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NFL Thoughts: On Randall Cobb, the New Orleans Saints and Bruce Arians | The MMQB with Peter King
1. I think it’s refreshing for Randall Cobb to put bravado aside and admit that it’s going to be hard for him to top what he did last year, when he caught 91 passes for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Everything Is Awesome: A Reader's Guide to Every Minicamp Story Ever | Bleacher Report
There are no new stories. That's common wisdom among novelists and screenwriters. Whoever first coined the saying was surely thinking of Shakespearean stories or Hollywood stories but might as well have been talking about NFL minicamp stories...

Panthers getting unexpected extra work out of Shaq Thompson | ProFootballTalk
It might only be two days, but the Panthers will take an unexpected bit of good news. According to Bill Voth of Black and Blue Review, Panthers first-rounder Shaq Thompson is scheduled to be back in Charlotte in time to catch the last two days of OTAs this week, after they previously thought he w...

49ers HC Jim Tomsula really really hates social media -
Don't expect to find Jim Tomsula tweeting up a storm anytime soon.

Marshawn Lynch has epic villain cameo in 'Call of Duty: Black Ops III' -
Marshawn Lynch will have a cameo in the upcoming 'Call of Duty: Black Ops III' video game.

Agent's Take: A contract solution for Russell Wilson and the Seahawks -
The Seahawks and Russell Wilson are in a stalemate, but they don't want to play the franchise tag game. Ex-agent Joel Corry offers a solution to the impasse.

James Jones: 'If you need a WR, come get me' -
James Jones hasn't found a team since being cut by the Oakland Raiders last month. The receiver isn't giving up on his NFL career, however, telling teams he still wants to play.

Richard Sherman answers Cromartie's criticism -
After Antonio Cromartie said Richard Sherman shouldn't be considered the best corner in the NFL, Sherman fired back, saying he was surprised Cromartie criticized him in the first place.

Carson Palmer, John Brown firing Cardinals' engine -
A healthy Carson Palmer is making sweet music with speedster John Brown in Cardinals' practices. Find out what else we learned from OTAs and minicamps on Tuesday.

Seattle Seahawks OTAs notebook: No spikes from Jimmy Graham as defense dominates hot, sunny practice from VMAC - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News

Seattle Seahawks’ Richard Sherman responds to Antonio Cromartie - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News

What people are saying as Seattle Seahawks begin final week of OTAs - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News

Five quick hits from Seahawks’ Tuesday OTA | The Seattle Times
The Seahawks are off the field following their eighth of 10 OTAs (Organized Team Activities) on Tuesday, and the last of the three that will be open to the media.

Video: Brian Schneider on new Seahawks kick returner Tyler Lockett - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Seahawks special teams coordinator Brian Schneider shared thoughts about rookie kick returner Tyler Lockett with the media after Tuesday's OTA. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

San Francisco 49ers News — Niner Insider Blog » 49ers’ CB Ward optimistic he’ll be ready for training camp
Cornerback Jimmie Ward, who has been sidelined since he re-broke his right foot in November, said today he’s optimistic he will return to the field when the 49ers open training camp in late July.

Seattle Seahawks OTAs notebook: No spikes from Jimmy Graham as defense dominates hot, sunny practice from VMAC - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
Tuesday marked the final practice open to the media during Seattle Seahawks organized team activities (OTAs), and it was a stark contrast to the session a week earlier.

Impressions from Seahawks’ Tuesday OTA | The Seattle Times
Here are impressions from the Seahawks’ OTA on Tuesday from beat reporters Jayson Jenks and Bob Condotta.

Seattle Seahawks' Cary Williams takes shot at Eagles, Chip Kelly |
As for his time in Philadelphia, Williams offered one last parting shot.

Cary Williams prefers Seahawks' environment to Eagles' - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Cary Williams came to Seattle after a tumultuous two years in Philadelphia in which he didn't see eye-to-eye with coach Chip Kelly, and it was clear in an interview with 'Brock and Salk' that he prefers his new environment to the one he left. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

49ers’ Reid says he’s considered leaving NFL because of concussions - SFGate
“Everybody evaluates their own situation as far as playing this game,” Reid said to The Chronicle. “I’ve evaluated mine and I’ve decided I still want to play.”

Michael Bennett’s only-sorta OTA protest; Paul Richardson’s progress, more from OTA practice #8 | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune

Seahawks OTA notes: Michael Bennett in the building, but not on the field - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
News and notes from the Seahawks' eighth of 10 scheduled Organized Team Activities on Tuesday, including the arrival, but not participation, of DE Michael Bennett. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle