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Seahawks Defense & Front Seven “Have A Chance To Be Really Good”
With Ziggy Ansah getting healthy and Jadeveon Clowney arriving in a trade, the Seahawks front seven has the potential to be a dominant group in 2019.

Wednesday Practice Report: Mike Iupati Sidelined, L.J. Collier And DK Metcalf Limited For Seahawks
A closer look at Wednesday's practice report of the Seahawks and Bengals ahead of their Week 1 matchup to open the 2019 NFL season at CenturyLink Field.

Fantasy Football Insider: Week 1 Mailbag fantasy insider Scott Engel answers your fantasy football questions ahead of Week 1 of the 2019 NFL season.

Russell Wilson, Bobby Wagner & Neiko Thorpe Named 2019 Seahawks Captains
Seahawks players voted on captains earlier this week, handing those honors to three players who also held that duty last season.

With Clowney, Seahawks tout 'scary' defense
With Jadeveon Clowney getting acclimated with his new team, his Seattle Seahawks teammates are talking about how "scary" their defense can be this season. "He's a game changer," left tackle Duane Brown said.

Limiting expectations for Seahawks' 1st game with Ansah, Clowney
The Seahawks' new front seven is the big story, but it features several Pro Bowlers who have never played together entering Sunday.

These Seahawks practice squad players could help the team in 2019
The Seahawks have set their active 53-man roster and their practice squad. But some of the players on the practice squad might help in 2019 too.

Was this offseason Seahawks GM John Schneider's finest moment?
John Schneider had to decide whether to franchise tag Frank Clark, but the Seahawks start the season with a better pass rush without Clark involved.

Duane Brown happy to reunite with Jadeveon Clowney, thinks Seahawks defense is “scary” – ProFootballTalk
While Duane Brown didn't have any part of negotiations trade terms between the Houston Texans and Seattle Seahawks, the veteran left tackle did play a part in selling Jadeveon Clowney on Seattle as a potential destination.

Seahawks 2019 offense vs Seahawks 2018 offense: running backs
The Seahawks took a risk with one of their running backs this year. Let's look at how the 2019 team compares to the 2018 team.

Le'Veon Bell ready for Jets debut: 'Don't hold back' -
By the time Sam Darnold takes his first snap on Sunday afternoon, it will be 602 days since his running back, Le'Veon Bell, last played in an NFL game. After a long wait, the Jets RB is "ready to go."

NFL Kickoff: What to watch for in Packers-Bears opener -
Kicking off the National Football League's 100th season are two of the league's oldest franchises engaging in an age-old rivalry: the 199th edition of Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers.

Cam focused on football, not injuries, ahead of opener -
Asked about the mid-foot injury that sidelined him during the Panthers' third preseason game, Cam Newton said he wasn't looking back at old ailments.

After payday, Zeke ready to go to 'next level now' -
Following the signing of a blockbuster extension and the end of a holdout, Ezekiel Elliott said it was "one of the hardest things" he's been through, but now he's ready to "take it to the next level."

Hilton: 2019 Colts 'best team I've ever been a part of' -
According to longtime Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton, fears of an Indianapolis letdown with Andrew Luck are presumptuous. In fact, the wideout thinks the Colts' roster, with or without Luck, has few peers.

Bears TE Trey Burton (groin) questionable vs. Pack -
Tight end Trey Burton is questionable with a groin injury for the Bears ahead of their season opener against the Packers, as is DL Bilal Nichols.

Roundup: Stefon Diggs (hamstring) misses practice -
Stefon Diggs showed up on the Minnesota Vikings' first injury report of the season and missed practice with the hamstring injury. That, and more news items from around the league.

Antonio Brown upset by Raiders fines over absences -
Antonio Brown missed his share of practices this offseason and voiced his displeasure via Instagram in reply to a letter from GM Mike Mayock with news of the team fining the WR.

Titans sign Cairo Santos, place Ryan Succop on IR -
Less than a week before kickoff, the Titans are making a change at kicker, as Tennessee is placing Ryan Succop on injured reserve and signing veteran Cairo Santos.

Missouri Supreme Court rules Rams lawsuit will be heard in St. Louis court – ProFootballTalk
A lawsuit over the departure of the Rams from St. Louis will be heard in a St. Louis courtroom following a ruling by the Missouri Supreme Court. According to Jim Salter of the Associated Press, the court ruled Tuesday that the lawsuit filed by St. Louis city and county and the St.

Jachai Polite getting “clean slate” in opportunity with Seahawks – ProFootballTalk
Jachai Polite earned the unwanted distinction of becoming the highest drafted player from the 2019 draft class to be released. The 68th overall selection from this year's draft was released by the New York Jets over the weekend and went unclaimed off waivers before signing on with the practice squad...

Eli Manning appreciates still playing – ProFootballTalk
It's probably a pretty good bet that at some point this season Daniel Jones takes over as the Giants' quarterback of the present as well as their quarterback of the future. If not this season, then next. Until then, Eli Manning is the team's starter, and he's going to enjoy every last minute.

Travis Frederick wants to return playing at a high level, not merely return – ProFootballTalk
In his seventh season, Cowboys center Travis Frederick has experienced a number of firsts. He is coming back after missing all of last season with Guillain-Barré syndrome, so there was the first practice and the first preseason game. Sunday marks his first regular-season action since Dec.