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Happy Labor Day!

Eddie Lacy on the big opener: "I mean, I guess it is cool." - JSOnline
Eddie Lacy is fun to watch. He's also fun to ask about the the very league he runs over. We tried, Sunday after the Packers' practice. But you see, Lacy doesn't watch NFL games, as a fan. Ever.

Packers expecting physical game in Seattle
"They play a physical defense, that's the way they are," said Green Bay receiver Jordy Nelson.

Rodgers’ mobility a challenge for Hawks | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
The mutual admiration and respect between Aaron Rodgers and the Seattle Seahawks defense says a lot about what to expect in the NFL opener Thursday night at CenturyLink Field.

Seahawks vs. Packers: A first look | Sports | The Seattle Times
Getting a first look at the Seahawks’ opening opponent, the Green Bay Packers

Duke Ihenacho claimed by Washington Redskins - NFL.com
With a need at the safety position, the Washington Redskins claimed Duke Ihenacho off waivers from the Denver Broncos. Track all NFL teams' key waiver claims here.

49ers G Alex Boone signs new two-year deal, will report to team - CBSSports.com
49ers guard Alex Boone has a new deal, and as such, he's ready to play football again. But he will still be a free agent after 2015.

By the numbers: NFL cutdown day gives us fascinating figures - CBSSports.com
Here were some of the most interesting numbers to emerge from Saturday's cut day.

Ray McDonald released from jail, says 'truth will come out' - CBSSports.com
49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald was released from jail on Saturday afternoon and said the "truth will come out" about his "crazy situation."

Titans add receivers T.J. Graham, Kris Durham - NFL.com
The Tennessee Titans added speedy wideout T.J. Graham and 6-foot-6 receiver Kris Durham off waivers. The duo will fight for playing time in the Titans' receiver rotation.

Alex Smith avoids team-friendly Chiefs contract - NFL.com
Alex Smith said he didn't want an Andy Dalton-type, pay-as-you-go contract with the Kansas City Chiefs. The veteran QB didn't have to settle for one with the four-year, $68M deal he signed Sunday.

Seattle hopes offensive roll will continue - seattlepi.com
Throughout the preseason, quarterback Russell Wilson and the starting offense of the Seattle Seahawks were never really stopped.

Percy Harvin returns from “personal matters” as Seahawks begin full preparations for Green Bay | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
Cancel the civil-defense alarms. Bring back the search parties. Percy Harvin is back with the Seahawks.

RENTON: Gilliam takes long route to joining Seahawks | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
Even though he is now a full-fledged member of the team, Garry Gilliam is still dressing in a makeshift area in the middle of the Seahawks’ spacious locker room.

Korety Toomer to Cowboys, Kiero Small to Browns | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
While Seattle has yet to release its practice squad, a couple of players who seemed like logical fits for it are heading elsewhere.

Only elite quarterbacks have won back-to-back Super Bowls | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
You pretty much need a Hall of Fame quarterback to win a second straight Super Bowl, the task in front of the Seahawks this season.

Seahawks' Percy Harvin returns to practice - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Wide receiver Percy Harvin was back at Seahawks practice after missing most of last week for what the team called personal reasons. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse humor Seahawks media with joint press conference
Seahawks wide receivers Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse entertained questions for one another during Sunday's meeting with the Seahawks media.

Garry Gilliam, Brock Coyle took advantage of their opportunities
Making the Super Bowl champions’ roster as a draft choice is one thing, but doing it as an undrafted rookie is something else. Just ask Garry Gilliam and Brock Coyle, who worked their way onto the Seahawks’ 53-man roster.

Seahawks Announce Practice Squad Signings
The Seahawks have signed eight players to their practice squad. Two open roster spots remain on the 10-man squad.

Sunday in Hawkville: Seahawks setting their sights on Aaron Rodgers, again
The last time Aaron Rodgers played at CenturyLink Field, the Packers’ quarterback was sacked eight times in a 14-12 loss to the Seahawks. Rodgers returns on Thursday night as the Seahawks and Packers kick off the NFL regular season.

Bellevue grad Stephen Schilling ‘pretty excited’ about making Seahawks’ 53-man roster | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Stephen Schilling, the former Bellevue High and Michigan standout, earned a spot on the offensive line in part because of his versatility to play both guard and center.

Seahawks defense, Packers offense both live to attack
Packers' no-huddle expects more success than Broncos had in Super Bowl

Two years after ‘Fail Mary,’ Packers and Seahawks seem talked out about the play | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
When the Green Bay Packers last visited Seattle, the night ended in a play that was one of the most talked-about in recent NFL history — Golden Tate’s controversial catch of a Russell Wilson pass that turned into a game-winning touchdown.

Browns pick up ex-49ers Winston, Seymour off waivers | CSN Bay Area
The 49ers gave rookie running back Glenn Winston a chance, but the Cleveland Browns are giving him a job.

49ers lead NFL in arrests past 3 years - Ann Killion
Over on the 49ers blog, Eric Branch is handling the disturbing breaking news of the Ray McDonald arrest on felony domestic violence charges involving his reportedly pregnant fiancee at a party at his home in San Jose Sunday morning.

Kawakami: Ray McDonald arrested for felony domestic assault: The 49ers are the NFL's leading law-breakers and so far have done nothing about it
For weeks and months, the 49ers have sent a crystal clear message with every move they’ve made involving Aldon Smith and his repeated troubles: If you’re valuable enough as a player, they’ll ignore just about anything.

Colts Trade CB Marcus Burley to Seattle for 2015 Sixth Round Pick - Stampede Blue
The Indianapolis Colts traded cornerback Marcus Burley to the Seahawks for a sixth round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Seahawks' Earl Thomas is all business, all the time | HeraldNet.com - Sports
Earl Thomas was in the fourth grade when he began to understand the competitive fire that burns inside of him — his “madness” he sometimes calls it.

5 roadblocks to a Seahawks repeat championship | HeraldNet.com - Sports
When the Seahawks won Super Bowl XLVIII, the confetti hadn’t been cleared off the MetLife Stadium turf before people started wondering if they could repeat.

Recipe for Seahawks' elite secondary: coaching, scouting and chemistry | HeraldNet.com - Sports
By now, it has become the norm for the Seattle Seahawks to the point that it's taken for granted.