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Aldon Smith DUI arrest could mean jail time for probation violation - Niners Nation
Aldon Smith was arrested Thursday evening, and there are numerous issues to unravel. There are of course depth chart and salary cap concerns, but there are significantly more important issues in...

Premium Preview: Practice report from The Pit - Seattle - Scout
The big stories this week at Seahawks Training Camp, of course, were the returns to the field by All-Pro free safety Earl Thomas and defensive tackle Jesse Williams. Neither participated in team drills on Thursday, however, where the real action was. During that time I focused on the battles at left guard and center.

USC’s Sarkisian calls Carroll a mentor but would have called different play at end of Super Bowl | CollegeFootballTalk
Optimism is running rampant around the USC Trojans this summer. The Pac-12 media preseason favorite coached by Steve Sarkisian may be a tad overboard on the optimism scale, but Sarkisian seems to be situated well in leading USC back to the top of the Pac-12 despite what his track record at Washingto...

Four Things We Learned From Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll On Day 5 Of Training Camp | Seattle Seahawks
Key takeaways from Pete Carroll's Wednesday press conference following Day 5 of training camp.

Dave Boling: Seahawks’ Bobby Wagner gets his contract, goes back to work | The News Tribune
Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner gets a raise of about $10.75 million a year, and it only fuels his motivation.

Impressions from Seahawks training camp Day 6 — Tight ends, Bruce Irvin, Jermaine Kearse, and more | The Seattle Times
Here are our daily impressions from Seahawks' training camp with items on the tight ends, Bruce Irvin, Jermaine Kearse, and more.

Seahawks notes: Safety Earl Thomas still sitting; left guard Alvin Bailey works with first team - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
A few personnel notes from the Seahawks' abbreviated practice Friday that basically served as a walkthrough for Saturday's scrimmage. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seattle Seahawks training camp notes for August 6th - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
It was a beautiful day at the VMAC for day six of Seattle Seahawks training camp. We're now just seven days from the first preseason game.

Kam Chancellor’s holdout is a gamble, and he’s got to figure out an exit strategy | The Seattle Times
Larry Stone: Chancellor can only hope to out-wait the Seahawks front office, but that’s a costly proposition — potentially $30,000 a day in fines, plus a big share of his $5 million signing bonus.

Six things we are eager to watch in Seahawks’ mock game Saturday | The Seattle Times
Here is a look at some things we are eager to see out of the Seahawks in their mock game Saturday.

What they said: Doug Baldwin, Frank Clark, Jesse Williams | The Seattle Times
Seattle players Jesse Williams, Doug Baldwin and Frank Clark talked to the media after practice Thursday, Here are the transcripts of what they said: First, DL JESSE WILLIAMS On how...

NFL experimenting further with sideline tablets -

For a punter, Seattle's Jon Ryan getting plenty of attention -

New Era Scouting – 2015 Draft Interview: Robert Smith, S, Clemson

Fill-in starter DeShawn Shead: Holdout Kam Chancellor reviewing daily Seahawks practice film, “still tuned in to everything” | The News Tribune
Shead says the ultra-popular team leader is “coaching me up” and texting him on the finer points of the starting strong-safety job. Chancellor’s holdout from training camp is in its eighth day.

Jeff Fisher: Todd Gurley 'unlikely' to play in preseason -
Todd Gurley continues to rehab from a torn ACL as we press towards the regular season. St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher said he doesn't need to see the rookie running back play in the preseason.

Aldon Smith's release latest part of San Francisco 49ers' fall
Friday's release of troubled linebacker Aldon Smith is the latest in a string of disturbing developments that have sabotaged the San Francisco 49ers.

Eli Manning's success is closely tied to the success of the Giants defense - NFL
Will it be Good Eli or Bad Eli in 2015? Mike Sando talks to coaches and looks at the numbers, and one thing they agree on is Good Eli most often means good defense.

Why you should stream your defense in fantasy football - 2015 Draft Kit
Fantasy football owners should stream their D/STs in 2015. Tristan H. Cockcroft dives into the numbers to explain why.

Dan Quinn talks about his transition from coordinator to head coach | ProFootballTalk
First-year Falcons coach Dan Quinn learned plenty from Seahawks coach Pete Carroll. One thing Quinn learned is that Pete Carroll likes to play a little more James Brown at practice than Quinn prefers.

Rex Ryan had concerns about Vick as a bad-weather quarterback | ProFootballTalk
As a four-man quarterback competition continues to percolate in Buffalo, there's one name that more and more fans are suggesting as a guy who potentially would be better than any of the current candidates. Mike Vick.

Ranking the NFL's top 10 secondaries entering the 2015 season |
The latest NFL news, scores, stats, fantasy analysis, and mock drafts as well as the best NFL writers and photos from

Seahawks Training Camp Day 7: What to Watch in Tomorrow’s Mock Game | Seattle Seahawks
Observations from a brief Friday practice, as well as a look ahead to Saturday's mock-game.

San Francisco 49ers Will Wake Up Forever Changed by Nightmare Offseason | Bleacher Report
San Francisco 49ers news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more

Atlanta Falcons defense is in transition under coach Dan Quinn | The MMQB with Peter King
New coach Dan Quinn inherits an Atlanta team that put up double-digit loss totals for two straight seasons. Putting together a winner starts on defense, where the ex-Seahawks coordinator will put a Seattle stamp on the unit. Just don't expect success and Super Bowls to happen overnight

Round-by-Round ADP Values - Draft Analysis -

Going round by round, Patrick Daugherty examines 10 players being overdrafted, and 10 being undervalued.