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Best news for the Seahawks this year? Russell Wilson is healthy | The Seattle Times
The struggles Wilson had in 2016 were because he was not quite himself, spending the year battling three injuries beginning in the first game of the season. Now he’s recovered, he can run — and he’s even shed a few pounds.

Jim Moore Predicts: Can Seahawks win opener against Packers?
Jim Moore of 710 ESPN Seattle predicts the outcomes of the Seahawks' season opener in Green Bay, plus the Cougars' and Huskies' second games of the college football season.

Tyler Lockett set to return for Seahawks' season opener in Green Bay
Tyler Lockett is set to make his return to the field in the Seahawks' season opener against the Packers Sunday. The young wide receiver has not played since suffering a severe leg injury in Week 16 last year.

After big moves over the weekend, Seahawks like the receiving corps that remains | The Seattle Times
Seattle has a different-looking receiving corps now than might have been envisioned a week ago. But offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell says it's a "really good group.''

What the national media are saying about the Seahawks’ Super Bowl odds this season | The Seattle Times
Many experts are split on the Seahawks, but there is no shortage of national media making the Seahawks their Super Bowl pick. Here's what they're saying.

"A Revived Earl Thomas" Ready For Big 2017 Season | Seattle Seahawks
At or near the top of the list of reasons to be optimistic about the 2017 Seahawks? The return to health of free safety Earl Thomas, whose 2016 season ended early with a broken leg.

Fantasy Insider: Value Plays & Strong Starts For Week 1 | Seattle Seahawks
Scott Engel at previews Week 1 around the NFL from a fantasy football perspective, offering value plays and gutsy starts for the League's opening weekend.

Antonio Gates: Touchdown record 'isn't my focus at all' -
Antonio Gates is one touchdown catch away from breaking a tie with Tony Gonzalez for most touchdown receptions by a TE in league history. But the veteran says his focus for 2017 isn't on the TD record.

Marshal Yanda: Ravens will be more 'committed' to run -
Even before Joe Flacco's back became an issue, the Baltimore Ravens needed to get back to pounding the ball on the ground. Pro Bowl guard Marshal Yanda believes that's about to happen.

Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski takes pay cut -
The Oakland Raiders and kicker Sebastian Janikowski sorted out their murky situation. Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that Janikowski agreed to a pay cut from $4 million to $3 million.

Takk McKinley ends brief, wonderful social media run -
Falcons defensive end Takkarist McKinley may be leading the way in wise decisions made by his draftmates. McKinley deleted all of his social media accounts ahead of the start of the season.

Injuries: Odell Beckham (ankle) misses practice -
Odell Beckham's status for Week 1 is in jeopardy. The Giants wide receiver, who has been dealing with an ankle injury, missed practice on Thursday, according to the team's Twitter account.

Chiefs release C.J. Spiller for second time in a week -
For the second time in less than a week, the Kansas City Chiefs cut running back C.J. Spiller. The move comes hours before the Chiefs season opener against the Patriots.