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Judge Doty wonders whether Goodell “understands there is a CBA” | ProFootballTalk
While Judge Richard M. Berman hasn't been exactly friendly to the NFL's position in the case the NFL filed to uphold the suspension of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, it could have been worse for the league.

Ray McDonald indicted; Niners' Ahmad Brooks charged -
A grand jury indicted former San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald on one count of rape. Niners linebacker Ahmad Brooks was charged with misdemeanor sexual battery.

Kam Chancellor and the Seattle Seahawks’ most irreplaceable players - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
Perhaps Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner said it best: “Can’t keep everyone.”

Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor holdout FAQ | The Seattle Times
Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about the hold out of Seattle safety Kam Chancellor.

Sherman says he's 'somewhat anxious' about game 3 of preseason - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman says he's 'somewhat anxious' about game 3 of preseason. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Kevin Pierre-Louis Has Been “A Really Exciting Player” for the Seahawks | Seattle Seahawks
After missing the end of last season with an injury, linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis looks like a player capable of a breakout season in 2015.

Impasse continues between Chancellor, Seahawks | ProFootballTalk
Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor continues to hold out for a new contract. The Seahawks continue to refuse to give him one. Chancellor's teammates continue to support Chancellor, and more importantly to place no pressure on him whatsoever.

Curing the Seattle Hangover «
On October 19, 2014, the St. Louis Rams pulled out a miraculous home win over the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks, using two memorable fakes on special teams to eke out a 28-26 victory. Seven days later, they started a three-game road trip by taking the four-hour drive west on Interstate 70 to contest the Battle of Missouri with the Chiefs. Perhaps drained by the emotional victory and the physical pounding of playing one of the league’s toughest teams, the Rams were blown out, 34-7.

Andy Dalton Is the NFL’s Most Scrutinized Average Quarterback | The MMQB with Peter King
Forget his 0-4 playoff record. Andy Dalton is so maddening because he offsets outstanding decisions with horrendous ones

Nonsense, insight out of balance in latest set of talking points around NFL |
The latest NFL news, scores, stats, fantasy analysis, and mock drafts as well as the best NFL writers and photos from

NFL video says in-game fighting is a point of emphasis in 2015 -
It seems that this preseason, more than most, has been marred by fights, whether during training camps or joint practices. But the NFL won't tolerate it during the regular season.

Jonathan Martin: Playing in the NFL led me to 'multiple' suicide attempts -
Former NFL offensive lineman Jonathan Martin wrote a lengthy note reflecting on his time spent in the NFL and the hardships he encountered.

Why the glamour running back isn't coming back in a QB-driven NFL -
Running backs got paid this offseason, and two went in the draft's first round. Are the backs back? Hardly. Here's why.

NFL Prediction: Cards, Bengals among 4 teams that won't return to playoffs -
Here are the four teams that could miss the postseason this year, despite making it last year.

Marshawn Lynch of Seattle Seahawks fined $75,000 for silence after NFC Championship Game
Marshawn Lynch, no stranger to being penalized for not talking to the media, was fined $75,000 for silence following the team's NFC title game win in January against the Packers.

Martellus Bennett: Why do we assume QB is leader? -
Martellus Bennett is following in his brother's footsteps. The Bears tight end pondered why signal-callers are always presumptive leaders of football teams. What did he have to say about Jay Cutler?

Four highlights from Russell Wilson's Rolling Stone story
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson seems like one of the nicest guys in the NFL, but he might not have always been that way....

Chancellor trade possible, but seems unlikely - Seattle - Scout
Speculation by a former general manager had the internet abuzz with rumors that the Seahawks might trade disgruntled All-Pro strong safety Kam Chancellor. While nothing is impossible with a front office as creative as Seattle's, there has been little indication that the club would be willing to trade a player it considers one of its core players and leaders.

Baldwin: Chancellor's holdout is the 'price of success' -
Kam Chancellor's holdout is threatening to bleed into September, but his Seahawks teammates understand his position. In fact, Doug Baldwin says the holdout is just 'the price of success.'

Pete Carroll says Seahawks RB Christine Michael ‘doing a nice job’ despite preseason numbers | The Seattle Times
When Seahawks coaches assess the long view of what they have seen from Michael in training camp and the preseason, they say the positives have outweighed the negatives.

Seattle Seahawks: 5 reasons to watch the 3rd preseason game
The Seattle Seahawks travel to San Diego to take on the Chargers on Saturday. This should be must-see TV for all Seahawks fans.

New Seattle Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham enjoying his new flight path
RENTON, Wash. — Jimmy Graham has already produced his first touchdown with the Seattle Seahawks without setting foot in an end zone.

Injuries for Packers, Cowboys and holdout for Seahawks open up NFC | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: August hasn't been kind to any of the NFC's top three teams, and suddenly maybe the rest of the pack is a little closer to them.

Should Seattle Seahawks consider trading Kam Chancellor? - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
With no end in sight for strong safety Kam Chancellor’s nearly month-long holdout from the Seattle Seahawks, a Tuesday article from a former NFL general manger raises an intriguing (and until recently all-but-unthinkable) question: should the team consider trading Chancellor?

Seahawks Chairman Paul Allen To Receive Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy | Seattle Seahawks
The award is given to individuals who have dedicated their private wealth to public good.

Marshawn Lynch is already a Hall of Famer.
The Super Bowl's final play is still so fresh on everyone's minds that people can't seem to talk about Marshawn Lynch without asking, "Why didn't they give him the ball? But the Seahawks running back is still in stride and will barrel his way into the Hall of Fame eventually.

Marshawn Lynch fined $75K for not talking to media after NFC Championship -
It might still be the preseason, but it's never too early for a story about Marshawn Lynch getting fined for refusing to speak to the media.

Russell Wilson: The Chosen One | Rolling Stone
Russell Wilson, the Seattle Seahawks' field general, has been groomed since birth to be one thing: the perfect NFL quarterback

Russell Wilson’s claims about Recovery Water could create FTC problems | ProFootballTalk
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is entitled to believe whatever he wants to believe about the healing powers of Recovery Water. He's not entitled to share those beliefs with the rest of the world, if his beliefs can't be corroborated with scientific fact.