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NFL Cutdown day.

A final guess at the Seattle Seahawks' final 53-man roster | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
So with just a little more than a day now until Seattle has to make the cuts to get to its 53-man regular season roster, here’s one more (likely futile) guess on how it’ll look in the end.

Aldon Smith suspended for nine games | CSN Bay Area
The 49ers will not have two of their best defensive players on the field for the first half of the regular season.

Report: Eagles trying to trade WR Damaris Johnson - NFL.com
The Philadelphia Eagles reportedly are trying to trade away third-year pass-catcher Damaris Johnson ahead of Saturday's roster-cutdown deadline.

Best case, worst case scenarios for each NFC West team in 2014 - CBSSports.com
Looking at best case and worst case scenarios for every team in the NFC West as we preview the division.

NFC Power Poll: Seahawks, Packers top conference - NFL.com
How will the NFC pan out in 2014? The Around The NFL team thinks the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers are the two top squads. Take a look at the complete conference rankings.

2014 Final NFL cuts: 10 players on the 53-man roster bubble - CBSSports.com
Rookies, veterans and Super Bowl heroes are on the bubble.

The financial shakedown | National Football Post
Between injuries, trades and positional battles, the financial landscape for several key players has shifted dramatically.

The magic number is 53 | National Football Post
On roster cuts, practice squad adjustments, Josh Gordon and more.

Winners and Losers from the NFL Preseason | Bleacher Report
The latest NFL news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more

Seahawks had barely won Super Bowl before they started talking about another | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
All the Seahawks did last year was win the Super Bowl. Now they’re determined to do it again. History proves, though, that the front office, coaches and players each face problems that make a repeat difficult.

In crunch for salary cap space, three teams must make last-minute moves - NFL - Sporting News
With one week remaining before the regular season gets underway, we enter a pretty important time of the year for salary cap managers and general managers to finalize roster moves that must be made for financial reasons. The front office must make sure that a team has enough operating room under the salary cap to function during the season and be prepared for situations like replacing injured players, extending pending free agents, or maximizing carryover space for the following season.

Ryan Mundy considering legal action against Schutt after cut to head | ProFootballTalk
Mundy was wearing a Schutt helmet when he collided with Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman and says a sharp edge inside the helmet caused a cut that led to 16 stitches. Mundy said he has to “do some diligence about what action” he can take against the company, which he says came to the Bears to fix the issue on other helmets in the wake of Mundy’s injury.

Seahawks' most colorful rookie is a homebody, despite appearances - Local - MyNorthwest.com
Cassius Marsh might be the most colorful person on the Seahawks' roster, but it has nothing to do with his personality.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll leads players with positive approach | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Carroll, who led the Seahawks to a Super Bowl victory in his fourth year as Seahawks coach, has spent the past 15 years under an intense spotlight.

Seahawks’ defense says it needs to “clean up little things”; Pete Carroll’s so-so assessment of Terrelle Pryor’s exhibition finale | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
The Seahawks arrived back to team headquarters in Renton in the middle of the night following the kind of wild, 41-31 loss at Oakland in the exhibition finale. That game proved this:

St. Louis Rams' projected roster - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Examining the St. Louis Rams' roster:

Seattle Seahawks' projected roster - ESPN
Examining the Seattle Seahawks' roster:

Arizona Cardinals' projected roster - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Examining the Arizona Cardinals' roster.

San Francisco 49ers' projected roster - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Examining the San Francisco 49ers' roster:

Texans cut 2011 second-round pick Brandon Harris | ProFootballTalk
Another recent Texans draft pick has been sent packing. Cornerback Brandon Harris, a 2011 second-round draft pick, was cut by the Texans today, according to James Palmer of CSN Houston.

Jack Crawford indicates he will be released by Raiders | ProFootballTalk
The Raiders are reportedly set to release one of their 2012 draft picks.