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Seattle Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks giving WR Tyler Lockett a $69.2M extension, source says
The Seahawks are giving wide receiver Tyler Lockett a four-year, $69.2 million contract extension that includes $37 million guaranteed, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Seahawks Not-So-Secret Front Office Weapon Putting on Offseason Clinic - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
Seattle entered a potentially tumultuous offseason with a frustrated franchise quarterback pleading for improved pass protection and limited salary cap space to make it happen. Thanks to a numbers-crunching genius behind the scenes, the organization has somehow managed to fill several needs, including upgrading the offensive line.

Which offseason Seahawks addition will have the biggest impact in 2021?
The Seahawks have added some new faces this offseason, so 710 ESPN Seattle's Wyman and Bob discuss who will have the biggest impact in 2021.

Seattle Seahawks need to bring Richard Sherman home
The Seahawks have created a little cap space by releasing Jarran Reed. One of the moves Seattle needs to make is to bring Richard Sherman back.

Seahawks' Russell Wilson is due apologies on basis of QB desperation
A pair of NFC West rivals of Russell Wilson's Seahawks have gone to drastic measures to find the right QB this offseason.

Around the NFC West

George Kittle weighs in on the 49ers trade to move up in draft: 'I want Jimmy Garoppolo to be my QB' -
Kittle wants Garoppolo to be the starting quarterback for the 49ers

Rams: 7 potential replacements for Austin Blythe at center
Austin Blythe is headed to the Chiefs, leaving a hole at center for the Rams.

Jordan Hicks takes paycut to save cap space in 2021 - Revenge of the Birds

Rodney Hudson restructures contract, freeing up cap space for Arizona Cardinals - Revenge of the Birds

Around the NFL

Sources - Chicago Bears voted against 17-game season
The Bears voted against adding a game to the NFL schedule, sources told ESPN.

Leonard Fournette hopes "misunderstood" Antonio Brown re-signs with Buccaneers - ProFootballTalk

Offseason programs to begin with remote work, in-person work is expected - ProFootballTalk

Robert Kraft acknowledges New England's recent draft failures - ProFootballTalk

2021 NFL two-round mock draft: Falcons go Kyle Pitts at No. 4 overall, Broncos pick Penei Sewell -
Let's check out the first two rounds of the 2021 draft

New York Giants co-owner John Mara says after spending big money, 'time for us to start winning'
Giants co-owner John Mara said Wednesday that after his team's big-spending offseason, "it's time for us to start winning."

Two more lawsuits filed against Houston Texans' Deshaun Watson, pushing total to 21; 18 women defend QB in statements
Two more lawsuits were filed against Deshaun Watson alleging sexual assault and inappropriate behavior on Tuesday night, pushing the total to 21, while 18 women defended the quarterback in voluntary statements released to Watson's lawyer.

After Vikings' nightmarish defensive season, Mike Zimmer rejuvenated following free agency
Following the trials and tribulations of 2020, Minnesota head coach Mike Zimmer is excited to tackle the 2021 campaign with a host of new defensive players.

Lions QB Jared Goff tops players to get additional $1M-plus paycheck thanks to 17th game