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Jarryd Hayne, DeAndrew White make 49ers returner battle interesting against Texans - Niners Nation
As it turns out, Rugby League translates pretty well to the NFL.

Breakdown of 49ers first offensive and defensive series - Niners Nation
Fooch's note: The starters got in limited work on Saturday. Their playing time was a small sample size, but still worth a breakdown. Thanks to Jacob for his thoughts. Just looking at individual...

Cardinals vs. Chiefs final score: Starters great, but backups struggle in 34-19 loss - Revenge of the Birds
Arizona Cardinals lose preseason game 1 to Kansas City Chiefs

Cardinals vs. Chiefs final score: 8 things we learned in Arizona 34-19 loss - Revenge of the Birds
Some observations in the preseason matchup.

2015 NFL Preseason St. Louis Rams vs. Oakland Raiders: Notes & Recap - Turf Show Times
A few notes to share from the Rams first preseason game against the Raiders.

Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher on RB Todd Gurley: "I'm Not Going To Play Him For At Least The Rest Of Preseason" - Turf Show Times
The Rams' head coach confirmed the first-round rookie is under wraps for the next month.

Report: St. Louis Rams CB E.J. Gaines Out For Season With Lisfranc Injury - Turf Show Times
The Rams, reportedly, have lost the breakout rookie of 2014 for all of 2015.

2014 Offensive Lineman and NFL Draft Value
You probably don’t think of the St. Louis Rams as a team that’s built along the offensive line. And for good reason: according to Pro Football Focus, St. Louis ranked 30th in pass blocking and 29th in run blocking in 2014. Football Outsiders also ranked the Rams offensive line in the bottom five in both power rushing and stuffed rates. But the Rams struggles on the offensive line are not for a lack of acquiring highly-drafted linemen.

The Most Exciting Fantasy Football Team Imaginary Money Can Buy «
With the increasingly ridiculous number of fantasy football magazines, websites, and resources out there, it seems like we’ve lost sight of what really matters: Guys, this is supposed to be fun.

Chargers and Philip Rivers Agree to $84 Million Extension - Over the Cap
Continuing the trend of some pretty eventful offseason moves around the NFL, the Chargers have locked up quarterback Philip Rivers to the tune of $84 million and $65 million guaranteed over the next four years.

Anthony Davis retires, Chancellor's brother, TY Hilton's contract | The MMQB with Peter King
There’s some logic in the lineman’s decision to step away in the middle of his prime. Plus, thoughts on Kam Chancellor’s brother, Steve Smith Sr.’s retirement, T.Y. Hilton getting paid and a bright spot for those hard-luck Niners

Winners and Losers from NFL Preseason Week 1 | Bleacher Report
When it comes to the NFL preseason, winners and losers aren't really defined by the numbers on the scoreboard.

Fantasy Football Takeaways from Preseason Week 1 | Bleacher Report
What can we reasonably glean from the first week of the preseason? After all, teams generally avoid playing their starters past the first quarter—if they even get that far—and who in fantasy football really cares what the eighth receiver on the depth chart does against the third-team defense?

Rugby star Jarryd Hayne feels like an American football player now | ProFootballTalk
When the 49ers signed former rugby star Jarryd Hayne to an NFL contract, all they knew was that they were getting a good athlete with raw potential. After Saturday night's preseason debut, the 49ers now know they have a player who looks like he fits in the NFL.

Some owners want #DeflateGate to end, others want to push for a win | ProFootballTalk
As #DeflateGate lingers for what eventually will be the human gestation period and beyond, folks are getting sick of it. Some of the folks getting sick of it own NFL teams.

Ruling from Judge Berman won’t be the end of #DeflateGate | ProFootballTalk
With neither the NFL nor the NFL Players Association showing any real inclination to resolve the litigation arising from Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension, a ruling from Judge Richard M. Berman seems more likely.

NFL Referees Association welcomes expanded role in training camp | ProFootballTalk
On Saturday, Ravens coach John Harbaugh lobbied for the increased use of officials during training camp, in a monologue that eventually prompting Harbaugh to jokingly "go[] Trump" and lobby for the building of "a wall" to secure the American border.

