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Phil Knight to step down as Nike chairman - CBSSports.com
The man synonymous with Nike is stepping aside as the company's chairman.

NFL training camp 2015 schedule - NFL.com
Here's the NFL training camp 2015 schedule guide. Find out when and where your favorite team is preparing for the upcoming season.

Russell Wilson hate is extremely confusing - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The saga of the Russell Wilson contract negotiations has taken a turn for the weird. Following his interview last night on ESPN, Wilson received a major fa

Seattle Seahawks No. 2 in ESPN Future Power Rankings - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
The Seattle Seahawks are the second best-positioned team in the NFL for success over the next three seasons, according to ESPN’s new Future Power Rankings.

Tuesday Round-Up: How Well Are The Seahawks Positioned For The Future? | Seattle Seahawks
A daily link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks

The Year the NFL Went Insane and Gave a Kicker the MVP Award «
When I wrote about sub-replacement MVP candidates in baseball two weeks ago, my brain naturally considered the possibilities for unlikely MVP candidates in football. There’s virtually no chance of a replacement-level player receiving that sort of attention in the NFL because the voting structure for the two awards is different; while baseball voters each pick a top 10, the 50 media members who vote for the Associated Press’s MVP1 award in football only name a single player.

Banned, but Bountiful: Marijuana Coveted by NFL Players as Invaluable Painkiller | Bleacher Report
The latest NFL news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more

Michael Bennett comes closer to making his best argument for new deal | ProFootballTalk
A year ago, Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett signed a new four-year deal to stay with Seattle, after jumping to the Seahawks from the Buccaneers on a one-year contract. Now, he's not happy with the contract he signed, and he's not getting much sympathy from fans and the media.

How much is Russell Wilson worth? | ProFootballTalk
In his latest interview, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson once again declined to talk about his contractual expectations. But he mentioned two salaries numbers for 2015 -- $1.5 million (the amount he's due to earn under his current contract) and $25 million.

Golden Tate: We’re trying to become elite now | ProFootballTalk
The Lions won 11 games last season for the first time since 1991, which was good enough for a playoff berth in Jim Caldwell's first season as the team's head coach.

Ex-CB Fred Smoot: I played with 'several' gay players, 'everyone knew' - CBSSports.com
Smoot also said those players were not treated differently than any others.

Finding the Fits: 49ers hope Tartt sweetens secondary, special teams - CBSSports.com
Trent Baalke invested first round picks in safeties Eric Reid and Jimmie Ward, so why another one with Jaquiski Tartt at No. 46 overall? Tartt, however, could make the most immediate impact for a rookie class that appears largely designed to build for 2016 and beyond.

Terrelle Pryor calls role with Cleveland Browns 'slash-player'
Terrelle Pryor used the words "slash player" Tuesday to describe his role with the Cleveland Browns, an interesting choice given the Browns were adamant he would work only at receiver.

Ranking the NFL teams 1-32 based on their outlook over the next three seasons - NFL
Louis Riddick, John Clayton and Mike Sando team up to rank every NFL team based on which are best positioned to be successful for the long haul.

Brett Favre sports old Packers jersey on S.I. cover - NFL.com
No, Brett Favre isn't coming out of retirement, but the Ol' Gunslinger still says there's some juice left in his arm. Could Favre hack it in today's NFL if he wanted to?

Five fascinating NFL Supplemental Draft picks - NFL.com
Cris Carter and Bernie Kosar headline a list of the five most interesting supplemental draft picks of all time. Can one of the four 2015 supplemental draft prospects join them?

Six players likely to disappoint in 2015 - NFL.com
Fluffy offseason reports tell us that every NFL player is bigger, faster and smarter than ever before, but don't believe the hype! Which players are bound to underwhelm this season?

Athletes adjusting to cameras watching their every move | The Seattle Times
For athletes across all sports, the primary focus of sports as entertainment has shifted from the thousands of fans watching in person to the millions of fans watching elsewhere — at home, in bars or on their various devices. The camera is always watching and athletes see their privacy being whittled away.

Tyler Lockett: Bigger isn't always better - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Seattle Seahawks receiver Tyler Lockett isn't the biggest receiver, but people who discount him because of his size are making a mistake.

Seahawks mailbag: The offensive line, Christine Michael, Kevin Williams and more | The Seattle Times
Questions about Christine Michael, the defensive line and Chris Matthews in this edition of the Seahawks mailbag.