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NFL Preseason Precap: Johnny Manziel Thinks You're #1 | Rolling Stone
In Week 2 of the preseason, some rookies rose to the occasion, while others gave the single-finger salute

Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks' offense primed for big season -
Everyone knows the Seattle Seahawks boast a devastating defense, but now the defending champs are blossoming on the other side of the ball. Bucky Brooks scouts a Percy Harvin-infused offense.

FTW Exclusive: Russell Wilson gives excellent advice in new NFL Play 60 commercial | For The Win
Russell Wilson stars in a new NFL Play 60 commercial where he imparts this important wisdom to a young girl waiting to be picked for a team: “Don’t worry. Seventy-four people were picked before me in the NFL Draft.”

RENTON: Pick a role, pro’s pro Zach Miller will fill it | Dave Boling | The News Tribune
If you’ve ever been curious about who might be the Seattle Seahawks’ backup long snapper, it’s tight end Zach Miller.

Farwell fights to keep special career going |
To his back is a floor-to-ceiling window with a view of Mercer Island across Lake Washington, the shore of which is hardly a football field away.

The 2013 Seahawks are the NFL's Version of the 1996 Seattle SuperSonics - Sonics Rising
The 2013 Seahawks are the NFL's Version of the 1996 Seattle SuperSonics

Seattle Seahawks: Chancellor against Thomas returning punts - ESPN
“I don’t even want him out there,” Chancellor said on 710 ESPN Seattle. “That’s my brother, so I can say whatever I want to say. If he’s not beside me on defense, I don’t want him out there.”

What we learned from the Seahawks' second preseason game - Danny O'Neil | 710 ESPN Seattle
You don't need a microscope to find the significance of Seattle's second preseason game, but you do have to look beyond the final score of 41-14 to see not only the significance but the questions that remain unanswered.

Seattle Seahawks 2014 position preview: Offensive line - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
The 2013 Seattle Seahawks offensive line was supposed to be a strength. Centered around Pro Bowlers Russell Okung and Max Unger, the rest of the workmanlike group would be counted upon to open up running lanes for running back Marshawn Lynch and protect quarterback Russell Wilson.

Seahawks' Kam Chancellor revisits his greatest hits - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor is one of the NFL's most intimidating players thanks to a resume that is full of big hits.

Chargers OLB Dwight Freeney said a Seahawks' cut block Friday warranted a flag and a fine. |
“Now,” he said, “are they going to see everything? No. Should they catch that? Absolutely. Should that guy get a fine? Yes. Did he? Who knows.”

Report: Kap played with chipped foot bone, ruptured capsule | CSN Bay Area
Quarterback Colin Kaepernick revealed he sustained a chipped bone on his forefoot and a ruptured capsule in the ball of his foot on a Week 2 scramble last season against the Seattle Seahawks.

Seattle Seahawks' Malcolm Smith has pick-six in first practice - ESPN
Malcolm Smith has picked up right where he left off. The Seattle Seahawks linebacker, who had offseason ankle surgery, made a spectacular one-handed interception in practice Tuesday that he ran back 60 yards for a touchdown.

NFL did not fine Tharold Simon after ejection | ProFootballTalk
Seahawks cornerback Tharold Simon was ejected from the team's preseason opener for punching Broncos tight end Gerell Robinson, but Simon got off without any punishment from the league office. The NFL confirmed to PFT that Simon was not fined for the punch.

LB Malcolm Smith, OC Darrell Bevell, DC Dan Quinn following Seahawks’ practice for 3rd exhibition | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
By semi-popular demand, here in writing is what the Super Bowl MVP plus the Seahawks’ coordinators said following today’s practice for exhibition game number three, Friday at 7 p.m. at home against the Chicago Bears.

A starter a year ago, QB Terrelle Pryor working to make Seattle Seahawks' final roster | Fox News
With one designed rollout and sprint to the end zone, Terrelle Pryor showed why the Seattle Seahawks sacrificed a late-round draft pick to add another quarterback.

Seahawks finding some answers on the defensive line | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Two preseason games remain for the Seahawks to sort everything out before having to cut the roster to 53 for the regular season.

Could Seahawks second-year CB be next member of the Legion of Boom? | FOX Sports
Tharold Simon's 103-yard interception return for a touchdown was a sliver of the second-year cornerback's athletic display. Which other hidden gems caught the eyes of in the second week of the preseason?

