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Seahawks drafted Marquise Blair for hard-hitting style -- but can he cover?
Seahawks' second-round pick Marquise Blair was billed primarily as a hard-hitting safety post-draft, but 710 ESPN Seattle's Brock Huard pointed to a different skill that that could make Blair even more useful in Seattle.

Seahawks Sign Four More 2019 Draft Picks
The Seahawks signed four more members of the 2019 draft class on Tuesday, meaning eight of 11 picks are now under contract.

Tuesday Round-Up: Russell Wilson Gifts His Mother New Home For Mother’s Day
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson surprises his mother with the ultimate gift for Mother’s Day; a brand new home.

Seahawks sign four more rookie draft choices, 8 of 11 signed | Tacoma News Tribune
The Seahawks have signed for more rookie draft choices: Gary Jennings, Travis Homer, Demarcus Christmas and John Ursua. That’s eight of the team’s 11 picks signed, less than three weeks after the draft.

Seahawks expected to sign Geno Smith to maybe backup Wilson | Tacoma News Tribune
The Seahawks are creating competition at the one roster spot they have no intention of using: backup to quarterback Russell Wilson. They are hosting and expected to sign former Jets starter Geno Smith.

Geno Smith vs. Paxton Lynch: Who has edge to be Seahawks backup QB?
If the Seahawks sign Geno Smith, could he beat out Paxton Lynch for the backup position?

Cody Barton Pac-12 linebacker with lowest percentage of missed tackles
Seattle Seahawks third-round draft pick, Cody Barton, led all Pac-12 linebackers last season with the lowest percentage of missed tackles.

Seattle bolster the pass rush in the wake of Frank Clark's departure, sign Ezekiel Ansah to a one-year deal | NFL Analysis | Pro Football Focus
PFF Analyst Even McPhillips looks at the impact that edge defender Ezekiel Ansah can have on the Seahawks defense.

Seahawk Maven Q&A #28 (5-14-19) -
In a new Q&A session, Corbin Smith discusses Kam Chancellor's Hall of Fame resume, the Ezekiel Ansah signing, and more!

10 early observations on the 2019 NFL rookie class - The Washington Post
DK Metcalf, Dwayne Haskins and Devin Bush are among the rookies who impressed during minicamps.

Travis Frederick: I'm 'close to if not full strength' -
Getting Dallas Cowboys center Travis Frederick back healthy would be a huge addition to the team. He says he's back and close to if not full strength.

Patriots K re-signed for the 'high-pressure' situations -
K Stephen Gostkowski tested the waters of free-agency in the offseason but, as he explained, it was the high-pressure situations in New England that kept him a Patriot.

Jags' Campbell, Jack support Telvin Smith's decision -
In wake of Telvin Smith announcing he's sitting out the 2019 season, Calais Campbell and Myles Jack spoke about their recent communication with the linebacker and their unbridled support of their Jaguars teammate.

NFL weighs in on Pelicans getting No. 1 NBA pick -
Led by receiver Michael Thomas, Saints players and others in the NFL tweeted out their thoughts Tuesday night after the Pelicans won the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery.

Colts LB Darius Leonard recovering from ankle surgery -
Colts general manager Chris Ballard told reporters that first-team All-Pro linebacker Darius Leonard underwent ankle surgery last week and faces a six-week recovery, per the team's website.

Patriots, 1st-round pick N'Keal Harry agree to contract -
The Patriots and rookie receiver N'Keal Harry, the 32nd overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, agreed to terms on a four-year contract worth $10.1 million with a $5.3 million signing bonus, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported.

Josh Rosen still hasn't heard from Cardinals GM Keim -
Dolphins quarterback Josh Rosen said he never heard from Cardinals GM Steve Keim before or after the Kyler Murray selection, or even following his trade to Miami.

Arians: Ask Vernon Hargreaves why he didn't practice -
Buccaneers starting cornerback Vernon Hargreaves was seen on the sidelines during the team's organized team activities. Coach Bruce Arians was very vague about the reason why.

CFL avoids a players’ strike – ProFootballTalk
The Canadian Football League season will begin as scheduled. The CFL announced today that it has reached a tentative agreement with the CFL Players' Association on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Myles Jack doesn’t want to change role as part of plan to replace Telvin Smith – ProFootballTalk
When discussing linebacker Telvin Smith's decision not to play football in 2019 last week, Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone said that he "kind of put football to the side" and that his chief concern was that Smith was OK.

Charlie Sanders’ family grateful for Lions heads-up – ProFootballTalk
The expectations on Lions rookie tight end T.J. Hockenson were going to be high anyway, when they used a top-10 pick on him. But after he asked to wear the number 88 jersey, they got even higher.