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Fred Jackson agrees to contract with Seattle Seahawks -
Fred Jackson is back in the NFL. The veteran running back has agreed to a contract with the Seattle Seahawks. Are the Seahawks a good fit for Jackson?

Sio Moore says goodbye to Raiders Nation -
Sio Moore said goodbye to Raiders Nation on Friday. Why did the talented young linebacker go from nucleus player to roster afterthought in a span of nine months?

Seahawks 53-man roster projection | Seahawks Draft Blog
If Robert Turbin’s injury is serious it seems fairly obvious to IR him. Is it worth losing your one allotted ‘IR with a designation to return’ card on a backup running back? It’s a tough break for Turbin in a contract year — but the Seahawks might need that IR spot later in the season for a starter.

Seahawks fan demands friends sign contract to watch games at his house -
A big Seahawks fan is demanding his friends sign a contract before they

Seattle Seahawks: We miss you, Jim Harbaugh
Michigan used a Seattle Seahawks helmet placard to help signal in plays during the game against Utah.

With Preseason over, Seahawks Front Office has a “Long Weekend” of Tough Decisions Ahead | Seattle Seahawks
The NFL's deadline to reduce rosters to 53 players means a long weekend full of difficult decisions for the Seahawks' front office.

Patriots work out DE Lawrence Okoye | ProFootballTalk
The Patriots worked out nine players Friday, per a league source, including defensive end Lawrence Okoye. Cut by the 49ers earlier this week, Okoye is a former Olympic discus thrower and rugby player from England.

Update on where things stand with Seattle Seahawks and Fred Jackson - NFL Nation - ESPN
Fred Jackson visited the Seattle Seahawks earlier this week but left town without a contract.

Bears, Bills, Browns, Eagles, Giants likely destinations for RG III
We asked our NFL Nation reporters to rate the interest each of their teams would have in acquiring Robert Griffin III, who could be traded or released.

Darnell Dockett released by San Francisco 49ers -
The 49ers have thought twice about their union with Darnell Dockett. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that Dockett has been released.

Buccaneers send Da'Quan Bowers packing -
The Da'Quan Bowers experiment is over in Tampa Bay. The defensive lineman confirmed Friday that he's been released by the team after four underwhelming seasons with the Bucs.

Titans trade Andy Levitre to Atlanta Falcons -
Andy Levitre is heading south. The Tennessee Titans guard was traded to the Atlanta Falcons on Friday. Will this move pay off for Kyle Shanahan's offense?

Projected Seahawks Final 53-man roster - Seattle - Scout
Noteworthy performances from a couple of Seahawks on the bubble last night made projecting Seattle's 53 man roster a little easier. Remember, though, with nearly 700 more players throughout the league about to hit the waiver wire, the final roster is hardly set in stone.

What to do with Kasen Williams, Kevin Smith as Seahawks set 53-man roster by 1 p.m. Saturday? | The News Tribune
The Seahawks have some valuations and decisions to make at their deepest position. Do they keep six wide receivers, or seven? Does special-teams work still trump all for young upstarts? If so, Smith may stay and Williams could end up on the practice squad.

What we learned from the Seattle Seahawks preseason - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
Frank Clark is borderline unblockable. Tyler Lockett has elite speed. The offensive line isn’t a finished product.

Scouting The Seattle Seahawks Schedule – An Unbiased Look At The Jerks They’re Going To Play – Part One - Oregon Sports News
Finally, our excuse to drink beer in the morning, consume large quantities of meat and meat-like products, and aggressively ignore our families is back! Football, you have been missed here in the Pacific Northwest. After a long summer of disappointment on the diamond, we are ready to put some checks in the win column on the gridiron.

Seahawks preseason awards: MVPs, surprises, disappointments, toughest roster calls | The Seattle Times
Seahawks' beat reporters Jayson Jenks and Bob Condotta name their MVPs of the preseason as well as surprises, disappointments and toughest roster calls.

Seattle Seahawks vs Oakland Raiders: 5 takeaways from Seattle's win - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Seattle Seahawks hosted the Oakland Raiders on Thursday in their final preseason game. Many starters on both teams didn't play. Those that did play did

Versatile B.J. Daniels does it all in Seahawks' preseason finale - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
B.J. Daniels filled three positions Thursday night in Seattle's win over Oakland, playing wide receiver, quarterback and special teams as he made a final case to stick with the Seahawks as a jack-of-all-trades. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Three things from the Seahawks' 2015 preseason - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle

Three things we learned and three things we're still trying to figure out after the Seahawks finished their preseason at 2-2 with a win over Oakland.

Championship Sunday predictions: Packers-Seahawks rematch -
Who will make it to each conference title game -- and who will prevail? Our analysts offer up their thoughts, with plenty of anticipation for a Packers-Seahawks rematch on the NFC side.

No Kam Chancellor in Seattle Seahawks' 53-man roster projection - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
Here is a position-by-position look at who stays and who goes when the Seattle Seahawks make their final cuts.

Seahawks Rookies Shine Again and Other Observations from a 31-21 Win in Preseason Finale vs Oakland Raiders | Seattle Seahawks
Observations from the Seahawks' preseason finale, a 31-21 victory over the Oakland Raiders.

What we learned: Lockett showcases 'special' talent -
Ex-rugby star Jarryd Hayne might have a penchant for big special teams plays, but he has nothing on Tyler Lockett. The Seahawks rookie put on another show Thursday against the Raiders.

One week out from 2015 NFL kickoff, ranking previous opening games |
With the NFL’s painfully long preseason nearly in the books, we’re only a week away from the kickoff of the league’s 96th season, and the opening game that will receive center-stage treatment next Thursday night at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro: the defending AFC North champion Steelers visiting the defending Super Bowl champion Patriots.

Vacated Tom Brady suspension the latest hit to Goodell's inept tenure |
The latest NFL news, scores, stats, fantasy analysis, and mock drafts as well as the best NFL writers and photos from

Why Tom Brady, NFLPA beat Roger Goodell in their Deflategate appeal |
The latest NFL news, scores, stats, fantasy analysis, and mock drafts as well as the best NFL writers and photos from

Jon Kraft: “It’s not our intention” to fight to get draft picks back | ProFootballTalk
Long before the Patriots got their quarterback back, they threw up their hands and accepted their own punishment for what happened in #DeflateGate. But even though their quarterback scored a technical knockout in court today (though something far less than being found innocent), they're not tryin...

Judge Berman’s ruling may contain a warning for the NFL | ProFootballTalk
When reviewing a written ruling from a court, lawyers have a habit of going to the last page and working backwards. Judge Richard M. Berman surely knows that this happens, which means there's a chance he included a specific message for the league's lawyers at the very end of Thursday's ruling in the...

Ex-quarterback Pryor debuts as receiver, plays quarterback | ProFootballTalk
The Terrelle Pryor Experiment finally made the game stage Thursday night as the Browns closed the preseason in Chicago. After missing the first three preseason games and much of camp due to a hamstring issue Pryor, who's trying to convert from quarterback to receiver and make the 53-man roster, p...

Believe the preseason hype: Bortles, Carr lead 9 young future NFL stars -
Hype in the preseason is just like the games: Meaningless. Which players will actually be the real deal when games count? Here are 9 ready to shine.

Roger Goodell isn't going anywhere, but a changing of guard is underway -
The NFL's loss in the Tom Brady case underscores the need for change in the league office, but Roger Goodell isn't going anywhere.