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Seattle Seahawks vow to improve running game. Here are the top running backs to draft | The News Tribune
Coach Pete Carroll says getting the Seahawks back to the run is his top priority in 2018. Here are the top running backs in this week's draft, with options for Seattle all over.

Seahawks mock draft 2.0: Pass rusher or cornerback first?
Seahawks mock draft 2.0: Pass rusher or cornerback first? Seattle has some needs. If Seattle wants to compete in the future the draft needs to give answers.

Grudge matches: Ranking the Seahawks games by petty
The Seattle Seahawks 2018 schedule ranked by the pettiest, most revenge-filled matchups on the docket.

Five biggest storylines from the Seahawks 2018 schedule
The biggest storylines revealed from the Seattle Seahawks schedule.

Pete Carroll Says 'Opportunity Still Open' for Kaepernick On Seahawks |
Pete Carroll is not slamming the door on the Seattle Seahawks signing Colin Kaepernick.

Seahawks open as slight underdog in week one vs Broncos
Denver Broncos open as slight favorites against the Seattle Seahawks in week one, per WestGate Las Vegas Superbook.

Dallas Cowboys: ESPN's John Clayton: Why it could be 'Dallas or probably nothing' for a Earl Thomas trade; here's what a deal may look like | SportsDay
Here's what he says a deal might look like if one is made.

2018 NFL Draft Preview: Who Pushes For Playing Time At Wide Receiver?
Where the Seahawks stand at receiver heading into the draft, as well as a look at some of the top prospects in this year's draft class.

The top six players at each position | Seahawks Draft Blog
These are my personal rankings, not a projection based on what I think the Seahawks will do. For those following the blog since September, there won't be

Shane Ray expects Broncos to exercise the 2019 option on his contract – ProFootballTalk
Although Broncos General Manager John Elway said the team has not decided whether to exercise its 2019 option on Shane Ray's contract, Ray expects Denver to pick it up. "I'm not concerned," the linebacker said, via Vicki Jhabvala of The Athletic. "I love being a Bronco.

Patriots expect both Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski to play this year – ProFootballTalk
The fact that Tom Brady hasn't specifically said that he'll play this year (unless he has) likely isn't a big deal. The fact that Rob Gronkowski hasn't is more significant.

Will Bills or Dolphins jump Jets for Mayfield? – ProFootballTalk
It's been nearly a month since PFT explained that the league insiders suspect that the Jets will be taking quarterback Baker Mayfield with the third overall pick in the draft.

Jim Mora touts Josh Rosen as potential Hall of Famer – ProFootballTalk
Last month, former UCLA coach Jim Mora raised eyebrows by calling USC quarterback Sam Darnold a better fit for the Browns at No. 1 than UCLA's Josh Rosen.

NFL plans a player safety summit next week, with a focus on kickoffs – ProFootballTalk
The NFL has already made one major change to player safety rules this offseason, banning players from lowering their heads to initiate contact with the helmet. And a discussion of more changes is on the agenda for next week.

Budda Baker’s brother dies of gunshot wound in Washington – ProFootballTalk
Robert Baker, the brother of Cardinals defensive back Budda Baker, has died. According to the Tacoma New Tribune, Robert Baker was shot in the chest on Sunday morning in Seattle.

Bruce Arians thinks the Cardinals should draft Lamar Jackson – ProFootballTalk
Bruce Arians, who retired this offseason as head coach of the Cardinals, says his old team should draft Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson. Arians told the Arizona Republic that if Jackson is available with the 15th overall pick, the Cardinals should take him.

Cowboys plan to pick up Byron Jones' fifth-year option -
The Cowboys plan to lockdown Byron Jones for the next two seasons. The team is expected to pick up the fifth-year option for the cornerback, a source told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.

Steelers' Joe Haden 'training like I never have before' -
Joe Haden's arrival and performance in Pittsburgh all came as a pleasant surprise in 2017. Now, with a full offseason at his disposal and no injuries to rehab, Haden is hitting it harder than ever.

Michael Bennett says he would read in Seahawks meetings to ignore Pete Carroll -
Bennett said that Carroll's speeches lost their luster on the Seahawks' veterans