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Century Links 10/9: Catching Up with the NFC West, and other Seahawks News

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Dave Boling: Obstacles haven’t been able to derail Seahawks | The News Tribune
Despite a loss to the Rams and injuries to key players, the Seahawks still are on pace for the kind of season that makes coach Pete Carroll think it can match the best they’ve had.

Patriots cut Jonathan Cooper | ProFootballTalk
In a surprise Saturday roster move, the Patriots have released the player they acquired in this year's Chandler Jones trade. New England cut guard Jonathan Cooper today, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

As national NFL ratings take tumble, Seahawks still thriving in Seattle area - - Erie, PA

Uncertain status of defensive line prompts Rams to make roster moves - LA Times

Fantasy fallout: Tom Brady’s return good for Gronk, bad for Blount - NFL Nation- ESPN
Rob Gronkowski is healthier, and with Tom Brady back, everyone in the Patriots' passing offense should benefit. But LeGarrette Blount could suffer.

Just further proof he’s been here, there and everywhere | The Seattle Times
Since 2002, McCown has played for the Cardinals, Lions, Raiders, Dolphins, Panthers, Bears, Buccaneers and Browns.

Not so Golden: What's behind the Detroit Lions' reduced use of WR Tate?
The Detroit Lions have not been using wide receiver Golden Tate nearly as much as they did when the current coaching staff first got to town.

Notes on Tennessee vs Texas A&M: Alvin Kamara shines | Seahawks Draft Blog
If you watched Tennessee's games against Florida and Georgia -- you'll struggle to imagine anything could top those two for comebacks.

Kaepernick situation continues to be confusing | ProFootballTalk

The curiously-timed leak that the 49ers and quarterback Colin Kaepernick are negotiating a new contract that would remove his $14.5 million insurance policy for 2017 has created the impression that the team is nearly ready to put Kaepernick on the field.

Todd Bowles says Jets need to learn to win all over again | ProFootballTalk

The Jets nearly won enough games in 2015 to get to the playoffs. This year, they've won only once. Coach Todd Bowles thinks that they need to get back to square one. "We’re not getting blown out," Bowles told Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. "Somehow in the fourth quarter, we press.

Del Rio: Derek Carr 'surgeon-like' in fourth quarter -

Derek Carr's six game-winning drives in the fourth quarter or overtime since 2015 lead the league. Raiders coach Jack Del Rio is running out of ways to describe his quarterback's poise.

Patriots waive former Cardinals guard Jonathan Cooper -

For four weeks, Jonathan Cooper's foot injury kept him off the field. Now, he's off the Patriots' roster. The guard was released by New England on Saturday after arriving from the Cardinals via an offseason trade.

Cam Newton (concussion) ruled out vs. Buccaneers -

Come Monday, Superman will be on the sidelines. The Panthers have ruled out quarterback Cam Newton for Monday night's game against the Buccaneers.

Patriots activate Tom Brady, Rob Ninkovich -

Tom Brady is officially back. The New England Patriots have activated the quarterback before Sunday's contest against the Cleveland Browns.

Injuries: Cardinals place Evan Mathis (ankle) on IR -

Evan Mathis' one-year stay with the Cardinals may have to be cut short. Arizona placed the veteran guard on injured reserve after he suffered an ankle injury in Thursday night's win over the 49ers.

Paxton Lynch earns first start for Broncos vs. Falcons -

Paxton Lynch will see his first NFL start on Sunday. The Broncos' rookie quarterback will start ahead of an injured Trevor Siemian, who is expected to be inactive with an AC joint sprain.