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Seahawks are going to be good at running back and here is why
A review of the Seattle Seahawks ground game and how it compares to others in the NFL. What are the strengths and weaknesses in this area?

Seahawks signing Damarious Randall still leaves hole at CB
The Seahawks may have re-signed Damarious Randall and are reportedly moving him back to cornerback, but he doesn't fix an issue Seattle has at CB.

Re-signings, an eventual divorce with Russell Wilson and other Seahawks news
It is the end of another week in the NFL offseason and it is time to check in with the rest of the NFC West to see what is going on with the Arizona Cardinals’ division rivals. Next up are the Seattle Seahawks.

Seahawks' Marquise Blair could break out in '21 -- perhaps at new position
Despite missing most of 2020 with a torn ACL, Marquise Blair is Michael Bumpus' pick to be the next young breakout star for the Seahawks.

News and notes from 2021 NFL Free Agency and Draft from the Seattle Seahawks - Revenge of the Birds
We are heading towards the 2021 NFL Draft, which means it is time to check in with the NFC West to see what is going on. Let’s keep it going with a look at the Seattle...

Seahawks mailbag: How many draft picks will Seattle get? And what’s up at receiver and linebacker? | The Seattle Times
Our latest Seahawks mailbag also tackles the question of whether DeeJay Dallas can earn a larger role in 2021.

Seahawks 2021 Draft Profile: Darius Stills
Though Seattle has Poona Ford and Bryan Mone returning, finding a replacement for Jarran Reed should be near the top of the team's priority list heading towards the draft. To help fill the void, the athletic, high-effort Stills should be a top target.

Two Recent Irregularities in Seahawks' Philosophy Prove Willingness to Adapt
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider have been heavily scrutinized for their complacency in certain aspects of team building and game management. But two recent examples prove they're becoming more open to the idea of organizational and philosophical change.

Around the NFC West

Maybe the Suns should give Kyler Murray the max with this shooting touch
Kyler Murray jokingly calls out the Suns on Twitter after showing off his shot from deep.

San Francisco 49ers draft: Schefter thinks Niners ‘like all three’ QBs with less than 3 weeks until NFL Draft
Justin Fields and Trey Lance will hold a second pro day to show their stuff in front of Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch.

Watch 49ers' George Kittle get ripped in offseason workout video
49ers tight end George Kittle looks like he is in midseason form. On Saturday, trainer Josh Cuthbert shared a video of Kittle lifting a massive amount of weight during a deadlift exercise.

Hulu commercial, comp picks, performance-based pay and other Rams news
What has been going on with the Rams? Below are a few stories for Cardinals fans to know.

Around the NFL

Ranking the best NFL draft picks of all time: Emmitt Smith leads top five ever selected at No. 17 -
With the 2021 NFL Draft almost here, let's look at the five best players in NFL history taken at No. 17 overall.

Browns expected to sign Jadeveon Clowney as free agent plans second visit with team -
The former Pro Bowl (and Seahawks) pass rusher previously met with the Browns in March.

John Harbaugh reveals wild options Ravens considered vs. Browns before Lamar Jackson saved the day
Saying Harbaugh was relieved to see Jackson running back onto the field in Week 14 (2020) is an understatement.

Former Tennessee Titans star Eddie George named Tennessee State Tigers coach
Tennessee State is hiring Eddie George to be the Tigers' new head coach, sources told ESPN's Adam Rittenberg. George starred at running back for the Tennessee Titans.

As Patriots' Bill Belichick turns 69, Marv Levy says there's no reason to stop now
With New England's leader third on the all-time wins list, the former Bills coach who retired at 72 had some advice for Belichick.

NFL Draft: You don’t look for starting running backs on Day 3
Day 2 has become the go-to spot for go-to backs.

NFL Draft 2021: Chris Simms' Top 5 defensive tackle rankings | NBC Sports
Chris Simms lists his top defensive tackles for the 2021 NFL Draft with a star from University of Washington taking the top spot.

FMIA: 20 QB Decisions Shaping This NFL Offseason, Draft Like No Other
Peter King's Football Morning In America column leads with 20 QB decisions that have shaped this offseason and draft. Plus Aaron Rodgers on Jeopardy, more.

Chargers HC Brandon Staley on Nasir Adderley: ‘Our type of safety’
The Chargers made the decision to not re-sign Rayshawn Jenkins after a promising 2020 season. The reason could’ve been that the new coaching staff didn’t see Jenkins as a scheme fit, or head coach Brandon Staley was sold after watching Nasir Adderley’s tape.

2021 NFL Draft guide: 636 prospects ranked, 415 scouting reports from Dane Brugler
This is everything you need to know about the NFL Draft, from Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields to Noah Hannon and Jake Verity.

Watch: Mark Schlereth posts ‘apology’ to New York Jets fans
When Mark Schlereth makes an apology video for the many upset New York Jets fans in the world, the Denver Broncos legend will not hold anything back.

Are the Packers blaming Aaron Rodgers for lack of free agency moves?
The Green Bay Packers have yet to make a splash in free agency, and it’s starting to sound like Aaron Rodgers is getting the blame for why.