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A Closer Look at Philip Rivers $83.25 Million Contract - Over the Cap
salary cap, contracts, bonus money, dead money, and cap savings for every player in 2015 and beyond

The MMQB Training Camp Tour Blog | The MMQB with Peter King
Peter King's dispatch from Renton, Wash., where the Seahawks' vaunted secondary looks a little different this training camp. Plus, Jenny Vrentas reports from Davie, where talent abounds—and that’s putting the pressure squarely on the coach.

Preseason Week 1 Report Cards for Notable Rookies and Vets | Bleacher Report
Week 1 of the 2015 NFL preseason is officially in the books, and plenty can be learned about teams and players even during limited appearances.

Bills working out Red Bryant, Marcus Benard, Quentin Groves | ProFootballTalk
The Bills are working out a group of veteran defensive players. Amazingly, none of them are former Jets. According to Adam Caplan of ESPN, the Bills are working out outside linebackers Marcus Benard and Quentin Groves and defensive lineman Red Bryant today.

Browns guard Ryan Seymour suspended four games for PED test | ProFootballTalk
The Browns will be without an offensive lineman for the first month of the season. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Browns guard Ryan Seymour was suspended four games for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances.

St. Louis Rams fans turn out in force for Oxnard training-camp practice
If the Rams are headed back to Southern California, their long-suffering fans there are ready to welcome them home.

Arizona Cardinals sign running back Chris Johnson -
Chris Johnson is back in the NFL. The running back agreed to terms with the Arizona Cardinals to a one-year deal. He has less than three weeks to prove he still belongs.

Eli Manning wants to be highest-paid player in NFL -
Contract talks between the Eli Manning and the Giants have yet to bear fruit because the quarterback wants to be the highest-paid player in the game, reports NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.

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 shake up offensive line after struggles vs. Broncos | The Seattle Times
On Monday Garry Gilliam was elevated to starting right tackle, right tackle Justin Britt moved to left guard and starting left guard Alvin Bailey moved to second team left tackle.

Seattle Seahawks B.J. Daniels making his case - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Seattle Seahawks B.J. Daniels is making his case to make the roster as a WR after converting from QB, but his old quarterbacking skills may still be needed.

Seattle Seahawks: Christine Michael played well vs. Denver
Following the Seattle Seahawks' preseason game last Friday, many fan had soured on running back Christine Michael. Doing so would be a mistake.

Seahawks Offensive Line Shuffle Continues | Seattle Seahawks
The Seahawks kicked off the week by unveiling another new look on the offensive line.

Film Review: Seven sacks vs. Seahawks a product of inside-outside synergy
The Broncos could have a dynamic, dominant pass rush this year because their OLBs and three-technique DEs play off each other well.

Reviewing how Pro Football Focus graded the Seahawks against Denver | The Seattle Times
The Seahawks will return to practice Monday, when we’ll also get to hear from some of the coaches and players about what the film showed of the preseason opener against Denver.

Seahawks shake up offensive line after preseason opener - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
On Monday, three days after a preseason opener in which the offensive line noticeably struggled against the Denver Broncos, the Seahawks shook things up. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Percy Harvin bashes Seahawks WRs, confirms fighting Baldwin, Tate -
Percy Harvin had some less-than-kind words for his old teammates.

Seahawks training camp notebook: Bailey, Martin start at safety; Daniels to play some QB after Jackson’s injury - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
The offensive line wasn’t the only position group that experienced a shake-up in the Seattle Seahawks’ 12th training camp practice from the Virginia Mason Athletic Center.

Three things from the Seahawks' preseason opening loss to Denver - Danny, Dave and Moore | 710 ESPN Seattle
Three things we learned and three things we're still trying to figure out after the Seahawks' 22-20 loss to the Broncos in their preseason opener. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Dave Boling: Young Seahawks benefit from ‘big brother’ advice | The News Tribune
Sometimes athletic tweetage is nonsense or entirely serving of selfish agendas. At its worst, it can be a 140-character glimpse inside of a mind better left unexplored.

Broncos vs Seahawks preseason 2015: Winners and losers - Mile High Report
Who are the winners and losers from last night's 22-20 victory over the Seattle Seahawks.

Lions' Golden Tate responds to Percy Harvin: 'It's a misunderstanding'
Golden Tate responds to former teammate Percy Harvin saying Tate was jealous of him in Seattle. Video by Dave Birkett/DFP

Doubts after loss in rookie debut fueled Russell Wilson | ProFootballTalk
Former NFL fullback and current NFL Network analyst Michael Robinson joined Monday's PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio, to discuss among other things the preseason debut of Bucs rookie quarterback Jameis Winston.

Seahawks swap Justin Britt to guard, Gary Gilliam to RT | Seahawks Draft Blog
[caption width=500 align=alignnone] Gary Gilliam is getting a chance at right tackle[/caption] We have to get better We can't go out there,

Seattle Seahawks Offensive Line Could Be Fatal Flaw for Super Bowl Bid | Bleacher Report
In re-signing Russell Wilson and Bobby Wagner, after acquiring Jimmy Graham through trade, the Seattle Seahawks have defied the odds.

B.J. Daniels Looking Comfortable at WR and Other Observations From Day 13 of Training Camp | Seattle Seahawks
News and notes from Day 13 of Seahawks training camp.

Impressions from Seahawks’ practice: The secondary, receivers, Frank Clark, and more | The Seattle Times
Here are our daily impressions from Seahawks' practice with items on the secondary, the receiving corps, Frank Clark, and more.

What makes the Jets' Darrelle Revis the savviest negotiator in the NFL
In ESPN The Magazine's NFL Preview Issue, Mina Kimes explores Revis' fearlessness in standing alone.

Hawks add 2, activate Simon, experiment on OL - Seattle - Scout
The Seahawks made several moves Monday, signing defensive backs Jeremy Crayton and Keelan Johnson and waiving defensive tackle Jimmy Staten and linebacker DaKorey Johnson, as well as activating cornerback Tharold Simon from the PUP List.

Three things from the Seahawks' preseason opening loss to Denver - Danny, Dave and Moore | 710 ESPN Seattle

Three things we learned and three things we're still trying to figure out after the Seahawks' 22-20 loss to the Denver Broncos in their preseason opener. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Source: Seahawks, Cowboys work out wide receiver LaQuan Wiliams | National Football Post

Remember when 300 yard passing games were for losers? Part II
Back in December 2009, Jason Lisk wrote about a recent trend in the NFL: quarterbacks throwing for 300 passing yards and actually winning. Jason wondered whether that was something fluky, or a sign of the shifting nature of the NFL. With the benefit of hindsight, I think the answer is…. well, I think it’s pretty clear.

The Rams’ Make-or-Break Season «
Each year in the NFL, there are a number of teams that seemingly need to break through and show signs of life or risk being scrapped. NFL owners can’t cut an entire team overnight, but for these sort of teams, wholesale changes are in play. In addition to whatever personnel moves may be in store, a failure to launch in these sort of seasons often means that a head coach hits the street. This week at Grantland, I’m going to be dedicating a series of articles to teams that are in this situation in 2015. Informally, we’re calling it Brink Week.