Chicago Bears Early Look Week 3: Seattle Seahawks
The Chicago Bears travel to the Pacific Northwest this week for a preseason matchup with the Seattle Seahawks.

Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell talks about Robert Turbin, Percy Harvin, and more | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Here's some of what Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell had to say to the media today, discussing the progress of Robert Turbin, the impact Percy Harvin could have on the offense this year, and more: (On Robert Turbin having a big half and what he sees out of him) I see a lot of good things...

Bears stand to measure progress Friday against Seahawks - Windy City Gridiron
The Bears visit the defending Super Bowl champions Friday for the most anticipated of the four preseason games Friday. If the Bears want to achieve their goals in 2014, it starts by showing they can hang with the best.

A few thoughts on the Seahawks' punt-return situation | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
With just two preseason games left, we still don’t know for sure how the punt return situation will unfold.

Know Your Enemy: NFC West Preseason Update on 49ers, Cardinals, Rams
A team-by-team look at the happenings around the NFC West at the preseason's halfway point.

Seattle Seahawks' Malcolm Smith has pick-six in first practice - ESPN
Malcolm Smith has picked up right where he left off. The Seattle Seahawks linebacker, who had offseason ankle surgery, made a spectacular one-handed interception in practice Tuesday that he ran back 60 yards for a touchdown.

Arizona Cardinals NT Alameda Ta'amu close to return without fanfare - ESPN
It's hard to imagine Alameda Ta'amu getting lost in a crowd, but the Arizona Cardinals' back-up nose tackle has been flying under the radar since training camp began.

Losing Darnell Dockett puts pressure on Arizona offense - ESPN
Bad news comes in threes. For the Arizona Cardinals, it started with linebacker Karlos Dansby chasing the money to Cleveland during free agency in March.

Glenn Dorsey, San Francisco 49ers reach two-year deal -
The 49ers announced a two-year contract extension for nose tackle Glenn Dorsey on Tuesday. Can the team count on the injured run-stuffer to contribute in 2014?

Report: Brett Keisel returning to Pittsburgh Steelers -
The Steelers have reportedly reached agreement with Brett Keisel to return for another season. Was the reunion spurred by the Cardinals' interest in the veteran defensive end?

Green Bay Packers waive tight end Colt Lyerla -
The Green Bay Packers have waived/injured undrafted rookie tight end Colt Lyerla on Tuesday after the former Oregon star was diagnosed with a torn MCL and PCL in his right knee.

Bishop Sankey 'not a fumbler,' Titans coach says -
Tennessee Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt brushed away concerns about Bishop Sankey's fumbling. Can the rookie tailback count on a major role early in the season?

Cardinals activate Tyrann Mathieu from PUP list -
The Cardinals activated Tyrann Mathieu from PUP on Tuesday. Is there now optimism that the playmaking defensive back will be ready for the season opener?

Winners and losers from Preseason Week 2 -
Cam Newton, Tony Romo, Hakeem Nicks, and Sam Bradford all returned to the field over the weekend. Who were the other big winners and losers from the second week of the preseason?

Most interesting players: These guys make covering the NFL a blast -
Brandon Marshall is a natural speaker. Jared Allen builds houses. Tom Brady is married to a supermodel. They're just a few of our 10 most interesting players.

Ten most interesting players: Redemption arcs, recoveries, Manziel -
DeMarcus Ware is looking to rebound in Denver. DeSean Jackson has a point to prove in DC. And, as always, there's Johnny Football as we run down the top 10 most interesting players.

NFL Preview: Green Bay Packers are best NFC team in 2014 | The MMQB with Peter King
For the second straight year the Packers are coming off a postseason loss at the hands of Colin Kaepernick’s feet. Their loss two years ago was like watching a boxer pummeled to the verge of unconsciousness.

Arizona Cardinals kicker Jay Feely: keep the extra point where it is | The MMQB with Peter King
By Jay Feely If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? That old philosophical question could aptly be applied to the extra point for most of my 13-year career as an NFL placekicker.

An Intro to Being an NFL Agent: Part 2
A couple weeks ago, I started developing a “process” for myself, for the last few years, I’ve known what I want to accomplish, but I knew I needed to write down my process and refocus myself. First, I want to tell you about the man behind the process.