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The Evolution of Ryan Grigson, the NFL's Most Unconventional GM | Bleacher Report
INDIANAPOLIS — Van Halen is blasting through the enormous Klipsch speakers. The big plates are clanging and banging in the Colts weight room. Beneath a loaded barbell, general manager Ryan Grigson finds a moment of clarity...

DeSean Jackson: Missing preseason “probably” contributed to current injury | ProFootballTalk
Wide receiver DeSean Jackson is expected to miss the next few weeks while he recovers from the hamstring injury that knocked him out of last Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

Blake Bortles: Fans questioning our play calling are like kindergartners questioning college students | ProFootballTalk
“I don’t know,” Bortles said. “It’s like a kindergartener saying something to a college kid.”

Rex Ryan thinks you need King Kong to shut down Gronk 1-on-1 -
Rex doesn't think cornerback Stephon Gilmore can handle Gronk by himself, so he's got some other plans.

Why big-talking Bills, wounded Colts have the most to prove in Week 2 -
For different reasons, the Colts and Bills' Week 2 performances could go a long way in defining their seasons.

Clay Matthews: 'It's not as if we win this game, all is forgotten'
From coach Mike McCarthy on down, the Green Bay Packers are trying to keep a lid on the hype surrounding the NFC title game rematch with the Seahawks.

Titans build offense around Marcus Mariota like Seahawks did with Russell Wilson
Tennessee has done a good job tailoring its offense to Marcus Mariota's strengths, which is promising for his pro prospects. In fact, Sam Monson writes, think Russell Wilson.

Seahawks opponents can take cue from Rams, find motivation in Russell Wilson clichés | The Seattle Times
NFL players spend a lot of time looking for motivation while trying to avoid firing up an opponent, but motivation always can be found. Even in a cliché. Just ask the St. Louis Rams, who have inspired the following tongue-in-cheek guide.

2016 draft first round candidates (weeks 1 & 2) - Seahawks Draft Blog
Some thoughts on the players showing first round potential in the first two weeks of the college football season…

Pete Carroll on Kam Chancellor situation: 'Really, nothing has changed' - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
The latest update on the Kam Chancellor situation is that there is no update. Coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday that nothing has changed. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seahawks injury report: Tharold Simon DNP, Mike Morgan ruled out - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
The toe injury that kept Seahawks cornerback Tharold Simon from playing in Seattle's opener also kept him from practicing on Wednesday, but coach Pete Carroll said the team hopes he can do so Thursday. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Fly Boys: Seahawks Defensive Tackle Jesse Williams Photographs Tight End Jimmy Graham Flying Around the Seattle Area | Seattle Seahawks
The pair spent a players day off in the Seattle skies.

WBAY - Packers prepare for Seahawks - September 16, 2015
The Green Bay Packers home opener comes Sunday night against the Seattle Seahawks. After last season's NFC Championship Game loss in Seattle, the town is abuzz with revenge talk, but the Packers want no part of that conversation.

NFL picks 2015, Week 2: Chiefs, Rams and Saints go for easy wins this week -
Our panel returns with surefire picks for the second week of the NFL season. The Missouri teams and a Saints squad lucky enough to host the Buccaneers all get unanimous nods. After that, picking the games gets difficult.

Seattle Seahawks’ Richard Sherman addresses ‘Black Lives Matter’ after post falsely attributed to him - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman used his weekly media session on Wednesday to deny he’d written an article criticizing a radical activist within “Black Lives Matter,” but said he agreed with some of the points critiquing the movement.

Leaders: Seahawks success helps fuel tourism boom in Renton | Local & Regional | Seattle News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KOMO News
The city of Renton has become a destination hot spot for tourists thanks in part to the Virginia Mason Athletic Center and the Seahawks' quests for a third straight Super Bowl run, city officials said. A new 4-star Hyatt Regency hotel is now under construction along the waterfront at the Southport development.

Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll on Blind Long Snapper Jake Olson Practicing for USC: "I Can't Even Tell You How Cool That Is" | Seattle Seahawks
Jake Olson grew up a fan of the Pete Carroll-coached USC Trojans.

Prisco's Picks for Week 2: Packers will send Seahawks to 0-2, Browns win -
Who wins in Week 2? Pete Prisco runs down all of his picks.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll on Kam Chancellor, Momma Lynch and Darrell Bevell | The Seattle Times
Pete Carroll said there's nothing new with Kam Chancellor and he has no problem with Momma Lynch during his regular weekly Wednesday press conference.

Terrelle Pryor will work out for Jets, Seahawks after meeting with Patriots -
Pryor was cut by the Cleveland Browns last week after making the transition from quarterback to wide receiver.

Replay assistant may have violated protocol to correct ref on Seahawks onside kick | ProFootballTalk
The most crucial officiating decision of Week One in the NFL may have come in St. Louis, where referee Jeff Triplette at first wrongly ruled that the Rams had used an invalid fair catch signal on the Seahawks' onside kick in overtime.

Seahawks Need to Swallow Pride, Get Kam Chancellor Back on the Field Immediately | Bleacher Report
The word "stalemate" has commonly been associated with the Seattle Seahawks and their safety Kam Chancellor, who has now missed a regular-season game because of his contract holdout.

No change expected in status of Seahawk safety Kam Chancellor as holdout continues | The Seattle Times
Continuing his holdout, Seattle's star strong safety won't practice Wednesday when the team begins its heavy game-planning work for Sunday's contest at Green Bay.

Can Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks get going down field? - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
The Seahawks didn't throw much down field because of the Rams' defense, but that could change and perhaps needs to against the Packers.

In Defense of Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor's contract holdout | The MMQB with Peter King
Seattle’s star safety was sorely missed in the opener as he sat locked in a contract dispute with the defending NFC champs. Here’s why his holdout deserves more consideration than angry fans are willing to give it

Did the Seattle Seahawks pass too much on Sunday? | The Seattle Times
A closer look at the numbers from Sunday shows that it was probably circumstance, more than gameplan, that led to Russell Wilson attempting a career-high 41 passes against the Rams.