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Century Links 8/24: "High Hopes" for Nazair Jones


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Seahawks “Have Very High Hopes” For Rookie Nazair Jones | Seattle Seahawks
Rookie defensive tackle Nazair Jones is off to a good start in his first NFL training camp.

Seahawks vs. Chiefs to be nationally televised on CBS Friday night | Seahawks Wire
The Seattle Seahawks will face the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 3 preseason action and the game will be nationally televised on CBS.

For Seahawks DE David Bass, versatility could be his ticket to the 53-man roster | The Seattle Times
In two preseason games, David Bass has shown his versatility on the defensive line. The fifth-year pro who played college ball at Division II Missouri Western State could be a valuable role player for the Seahawks this season.

What will it take for Seahawks' Russell Wilson to be ranked as top-tier QB?
Look away, Seahawks fans. The 2017 NFL Quarterback Tier Rankings are in, and you may not be happy with Russell Wilson's landing spot.

5 Seahawks who need good games against the Chiefs
5 Seahawks who need good games against the Chiefs. With only two weeks left before final roster cuts, some Seahawks need to show they can make the roster.

Seahawks rookie running back Chris Carson could get roster spot thanks to attitude, special teams abilities | The News Tribune
Running back Chris Carson can run off tackle just fine, but it may be his ability to tackle on special teams – and a willingness to do what it takes – that helps him earn a spot on the opening roster.

Bobby Wagner last week did something he hadn't done for Seattle Seahawks in four years | The News Tribune
Pro Bowl outside partner K.J. Wright was away getting his knee treated. That left Wagner in an unfamiliar spot -- and the starting defense with unfamiliar results.

A delayed suspension for Ezekiel Elliott is hardly out of the question – ProFootballTalk
Not much has been said publicly, or privately, about the Ezekiel Elliott case in the past week. Next week, plenty will be said at the formal appeal hearing. After a ruling is issued, that's when things could get very interesting.

Maurkice Pouncey: If I were in Le’Veon Bell’s shoes I’d hold out too – ProFootballTalk
Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey doesn't resent teammate Le'Veon Bell staying home while the rest of the team is sweating through August practices. In fact, Pouncey says Bell is doing exactly what he should do, and exactly what Pouncey himself would do if in the same situation as Bell, who is fac...

Bears LT Charles Leno signs four-year, $38M extension -
The Bears announced Wednesday that it gave left tackle Charles Leno Jr. a four-year extension. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported the extension is worth $38 million with $21.5 million in guarantees.

Niners sign vet DT Sen'Derrick Marks to 1-year deal -
The 49ers are injecting their young defensive line with a veteran presence. San Francisco announced Wednesday that it has signed 30-year-old defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks to a one-year deal.

Injury roundup: Odell Beckham (ankle) not practicing -
When will Odell Beckham return to the lineup for Big Blue? Don't hold your breath. The Giants receiver was nowhere to be seen at Wednesday's practice, per multiple reports.

Raiders' Donald Penn ends holdout, returns to practice -
Oakland Raiders left tackle Donald Penn returned to practice on Wednesday. Penn had been engaged in a holdout until he received a new contract.

Mike Glennon feels 'deja vu' with Mitch Trubisky's rise -
On a day that saw Mitchell Trubisky take first-team reps with the Bears offense, Mike Glennon finds himself saddled with a familiar sensation.

Chad Henne to start at QB for Jaguars on Thursday -
The quarterback competition is officially on in Jacksonville. Chad Henne will start at quarterback, but Blake Bortles will also get reps with the first team.