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Opener Represents Significant Milestone For Seahawks Running Backs Christine Michael And Thomas Rawls | Seattle Seahawks
Running backs Christine Michael and Thomas Rawls are both part of Seattle's Week 1 plans, something that didn't seem likely for Michael at this time last year, and that was uncertain for Rawls nine months ago.

Seahawks Sign Cornerback Tye Smith To Practice Squad; Release Defensive End Tylor Harris | Seattle Seahawks
The Seahawks made a practice squad roster move Thursday, re-signing 2015 fifth-round draft pick Tye Smith to the practice squad.

Seahawks keep finding undrafted gems; Vikings fleeced in trade? - NFL.com
How have the Seahawks sustained success? Bucky Brooks says one reason is a keen eye for undrafted free-agent talents like Thomas Rawls and Doug Baldwin. Plus, Sam Bradford trade analysis and more.

Will Seahawks QB Russell Wilson pass more this season? History says no | The Seattle Times
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is a "real true vet," according to coach Pete Carroll. But will Carroll and the Seahawks ask Wilson to throw more this year? Not if Carroll's past offers any clues.

Seattle Seahawks have the talent to be tagged as the team to beat this season
Their top talent is in its prime and that puts them above the rest of the teams in the NFL.

Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson Reads His Own Superlative On 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' | Seattle Seahawks
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is among a group of NFL stars to read their own superlatives on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll On Tight End Jimmy Graham: "I Do Expect Him To Play" | Seattle Seahawks
Gameday designations for injured Seahawks and Dolphins players ahead of the teams' Week 1 meeting at CenturyLink Field.

Preparing For The Unknown And Other Key Matchups In The Seahawks’ Season Opener vs Miami Dolphins | Seattle Seahawks
Taking a look at three key matchups for the Seahawks in their season opener against the Miami Dolphins.

Joey Hunt to start vs Miami? Plus CFB week 2 preview | Seahawks Draft Blog
Maybe J’Marcus Webb shouldn’t have referred to Germain Ifedi’s injury as “dreamland”? Per Ian Rapoport, they might prefer to start a rookie instead on Sunday.

Podcast Player - Pete Carroll previews Seahawks vs. Dolphins
Coach Pete Carroll joins KIRO Radio 97.3 to preview the Seahawks' first 2016 game against the Dolphins.

Podcast Player - Pete Carroll on Seahawks' opener, planned demonstration

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll talks with Dori Monson on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM about the team's regular-season opener against Miami and about the pregame demonstration that players have planned.

The MMQB 2016 NFL Season Predictions | The MMQB with Peter King

Our staffers make their bold selections for individual award winners and provide some contrasting viewpoints on who’ll hoist the Lombardi in Houston in Super Bowl 51

The 53rd Man: Making the Cut or Missing It | The MMQB with Peter King

For Scooby Wright in Cleveland and Hayes Pullard in Jacksonville, the hard work of the preseason was rewarded, and for Jeremiah George, the dream still lives

Week One injury report roundup | ProFootballTalk
The first Sunday of the 2016 season is just around the corner, which means that it is time to catch up on all of the injuries that could impact this weekend's games. The injury report roundup will look a bit different this season.

Some Eagles veterans have concerns about decision to dump Bradford for Wentz | ProFootballTalk
Last Saturday's surprising two-in-one decision by the Eagles to trade starting quarterback Sam Bradford to the Vikings and to make rookie Carson Wentz the new starter raises an obvious question: Will veteran players be concerned about the perception that the franchise has decided on a path that makes the Eagles less competitive in 2016?

Brady vs. Brees, Bradford vs. Hill: 14 stats to know for Week 1 of 2016 NFL season - CBSSports.com
Plus, an important Jay Cutler hair update

Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera believes Cam Newton doesn't get calls because of his size
Panthers coach Ron Rivera believes QB Cam Newton, like Shaquille O'Neal, is subject to "prejudice" because of his size when it comes to taking hits.

Jay Ajayi ruled out as a non-injury scratch for Dolphins - NFL.com
Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi was reportedly left behind by the team as they head to Seattle to face the Seahawks. Ajayi was a healthy scratch, which should have Dolphins fans scratching their heads.

Rob Gronkowski will not play against Cardinals - NFL.com
The Patriots will already be without Tom Brady. Now the team will be without Rob Gronkowski too. The Patriots announced that the star tight end will not play against the Cardinals on Sunday night.

Christine Michael to start, Graham to play for 'Hawks - NFL.com
The Awakening has entered the starting lineup in Seattle. Christine Michael will start at running back for the Seahawks against the Dolphins on Sunday, head coach Pete Carroll told reporters.

Week 1 Cheat Sheet - NFL.com
Good news: Cheat sheet is back! Here is your guide around the league and everything you need to know as the first Sunday of the NFL regular season kicks off.