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Seahawks News

2021 NFL Draft Preview: Are The Seahawks Done Upgrading The Offensive Line?
A look at where the Seahawks stand at offensive line heading into the 2021 NFL Draft, and at some of the top prospects at that position.

Clayton: Are Seahawks done in free agency or will they bring Wright back?
John Clayton breaks down what the Seahawks could do next, including the latest on K.J. Wright and why a reunion may not happen.

Monday Round-Up: Carlos Dunlap II Wants Seahawks To ‘Continue To Build’ Next Season After NFC West Title In 2020
Newly re-signed Seahawks defensive end Carlos Dunlap II joined 710 ESPN Seattle to discuss the team’s mentality for next season, how his role changed after the trade and more.

How the war was won between Seahawks and Russell Wilson
Was it really just ten weeks ago that the Seattle Seahawks world seemed about to explode? Did Russell Wilson actually want out? Who won this war?

Seahawks mock draft roundup: Could Seattle take a quarterback with its first pick?
Offensive linemen are also a popular choice for the Seahawks with their first pick. With just three picks and the first not until the second round, Seattle might have to...

Bumpus: Making the case for Freddie Swain as Seahawks' new No. 3 WR
With David Moore gone, Michael Bumpus explains why Freddie Swain could move into Moore's old role as the Seahawks' No. 3 receiver.

The ultimate Seahawks 2021 draft preview « Seahawks Draft Blog
The Seahawks have only three picks this year but it’s arguably never been more important that they hit on the ones they have. With no left or right tackle, cornerback, free safety, center or starting tight end contracted for 2022, some answers need to be found.

Seattle Seahawks' 2021 NFL Draft headquarters: Picks, needs, predictions, with eye on cornerback, receiver – The Athletic
The Seahawks have just three picks, none in the first round, to find solutions for long-term questions at cornerback, wideout and center. ($ paywall)

NFC West News

Watch: Jalen Ramsey talks toughest WR matchups, message to his younger self and more
Jalen Ramsey has been a true shutdown corner for a while, consistently matching up with the opponent’s No. 1 receiver on a weekly basis. Brandon Staley gave him that role last season with the Rams and all Ramsey did was go out and not only make the Pro Bowl, but also earn first-team All-Pro honors.

NFL free agency 2021: Former Steelers running back James Conner visiting with Cardinals, per report - CBSSports.com
Conner is one of the notable free agents still on the open market.

49ers' Shanahan, Lynch to attend second pro days of QBs Justin Fields, Trey Lance
Ian Rapoport reports that 49ers GM John Lynch and coach Kyle Shanahan will attend the second pro days of Ohio State's Justin Fields and North Dakota State's Trey Lance in the coming week.

The state of the NFC: where do the Rams rank as the draft approaches? - Turf Show Times
A check-in around the division and the conference.

Around The NFL

Can we please stop with the Julian Edelman Hall of Fame talk?
The chatter started almost immediately after Julian Edelman won Super Bowl MVP.

Despite having Teddy Bridgewater and Sam Darnold, Panthers say they're still looking for QBs
It really doesn't make sense when you think about it. NFL teams preach depth and competition at every position ... except the most important position, by far, in the game.

Kyle Pitts says "it's an honor" for Jerry Jones to be "infatuated" with him - ProFootballTalk
ESPN reporter Chris Mortensen is close with Jerry Jones, so Mortensen’s report that the Cowboys owner is “infatuated” with Florida tight end Kyle Pitts is no doubt accurate. It doesn’t mean the Cowboys will draft Pitts.

Netflix is making a Sean Payton movie, plus Mock Draft Monday breakdown, Aaron Rodgers contract issue - CBSSports.com
Here's everything you need to know about the NFL for April 12.

Longtime Bengals back Giovani Bernard signing with Buccaneers
Running back Giovani Bernard is signing a one-year deal with the Buccaneers, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported, per a source informed of the situation.

The Denver Broncos’ reported offer for Matthew Stafford was hilariously terrible - Pride Of Detroit
The Broncos were clearly not too inclined to trade for Stafford.