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Expected Contract Value: August Extensions - Over the Cap
I was out of the country for a few weeks, and in that time a number of noteworthy players signed large contract extensions. Today I will provide the Expected Contract Values for those contracts, as well as some notes on the contract characteristics.

Peter King's MMQB on NaVorro Bowman, Peyton Manning, Jordy Nelson | The MMQB with Peter King
The preseason claims two important players, Cris Carter’s senseless advice and Peyton Manning’s surprising admission about his throwing hand. It’s all here, plus notes on a Niner's return and a new MMQB project

Cam Newton Q&A: Looking to Instill a Fighting Attitude in the Panthers | Bleacher Report
Carolina Panthers news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more

Roger Goodell continues to get heat, criticized from all NFL angles lately | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Almost a year after the Ray Rice elevator tape was released and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was under extreme criticism, he's still getting it.

Cris Carter: I can’t make an excuse, but my heart was in the right place | ProFootballTalk
ESPN opened tonight's edition of Monday Night Countdown with an apology from analyst Cris Carter over his comments from the 2014 rookie symposium that came to light over the weekend.

Sorting the Preseason Pile: How Pack can survive without Jordy Nelson -
The Packers can survive Jordy Nelson's injury, plus more takeaways from the week that was in football.

Preseason Musings: Why Colts aren't soft, why Tebow can't play QB -
Call the Colts Lucky for having Andrew Luck, just don't call them soft. Also stupid? Preseason injuries and thinking Tim Tebow can play QB in the NFL.

Inside Football: Russell Wilson's rock star life, Manziel's push to start -
Preseason is where dreams become reality. Just ask Russell Wilson. Also, why Week 3 is huge for Johnny Manziel and Tom Savage.

Overvalued and undervalued running backs - 2015 fantasy football draft kit
Which running backs are going too early in fantasy football drafts? KC Joyner has two in mind, along with three who are going too late.

NFL Nation - ESPN
Get the latest NFL football news, scores, stats, standings, fantasy games, and more from ESPN.

Peyton Manning still doesn't have feeling in fingertips -
Peyton Manning is a few years removed from a quartet of neck surgeries, but the Broncos' future Hall of Famer says he is still feeling the side effects.

Kelly: Suggs' hit on Bradford wasn't on zone read -
NFL VP of officiating Dean Blandino said Terrell Suggs' hit on Sam Bradford was legal because it was deemed to have happened on a read option. Eagles coach Chip Kelly disagrees.

Reggie Wayne agrees to one-year deal with Patriots -
Former Colts great Reggie Wayne has agreed to a one-year deal with the Patriots, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports. Can the veteran have a resurgent year in New England?

Newton: I can trust Devin Funchess with game on line -
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton knows that Kelvin Benjamin's season-ending injury means more pressure for wideout Devin Funchess, but he thinks the rookie is up to the task.

Todd Gurley cleared to practice with St. Louis Rams -
St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher announced Monday that rookie running back Todd Gurley has been cleared to practice with the team.

Marshawn Lynch plays Call of Duty for almost three hours
Marshawn Lynch put in a lengthy gaming session on Sunday night when he played Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 with YouTube personalities Typical Gamer and Hike The Gamer for the better part of three hours.

Free agent guard Evan Mathis visits - then departs -- Seahawks HQ; snap counts from Kansas City | The News Tribune
No news yet on Seattle’s hosting of a 33-year-old veteran it could use for it’s unsettled offensive line. And here are the snap counts from the second exhibition game at Kansas City. The starters are likely to play into the second half on Saturday at San Diego.

Will Seahawks regret missing out on Jarryd Hayne? | The Seattle Times
Jarryd Hayne, an Australian rugby star, considered the Seahawks in March before signing with San Francisco, where he has become an early breakout star of the NFL preseason.

Seattle Seahawks 2015 Draft Re-Grade: preseason edition - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Aug 14, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks defensive end Frank Clark (55) rushes the passer against the Denver Broncos during the fourth quarter in a

Ex-Lions offensive lineman Rob Sims announces retirement
Sims had some interest from the Eagles, but he said his body won't allow it

WR injuries make Seahawks' first-half schedule a bit easier - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
The Seahawks' first-half schedule includes games against Green Bay, Carolina and Chicago, three teams that suddenly won't have as much offensive firepower as expected due to injuries at wide receiver. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

2015 All-Pro Team projections |
Antonio Brown caught 129 balls last season -- the second-highest single-season total in NFL history -- including 13 TD grabs. Oh, and in case you didn't already think of him in superstar terms, he took a punt to the house just to show you what's up. Still, the dude couldn't even sniff an MVP vote. That was a shame. What wasn't a shame:

Samson Satele visits Seahawks | Seahawks Draft Blog
This is more evidence that the Seahawks are unsatisfied with the center play in pre-season. Satele started for the Dolphins in 2014 but with Mike Pouncey moving from guard this year, he found himself without a job.

5 Takeaways from Pete Carroll's Presser - Seattle - Scout
Pete Carroll provided thoughts on free agents Evan Mathis and Samson Satele, an update on Kam Chancellor and hinted that we’ve already seen the offensive line that will start Week One of the regular season against the St. Louis Rams. reads between the lines to tell you what Carroll meant but didn’t say.

Seahawk rookie studying cornerback craft under “Professor” Sherman | The Seattle Times
Seahawks rookie Tye Smith is learning the finer points of the cornerback position, particularly the ability to locate the ball in the air, from the best teacher he could have, Richard Sherman.

Dave Boling: He’s 30, but Seahawks’ Mebane is back and better | The News Tribune
Commonly considered vulnerable to salary cap constraints, veteran Seahawks nose tackle Brandon Mebane has bounced back from surgery and has “come out flying.”