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Century Links 7/6: Which RB Will Make Final 53?


Arizona Cardinals v Seattle Seahawks Photo by Otto Greule Jr /Getty Images | Prediction: Who survives Seahawks crowded backfield battle?
After taking an extended look at Seattle's backup quarterback race, it's time to shift attention to the backfield. The Seahawks have struggled to run the football effectively in recent seasons and finished with the No. 23 ranked rushing unit in 2017.

Seahawks sign first-round pick Rashaad Penny to rookie deal | The Province
RENTON, Wash. — The Seattle Seahawks signed first-round pick running back Rashaad Penny to his rookie contract Wednesday.The Seahawks have now signed six of their nine draft picks.

2018 NFL Preview: Seahawks have had an odd offseason
The Seattle Seahawks missed the playoffs last season, then followed that up with a terrible offseason.

If the Seahawks could get one division rival player, it should be:
If the Seahawks could take any player from a division rival, who should it be? | Young players on Seahawks roster ready to impress the 12s - New Day NW
Former Seattle Seahawks defensive back Eddie McMillan gives some insight on how the team is shaping up after an eventful offseason and the upcoming All Star-Celebrity Bowling Tournament.

Nothing imminent with Seahawks and J.R. Sweezy – ProFootballTalk
Former Seahawks guard J.R. Sweezy took a physical for the Seahawks earlier this week, but that's apparently as far as it went. According to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times, no decision appears imminent, and neither side seems to be in a hurry.

Former Seahawk Cliff Avril: Earl Thomas loves the Cowboys | Seahawks Wire
It's no secret Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas is a Dallas Cowboys fan. Former defensive end Cliff Avril explains Thomas' love of the team.

Can we keep our humanity but still be fans of NFL, big hits? | Sports Columns |
SEATTLE — The pending retirement of Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor has awakened a nagging sense of guilt that lurks within me.

Seahawks running back Mike Davis hosting free football camp | Seahawks Wire
Seattle Seahawks running back Mike Davis is hosting a free football camp for kids in Atlanta on July 14.

Jarvis Landry: Tyrod Taylor has looked 'amazing' -
The Browns will eventually turn to rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield. For now, however, veteran signal-caller Tyrod Taylor has the keys to the offense and his share of fans within the locker room.

Janoris Jenkins releases statement on death of friend -
New York Giants CB Janoris Jenkins on Thursday made his first public statement since his older brother, William H. Jenkins Jr., was arrested on suspicion of felony aggressive manslaughter in the death of Roosevelt Rene.

Titans' Derrick Morgan 'learned a lot' from Jared Allen -
Former NFL defensive end Jared Allen understands how to get to the opposing quarterback. He imparted some of his wisdom recently on the Tennessee Titans and leading pass rusher Derrick Morgan.

Falcons sign first-round wide receiver Calvin Ridley -
One third of the Atlanta Falcons' new, tantalizing trio of receivers just put his pen to paper. First-round selection Calvin Ridley signed his rookie contract Thursday, the team announced.

Frank Gore always knew he’d end up with Dolphins – ProFootballTalk
Frank Gore has never been far from Miami, which is why he always suspected he'd end up with the Dolphins. The veteran running back said he envisioned himself joining his hometown team someday, after growing up playing for Coral Gables High and playing for the University of Miami.

“Incidental” helmet contact during “conventional” tackling or blocking is permitted – ProFootballTalk
Each effort to inject more clarity into the new helmet rule invites more potential ambiguity to its eventual application. The latest new item of evidence regarding the broad, possibly revolutionary rule comes from an apparent 11th-hour addition to the new language of the specific provision of the...

Another tweak to the kickoff rule promotes more touchbacks – ProFootballTalk
With so many changes to the kickoff, it's possible that some were never noticed or, as the case may be, never disclosed. Which makes the task of picking through the new official 2018 rulebook for any/all specific changes to the 2017 edition even more important.

Hunter S. Thompson urged Jim Irsay to draft Ryan Leaf over Peyton Manning – ProFootballTalk
Hunter S. Thompson, the author known for his drug-fueled gonzo journalism, was a football fan and a friend of Colts owner Jim Irsay. But Thompson wasn't much of a draft scout.