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Seahawks' Russell Wilson Among Top-Rated Quarterbacks in 'Madden NFL 17' | Seattle Seahawks
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is the fifth-highest rated quarterback in 'Madden NFL 17,' with an overall rating of 91.

Seahawks’ Kam Chancellor responds to being labeled NFL's most overrated by columnist
Kam Chancellor took to Twitter to respond to critics who have blamed him for the Seahawks' inconsistent pass defense last season, chiefly CBS Sports' Pete Prisco, who labeled him the NFL's most overrated player.

Podcast Player - How good is Kam Chancellor in coverage?
How good is Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor in coverage? What did Brock learn from talking with Huskies quarterback Jake Browning and safety Budda Baker? Outside of coach Chris Petersen, who's the most important person to the Huskies' turnaround?

2016 Seahawks Preview: Who Starts at Strongside Linebacker? | Seattle Seahawks
With Bruce Irvin signing with Oakland in free agency, the Seahawks have an open starting job, and several different options to fill it.

Seahawks’ Gilliam on moving to left tackle: ‘It’s not as hard as people think’ | Q13 FOX News

Don’t be surprised — or alarmed — if Jimmy Graham and/or Thomas Rawls begin training camp on PUP list | The News Tribune
When the Seahawks begin training camp next week, there is a more-than-fair chance Jimmy Graham and Thomas Rawls will be on the physically-unable-to-perform list.

Report: J.J. Watt back injury happened “very recently” | ProFootballTalk
Texans defensive end J.J. Watt recently had back surgery. The procedure occurred not because of a lingering problem that he had decided to treat with rest or other strategies not involving a scalpel.

Seahawks 16 for ’16: Can J’Marcus Webb help stabilize offensive line? | The Seattle Times
Webb looms as a big part in the line’s makeover, as the Seahawks envision the 6-foot-7, 331-pounder taking over at right tackle. That allows the Seahawks to move Garry Gilliam to left tackle, where they think he can be a long-term replacement for Russell Okung.

Packers have Richard Rodgers working on weight loss | ProFootballTalk
Eddie Lacy isn't the only Packer trying to lose weight this offseason. Tight end Richard Rodgers is also slimming down. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Rodgers, who is listed at 257 pounds, was playing at 272 pounds last season. This offseason the Packers wanted him to lose weight.

49ers fans beg team to fix the $1.3 billion Levi's Stadium's one major flaw -
Sunny California is a bit too sunny

Josh Norman can only 'laugh' at Odell Beckham's jab -
Josh Norman said Thursday he can only "laugh" at Odell Beckham's claim that the Redskins cornerback is only relevant due to their ongoing feud. Find out what else Norman had to say about the matter.

NFL Divisional Power Rankings: The NFC East is the worst in the league -
The Cowboys, Redskins, Eagles and Giants make up the NFL's worst division

Greg Hardy visits, works out with Jaguars -
Greg Hardy could be headed back to the league. NFL Media's Rand Getlin reports Hardy worked out with the Jaguars this week. Could Jacksonville sign the maligned defender?

Bennett: 'Get rid of me' if you don't think I'm valuable -
Michael Bennett, who signed a four-year, $28.5 million contract in 2014, hasn't been thrilled with his deal for more than a year. The big contracts handed out this offseason haven't helped.

J.J. Watt undergoes surgery to repair herniated disc -
Three-time Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt had surgery to repair his herniated disc on Wednesday, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported, according to a source informed of his situation.