Chargers, Philip Rivers agree to terms on 4-year extension: 3 things to know -
The Chargers announced Saturday that they have signed Rivers to a four-year extension through 2019.

WATCH: Former rugby player Jarryd Hayne rips off 53-yard run for 49ers -
A year ago, Jarryd Hayne was a professional rugby player in Australia. On Saturday, he was making his case for a spot on the 49ers' 53-man roster.

Tebow Time returns, but Matt Barkley steals show among Eagles QBs -
The fans hung around for Tim Tebow, but it was Matt Barkley who turned in the best day among Eagles QBs. Tebow, meanwhile, was his typical uneven self.

Jameis Winston looks overwhelmed in mostly forgettable preseason debut -
Jameis Winston made his preseason debut Saturday and it went like most preseason debuts go, particularly for quarterbacks who come into the league with unrealistic expectations: mostly forgettable.

Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers agree to terms on extension
The San Diego Chargers have agreed to terms with franchise quarterback Philip Rivers on a four-year extension, the team announced via its Twitter feed.

Injuries: Rams reportedly lose E.J. Gaines for season -
The Rams reportedly have lost lost E.J. Gaines for the season after the cornerback underwent surgery to repair a Lisfranc injury in his foot. What does it mean for the St. Louis defense?

EJ Manuel looks like odd man out in Bills' QB battle -
Is former first-round draft pick EJ Manuel the odd man out in Buffalo's tangled pecking order of quarterbacks? Bills coach Rex Ryan made it sound that way on Sunday.

What we learned: Eagles 36, Colts 10 -
Mark Sanchez didn't do much to move the needle away from Sam Bradford and rookie wideout Phillip Dorsett showed some burst in the Eagles' 36-10 win over the Colts on Sunday.

Uneven Tim Tebow shakes off rust against Colts -
Eagles quarterback Tim Tebow looked rusty in his preseason debut against the Colts. Around The NFL's Conor Orr examines Tebow's performance.

Seattle Seahawks roster battle update: defensive Line
With the first preseason game complete, the Seattle Seahawks are now over halfway to the time in which they must set their roster.

Seattle Seahawks tape study: Robert Turbin
Robert Turbin is a great backup running back for the Seattle Seahawks, but mistakes in reading his blocks keep him from being an every down back.

O-line issues dogging NFL, not just Seahawks | Seahawks Draft Blog
NFL teams are facing a crisis. A situation that could potentially challenge the game for a generation.

Shoulder injury a setback for Seahawks' Chris Matthews - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
A shoulder injury in Friday night's preseason opener throws a hurdle into Seahawks wide receiver Chris Matthews' attempt to follow up on his breakout Super Bowl performance. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Tyler Lockett: Seahawks rookie impresses in home debut - NFL -
Rookie WR Tyler Lockett electrifies home crowd in Seahawks debut

Upon further review: Seahawks have options with rookie Frank Clark - Brady Henderson | 710 ESPN Seattle
Frank Clark made a team-high nine tackles during the Seahawks' preseason opener, and it wasn't just the number of plays he made but where he made them from -- all over the defensive line -- that stood out. - Brady Henderson - 710 ESPN Seattle

Percy Harvin doubles down on comments about his Seahawks’ tenure | The Seattle Times
Former Seahawk Percy Harvin expanded on previous comments about issues he had in Seattle with Doug Baldwin and Golden Tate in a story published this weekend by the Buffalo News.

Rookie WRs Dorsett, Agholor make plays in NFL debuts -
Last year's rookie wide receiver class was otherworldly. It'll be hard for any first-year players to come close to that success in 2015, but two guys stand out so far: Phillip Dorsett and Nelson Agholor.

Offensive line reason to panic? - Seattle - Scout
Was the Seahawks' performance along the offensive line as bad Friday night as it first appeared? Could it be even worse? What is a reasonable expectation for improvement with the Kansas City Chiefs' and their fearsome pass rush at Arrowhead next on the docket? provides three reasons why Seahawks fans (and their skill position players) shouldn't be worried... yet.