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Seahawks News

Why it would be huge for Seahawks’ defense if they sign DE Aldon Smith
The Seahawks reportedly had DE Aldon Smith in for a visit this week. Stacy Rost and Michael Bumpus explain why he would be a great fit.

Guest post: Curtis Allen reviews the off-season (part 1) « Seahawks Draft Blog
Reviewing the Seahawks’ off-season to date: Offense.

2021 NFL Draft Preview: Are The Seahawks Set At Running Back After Re-Signing Chris Carson?
A look at where the Seahawks stand at running back heading into the 2021 NFL Draft, and at some of the top prospects at that position.

Seattle Seahawks extend team president Chuck Arnold through 2027
Chuck Arnold, who has been with the Seahawks for 28 seasons and has served as team president for the past four, has received a contract extension through 2027.

NFC West News

Random Ramsdom: Who is your breakout player for 2021? - Turf Show Times
The Rams lost quite a bit of talent from their number one-ranked defense in 2020 over the past month.

Trey Lance, Mac Jones, Justin Fields? Experts debate best quarterback fit for 49ers
Matt Bowen, June Jones, Mel Kiper, Greg McElroy, Todd McShay and J.T. O'Sullivan break down each of the candidates to be the 49ers QB1 of the future.

Veteran TE options that could still make sense for the Cardinals
The Arizona Cardinals still need some depth in a few areas, and have cleared out the cap space to be able to do so. One of those areas of need is at tight end.

Around the NFL

Broncos, Seahawks, Bucs, Lions, Patriots players to skip in-person, offseason NFL workouts. Why more may follow – The Athletic
NFL players for many teams say they will not attend the voluntary workouts due to COVID-19 concerns, but other issues are a factor.

NFL draft betting: Who will be the first defensive player selected?
The general consensus among NFL draft experts this year is that quarterbacks are going to come off the board quickly. Where there is less clarity, however, is on the defensive side of the ball. The odds at BetMGM for the first defensive player selected reflect that.

NFL free agency updated Big Board: Eric Fisher, Richard Sherman and the top unsigned players ($)
New contract agreements are being reached across the NFL. This tracks who's still available for teams in need.

Roundup: QB Josh Dobbs staying with Steelers after agreeing to one-year deal
The Steelers are retaining a member of their QB room. Josh Dobbs is staying in Pittsburgh after agreeing to a one-year deal.

NFL Draft 2021 - Who is Trey Lance, the draft's most mysterious prospect?
Trey Lance presents an impossible dilemma for NFL scouts: total domination in a small sample. But it's not likely to worry Lance, who's been underexposed -- or counted out -- for years.

Jeff Fisher returns to football, will help Eddie George build Tennessee State program - Turf Show Times
Five years after he was fired by the Los Angeles Rams, the last time he was officially working with a football team, Jeff Fisher is back in the game. Kind of.

Charles Woodson: Aaron Rodgers and Packers could be headed for a 'nasty' ending -
Woodson doesn't think Rodgers and the Packers will patch things up