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Coach Carroll Expects Seahawks Run Game To Excel In 2017
It's no secret that the Seahawks run game was pretty bad last season. Pete Carroll is making no secret that he expects that to change in 2017.

Seattle city councilmember Kshama Sawant urges Seahawks to sign Colin Kaepernick | KOMO
SEATTLE - Seattle city councilmember Kshama Sawant sent a letter on Friday to Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, general manager John Schneider and owner Paul Allen, urging them to sign NFL free agent Colin Kaepernick.

49ers rookie Joe Williams is eager to play Rams, Seahawks | 49ers Webzone
Joe Williams was not on the San Francisco 49ers' draft board going into the 2017 NFL Draft last month. It took some convincing from head coach Kyle Shanahan and a phone call with the former Utah runni

Seahawks’ Michael Bennett does great things, but why the immaturity? | The Seattle Times
I love the man’s message. It’s just that, sometimes, I wonder about the messenger.

Mike Zimmer has yet another eye surgery | ProFootballTalk
The number stands at eight, and hopefully it stays there. Via Ben Goessling of ESPN.com, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer disclosed on Saturday at a youth football camp hosted by his foundation that he has had an eighth procedure on his eye following a detached retina suffered last season.

T.J. McDonald will get full reps pending suspension | ProFootballTalk
The Dolphins signed former Rams safety T.J. McDonald knowing he'd be subject to an eight-game suspension. They plan to use him in the offseason and preseason as if the suspension doesn't exist.

Calvin Johnson didn’t like how the Lions treated him when he retired | ProFootballTalk
One of the greatest players in Lions franchise history doesn't feel great about the franchise now. Calvin Johnson, the wide receiver who retired a year ago, said today that he's not thinking about having his number retired and isn't thinking much about the Lions at all these days.

Bills defenders like simplicity of new defense | ProFootballTalk
When Rex Ryan switched the Bills' defense from a 4-3 to a 3-4, the unit struggled. Now that Ryan is gone and the 4-3 is back, the hope in Buffalo is that the defense will rebound.

Pete Carroll: We will definitely run more this season | ProFootballTalk
The Seahawks finished the 2016 season with 403 rushing attempts, which marked the first time since the 2011 season that they'd run the ball fewer than 500 times. That's something that the team says will be different in 2017.

Dontrelle Inman has core surgery, will return by camp - NFL.com
The Chargers' second-leading receiver from 2016 will be forced to miss some time. Dontrelle Inman will be out until training camp after undergoing surgery to repair a core muscle injury.

Falcons confident Devonta Freeman deal will get done - NFL.com
With momentum building toward an impasse, Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff took to the airwaves to set the record straight regarding Devonta Freeman's contract situation.

Vance Joseph insists Broncos team 'isn't broken' - NFL.com
Rumors of the Denver Broncos' demise have been greatly exaggerated, according to their new skipper. Vance Joseph has an optimistic outlook for 2017.