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Can Frank Gore really upgrade the Colts rushing attack? | The MMQB with Peter King
There is reason to be concerned that the savvy veteran, a between-the-tackles runner, will have many of the same issues recent Colts runners have had. Of course, with Andrew Luck under center, it might not matter

NFL Report Cards: Team-by-Team Grades Heading into Regular Season | Bleacher Report
Great teams sometimes look bad in the preseason. Terrible teams often look pretty good. Decent teams sometimes look awesome, sometimes ridiculous. Final scores are worse than meaningless (they are misleading), but first-quarter and halftime scores can tell you more than you think. Preseason results don’t matter, but preseason performance often does.

Ex-Panther Will Witherspoon also suspected Patriots of cheating | ProFootballTalk
Add Will Witherspoon to the list of people who think the Patriots cheated before their Super Bowl win over the Panthers. Although it hadn't received as much attention as some of the other allegations against the Patriots, there seems to be a feeling among many in Carolina that New England taped t...

Judge dismisses NFLPA’s uncapped year collusion claim | ProFootballTalk
A federal judge has dismissed the NFL Players Association's claim that the NFL engaged in illegal collusion to hold down player salaries during the 2010 season, when there was no salary cap.

Stock Report: Braxton Miller shows NFL scouts what they want to see - CBSSports.com
The Ohio State quarterback-turned-wideout had a memorable debut in his new role with several highlight reel plays, showing NFL scouts that he's more than simply an athletic project without a position.

Tom Brady on Deflategate: 'It's been a tough, challenging seven months' - CBSSports.com
A federal judge vacated Tom Brady's four-game suspension last week, which means he'll suit up for the Patriots' opener against the Steelers on Thursday night.

2016 Mock Draft: Can Ohio State set a new first round record? - CBSSports.com
With seven players included in this first round mock draft, Ohio State has a chance to make NFL Draft history in the 2016 class.

NFL Power Rankings: You'll hate this list -- unless you're a Cheesehead - NFL - CBSSports.com
The Seahawks start the season at No. 9? The Cowboys are No. 3? Say what? Get ready to get angry about your team's spot, unless you're a Packers fan.

Projecting Super Bowl chances, season win totals for all 32 teams - NFL
Dave Tuley and Erin Rynning give their betting take on all 32 NFL teams. What is the best bet for each team's title odds, season win total and more?

Roger Goodell very open to changing discipline role - NFL.com
Commissioner Roger Goodell appeared on ESPN Radio for his first public comments since Judge Richard Berman nullified Tom Brady's four-game suspension last week.

Thiel: Seahawks newbie does what Michael didn’t | Sportspress Northwest
RB Fred Jackson spent much of his eight seasons in Buffalo mastering pass blocking and pass catching, two skills the Seahawks concluded were lacking in Christine Michael.

Swagger Returns In Intimidating 31-21 Seattle Seahawks Victory Over The Oakland Raiders - Oregon Sports News
Ask any Seattle Seahawks coach the most important thing they look for in a player and they will all say the same thing. Consistency is the hallmark of a professional, and a goal that can never fully be reached. Each player is asked to succeed, and then repeat that success over and over again. Tyler Lockett and Frank Clark have used their considerable talents to demonstrate an almost Atari-like dominance of their foes this preseason. A franchise that has developed a reputation for shrewd drafting appears to have struck gold again.

More Kam Chancellor rumors as first game draws ever closer | The Seattle Times
The next few days figure to be pretty critical in determining where things go with Kam Chancellor and the Seahawks this season.

Chat rewind: Bob Condotta previews the Seahawks’ first week | The Seattle Times
The Times' Seahawks beat reporter, Bob Condotta, answered reader questions Tuesday as the Seahawks navigate Kam Chancellor's holdout and prepare for their 2015 season opener. Here's the full transcript.

NFL Power Rankings: Week 1
Week 1 NFL power rankings: Week 1 is finally here. Rosters are set, and teams are preparing to play meaningful football games for the first time in 7 months

Report: 'Multiple teams' warned the Seahawks about Patriots' spying - CBSSports.com
According to a report "multiple teams called" the Seahawks before the Super Bowl to warn about the Patriots.

How Marshawn Lynch helped the Seattle Seahawks land Fred Jackson - NFC West - ESPN
Soon after Fred Jackson was told that the Buffalo Bills were releasing him, he got on the phone with a close friend and former teammate: Marshawn Lynch.

Seattle Seahawks think Kam Chancellor will hold out entire season - Business Insider
The Seahawks seem willing to just dock Kam Chancellor's pay while he holds out.

NFC West preview: Seahawks will need breaks to make it to third Super Bowl | Sport | The Guardian
Seattle will struggle to maintain the brilliance of past seasons but there is no standout team in the division to push them hard

Seahawks Look To Stop Rams In Their Tracks « CBS Seattle
For the defending NFC Champion Seattle Seahawks, a team that was inches away this past season from finishing off back-to-back Super Bowl titles, the road to Santa Clara (site of Super Bowl 50 this season) could very well likely run once again through the Pacific Northwest.

Tuesday Round-Up: ESPN.com Provides Game-by-Game Predictions for Seahawks in 2015 Season Preview | Seattle Seahawks
A daily link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks

New Virtual Reality System Is Changing Sports Forever | Bleacher Report
Football practice is being revolutionized thanks to a new virtual reality technology. Several college and NFL coaches believe this system will be everywhere in a few years...

BROKE - Every Day Should Be Saturday
Pay them their goddamn money.

What Did The Patriots' Alleged Spygate Guru Actually Do?
In ESPN’s motherlode about the Patriots’ hilarious history of cheating over the last decade and a half, you’ll notice a mysterious character at the heart of the videotaping operation: “football research director” Ernie Adams. To close observers of the Patriots organization, Adams has been a matter of curiosity for years, a frequent subject of speculation about just what the hell his job actually is. According to the ESPN report, it wasn’t actually all that complicated: Adams was the Spygate mastermind. And also, he might have been very bad at the job.

Scouting the NFL: NFC North Players To Watch in 2015 - Inside The Pylon
Know Football, Love Football

Why Your Team Sucks 2015: Seattle Seahawks
Some people are fans of the Seattle Seahawks. But many, many more people are NOT fans of the Seattle Seahawks. This 2015 Deadspin NFL team preview is for those in the latter group. Read all the previews so far here.

Looking at the Seahawks' Road Schedule for 2015 - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
A look at the road venues that the Seattle Seahawks will be traveling to for the 2015 NFL regular season.

Kam Chancellor, the Unstoppable Force vs. the Seahawks and the Immovable Precedent «

Report: Some Seahawks not expecting to see Chancellor at all this year | ProFootballTalk
How far apart are the Seahawks and holdout safety Kam Chancellor? So far apart that some in Seattle aren't expecting Chancellor to show up at any point in 2015.

NFL Ticket Prices 2015: Highest Costs and Best Values - NerdWallet
For those hoping to catch an NFL game at the stadium, NerdWallet crunched the numbers to determine which teams’ tickets offer the best and worst value.