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George Fant of Seattle Seahawks suffers season-ending ACL injury
Seahawks offensive tackle George Fant will need surgery for an ACL injury and miss the 2017 season, team coach Pete Carroll said.

Full coverage | Seahawks win second preseason game, 20-13, over Vikings | The Seattle Times
The Seahawks improved to 2-0 in the preseason with a 20-13 win over the Vikings at CenturyLink Field on Friday.

White Seattle Seahawks star Justin Britt explains why he supports Michael Bennett's protest | The News Tribune
The Seahawks’ center -- and most remarkably, their most-accomplished white player -- supports Bennett’s national-anthem protest to change how minorities are treated in our country before Friday night’s preseason win over Minnesota.

Seahawks DE Bennett sits again during national anthem
Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett sat during the national anthem for the second straight game of the preseason

George Fant’s injury dampens Seahawks’ preseason win | The Seattle Times
The left tackle suffered a torn anterior-cruciate ligament that will require surgery and likely keep him out for the year during Friday’s preseason win over Minnesota. Devastating. So now the question is: What does Fant’s knee injury mean for the offensive line?

Seattle Seahawks kicker Blair Walsh says ex-Minnesota Vikings teammates taunted him
Seahawks kicker Blair Walsh, formerly of the Vikings, said his ex-teammates taunted him from the sidelines during the teams' preseason game Friday. Asked what the Vikings were saying to him, Walsh said, "Nothing I can repeat here. That's for sure."

Rapid Reaction To The Seahawks' 20-13 Preseason Win vs Minnesota Vikings | Seattle Seahawks
Quick notes and key takeaways from the Seahawks' second preseason game of 2017.

Pete Carroll Shares Injury Updates From 20-13 Win vs Minnesota Vikings | Seattle Seahawks
Injury updates from Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll following Seattle's preseason win over the Minnesota Vikings.

Justin Britt Joins Michael Bennett For “Touching” Pregame Demonstration | Seattle Seahawks
Seahawks center Justin Britt explains his decision to support teammate Michael Bennett during the national anthem.

Podcast Player - How does Kris Richard want Seattle's defense to evolve?

Injuries: Patriots rookie DE Derek Rivers tears ACL -
The New England Patriots will likely be without their top draft pick for the entire season. Third-round pick Derek Rivers tore his ACL and sprained his LCL, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.

Zach Orr shuts down comeback attempt, retires again -
Former Ravens linebacker Zach Orr was trying to make a comeback after retiring this offseason because of a rare congenital spine condition. On Friday, he announced that comeback attempt is over.

Ravens sign OL Jeremy Zuttah to two-year deal -
The Ravens traded away Jeremy Zuttah to San Francisco back in May. When the 49ers cut him last week, the Ravens made a move to get him back. Ian Rapoport reported he signed a two-year deal.

LeSean McCoy buys 200 cheesesteaks for Bills -
LeSean McCoy spent six seasons in Philadelphia, so he should be a good judge of cheesesteaks. The running back bought 200 of them for his Bills teammates following their preseason game against the Eagles.

Panthers cautious with Cam, won't play him Saturday -
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is progressing well from offseason shoulder surgery and is feeling fine, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported. Still, the QB won't play Saturday against the Titans.

Sean McDermott completely confident in Tyrod Taylor -
Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor struggled in Buffalo's preseason game Thursday night, throwing two picks and completing less than 50 percent of his passes. Will he remain the team's starting QB?

What we learned from Seahawks' win over Vikings -
The absence of Thomas Rawls presented Eddie Lacy with a golden opportunity, but it was Chris Carson who impressed on Friday night. What else did we learn from Seattle's preseason victory?

Justin Britt backs Michael Bennett in anthem protest -
Seattle Seahawks center Justin Britt placed his hand on Michael Bennett's shoulder as the veteran defensive end sat during the national anthem prior to the start of Friday's preseason game.