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Seahawks, Texans first talked Jadeveon Clowney trade before draft – ProFootballTalk
The trade sending Jadeveon Clowney to the Seahawks became official on Sunday, but the genesis of the deal actually happened much earlier. Seahawks General Manager John Schneider told Albert Breer of SI.

How does Jadeveon Clowney impact the Seattle Seahawks outlook in 2019? | NBC Sports Northwest
There’s no question that Clowney improves the Seahawks outlook for this season. The question is how much? How many wins is Clowney worth?

Seahawks Acquire Jadeveon Clowney In Trade With Texans
The Seahawks bolstered their front seven with the addition of Pro-Bowl defensive end Jadeveon Clowney.

Seahawks Re-Sign Quarterback Geno Smith; Add Six Players To Practice Squad
The Seahawks solidified their backup quarterback spot Sunday and filled six out of the 10 spots on the practice squad.

Seahawks GM John Schneider crushed the Clowney financials, too
The Seahawks pulled off the deal of the offseason with their trade for Jadeveon Clowney. Turns out GM John Schneider crushed it even more than we thought.

UCF alum Shaquem Griffin narrowly makes Seattle Seahawks roster; other locals cut - Orlando Sentinel
Former UCF star Shaquem Griffin landed on the right side of the Seattle Seahawks roster cuts, holding onto a spot on the 53-man squad despite a knee injury forced him to miss two presason games.

Seahawks roster: 3 QBs cut but Geno Smith re-signs after Clowney trade
The Seattle Seahawks set their 53-man roster Saturday going into Week 1 of the NFL season, and their moves were full of surprises.

Is UDFA Bryan Mone the next Poona Ford for the Seahawks?
The Seattle Seahawks kept an undrafted defensive tackle for the second year in a row. Is Bryan Mone the next Poona Ford?

Seahawks re-sign QB Geno Smith day after release -
On Saturday, the Seattle Seahawks shockingly decided to release quarterback Geno Smith, who appeared to be a lock to backup Russell Wilson. On Sunday, the team rectified that decision.

Seahawks to sign defensive lineman Jachai Polite to practice squad
Once projected to Seattle in the first round of the 2019 NFL draft, edge Jachai Polite will be signing with the Seahawks practice squad.

Brian Flores 'wouldn't disrespect the game' by tanking -
The Dolphins continued to purge talent over the weekend, trading away LT Laremy Tunsil and WR Kenny Stills to the Texans. That didn't stop coach Brian Flores from reiterating Miami isn't tanking.

Ex-Patriots quarterback Brian Hoyer visiting Colts -
Veteran QB Brian Hoyer will visit the the Colts, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport report. The 33-year-old was released by the Patriots on Saturday and now could back up Jacoby Brissett in Indy.

Panthers release WR Torrey Smith after one season -
On a busy weekend of roster moves, the Carolina Panthers announced that they have released veteran receiver Torrey Smith. The 30-year-old wideout posted several career lows last season.

Chargers suspend RB Gordon talks until after season -
Los Angeles Chargers general manager Tom Telesco said on a conference call Sunday that contract talks with Melvin Gordon will be suspended until the conclusion of the season.

Bears' Eddy Pineiro to kick in opener vs. Packers -
Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy announced Sunday that Eddy Pineiro will kick in the team's regular season opener against the Green Bay Packers Thursday night.

Waivers roundup: Raiders claim QB DeShone Kizer -
The Oakland Raiders claimed quarterback DeShone Kizer off waivers, giving them four QBs and a difficult decision to make ahead of Week 1. Also, kicker Kaare Vedvik among players with a new home.

Momentum between Cowboys, Ezekiel Elliott stalls – ProFootballTalk
Just when it seemed likely that Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's holdout would last into the regular season, the pendulum began to swing the other way on Saturday. By Sunday, the pendulum slowed down, considerably.

FMIA: On Cuts and Trades and Why Super Bowl 54 Will Be Chiefs-Saints – ProFootballTalk
Peter King's Football Morning in America Column begins with his pick for Super Bowl 54, plus playoff predictions, award winners and more.

Gunner Olszewski rode “a roller coaster” to Patriots roster spot – ProFootballTalk
A lot of undrafted rookies got bad news at some point on Saturday and almost all of them didn't get reprieves a short time later. Gunner Olszewski was the exception.

Brian Hoyer visiting Colts – ProFootballTalk
Patriots coach Bill Belichick didn't rule out bringing back Brian Hoyer, but he's going to have competition. According to Jim Ayello of the Indianapolis Star, the Colts brought Hoyer in for a visit last night.

Aaron Rodgers: Packers offense a work a progress – ProFootballTalk
If we were in the clickbait business, we could write something like "Aaron Rodgers casts doubt on new coach's offense." Instead, we'd simply point out that between installing a new offensive system (and perhaps a lack of preseason playing time with his teammates in it), Rodgers simply doesn't kno...

Jalen Hurts picks up where Baker Mayfield, Kyler Murray left off – ProFootballTalk
What begins as Tanking for Tua could end as Hurling for Hurts. New Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts, who transferred from Alabama to Oklahoma after seeing Tua Tagovailoa take control the starting job in Tuscaloosa, had a stellar debut on Sunday night against the University of Houston.