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NFL, DirecTV facing another class-action lawsuit over Sunday Ticket | ProFootballTalk
The NFL and DirecTV likely will be glad when summer ends, and not just because football season has arrived. In June, July, and now in August, the league and its satellite TV partner have been on the wrong end of class-action lawsuits arising from the NFL Sunday Ticket package.

San Antonio is willing to provide temporary home for Raiders | ProFootballTalk
San Antonio would prefer to own an NFL team. It'll perhaps settle for renting one. The Texas city that hopes to lure the Raiders to town is willing to provide temporary space for the team as it awaits a new home in Los Angeles, according the the San Antonio Express-News.

Current NFL rosters include 47 NFL Regional Combine participants -
With all 32 NFL teams in training camp, 47 players who attended an NFL Regional Combine and/or the NFL Super Regional Combine in 2015 currently hold roster positions, including Baltimore Ravens DB Tray Walker, who is the highest drafted alum of the Regional Combine since the program started in 2012.

Bears GM: Rookie WR Kevin White could miss entire 2015 season -
When the Bears drafted Kevin White the hope was that he would simply Jay Cutler's life.

Tom Brady's lawyers allege 'smear campaign' by NFL, Roger Goodell
Alleging a "smear campaign" against their client, Tom Brady's attorneys on Friday reiterated their claims of unfair treatment by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell as they seek to overturn Brady's four-game suspension for his role in the use of deflated footballs in the AFC Championship Game.

Injuries: Julius Thomas out for rest of preseason -
Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Julius Thomas suffered a fracture in his left hand and is expected to miss the rest of the preseason. He wasn't the only player injured during Friday night's games.

What we learned from Friday's preseason games -
The one-two offensive punch of Derek Carr and Amari Cooper looked impressive in the Oakland Raiders' preseason win over the St. Louis Rams. Who else from around the NFL stood out during Friday's action?

Bill Belichick takes little things from Garoppolo debut -
Jimmy Garoppolo's preseason debut Thursday wasn't exactly a resounding success, but Patriots coach Bill Belichick pointed out one part of the game that left him impressed.

Seattle Seahawks Blog - Hawk Blogger: The Morning After: A Discouraging First Game Versus Denver Leads to 22-20 Loss
Preseason is not the place to draw any conclusions. Thank goodness for that.

Tyler Lockett’s electric debut helps mask some issues from Seahawks’ preseason opener | The News Tribune
“He looks like we hoped he would,” coach Pete Carroll said of how electrifying the rookie third-round draft choice from Kansas State was Friday night. Yet the starting offensive line’s pass protection plus injuries at cornerback, backup quarterback and wide receiver remain issues.

Seahawks Poll: Who gets game ball for preseason opener? - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
Critics of the NFL preseason had plenty of evidence to reinforce their skepticism after the Seattle Seahawks fell to the Denver Broncos 22-20 on Friday night at CenturyLink Field.

Seahawks vs. Broncos: The Morning After
We look at the good and bad from the Seahawks vs. Broncos preseason game Friday, August 14th 2015.

The Seattle Seahawks Will No Longer Have A ’12th Man’
Seattle's fans are now known as "12s."

Tyler Lockett looks 'very special' in electrifying debut - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
The Seahawks uncharacteristically traded up to draft Tyler Lockett. He showed why with an eye-opening NFL debut.

2½ months after kidney-cancer surgery, Williams plays for Hawks | - Sports
They said it would happen, so it wasn't exactly out of the blue.