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WATCH: Russell Wilson and Ciara get crazy onstage with Taylor Swift -
Have you ever wanted to watch Russell Wilson dance awkwardly with Taylor Swift? Now's your chance.

Broncos' director of analytics will help Gary Kubiak with game decisions -
The Broncos will include their director of analytics, Mitch Tanney, in head coach Gary Kubiak's headset.

Torrey Smith of San Francisco 49ers calls Aldon Smith one of the best players he's ever been around
New 49ers receiver Torrey Smith, formerly of the Baltimore Ravens, says Aldon Smith is "one of the best football players I've ever been around, and I've been around some Hall of Famers."

Aldon's Smith's defensive skillset will be tough to replace, says San Francisco 49ers DC
San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Eric Mangini says the unique defensive contributions of Aldon Smith will be tough to replace.

Eagles CB JaCorey Shepherd suffers right knee injury -
JaCorey Shepherd will undergo an MRI after suffering a right knee injury on Sunday. Shepherd was seen as the de facto replacement for recently traded Brandon Boykin.

Lavonte David, Buccaneers agree to 5-year extension -
The Buccaneers have agreed to terms with Lavonte David on a five-year extension, NFL Media's Rand Getlin reports. Is David now the highest-paid 4-3 linebacker in the game?

Scrimmage: 'Anonymous' secondary steps up - Seattle - Scout
All eyes were, of course, on splashy offseason acquisition Jimmy Graham and the rest of the Seahawks established stars but it was the big plays turned in by scrappy defensive backs fighting for a roster spot that wound up becoming the biggest story of Saturday's lively training camp scrimmage.

Fill-in starter DeShawn Shead: Holdout Kam Chancellor reviewing daily Seahawks practice film, “still tuned in to everything” | The News Tribune
Shead says the ultra-popular team leader is “coaching me up” and texting him on the finer points of the starting strong-safety job. Chancellor’s holdout from training camp is in its eighth day.

Graham and Wilson working on connection in Seattle's offense -

Robert Turbin showing convincingly that offseason hip surgery really helped | The Seattle Times
Seahawks tailback Robert Turbin puts on impressive performance in scrimmage

Seattle Seahawks roster battle update: Wide Receivers
An update of the Seattle Seahawks roster battle at wide receiver at the midpoint of training camp. The first preseason game is almost here.

Seahawks notes: First scrimmage sees Jimmy Graham star, hints at direction for O-line - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
The Seahawks held their scrimmage on Saturday, which featured Seattle's twin towers at tight end, a first-unit defense that didn't let the backups do much of anything and a pretty solid hint at the direction Seattle is looking on the offensive line. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seahawks hope Earl Thomas, Tharold Simon are only a couple more weeks away - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Earl Thomas has remained a spectator for the most part since coming off the physically unable to perform list, but coach Pete Carroll said the Seahawks hope he can begin practicing in earnest in a couple weeks. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seahawks Saturday Night - Newcomers Impact | Seattle Seahawks
Dave Wyman and Aaron Levine discuss the impact the newcomers will have this season for the Seahawks.

Seahawks Saturday Night - Jermaine Kearse Interviews Chris Matthews | Seattle Seahawks
Jermaine Kearse interviews teammate Chris Matthews giving background on Matthews including where he is from, what kind of music he likes and how he feels moving into his second season with the Seahawks.

Seahawks Saturday Night - Pete Carroll Answers Preseason Questions | Seattle Seahawks
Pete Carroll sits down with Aaron Levine talking about the contract extensions, Jimmy Graham, Tyler Lockett and the competition at the center position.

Competition still on for Seahawks' starting nickelback spot - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Will Blackmon has seen the bulk of the reps at nickelback with the Seattle Seahawks' first-team defense this offseason, but coach Pete Carroll isn't quite ready to anoint him the starter. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seahawks Rookie Offensive Lineman Terry Poole: "I Can Tell My Game Is Developing Already" | Seattle Seahawks
Catching up with rookie offensive lineman Terry Poole during the first week of Seahawks training camp.

Seahawks Running Back Marshawn Lynch Featured In Season Premiere Of 'The League' | Seattle Seahawks
Season seven of 'The League' airs Sunday, Sept. 9 on FXX.

Shutdown Countdown: Seahawks aren't going anywhere in 2015 | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Look at just about any preview magazine this summer, and it'll tell you that the Seattle Seahawks' time is up.

Seahawks Training Camp Day 8: Three Takeaways From The "Mock Game" | Seattle Seahawks
Takeaways from the eighth practice of Seahawks training camp, when the team held an intra-squad scrimmage.

Seahawks rewarded for sticking to their salary-cap plan | The Seattle Times
Difficult decisions still lie ahead, but some of the more productive teams in recent years locked up their best players just like the Seahawks have done.

Taylor Swift invites Russell Wilson, Ciara on stage at Seattle concert - Local News |
One of the perks of dating a pop star is getting to meet Grammy winners. For Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson that now means hanging out with the likes of Taylor Swift. - Local -

Joe Staley: Eric Mangini defense blitzing more than last 6 offseasons combined - Niners Nation
The San Francisco 49ers offensive line has struggled at times over the last week, according to the practice reports. There are plenty of possible reasons, but Joe Staley added some interesting context on Sunday.

Seahawks scrimmage shows off Jimmy Graham’s physical dominance, Kasen Williams’ resurgence | The News Tribune
Russell Wilson said he’s “just trying to see what (Graham) can do -- and he can do it all.” Williams, sidetracked out of the NFL draft by injuries at UW, makes an impression with team co-leading four catches in the fullest scrimmage yet of training camp.

NFL, NFLPA briefs argue conflicting degrees of Brady misconduct | ProFootballTalk
At a time when the NFL and NFL Players Association can't agree on much when it comes to the Tom Brady suspension and ensuing litigation, it shouldn't surprise anyone that they also disagree on the specific degree of involvement the league concluded that Brady had in the alleged scheme to deflate fo...

13-year-old boy injured in fall at CenturyLink Field | ProFootballTalk
Football stadiums present plenty of potential hazards for paying customers. The biggest one comes from the possibility of falling from one level of the stadium to another. That happened last night in Seattle, in the venue where the Seahawks play.

Teryl Austin: Trying to tackle Ameer Abdullah like “grasping at air” | ProFootballTalk
The Lions took running back Ameer Abdullah in the second round of this year's draft in hopes that he could provide them with more offensive punch than they got from recent high picks Mikel Leshoure and Jahvid Best.