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Seahawks Continue Trend Of Locking Up Star Players | Seattle Seahawks
Conventional wisdom says the Seahawks shouldn't be able to retain so many star players, but Pete Carroll has never been a fan of conventional wisdom.

Seahawks continue big spending with 4-year extension for Bobby Wagner |
The latest NFL news, scores, stats, fantasy analysis, and mock drafts as well as the best NFL writers and photos from

Sam Bradford looks healthy, on track to start Eagles' preseason opener | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Lost in the hoopla of the Philadelphia Eagles trading quarterbacks this offseason was that the quarterback they acquired was coming off back-to-back major knee injuries.

Carroll on cutting McDaniel: “This decision sucks” | ProFootballTalk
Earlier today, multiple reports (including ours) indicated that the Seahawks cut defensive tackle Tony McDaniel for cap purposes following the signing of quarterback Russell Wilson and linebacker Bobby Wagner to new contracts.

Sounds crazy, but here's how Aaron Rodgers, Packers call plays pre-snap -
What do all those crazy calls at the line mean? NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers and his linemen take you inside the pre-snap conversation for the NFL's best offense.

Bobby Wagner: From berated, doubted by Seahawks before 2012 draft to NFL’s highest-paid middle linebacker | The News Tribune
An inauspicious visit with the Seahawks before the 2012 draft made Bobby Wagner think he’d never play for Seattle. Now he’s its richest middle linebacker in the NFL. Plus, Marshawn Lynch thrills fans, Richard Sherman sees no way Earl Thomas isn’t ready for the opener, Kam Chancellor’s holdout finishes day three, and more.

Impressions from Day Three of Seahawks’ training camp — Christine Michael, the center position, Tyler Lockett, and more | The Seattle Times
Impressions from day three of Seahawks' training camp include thoughts on Tyler Lockett, Christine Michael, the center position, and more.

Ahtyba Rubin steps up, and other observations from Seahawks training camp | Seattle Seahawks
Day 3 of Seahawks training camp meant the first day of practicing in pads, so it was a little bit louder at the VMAC on Sunday.

Sherman supports Kam, can't see Thomas missing time -
For now, fans will need to understand that Richard Sherman has a lot more responsibility this training camp with so many injuries and holdouts.

Seattle continues to keep core together locking up Wagner -

Video: Bob Condotta recaps day three of Seahawks’ training camp | The Seattle Times

Tony McDaniel release creates problems at DT
The Seahawks have released Tony McDaniel for salary cap reasons. They are now paper thin at defensive tackle.

Seahawks release McDaniel, trade for Seisay - Seattle - Scout
After signing Russell Wilson and Bobby Wagner to two of the biggest deals in franchise history, there was no hint of letting up Sunday as the Seahawks released veteran defensive lineman Tony McDaniel, traded a sixth round pick to the Detroit Lions for cornerback Mohammed Seisay and conducted their first practice in shoulder pads of training camp.

Versatile Ahtyba Rubin bolsters Seahawks' defensive line depth - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
The man who embodies the newfound depth along Seattle's defensive line plays multiple positions, answers to the nickname of 'Tuba' and looks like the bullet from Super Mario Brothers. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seahawks notebook: Plenty of size, competition among pass catchers - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
The first day of Seahawks training camp was all about quarterback Russell Wilson. On Day 2, the spotlight shifted to his targets, most notably new tight end Jimmy Graham. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seahawks defensive tackle Brandon Mebane believes 30 is the new 25 | The Seattle Times
In the context of pro football, turning 30 can be labeled as the beginning of old age for a player, but Seahawks defensive tackle Brandon Mebane scoffs at the idea, saying he is “a different breed.”

Seahawks' Shead, Terrell seeing opportunities to start training camp | FOX Sports
Seahawks' Shead, Terrell seeing opportunities to start training camp

Lions trade CB Mo Seisay to Seahawks
Mohammed Seisay reported to training camp with the rest of his Detroit Lions teammates today, and promptly found out he'd been traded. The Lions

Detroit Lions trade CB Mohammed Seisay to Seahawks for 2016 draft pick |
The Lions have stockpiled 2016 draft picks over the past few months. They're sitting on about three compensatory picks, after losing Ndamukong Suh, Nick Fairley and Kellen Davis in free agency. Two of those should be third-rounders.

Video: Richard Sherman talks about Kam Chancellor’s hold out | The Seattle Times
Seattle strong safety Kam Chancellor completed the third day of his holdout when he skipped training camp again on Sunday. Seattle coach Pete Carroll hinted that the fact that the...

Bobby Wagner latest Seattle Seahawks' draft pick to sign extension - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider offered some advice back in 2012 when his team used a second-round draft choice for a speedy linebacker from Utah State.

Team-Friendly Extension for Wilson, Seahawks Different than Expected

The Top 10 Marginal Value NFL Players - Over the Cap
The other day I looked at the amount of value that teams believe they have at the top of their roster based on the size of the player contract. You can read it in full if you would like, but the gist of it is that we can define marginal value/cost as the price a team plays above average for a player at the position. That added price indicates the benefit that a team expects to receive from that player to justify the large investment. So in Part II we rank the players with the most perceived value in the NFL.

The Seahawks Superstar Roster Strategy - Over the Cap
It was a big week for the Seahawks who signed quarterback Russell Wilson to a big contract extension and then locked up linebacker Bobby Wagner to a top market contract.

Chargers Training Camp Report: The Best Defensive Coach No One is Talking About | The MMQB with Peter King
John Pagano is the best defensive coach no one is talking about. Andy Benoit reports on Pagano's multi-faceted scheme and more sights and sounds from Chargers training camp.

Under-the-Radar NFL Training Camp Battles to Watch | Bleacher Report
The 2015 NFL training camp season is officially here, which means it's time to sit back, relax and watch hundreds of players sweat, grind and fight for their NFL lives.

10 Foregone Conclusions for the 2015 NFL Season | Bleacher Report
Between now and the opener on Thursday, Sept. 10, you're going to see a lot of bold predictions regarding the 2015 NFL season. Most will be wildly off base, but that's what makes them bold, and rather fun to read and react to.

Inside Football: Big questions on D for Ravens, Jets and Seahawks -
A stout Ravens' front 7 is no sure thing in 2015. Kam Chancellor's holdout and Sheldon Richardson's troubles also create issues.