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Century Links 5/19: Shaquill Griffin's Path, and other Seahawks News


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The inspiration behind Seattle Seahawks CB Shaquill Griffin - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
As third-round draft pick Shaquill Griffin moves on without his brother for the first time, the bond stays strong as one thought prevails: No excuses.

Seahawk Michael Bennett escalates criticism of ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith | The Seattle Times
Seahawk Michael Bennett stepped up his attack on ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith with a lengthy statement on Twitter Thursday.

Seahawks' Kris Richard: Sherman has 'new, fantastic attitude' -

Seahawks’ Twitter mailbag: Eddie Lacy’s incentives, Seattle backup QB options | The Seattle Times
More Seahawks' mailbag questions about Eddie Lacy's incentives and the backup QB spot.

Where The Seahawks’ Roster Stands Following Rookie Minicamp | Seattle Seahawks
A position-by-position look at the Seahawks’ roster following rookie minicamp.

Podcast Player - Former QB Matt Hasselbeck on Russell Wilson leadership, brain donation
Former Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck explains why he decided to donate his brain to CTE research.

Podcast Player - Eddie Lacy's rushing incentive

Why has the most relevant bonus in Eddie Lacy's contract with the Seahawks gone overlooked? Could George Fant's upside be greater than that of any other Seahawks project? When will Colin Kaepernick sign with an NFL team?

Drew Brees: I wouldn’t tell my wife about a concussion | ProFootballTalk

Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who made the rounds last week in Manhattan (including a visit to 30 Rock and a spot on PFT Live) had a second media tour in support of efforts to promote awareness of the signs and symptoms of exertional heat stroke.

Devonta Freeman getting comfortable with Steve Sarkisian | ProFootballTalk

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman is already beginning to feel a level of comfort with new offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian. Sarkisian takes over for Kyle Shanahan after his departure in February to become head coach of the San Francisco 49ers.

Alex Smith: Chiefs committed to me through 2017 -

When addressing successor Patrick Mahomes, Alex Smith told reporters that he understands the business quite well -- enough to know that the writing may be on the wall if he doesn't play well.

McKenzie wants Derek Carr to be 'Raider for his career' -

Responding to a report that Derek Carr has "grown frustrated with the slow pace" of talks over a new contract, Reggie McKenzie did his best on Thursday to put fans at ease.

Pittsburgh Steelers cut tight end Ladarius Green -

The Ladarius Green experiment is over in Pittsburgh. The team announced Thursday they released the tight end with a failed physical designation after he signed a four-year, $20 million contract last season.

Bruce Arians: John Brown looks like John Brown again -

The buzz around John Brown is beginning to take hold in Arizona. During recent offseason practices, the wideout has displayed a "speed and explosiveness" the Cardinals haven't seen from him since 2015.

Blount: Wentz 'has potential to be really special' -

After spending the majority of the past four seasons in huddles with Tom Brady and Big Ben, LeGarrette Blount seems eager to work with the newest QB he'll be receiving carries from: Carson Wentz.