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What to make of Seahawks' Russell Wilson reportedly taking out insurance policy - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
A report about Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson taking out an insurance policy for the 2015 season makes perfect sense, both the intention to do so and that it was leaked to the media. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Five Things To Watch At An Abbreviated Seahawks Minicamp | Seattle Seahawks
Five storylines to follow during the team's final practice before training camp in late July.

U.S. Open Merchandise Trend Detected: We're In Seahawks Country! : Golf Digest
Geoff Shackelford chooses some fun items at the 2015 merchandise pavilion

Can Seattle Seahawks 3-Peat as Top NFL Defense in 2015? | Bleacher Report
The Seattle Seahawks have built a special defense and, as a result, have been to two straight Super Bowls.

Wednesday Round-Up: Seahawks Players Headline All-NFC West Team | Seattle Seahawks
A daily link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks

Guest Post: Doug Flutie Was A Great Quarterback
Brad Oremland is a longtime commenter and a fellow football historian. Brad is also a senior NFL writer at Sports Central. He’s contributed today’s guest post, and we thank him for that. This one is certainly thought-provoking.

The Gut Check No.334: 20 Insights for Building a Winner | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
Practical and philosophical advice on team building, roster management, and negotiation from fantasy experience old enough to vote and join the military.

Future Projections: Wide Receiver - Over the Cap
Today I wanted to look at some various futures projections at the wide receiver position. I thought this might make an interesting read for the current NFL with a number of big name receivers looking for contract extensions as well as for fantasy possibilities. To examine expectations I am sampling receivers from 2004 from 2014 into two groups: those who produced at least one 1,000 yard seasons in their first four years in the NFL and those who produced none. From there we can use the average yearly improvement levels (adjusted for outliers) to estimate the results over the next few seasons.

Is Colin Kaepernick Set Up to Fail Behind 49ers' Depleted Offensive Line? | Bleacher Report
The San Francisco 49ers lost several key parts of their offensive line this offseason.

Who Are the NFL's Most Underrated Players? | Bleacher Report
In every sport, there are plenty of guys who fly under the radar at their position.

John Moffitt unretires after nearly two years | ProFootballTalk
In 2013, guard John Moffitt abruptly retired from the NFL. In 2015, he's coming back. As noted by Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, Moffitt has unretired. "[H]e knew he had drug issues, took time to go to rehab, clean up his life, beat his demons and he has taken his life back," Glazer said via Twitte...

Rams, Nick Foles confirm talks about contract extension | ProFootballTalk
Earlier this week, a report from Ian Rapoport of NFL Media had the Rams and quarterback Nick Foles talking about a contract extension. Both Rams coach Jeff Fisher and Foles confirmed that those talks are underway and both men expressed a desire to continue a working relationship that began when F...

Pete Prisco's ideal 53-man roster: Dez worthy of top dollar, but RBs? No way -
Pete Prisco creates a real NFL roster of 53 players using real salary cap figures.

La Canfora's ideal 53-man roster: Watt, Suh, Poe front unstoppable D -
NFL insider Jason La Canfora creates a real NFL roster of 53 players using real salary cap figures.

Golden Tate says TV cameramen should be fined for collisons that cause injuries
Detroit Lions receiver Golden Tate joined the ranks of athletes who believe that cameramen should be moved for safety after watching LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers hit his head on a television camera during Game 4 of the NBA Finals.

Calvin Johnson, Jay Cutler rank among 10 most overpaid players - NFL
Whenever a team signs a player to a big contract, there is always the concern that the player won't live up to that deal. If a team has enough of these players and can't easily get out of the contracts, that could push the franchise back years and get a lot of people fired.

Eagles' Barwin, Jenkins deny Cary Williams' claim -
Former Eagles cornerback Cary Williams says players were "exhausted" last season by coach Chip Kelly's rigorous practice methods, but a pair of Philly defenders say that isn't so.

Dez Bryant on contract: 'Where is my security?' -
Dez Bryant chimed in on his contract negations with the Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday. The receiver wants a long-term deal to provide security and doesn't want to play under the franchise tag.

Kam Chancellor's unselfishness deserves a pay raise - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Kam Chancellor has been very unselfish in his dealing with the Seattle Seahawks. He's played well above his contract, and deserves a raise.

Football 101: Seattle Seahawks and Roster Position Allocation - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Why don't the Seahawks keep a third quarterback like they used to? Can they keep four tight ends this year? How many defensive ends is too many? Why do you