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Kaepernick bristles at questions about doing things “outside of my character” | ProFootballTalk
Coach Jim Harbaugh has left the 49ers, but his influence remains. Sort of. With Harbaugh as the coach, there were awkward moments during press conferences, both with Harbaugh and quarterback Colin Kaepernick. An awkward moment happened on Wednesday.

Weeden is the starter now, but he’ll have to compete with Cassel | ProFootballTalk
Cowboys coach Jason Garrett says Brandon Weeden is the starting for now, but new arrival Matt Cassel will have the opportunity to compete for the starting job. "Brandon is going to be our starting quarterback this week," Garrett said.

Undefeated Broncos, Cowboys in trouble; winless Colts, Seahawks fine -
Breaking down the 0-2 teams that shouldn't worry, and the 2-0 teams who are likely to fade.

What Kam Chancellor's return means for Seattle Seahawks - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
Seattle's defense has not been the same without Kam Chancellor, and neither has its leadership. The safety's return should alter things for the better.

Colin Kaepernick of San Francisco 49ers says he is 'being asked to be myself' in 2015
Colin Kaepernick said Thursday that new 49ers coach Jim Tomsula is allowing him to be himself this season and not "to do things outside of my character."

Aaron Donald on pace to surpass J.J. Watt - NFL
How dominant has Rams DT Aaron Donald been through two games? At his current pace, he'll supplant J.J. Watt as the owner of Pro Football Focus' best-ever single-season grade.

Arians' message to 2-0 Cards: 'You ain't (bleep)!' -
The Arizona Cardinals are off to a fast start, but you can always count on coach Bruce Arians to keep things in perspective for his players. What did he have to say about the team's 2-0 record?

Carson Palmer-led offense makes Arizona Cardinals contenders -
The Arizona Cardinals have comfortably outscored the rest of the NFL through the season's first two weeks. What makes Carson Palmer and company go? Bucky Brooks breaks down the tape.

Their swagger’s back, finally: Kam Chancellor has reported to Seahawks, ending holdout | The News Tribune
Star strong safety and team leader Kam Chancellor is ending his 55-day-old Seahawks holdout to “go help my teammates that are understanding of my position and the ones who aren't” because it’s “time to help us get back to the big dance,” according to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Pete Carroll believes 'this is the start' and doesn't care about other opinions - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
He didn't specify if Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor would play Sunday, but head coach Pete Carroll did say that this week is the beginning. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Video: Chancellor says it was hard to be absent during first two losses - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor says it was tough to watch the team play during his holdout and that he is 'just happy to be back.' - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Video: Sherman says Chancellor will have 'seamless transition' back to the field - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
It shouldn't be much trouble for Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor to transition back to the game, Richard Sherman says. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Chancellor: 'I'm just happy to be back' - ESPN Video
Seahawks S Kam Chancellor expresses his gratitude for being back with the team and explains how tough it was to watch Seattle start the season 0-2.

Undefeated Broncos, Cowboys in trouble; winless Colts, Seahawks fine -
Breaking down the 0-2 teams that shouldn't worry, and the 2-0 teams who are likely to fade.

Bill Belichick: ‘Quite A Bit’ Of Carryover From Seahawks Defense To Jaguars | New England Patriots |
“I think, again, as a coaching staff, we’re familiar with the scheme,” Belichick said. “The players who were here last year, which is certainly not all of them by any stretch, there’s some carryover in playing against that scheme. But the skills of (Chris) Clemons and (Jared) Odrick and (Tyson) Alualu and (Roy) Miller, all of those guys, Davis. They’re all — (Michael) Bennett — they’re all different. We’ve got to — regardless of where they line up, the actual individuals that we have to block has a unique skill set to the next guy who comes and lines up there. We’ll have to do a great job identifying not only what we’re doing but who the guy actually is. “There’s a big different if they’re blocking Odrick or Clemons or (Chris) Smith. But they’re all going to be in that spot somewhere along the line.”

Opponent breakdown: Seahawks
The Bears (0-2) hit the road for the first time all season, as the team heads to the Pacific Northwest to take on the Seattle Seahawks (0-2). Here's a breakdown of Chicago's Week 3 opponent.

Kam Chancellor's holdout is over as he returns to Seahawks -
Kam Chancellor returns to the Seahawks after a lengthy holdout that kept him out of the first two weeks of the season.

Chancellor holdout arose from impasse over 2016 pay | ProFootballTalk
Now that the Kam Chancellor holdout has ended, questions remain about how it even started. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the holdout started because the two sides couldn't agree on an adjustment to Chancellor's contract that would have applied in 2016.

Jonathan Babineaux on Atlanta's defensive scheme - The Falcoholic
Defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux appears to be a great fit for Atlanta's new defensive scheme.

Gee Scott on why Seahawks' Kam Chancellor ended his holdout - Brock and Salk | 710 ESPN Seattle
710 ESPN Seattle's Gee Scott, who broke news Wednesday that Kam Chancellor has returned to the Seahawks, joined 'Brock and Salk' to share his insights about why the strong safety ended his holdout. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

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First and 10 all over again — Seahawks tweak playbook for business success - Puget Sound Business Journal
The Seattle Seahawks are more than a football team. Here's how they strive to grow the business this season.

Why Kam Chancellor chose to hold out -- and why it only cost him more -
Kam Chancellor's return is a shock to the Seahawks, who are glad to have him back. But what about the fines and game checks? Only time will tell.