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Century Links 5/19: Will Nick Vannett Progress in 2018?


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Seattle Seahawks: Can Nick Vannett emerge as Seattle's top tight end?
The Seattle Seahawks need someone to step up and be their top option at the tight end position. Nick Vannett will have a chance to be that guy.

Rashaad Penny Is The Seahawks' Best Bet For Returning To A Run-First Offense - Sports Al Dente
Since the glory days of league-rumbling beast quakes, the Seattle Seahawks have struggled to regain their identity as a strong run-game team. Can Rashaad Penny give them that identity back?

Cleveland Browns claim Marcell Frazier on waivers from Seattle Seahawks
Cleveland adds to their defensive line.

Seahawks now have 8 of 9 draft picks signed. And they added a Navy man, too | The Daily World
The Seattle Seahawks continue to chip away at their offseason to-do list, and now have just one of their 2018 draft picks left to sign.

Roughriders sign former NFL QB Daniels - Article - TSN

What is the one position that will continue to see roster turnover and churn for the Seahawks?
While some Seahawks position groups are mostly set for 2018, others will experience quite a bit of competition. But where will most of that churn take place?

Former NFL fullback Don Testerman dies at 65 – ProFootballTalk
Don Testerman, the first fullback in the Seahawks' history, died on May 8 in Greenville, South Carolina, from complications of dementia, Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times reports. Testerman was 65. Testerman played for four college teams, four NFL teams and even gave the USFL a shot.

Seahawks Announce Dates For Annual 12 Tour
The Seahawks are hitting the road next week May 20-26 for their annual 12 Tour, presented by Safeway.

Seahawks Promote Nolan Teasley To Director Of Pro Personnel
Nolan Teasley has been promoted to director of pro personnel for the Seahawks, replacing Dan Morgan, who left for a job with the Bills.

AAF will welcome “best available players,” without regard to social stances – ProFootballTalk
The NFL allegedly has shunned Colin Kaepernick for his non-football activities. The Alliance for American Football says it won't. “Best available players,” AAF co-founder Charlie Ebersol told azcentralsports.

Cardinals set to acquire CB Jamar Taylor from Browns -
The Arizona Cardinals are making a move to bolster the pass defense. The Cardinals are in the process of finalizing a trade with the Browns to acquire cornerback Jamar Taylor, Ian Rapoport reported.

As AAF hires coaches and announces teams, XFL is far behind – ProFootballTalk
Two new football leagues have formed this year, with the Alliance of American Football announcing that it will start play in 2019 and the XFL announcing that it will start in 2020.

Reuben Foster due in court June 20 for pot charge -
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster has a court hearing scheduled for June 20 in connection to his marijuana possession arrest in Alabama in January.

Oakland Raiders sign first-round pick Kolton Miller -
The Oakland Raiders officially have the 15th overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft under contract. The Raiders signed offensive tackle Kolton Miller, the team announced Friday.

Julio Jones could miss OTAs, wants contract update -
Julio Jones isn't expected to be in attendance for Atlanta's OTAs on Monday, and it's not a big deal -- or is it? The star wideout wants an update to the contract he signed in 2015, per Ian Rapoport.

ATN Podcast: Browns on 'Hard Knocks' & listener calls -
Dan Hanzus and Marc Sessler assemble for a throwback edition of the podcast, ATN Debate Club style and react to the news of the Browns being chosen to appear on "Hard Knocks".

Agent: Vincent Jackson 'very happily retired' from NFL -
Vincent Jackson is retiring from football after 12 seasons in the NFL. Jackson sat out the 2017 season after spending the previous five years with the Buccaneers.

J.J. Watt to pay for Santa Fe H.S. victims' funerals -
Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt informed Santa Fe High School that he will personally cover the funeral expenses for the victims of the May 18 tragedy.