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Seahawks Cornerback Will Blackmon Says Coming Back To Seattle Was A "No-Brainer" | Seattle Seahawks
Will Blackmon spent part of 2013 in training camp with the Seahawks.

New Seahawks Cornerback Mohammed Seisay Says Trade Puts Him In A “Perfect Situation” | Seattle Seahawks
Cornerback Mohammed Seisay discusses his first week with the Seahawks and the surprising trade that brought him to Seattle.

Seahawks Must Get Creative with Jimmy Graham to Elevate Offense | Bleacher Report
John Schneider and Pete Carroll have earned the benefit of the doubt with the Seattle Seahawks.

Seahawks offensive tackle Justin Britt ‘a different player now’ after struggles as a rookie | The Seattle Times
When Justin Britt struggled, offensive-line coach Tom Cable said he usually was leaning forward, off balance, leaving him vulnerable.

Rookie Frank Clark Is Off To A Promising Start, Plus Other Observations From Day 6 Of Seahawks Training Camp | Seattle Seahawks
News and notes from Day 6 of Seahawks training camp presented by Bing.

Seahawks notes: Safety Earl Thomas still sidelined; 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 7th
It was a very short training camp practice for the Seattle Seahawks today. They have their annual mock game tomorrow, so today's practice was reduced to a

Veteran quarterbacks under pressure in 2015 -
If the NFL has taught us anything, it's that no one -- not even Peyton Manning -- is safe. The Around the NFL team discusses which veteran gunslingers are under the most pressure this season.

49ers players hope Aldon Smith gets the help he needs -
Following the San Francisco 49ers' release of pass rusher Aldon Smith, players said they were more worried about the person than the player and hope that the 25-year-old gets the help he needs.

Quarterback Nick Foles agrees to two-year extension with St. Louis Rams through 2017 season
Without so much as playing in a game for the Rams, quarterback Nick Foles signed a contract extension with the team Friday night. The deal is for two years and $24.5 million, sources say.

Ron Wolf says comment to Roger Goodell regarding Tom Brady not meant to be wise
Former Packers general manager Ron Wolf said Friday that his comment one night earlier to commissioner Roger Goodell regarding his handling of the Tom Brady case was sincere.

J.J. Watt could be an elite tight end -- if given a chance -
Jamey Eisenberg looks at J.J. Watt's receiving ability and compares how he stacks up to Rob Gronkowski, Jimmy Graham and other tight ends in the NFL.

Grass at $1.2B Levi's Stadium is falling apart for second year in a row -
No one can seem to figure out to grow and maintain natural grass at the 49ers new stadium in Santa Clara, California.

“Conduct detrimental” vs. “equipment violation” in Brady vs. NFL | ProFootballTalk
The 456-page Tom Brady appeal hearing transcript has now been distilled to a pair of competing 15-page legal briefs aimed at helping the NFL and NFL Players Association persuade Judge Richard M.

Johnny Manziel wins over Joe Thomas | ProFootballTalk
While it remains to be seen how far Johnny Manziel has come as a quarterback, he's made real progress in one very important category: Winning over a key veteran teammate. Via Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.

The Best Hall of Fame Argument for Every NFL Team | Bleacher Report
The latest NFL news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more

Cover Two: Making the case for six 2016 Hall of Fame candidates |
The latest NFL news, scores, stats, fantasy analysis, and mock drafts as well as the best NFL writers and photos from

Patriots, Belichick prepare in shadow of Tom Brady suspension | The MMQB with Peter King
On the field, the training camp like no other actually looks very familiar. The coach has his team hyper-focused, and the players won’t acknowledge Deflategate. As for the quarterback, he hasn’t been talking at all. The owner and the fans, on the other hand, have plenty to say on Tom Brady’s behalf

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Predicting the 2016 Hall of Fame Class
No matter which players are voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, several deserving candidates are always kept waiting each year. Logic and the numbers game guarantee it. Their wait can often be extended by the eligibility of a similar player. Sometimes the wait just makes no rational sense to many fans and analysts.

Podcast: WR Play & Process - Podcasts -
Matt Harmon joined Josh Norris to discuss wide receivers transitioning from college football to the NFL.

Looking at Ryan Kerrigan's $57.5 Million Extension - Over the Cap
salary cap, contracts, bonus money, dead money, and cap savings for every player in 2015 and beyond

Houston Gets Sacked: Why Foster’s Injury Is the Last Thing It Needed «

With Smith gone, so is the 49ers' almost dynasty.
If not for a couple of unfortunate plays, the 49ers could have gone to three straight Super Bowls. Now, with the team releasing Aldon Smith after yet another arrest, that "almost dynasty" feels further away than ever.

The Texans continue to run into injury problems.
A devastating preseason injury has sadly become an annual event for the Houston Texans. With the news that Arian Foster has a groin injury less than a week into camp, it appears that the bug has hit Houston even earlier than usual this year.

The Training Camp Evaluation Process | National Football Post

Cleveland’s Rock «

Checkdowns: Super Bowl Champs in Year N-1
At the start of the new season, every team has hope. Well, just about every team. And that made me wonder: how did Super Bowl champions look in the year before winning the Super Bowl?

Rams’ QB Nick Foles Thinks Just About Everything is “Great" - Turf Show Times
Nick Foles stuck around after practice on Friday evening to answer a few questions from the media. He thinks things are "great."

2015 NFL training camp: Arizona Cardinals Friday practice recap and images - Revenge of the Birds
What happened on Friday?

NFL roster moves: Arizona Cardinals sign Lyle Sendlein, 2 others; cut QB Harnish - Revenge of the Birds
The Sendlein siging was expected. The others were actual news.

Aldon Smith arrested for DUI, hit-and-run, vandalism, released by 49ers - Niners Nation
San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested Thursday evening, and booked on charges of DUI, hit-and-run and vandalism. Do the 49ers release him soon, or give it some time?