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A deal now helps Russell Wilson in two important ways | ProFootballTalk
Despite the apparent willingness of Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson to play in 2015 for $1.5 million and to change teams if need be in 2016, signing a contract before the regular season begins carries a pair of significant benefits for Wilson.

Brett Favre the Packers: A Week in the Life, 1995 | The MMQB with Peter King
This week The MMQB is running several past stories by Peter King from the pages of Sports Illustrated. The following piece, in which Peter spent a week shadowing Brett Favre and the Packers as they prepared for their Oct. 22, 1995, game with the Vikings, originally appeared in the Oct.

Isaiah Battle to work out for teams on July 7 | ProFootballTalk
Clemson tackle Isaiah Battle is the only player from an FBS program in next week's supplemental draft and he's thought to have the best chance of any player in the pool to become the first player to enter the league this way since the Browns took wide receiver Josh Gordon in 2012.

Jim Harbaugh takes half the blame for awkward radio interview | ProFootballTalk
The low-water mark of the NFL offseason news cycle was filled in part by a cannonball from former 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, via an awkward interview with Colin Cowherd of ESPN Radio. The interview also provided plenty of free P.R.

EOF Podcast: Russell Wilson, Steelers' D, best and worst backup QBs -
On the latest Eye on Football Podcast, Will Brinson and Ryan Wilson discuss Russell Wilson, the Steelers' D, and the best and worst NFL quarterbacks.

Which undrafted free agents could make the Seahawks? - ESPN Video
ESPN Seahawks reporter Terry Blount talks about four undrafted rookies, including a wide receiver, to watch during training camp.

Five offenses built with the future in mind, including the St. Louis Rams and Tennessee Titans - NFL
Aaron Schatz uses Football Outsiders' snap-weighted age metric to determine which offenses are getting younger and rebuilding with an eye toward the future.

Five offenses built to win now, including the Indianapolis Colts and Green Bay Packers - NFL
You may have read in various places that the 2014 New England Patriots were either the youngest or second-youngest team to ever win a Super Bowl. That number comes from averaging the age of every player on the Patriots' roster, but that methodology doesn't account for the fact that 37-year-old Tom Brady played most of the snaps at quarterback, not 23-year-old Jimmy Garoppolo.

DeForest Buckner leads top CFB interior DLs to watch in 2015 -
Oregon's DeForest Buckner and Ole Miss' Robert Nkemdiche lead Lance Zierlein's list of interior defensive linemen to watch heading into the 2015 season.

Jared Cook: Nick Foles can 'grab the ram by the horns' -
In each of Jared Cook's first two seasons in St. Louis the quarterback situation was a disaster, but the tight end is confident Nick Foles can bring something new to the position.

NFL’s top 5 cornerbacks for 2015 - Seattle - Scout
Sure, Richard Sherman says he’s the best, but he has plenty of company when it comes to the shutdown cornerback discussion in the NFL.

One month until Seahawks training camp–and, no, nothing new on Russell Wilson contract talks | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune

Seahawks TE Luke Willson Wishes NFL Fans A Happy Canada Day | Seattle Seahawks
July 1 marks 'Canada Day' and Canadian tight end Luke Willson had a special message for NFL fans north of the border.

Earl Thomas adds a wedding engagement to this year’s football camp | Seattle Seahawks
While home in Orange, Texas for his annual football camp, Seahawks safety Earl Thomas added an engagement to the weekend's festivities.

Finding the Fits: Seahawks expecting big things from Tyler Lockett -
With the need for a No. 1 target filled due to the trade for All-Pro tight end Jimmy Graham, the Seahawks are hoping that the speedy rookie can provide a complementary threat on offense and spark a return game that ranked among the league's worst a year ago.

Seahawks mailbag: Bobby Wagner’s contract, Brandon Mebane’s future, and more | The Seattle Times
Questions on Brandon Mebane, Thomas Rawls, Bobby Wagner and more in our latest Seahawks mailbag.

Who is Frank Clark? - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
When the Seattle Seahawks selected defensive end Frank Clark out of Michigan with their first pick (63rd overall) in the draft, all of the discussion was (