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Report: Seahawks LB Bobby Wagner ranked third best player in NFL | KOMO
Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner is on the short list of best players in the NFL. Anybody that watches football knows that. But just how great is he? According to Pro Football Focus, he's on the Mount Rushmore of stars. In its list of the top 50 NFL players entering the 2019 season, the analytics site ranked the All-Pro middle linebacker at No. 3 – trailing just Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald and Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, respectively.

Seahawks players off, but in “extraordinarily competitive time” – ProFootballTalk
Since players around the league have roughly the next six weeks off, there's only so much coaches can expect of them. Mostly, it's a quick prayer that they don't get arrested, or as Andy Reid said: "Don't come back on crutches." Seahawks coach Pete Carroll looks at it differently.

Seahawks: Jaron Brown is balling out in a big way
The Seahawks have plenty of competition at wide receiver. One of the best candidates for 2019 was almost forgotten in the offense of 2018.

Why it’s tough to evaluate Seahawks defense during offseason workouts
Injuries and NFL rules prohibiting contact make it difficult for Seahawks coach Pete Carroll to evaluate Seattle's defense this offseason.

Seattle Seahawks: Russell Wilson and the NFL's oddest offense
The Seattle Seahawks have been one of the most interesting and sometimes oddest NFL franchises in recent memory and that seems to only continue.

Mannings? Gronkowskis? Meet the dunking, street-racing Pennys, with brother RBs for Giants, Seahawks -
Giants fullback Elijhaa Penny and Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny are 2 of 4 brothers who played college football. Their competitiveness and will to give back comes from their father, a cross-country truck driver who loves the Dodgers.

Seahawk Maven Q&A #32 (6-15-19) -
Reporter Corbin Smith digs in and answers listener questions in the latest Seahawk Maven Q&A live session!

Saints RB Alvin Kamara still looking to 'prove' himself -
Alvin Kamara has earned two Pro Bowls, made an All-Pro team and been Offensive Rookie of the Year in his first two seasons. And yet the Saints RB goes into his third season saying he needs to prove himself.

Peyton Manning: It was an honor to play for Bowlen -
Former Broncos QB Peyton Manning expressed his condolences for the Bowlen family after the passing of Pat Bowlen. Manning credits the owner's drive to win convinced him to sign with Denver.

Spotty offseason attendance fueled Desmond Harrison’s release from the Browns – ProFootballTalk
When it comes to players skipping voluntary offseason workouts, coaches know to tiptoe around saying anything that would indicate that the voluntary offseason workouts actually aren't voluntary.

Bills “trying to figure out” how offensive line pieces fit together – ProFootballTalk
The Bills made it clear that they planned to overhaul their offensive line this offseason. They have 16 offensive linemen on their 90-man roster and more than half of them were not with the team last season, so there's obviously going to be a very different looking group on the field come the fir...

A.J. Green on Bengals making playoffs: I think so – ProFootballTalk
Bengals running back Joe Mixon said recently that the team's success is going to shock a lot of people this season. One person who won't be shocked is his teammate A.J. Green.

Joe Haden wishes Browns had won while he was there – ProFootballTalk
Cornerback Joe Haden has played nine NFL seasons. He has played one playoff game. That came in 2017 when the Steelers lost to the Jaguars in the divisional round. The Browns were 29-83 in his seven seasons there. “Every year I was here, I always felt like ‘this is going to be the year.

Alvin Kamara wonders what else he can do for Saints – ProFootballTalk
Over his first two NFL seasons, Saints running back Alvin Kamara has shown the ability to do a lot of different things. He's run for 1,611 yards while averaging over five yards a carry, caught 162 passes for 1,535 yards, scored 31 offensive touchdowns and returned a punt for a touchdown.