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30 most important Seahawks in 2019: No. 12, DT Poona Ford
Coming off an impressive rookie season, Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Poona Ford will get a chance to take on a bigger role in 2019.

Report: Former Seattle Seahawk Malik McDowell suspended for 2 games
Former Seattle Seahawks defensive end Malik McDowell has been suspended by the NFL for the first two weeks of the 2019 regular season.

Report: Russell Wilson's contract rated worst on Seahawks | KOMO
Russell Wilson, Earl Thomas and Frank Clark – current and former Seahawks' stars, alike – all received massive paydays this offseason. Wilson got the richest contract in NFL history. Thomas received the megadeal from the Ravens that the Seahawks wouldn't give him. And Frank Clark collected top-of-the market money for defensive ends from the Chiefs, after Seattle traded him to Kansas City ahead of the NFL draft. In the players' eyes, they secured the bag.

Clayton: With Clark gone, the Seahawks need to find guys who can get sacks | king5.com
The Seahawks traded defensive end Frank Clark to the Chiefs for draft picks. But now they got to find a mixture of guys who can replace his production.

Seahawks Training Camp Primer: Offensive Tackles - SeahawkMaven.io
Both starting bookends return from last year’s playoff squad, but could a threat emerge on the right side?

Melvin Gordon couldn’t be more wrong about value of RBs | Yardbarker
We can continue to go up and down the line here. But it’s rather apparent that Gordon’s example of Ezekiel Elliott is far outpaced by more prevalent examples of running backs not having a great impact

Pete Carroll: It was great to have healthy C.J. Prosise this offseason – ProFootballTalk
The Seahawks drafted Rashaad Penny in the first round of the 2018 draft and the plan in the backfield for this year appears to start with a Penny/Chris Carson combination at the top of the depth chart.

The idea of an 18-game season is too dumb even for NFL execs
The NFL appears to be mulling an 18-game season with a 16-game per player limit. This is so stupid there must be a reason for it.

DeMarcus Lawrence aims to be best that's ever played - NFL.com
Dallas pass rusher DeMarcus Lawrence has high hopes for sacks this season and for his career, as he aims to be "the best that's ever played this game."

Melvin Gordon: 'I want to end up with the Chargers' - NFL.com
As he enters the final year of his contract, Chargers RB Melvin Gordon is threatening to hold out and possibly demand a trade if he isn't given an extension. He reiterated Saturday his desire to remain in Los Angeles.

Dolphins AHC Jim Caldwell taking leave of absence - NFL.com
The Dolphins announced former Colts and Lions head coach Jim Caldwell, slated to be Miami's assistant head coach and QBs coach, will take a leave of absence to address health issues.

Redskins' Derrius Guice suffered tweaked hamstring - NFL.com
Redskins RB Derrius Guice tweaked a hamstring several weeks ago, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported. Still rehabbing the ACL he tore last preseason, Guice's status is unclear heading into training camp.

Packers’ increased spending takes major bite out of profits (but they still turned a profit) – ProFootballTalk
When it comes to the ability of a business to earn money, the impact of earnings can be viewed in multiple ways. For the Packers, for example, the notion that the team had record revenues in its most recent fiscal year is balanced by the reality that, as explained by the Associated Press, profits...

Eric Weddle: Rams cornerbacks the best I’ve ever played with – ProFootballTalk
Safety Eric Weddle hasn't played any games with the Rams yet, but he's already drawn a couple of conclusions about his new teammates. One of them is an opinion that probably formed after a minute or two of offseason work.

Michigan State pays Keith Mumphery $725,000 over campus ban – ProFootballTalk
In 2017, Keith Mumphery was cut by the Texans after reports surfaced that he had been banned from the campus of Michigan State following a sexual assault accusation. Mumphery always insisted he was falsely accused, and sued Michigan State for the way that campus ban damaged his career.

Derrius Guice: No reason to freak out over my hamstring – ProFootballTalk
Washington running back Derrius Guice is downplaying the hamstring injury that may cause him to miss the start of training camp. When a fan on Twitter told Guice that a lot of people are freaking out, Guice replied, "For no reason.