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King stopped by Seahawks training camp on Thursday and shared his expectations of the team in 2019.

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The Seahawks may turn to a corner-by-committee strategy to replace Justin Coleman as their nickel back this season.

Seahawks practice report: Defensive backs get the best of DK Metcalf, receiving corps | The Seattle Times
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Fullback Nick Bellore a great problem solver for Seattle Seahawks
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Ravens CB Tavon Young (neck) could miss 2019 season -
Baltimore could enter, and conclude, the season without its star slot cornerback. Ravens coach John Harbaugh told reporters that nickelback Tavon Young could miss the 2019 campaign with a neck injury.

Cards' Kyler Murray subpar in second preseason start -
Kyler Murray had a sloppy second preseason start on Thursday night. The Arizona Cardinals quarterback looked like a rookie in four drives (if you can call them that) against the Oakland Raiders.

What we learned from Thursday's preseason games -
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Antonio Brown 'very close' to returning to practice -
Despite a frostbitten foot and helmet issues, Brown is "very close to practicing," per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. The Raiders will make a decision on Saturday to determine if he will practice.

Odell downplays hip injury amid missed practices -
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has missed multiple practices this week due to a hip injury, but there doesn't seem to be a concern. He said he would be playing if this were the regular season.

Aaron Rodgers (tight back) misses preseason debut -
Our first glimpse of Aaron Rodgers taking live snaps in Matt LaFleur's offense will have to wait at least another week. Rodgers is being held out of Thursday's game due to back tightness.

Rivers voices support for Melvin Gordon during holdout -
Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers was the latest Charger to speak out on behalf of running back Melvin Gordon, who is holding out of camp in an attempt to secure a new contract.

Will Fuller wants preseason action before Week 1 -
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Mike Vrabel downplays Titans-Pats practice skirmish -
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Tom Brady has no desire to coach after playing career -
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Lamar Jackson: Defense gave me opportunity to run, I took it – ProFootballTalk
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Matt LaFleur: Not a necessity to see Aaron Rodgers in preseason – ProFootballTalk
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Raiders hope to see Antonio Brown on field soon – ProFootballTalk
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