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Podcast Player - Besides ankle, what is Thomas Rawls' biggest hurdle in 2016?
Why is Nebraska coach Mike Riley doing what very few of his peers would ever consider doing? Are the Huskies ready to handle the expectations in 2016? Other than his ankle, what the biggest question mark facing Seahawks running back Thomas Rawls?

Seattle Seahawks' early life without retired Marshawn Lynch? "It's different," play caller Darrell Bevell says | The News Tribune
So, four months plus OTAs and minicamps after Marshawn Lynch hung up his cleats during the Super Bowl, how is life without the star bedrock of the Seahawks’ offense the previous five years?

Seahawks rookie Quinton Jefferson to slim down for season
Seattle Seahawks fifth round pick Quinton Jefferson made quite the impression in OTA's and mandatory mini-camp and he appears to have his post-camp marching orders.

Wednesday Round-Up: Seahawks Have NFL's Top-Ranked Defensive Triplets | Seattle Seahawks
A daily link round-up of what's "out there" about the Seattle Seahawks.

Dave Boling: Seahawks of early ’16 looking like those of ’13 | The News Tribune
Not much can be known about an NFL team in June after only a handful of non-contact OTAs and minicamp practices.

Seahawks emphasizing pursuit after seeing turnovers decline last season | The Seattle Times
The Seahawks forced 23 turnovers last season, tied for 15th in the NFL and the lowest of the Pete Carroll era since his first season in 2010.

On This Date: Scot McCloughan Rejoins The Seahawks | Seattle Seahawks
A look at a memorable moment in Seahawks history that occurred on June 22

Veteran Seahawks Look to Draw on Experience in 2016 | Seattle Seahawks
With many key players heading into their fifth, sixth and even seventh seasons with the Seahawks, Pete Carroll expects his team "will be able to bank on" that experience in 2016.

Ex-Cowboys RB Joseph Randle arrested again, faces another felony charge -
Randle was last heard from in March after being arrested for the sixth time in 17 months

Khairi Fortt hoping to take advantage of chance with Seahawks | ProFootballTalk
A second-round draft pick of the New Orleans Saints in 2014, linebacker Khairi Fortt bounced between three different teams and played in just three regular season games before finding himself out of a job last season.

Adrian Peterson explains the surprising reason he would consider retirement -
If the Vikings running back got 'bored,' he might walk away

Howard Mudd says coaches, CBA rules are at fault for poor OL play, not college spread offenses | ProFootballTalk
Howard Mudd spent 38 years as an offensive line coach in the NFL after a seven-year playing career that saw him named an All-Pro twice and a three-time Pro Bowl selection.

Could Lions be tougher on offense sans Megatron? -
Could the Detroit Lions actually be more dynamic on offense without Calvin Johnson? Matthew Stafford isn't ruling that possibility out for his squad in 2016.

Patrick Peterson: “J.J. Nelson’s going to have a great year” | ProFootballTalk
With the offseason hay in the barn, it's time to find out which young players popped in the now-completed OTA sessions. Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson, appearing on Wednesday's PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio, was asked to provide a name of a player whom he thinks is poised to break out.

Pete Carroll: Russell Wilson is a true veteran now -

As the team broke camp for the spring, heading into their five-week vacation away from the facility, Pete Carroll could not have been stronger in his gushing opinion of quarterback Russell Wilson.

Seahawks roster thoughts: Rookies in line for significant playing time
With the offseason program in the books, John Clayton looks ahead to training camp and the different position battles that will shape the Seahawks' 53-man roster.