)   “We had a real nice night tonight; it’s great coming home playing here and getting off to a good start.  What jumped out was just in general, I thought we played real hard and ran fast and it looked like we had full energy tonight across the board.

Niners' Antoine Bethea suffers concussion vs. Broncos -
San Francisco 49ers safety Antoine Bethea suffered a concussion in the second quarter of Sunday's matchup with the Denver Broncos and will not return to the game.

Kelly: Eagles would listen if teams want Mark Sanchez -
Mark Sanchez was all but laughed out of New York. After two good preseason performances under Chip Kelly, Sanchez is the subject of trade questions from Philadelphia Eagles reporters.

Chargers' Manti Te'o injured foot in loss to Seahawks -
Chargers linebacker Manti Te'o suffered a foot injury in Friday's 41-14 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. This is the second straight season Te'o has been injured in a preseason game against the Seahawks.

After shutout, Jim Harbaugh backs his backup quarterbacks | ProFootballTalk
“We got good quarterbacks,” Harbaugh said after the 49ers’ 34-0 home loss to Denver on Sunday, according to Matt Maiocco of

Three St. Louis Rams who helped themselves - ESPN
The St. Louis Rams dropped their second preseason game to the Green Bay Packers by a count of 21-7 Saturday afternoon. Along the way, some players helped themselves, while others did not.

Rams vs. Packers, preseason 2014: Offensive line report - Turf Show Times
It was a rough night for the Rams offensive line. The unit's depth was exposed by the Packers, leaving plenty of concerns about the backups.

Lamarcus Joyner shows off playmaking ability and Michael Sam's big game - Turf Show Times
The Rams leaned heavily on their rookies this week against the Packers. Rookie report runs down how they did.

Rams Vs. Packers, preseason 2014: Winners and losers in Week 2 - Turf Show Times
Which Rams impressed and who disappointed against the Green Bay Packers

Cardinals vs. Vikings results: Whose stock rose, whose stock fell with their performance in Minnesota? - Revenge of the Birds
The preseason game made some decisions easier.

5 Positives, 5 Negatives from the agonisingly late defeat to the Vikings in pre-season Week 2 - Revenge of the Birds
Rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater put in a remarkable display to lead the Minnesota Vikings to a come-from-behind victory with only a minute to go in the fourth quarter, but what did we learn...

49ers vs. Broncos: That one should have moved the 'How much does this matter?' needle a little - Niners Nation
It's the preseason. It's the preseason. It's the preseason. But that was awful.