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Agent Mark Rodgers a father figure to Seahawks QB Russell Wilson | The Seattle Times
Rodgers and Wilson speak daily, and those conversations include updates on contract-extension negotiations for Wilson, who since arriving in 2012 has led the team to the greatest run in its history, including its first Super Bowl title following the 2013 season.

Carson Palmer working with several Arizona Cardinals players in California - Revenge of the Birds
Palmer continues to be a football junkie.

2015 Rams Roster Preview: G Travis Bond Hopes To Ride OL Wave Into Preseason - Turf Show Times
Can Bond finally crack the roster in his third NFL season?

Russell Wilson remains “hopeful,” Seahawks say they’ll be patient on new contract for QB | The News Tribune The News Tribune

Most Dominant Fantasy Players Since 1950: Wide Receivers
On Wednesday, we looked at the most dominant quarterbacks in fantasy history. Yesterday, we did the same for running backs. Today, we look at wide receivers, using the methodology described over the two previous days.

2015 Season Preview: Arizona Cardinals | National Football Post
When the Arizona Cardinals hired Bruce Arians as their Head Coach following the 2012 season, they hit the jackpot. Over the last three seasons, Arians has been named the NFL Coach of the Year twice (once with Indianapolis), and has turned Arizona into a consistent playoff contender.

MythBusters: Is Peyton Manning's regression bound to continue in '15? | SI.com
The latest NFL news, scores, stats, fantasy analysis, and mock drafts as well as the best NFL writers and photos from SI.com

Off-season report card: St. Louis Rams | SI.com
When Buddy Ryan was an NFL coach, he considered offense to be a nuisance and defense a necessity. He was perhaps the best defensive mind in NFL history, but Buddy was never a balanced coach. In his 1993 Houston Oilers defensive playbook, Ryan opined that quarterbacks were "over-paid, over-rated pompous bastards and must be punished." Ryan once took a swing at Houston's offensive coordinator, Kevin Gilbride, during a game.

How the Deflategate controversy will motivate Tom Brady in 2015 | The MMQB with Peter King
Editor’s note: This is part of our summer series, The MMQB 100, counting down the most influential people for the 2015 season. The question lurks in the background for every iconic athlete, growing louder with each passing year.

Best Emerging QB-WR Combinations in the NFL Today | Bleacher Report
Look—you want to start this slideshow, and I want to start this slideshow. But before we get anywhere, we need to talk about what the term "emerging" means.

Shutdown Countdown: Hard to be optimistic about the 49ers | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
I'm sure there are examples of teams who have had a worse offseason than the San Francisco 49ers in 2015. But in terms of sheer volume of talent lost, these 49ers have to be in the conversation.

Tyrann Mathieu stays in a hot car during new PETA ad
In Arizona, we are accustomed to the extremely hot summers, but it can end tragically if we aren't smart.

E.J. Gaines, Trumaine Johnson jockeying for starting corner job - St. Louis Rams Blog - ESPN
With the St. Louis Rams set to open training camp at the end of the month, we'll spend the rest of this week taking a look at four of the position battles worth watching as camp approaches.

NFL met with St. Louis officials about stadium on Thursday | ProFootballTalk
While the FAA is reviewing the proposed stadium that Rams owner Stan Kroenke wants to build in Inglewood, California to make sure there's no danger related to its proximity to Los Angeles International Airport, the NFL had a meeting with St. Louis officials who are trying to keep the team in town.

Reggie Wayne isn't done yet, wants to play one more year: 5 teams that fit - CBSSports.com
Wayne's 36 years old and played the first 14 years of his career for the Colts, but is looking to give it one last shot elsewhere.

Agent's Take: Five receivers set to cash in after Dez, Demaryius deals - CBSSports.com
With Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas signing $70 million deals, how does that affect the receiver market? Here are five wideouts who could cash in.

NFC West Q&A: Who will win division, how many will make playoffs?
Today's question: Who will win the division, and how many teams from the division will make the playoffs?

Green Bay Packers had rare succession in Brett Favre to Aaron Rodgers
The Green Bay Packers are in the midst of perhaps the most sweeping team-building accomplishment in NFL history. At the height of the league's quarterback era, the Packers have fielded an elite player at the position for 22 consecutive years -- and counting.

Joel McHale pokes fun at Russell Wilson, and other top ESPYs moments | The Seattle Times
Try as they might, the Seahawks can't seem to escape the memory of their gut-wrenching Super Bowl loss to the Patriots last season. Another (playful) jab was issued  by local comedian...

Russell Wilson: is he improving? - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Russell Wilson has led the Seattle Seahawks to back-to-back Super Bowls. There is no doubt that he is one of the league's top quarterbacks. Interestingly t

Seattle Seahawks: Who is in the team's "Franchise Four?" - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Who would be in the "franchise four" for the Seattle Seahawks, In the same vein as what MLB did for each of their teams.

Russell Wilson: training camp contract deadline
Russell Wilson won't discuss a new contract with the Seahawks once training camp opens on July 31st. What does it mean?

Report: Russell Wilson contract negotiations to end at start of training camp - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Contract negotiations between Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and the team will reportedly end when training camp begins on July 31. - Seahawks - 710 ESPN Seattle

Friday Round-Up: Sports Illustrated Grades The Seahawks' Offseason | Seattle Seahawks
A daily link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks

Five Seahawks X factors for the 2015 season - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
With the Seahawks set to begin training camp at the end of the month, here's a look at five players who could make a significant impact in 2015. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Who 'starts' at nickel corner in Week One? - Seattle - Scout
With "only" Byron Maxwell to replace on arguably the elite defense in NFL history, the Seahawks appear to be in fine form on this side of the ball with training camp just two weeks away. One position that does still need to be sorted out, however, is nickel corner. SeahawkFootball.com breaks down the candidates.