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Matt Forte: Smart coaches know we needed more offensive balance | ProFootballTalk
Bears running back Matt Forte hasn't been shy this offseason about sharing his preference to do more running and less receiving than he did on his way to 102 catches during the 2014 season. It doesn't sound like Forte is going to have the same complaints after this season.

Kaepernick addresses, denies Aldon Smith rumors | ProFootballTalk
Not long after Aldon Smith's arrest last week for DUI, hit and run and vandalism, rumors circulated via TMZ and that the incident had included Smith crashing his vehicle into a Mercedes owned by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and that the two had an on-field dispute early in the...

NFL Draft - 2016 NFL Draft Prospects - -
Draft Prospects are ranked by and, including QBs, RBs, WRs, DEs, LBs and every other position in the NFL Draft class.

NFL player survey reveals that majority think New England Patriots deflated footballs but aren't "cheaters"
Nearly 80 percent of NFL players surveyed say Tom Brady's four-game ban is too long, and 88 percent think league discipline should not be handled solely by Roger Goodell.

Peyton Manning says Tom Brady texted an apology for email flap
Peyton Manning said an e-mail exchange between Tom Brady and a friend that appeared to question how much longer Manning could play was "no harm, no foul."

Joe Thomas on playing hurt: 'You just suck it up' -
Joe Thomas doesn't let injuries stop him from suiting up on Sundays. The Browns offensive lineman said he's played through multiple MCL tears.

Happy Marshawn: What a difference a year -- and $6.5M guaranteed -- make for Lynch in camp | The News Tribune
The Seahawks’ star running back is joking, dancing, and running faster and far more often than he did in last year’s training camp, after he held out for eight days. Plus, rookie DE Frank Clark zooms through his best day yet, rookie wide receiver Tyler Lockett versus All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman and more.

Pete Carroll acknowledges Kam Chancellor “has dug his heels in”; holdout reaches 11th camp practice | The News Tribune
Still no resolution in sight for Seattle to get its team leader and thumping strong safety into training camp that is now 13 days old. But the Seahawks remain “very active” in trying to end the impasse, Pete Carroll says.

All-Pro Richard Sherman goes to school with guru Monte Kiffin on supposed camp day “off” | The News Tribune
Something you don’t see every day: An All-Pro going to school.

Kam Chancellor’s half-brother among those vying to fill in for him | The Seattle Times
One of the players vying to fill in for Kam Chancellor while he is holding out is Chancellor's half-brother, Keenan Lambert.

Seahawks kick off 11th training camp practice, still no Kam Chancellor | The Seattle Times
The Seahawks are set to take the field at 10:15 a.m. for their 11th practice of training camp. And they will do so again without strong safety Kam Chancellor, whose...

Seattle Seahawks: How Kevin Pierre-Louis fits in 2015 defense
With Pete Carroll already giving Kevin Pierre-Louis the nod for increased playing time, how will the speedy linebacker fit in the 2015 defense?

Seahawks practice notes: New CB Mohammed Seisay making strong introduction - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
At 6 foot 2 and 202 pounds, Mohammed Seisay has the look of a big Seahawks cornerback. Through his first week and a half in Seattle, he's played like one, too. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Darrell Bevell describes why the two-tight end formation works so well for the Seahawks - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell describes why the two-tight-end formation works so well for the team during Day 11 of training camp. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

MTS: Russell Wilson 2015 season preview | Seattle Seahawks
"Move the Sticks" host Daniel Jeremiah and former NFL quarterback Brady Quinn look ahead to the 2015 season and what they expect from Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.

Youth Rejuvenates Seattle Seahawks Pass Rush - Oregon Sports News
It was the talk of the NFL after Super Bowl XLVIII. Seattle Seahawks pass rushers appeared to be coming from every crack and crevice of MetLife Stadium to harass Peyton Manning into a pedestrian performance. They came in waves. Chris Clemons and Cliff Avril, and then Bruce Irvin and O’Brien Schofield would attack the edges. Michael Bennett and Clinton McDonald would collapse the middle. It was a human trash compactor that left many quarterbacks feeling like garbage that season. After a step back in 2014, the pass rush tidal wave appears to be gaining strength thanks to an infusion of youth, and is estimated to decimate NFL cities far and wide starting this September.

Lynch a happy Seattle Seahawks camper after his new contract | Bellingham Herald
Seattle’s star running back is joking with and even carrying onrushing teammates out of the play and behind the huddle. He has received $6.5 million in new, up-front guarantees since his camp holdout 12 months ago.

Former Seahawks’ DT Tony McDaniel: Michael Bennett ‘wishes’ he could play for Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett has made no secret of his desire for a new contract after signing a four-year, $32 million deal with Seattle last year. On Tuesday, a former teammate said Bennett expressed a desire to play elsewhere.

Three Training Camp Takeaways From Former Seahawks Safety Jordan Babineaux | Seattle Seahawks
Discussion highlights from 'The Daily Stretch' podcast with former Seahawks safety Jordan Babineaux.

Seahawks impressions: Jordan Hill, Tyler Lockett, revolving door at center, and more | The Seattle Times
Our daily impressions from Seahawks' training camp include items on Tyler Lockett, the receiving corps, Jordan Hill, and more.

Rookie Cornerback Tye Smith Soaking Up All He Can From Seahawks 'Legion Of Boom' Secondary | Seattle Seahawks
Cornerback Tye Smith was a fifth-round draft pick of the Seahawks in 2015

Kam Chancellor Needs To Honor His Contract With The Seattle Seahawks - Oregon Sports News

12 Fantasy Football Tips & Tidbits About The 2015 Seattle Seahawks | Seattle Seahawks
Important Fantasy items to know about and absorb as the 2015 Seahawks ready for a new season and you look forward to a new Fantasy campaign.

Kaepernick: 'I've made strides in a lot of different areas' | CSN Bay Area
A year ago during the exhibition season, the 49ers’ first-team offense did not get much going.

Bulked-up Bruce Irvin ready for contract season with Seahawks - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Bruce Irvin is 15 pounds from his 2014 playing weight, the result of an offseason effort to add size and strength. And it makes perfect sense when you consider the situation he's in entering a contract season with the Seahawks. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Former Husky Kasen Williams Turning Heads In His First Training Camp With Seahawks | Seattle Seahawks
When he was a star at Washington, Kasen Williams admits he coasted a bit. Following a serious injury setback, however, the undrafted rookie is fully committed to football again.

Geep Chryst on why Colin Kaepernick camp interceptions are not always the end of the world - Niners Nation
Practice interceptions can be annoying, but they are not necessarily the end of the world. San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Geep Chryst provided some examples on Wednesday.

Arizona Cardinals training camp podcast: Chris Johnson, Floyd injury,Sendlein's return and more - Revenge of the Birds
The latest ROTB Radio episode is ready for you.

2015 Rams Roster Preview: Big Michael Brockers Will Continue To Be Counted On - Turf Show Times
The Rams are set at defensive tackle. The question is will Brockers be able to improve and become a better player?

2015 Rams Roster Preview: LB Alec Ogletree Looks To Make Big Leap - Turf Show Times
After ending the 2014 season on a strong note, linebacker Alec Ogletree will be looking to start 2015 off with a bang!