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Century Links 8/13: Thomas Rawls Ready to Lead Backfield


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Thomas Rawls has emerged as Seahawks' No. 1 running back -

Seattle Seahawks waiting for a No. 2 quarterback to emerge |
The battle between Trevone Boykin and Austin Davis begins Sunday night when the Seahawks begin their 2017 preseason schedule with a game at the Los Angeles Chargers.

Eye-catching day at Seahawks camp | The Seattle Times
Blue Thunder was rocking as it welcomed fans to the Virginia Mason Athletic Center on this hazy, mid-80s summer day.

All business for Los Angeles Chargers' Brandon Mebane against old team - NFL Nation- ESPN
Brandon Mebane won a Super Bowl with the Seahawks, whom he faces in Sunday's preseason opener, but he is focused on his new role with the Chargers.

Position battles to watch for Seattle Seahawks against Chargers
Position battles to watch for Seattle Seahawks against Chargers. Limited snaps for starters means rookies will play aplenty in Seattle first preseason game.

Seahawks players to watch in preseason opener against Chargers | The Seattle Times
Here are some players to watch when the Seahawks take on the Chargers in their preseason opener Sunday at 5 p.m.

Seahawks Prepare For First NFL Game At StubHub Center | Seattle Seahawks
The Seahawks open their preseason at the StubHub Center, a stadium several players are familiar with from their high school days.

Carson Wentz: It’s tough to see Jordan Matthews go – ProFootballTalk
The Eagles traded wide receiver Jordan Matthews and a third-round pick to the Bills for cornerback Ronald Darby on Friday in a move that addressed a need in the secondary and took one of quarterback Carson Wentz's closest friends on the team off the roster.

Marshawn Lynch stood for the anthem in Seattle, contrary to Jack Del Rio’s claim – ProFootballTalk
Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch has not explained publicly why he sat out the national anthem before Saturday night's game. But he did explain himself privately to Raiders coach Jack Del Rio -- who then gave a misleading account of Lynch's past actions to reporters.

Sunday morning one-liners – ProFootballTalk
WR Jordan Matthews worked out with Bills QB Tyrod Taylor during the offseason a couple of years ago. Said Dolphins WR Kenny Stills of signing autographs after camp practices, "Honestly, I just want the fans here in Miami to see the love that we give them and hope it’s reciprocated.

Reuben Foster takes heat for missed interception -
The San Francisco 49ers had to like what they saw from rookie linebacker Reuben Foster, who started and played the entire first half Friday night. But he missed his chance at a nice interception.

Derek Wolfe suffers ankle sprain at Broncos practice -
Denver Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe was carted from practice after suffering an ankle sprain Saturday, but the injury isn't expected to keep him out for a significant amount of time.

Sammy Watkins wants to 'be that home-run guy' -
Sammy Watkins joins former Bills teammate Robert Woods in Los Angeles, where, he said Saturday, he feels comfortable being the vertical threat the Rams have lacked in recent years.

Jason Garrett discusses Ezekiel Elliott suspension -
The Cowboys are bracing for Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension, with Jason Garrett saying after Dallas' preseason game on Saturday that the team would "focus on what we can control."

What we learned from Saturday's preseason games -
Sean McVay's Rams offense operated as a mixed bag in a 13-10 preseason win over the visiting Cowboys. Marc Sessler breaks down 13 things we learned from Saturday's exhibitions.