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Seahawks News

These five players will be pivotal to Seahawks 2021 season
The Seahawks are set to have a successful season. Here are the 5 players who will have the biggest impact on the Seahawks' chances to win Super Bowl 56.

NFL news: Greg Olsen with daunting news about son’s health
Greg Olsen posted some daunting news about the health of 8-year-old son TJ.

Russell Wilson committed to Seahawks through 2021 after shift in offensive philosophy, per report - CBSSports.com
This comes months after the QB was reportedly open to a trade elsewhere.

Clayton: What NFL QB rankings say about Seahawks and the NFC West
John Clayton goes through the Pro Football Focus list of QBs, including Russell Wilson's ranking and the Seahawks' standing in the NFC West.

With Seahawks' drama with Russell Wilson over, does he have a regret?
While Russell Wilson seems to have moved on from his issues he voiced about the Seahawks, Brock Huard says he may regret one thing.

Monday Round-Up: Pete Carroll, Rich Eisen Talk Seahawks Offensive Changes, DK Metcalf’s Broad Skill Set And More
Head coach Pete Carroll joined “The Rich Eisen Show” to discuss a potentially revamped Seahawks offense, DK Metcalf’s skills on and off the field, and more.

Seahawks 2021 Preseason Dates & Times Set
Dates and times have been set for the Seahawks’ three preseason games.

NFC West News

2020 Rams Recall: A Week 2 win over the Eagles - Turf Show Times
I forgot what happened all of last season — so let’s review.

Rams teammates can see how Matthew Stafford fits in - Los Angeles Times
Quarterback Matthew Stafford is entering his 13th NFL season, but feels like a new start with the Rams. Teammates can first look at his talents.

49ers 90-in-90: The legend of Jalen Hurd; Can he surpass what Kendrick Bourne did as a Niner? - Niners Nation
Breaking down the 90 players on the 49ers offseason roster in 90 posts (over 90 or so days). Today is wide receiver Jalen Hurd.

49ers may not need to have 1st-round pick to trade for WR Julio Jones
The Atlanta Falcons want a 1st-round pick in a Julio Jones trade, but they may not get one, which is good news for the San Francisco 49ers.

Julio Jones trade: Cardinals' DeAndre Hopkins creates stir with post
Another social media post from the Arizona Cardinals' DeAndre Hopkins about the Atlanta Falcons' Julio Jones is making waves.

Why the Arizona Cardinals should not trade for Julio Jones
For the Arizona Cardinals, adding Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones would just make things more complicated. There still are bigger needs to address.

Arizona Cardinals now have the best center in the NFL according to PFF - Revenge of the Birds
If you want to talk about an upgrade, there was no bigger upgrade the Arizona Cardinals made in the 2021 offseason than at the center position.

Why the Cardinals appear to be the fourth-place team in the division - Turf Show Times
In another division, Arizona could be a playoff contender, but they seem out of their element right now.

Around The NFL

Did Julio Jones know his 'I'm out of there' interview was live on TV? It only adds to bizarro 2021 offseason.
So Shannon Sharpe, the former NFL great turned FS1 broadcaster, decided, while live on his television show Monday, to call Julio Jones.

Teddy Bridgewater ignored rumors regarding other quarterbacks possibly being traded to Denver - ProFootballTalk
Not long after the Broncos traded for quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, rumors emerged that the Broncos would possibly trade for quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Those rumors have subsided but not died.

Packers trade Aaron Rodgers and win Super Bowl LVI without him in Madden simulation of 2021 season - CBSSports.com
The Packers might be able to win even without Aaron Rodgers on their roster.

J.K. Dobbins leads the Top 5 breakout running backs for fantasy football – The Athletic
Jake Ciely's Top 5 breakout runnings backs for the 2021 fantasy football season starts with J.K. Dobbins.

Aaron Rodgers says Packers situation ‘about a philosophy,’ not Jordan Love pick - The Athletic
Speaking for the first time since reports emerged of his desire to leave Green Bay, quarterback Aaron Rodgers did not directly answer the question of whether he has demanded a trade from the Packers.

Lombardi: Tim Tebow is not good enough to play in the NFL, and he doesn't deserve yet another chance – The Athletic
There are two Tim Tebows: The one the media has created and fueled and the other who is not good enough to play professional sports.

Who says no? Evaluating your Falcons Julio Jones trade proposals to the Patriots, 49ers, Ravens and more – The Athletic
You sent us your best Julio Jones trade offers. We tell you which team says no (or, in one case, why a deal just might happen).

Saints shift to focusing on physical preparation as at least 22 teams modify plans for OTAs
The arrival of in-person OTAs has brought about some interesting changes for at least 22 of the NFL's 32 teams.

Julio Jones reportedly told Falcons months ago to trade him
Julio Jones' desire to leave the Falcons is nothing new. The veteran wideout told the team of his months before the story broke publicly.

Tight ends coach Ben Johnson sees T.J. Hockenson as an ascending player
Tight ends coach Ben Johnson thinks T.J. Hockenson's Pro Bowl 2020 season was a step in his progression, not his peak.

NFL to review Eugene Chung's discrimination allegation
The NFL plans to review Eugene Chung’s allegations that a team official made discriminatory comments during his interview for a coaching position.

Offensive Tackle Rankings: The 32 best OTs entering the 2021 NFL season | NFL News, Rankings and Statistics | PFF
Green Bay Packers tackle David Bakhtiari comes in at No. 1 in PFF's 2021 NFL tackle rankings.

Can Romeo Okwara Build Off Breakout Season? | The Draft Network
Over the course of the offseason, you'll read plenty of winners and losers articles recapping the most recent NFL draft.