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Aloha! Plenty to take in from day one of training camp. Most notably, Seahawks DL Michael Bennett has reported for training camp. The veteran pass rusher has been vocal about his displeasure with his current contract, so having him at camp is a positive bit of news. And, in true Michael Bennett fashion, he had plenty to say. See his day with the team and with the press in the links below. You can watch the Seahawks training camp day two live starting at 10 AM PST by clicking this link. Big mahalos to the members of the Field Gulls community that are present at camp and providing updates and thoughts on day one of training camp, it is very appreciated.

And now...to the links!

Michael Bennett of Seattle Seahawks calls on NFL players to promote social change
Regarding social activism among professional athletes, Michael Bennett says the NFL's great players "are sitting back just taking the dollars, whether it's Cam Newton, all these guys."

Seahawks training camp day one: Clearing out the notebook | The Seattle Times
Cleaning out the notebook with items on Garry Gilliam, C.J. Prosise and more following day one of Seahawks' training camp.

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett attends training camp, doesn't hold out over contract status | The News Tribune
The Pro Bowl defensive end arrives for camp on time, practices and says he wants to “be a Seahawk for the rest of my life.” Wearing a “Black Lives Matter” shirt, he also says athletes should do more to positively influence society.

Photos: First day of Seahawks training camp | The Seattle Times
The Seahawks took to the turf in their first day of Seahawks training camp at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton on Saturday, July 30, 2016.

Observations from Seahawks training camp: Frank Clark, Paul Richardson, Jordan Hill and more | The Seattle Times

Our daily observations from Seahawks' training camp include items on Paul Richardson, Frank Clark, Jordan Hill, and the offensive line.

Training Camp is a Window Into Pete Carroll's Head - Hawk Blogger

Seahawks Defensive End Michael Bennett: “I Just Wanted To Show Up And Be A Great Teammate” | Seattle Seahawks
Defensive end Michael Bennett says it was important for him to be at the start of Seahawks training camp on Saturday, regardless of what he thinks about his current contract.

Training Camp News & Notes July 30th - Hawk Blogger

Jimmy Graham, Thomas Rawls Open Training Camp on PUP & Other Injury Updates From Coach Pete Carroll | Seattle Seahawks
Seattle head coach Pete Carroll updates the status of Jimmy Graham (knee) and Thomas Rawls (ankle) after the first practice of the team's 2016 training camp.

Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll Sees “No End” To Coaching Career | Seattle Seahawks
Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll talks about his future, and why it was so important for the team to extend the contract of general manager John Schneider.

10 Things I Think About the San Francisco 49ers | The MMQB with Peter King
As Carlos Hyde goes, so does the Niners offense. Plus, why Gabbert is the obvious choice at QB, the trouble with Chip Kelly’s receivers, and why NaVorro Bowman’s 2015 performance wasn’t as good as you might have thought

Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson: "My 2016 Goal Is Just To Win, Win In Everything I Participate In" | Seattle Seahawks

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson explains how he managed his busy schedule this offseason.

Brett Favre says he used to take a month's worth of painkillers in two days - CBSSports.com

The former Packers quarterback opens up about his use of Vicodin

'The sky's the limit' for the Steelers offense as training camp kicks off - CBSSports.com

Le'Veon Bell sounds like he knows the Steelers could be historic, plus more notes from camp

Most important offseason news for all 32 NFL teams - Denver Broncos signing Von Miller, Green Bay Packers' Eddie Lacy losing weight

The Broncos and Von Miller worked out a long-term deal, and Eddie Lacy showed up to camp in shape. NFL Nation rounds up the most important thing that happened to each team this offseason.

Niners OT Anthony Davis reinstated by NFL - NFL.com

Offensive tackle Anthony Davis has been reinstated by the NFL. Will the offensive tackle regain his original form in San Francisco? His spot on the 49ers isn't guaranteed.

McKenzie: Raiders won't give up on Aldon Smith - NFL.com

The Raiders showed their faith in general manager Reggie McKenzie on Friday night. In turn, he expressed his support for one of Oakland's most troubled players.

Michael Bennett: NFL stars must support social issues - NFL.com

Seahawks star Michael Bennett spoke out on Saturday, criticizing NFL players for their silence on social issues. Find out what Bennett had to say about Cam Newton and Aaron Rodgers.

What we learned: Trouble brewing in Houston? - NFL.com

The Texans are a trendy Super Bowl sleeper because they boast J.J. Watt and DeAndre Hopkins. As they reported for training camp, neither superstar was available. Chris Wesseling explains.