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Training Camp starts this week. No big deal.

France is ready for the NFL -
It's true, France sucks but they are so ready for a NFL team it's not even funny.

Ravens, Colts fighting to keep Tom Brady suspended because they can't beat him -
Well, this is awkward.

49ers roster breakdowns, 90-in-90: Torrey Smith - Niners Nation
Breaking down the 90 players on the 49ers offseason roster in 90 posts (over 90 or so days). Today we focus on wide receiver Torrey Smith.

Niners Nation DOOOOOOOOOM Index 4.0: 49ers rookies set to report! - Niners Nation
It's almost August and training camp is ab--DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!

Arizona Cardinals have okayest quarterback in Carson Palmer - Revenge of the Birds
This is one way to describe him.

2015 NFL countdown: 49 days remaining and Cardinals jersey No. 49 - Revenge of the Birds
Why don't players wear 49?

Darius Slay: Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks defenses are similar - NFL -
Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay says that there isn't much difference between his unit and the Seattle Seahawks defense.  The Seahawks were the league's best defense last season, allowing 15.9 points per game and 267.1 yards per game, both league bests. The Lions were the NFL's No. 2 defense last season, finishing the year ranked second in points and yards per game with 17.6 and 300.9, respectively.

Russell Wilson hasn't turned down a Seahawks deal outright -
Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that negotiations between the Seattle Seahawks and Russell Wilson are ongoing. Despite reports, Wilson has not turned down a deal outright.

Seahawks camp countdown: Any depth at tight end? | The Seattle Times
Seahawks training camp begins Friday. We’ll answer a key question every day until the team is back on the field at the Hawks' facility in Renton.

Biggest Question Mark Facing Each Super Bowl Contender at NFL Training Camps | Bleacher Report
Even the best teams in the NFL will enter training camp with question marks ahead of the 2015 season.

Chip's reign, Rex's move, more of the juiciest storylines heading into camps |
The latest NFL news, scores, stats, fantasy analysis, and mock drafts as well as the best NFL writers and photos from

Report: Junior Galette caused problems in the Saints’ locker room | ProFootballTalk
On the field, Junior Galette is a great pass rusher, coming off back-to-back double-digit sack seasons. But Galette's off-field issues got him cut by the Saints on Friday -- and those off-field issues go beyond two separate accusations of violence against women.

St. Louis Rams Mailbag: Identify the camp's biggest battles - St. Louis Rams Blog - ESPN
This version of the St. Louis Rams mailbag focuses on the offensive line, especially the three-player battle to be the starting center.

Signing bonus, guarantees an impediment for Russell Wilson deal | ProFootballTalk
Regardless of how much the Seahawks are offering quarterback Russell Wilson on an annual basis, the question of how it will be paid out continues to be a major impediment.

After Deflategate, NFL instructs refs to inspect footballs more closely | ProFootballTalk
NFL referees have been given detailed instructions for closely inspecting footballs in response to Deflategate. In what former NFL head of officiating Mike Pereira terms "an overreaction" to the controversy, the NFL told officials this weekend that they will have to change the way they go about g...

Key NFL dates in 2015-16: Team roster cut-downs to 75 players is Sept. 1 -
Here are all the key dates for the National Football League in 2015-16, including roster cut-down days this preseason, the playoffs, Super Bowl 50 and the NFL Draft.

Sal Paolantonio gave his thoughts on Deflategate, Tom Brady appeal
ESPN reporter Sal Paolantonio gave his thoughts on Deflategate and Tom Brady's appeal of the punishment Roger Goodell gave him.

Gosder Cherilus released by Indianapolis Colts -
The Colts announced Sunday they have released right tackle Godser Cherilus. Cherilus struggled with injuries and consistency in two years with Indianapolis.

Can the reshuffled offensive line hold up? - Seattle - Scout
The No. 1 concern of the Seattle Seahawks heading into training camp is the offensive line. Can this group maintain the top-ranked rushing attack which helped Seattle plow through the NFC? And how critical to the success of the unit is the new, slimmer Alvin Bailey? This and more in an audio clip of Seattle's Sports Radio KJR 950 personality Jason Puckett and's own Rob Rang.

Stranded in the wild, what Seahawk would you want with you? | Seattle Seahawks
It’s time for another Seahawks Q&A before training camp kicks off next week.