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Seahawks News

Grading the Seahawks’ draft class isn’t easy, and the reasons why are complex – The Athletic
Draft pundits were largely pessimistic about the Seahawks' three-man class, but Seattle's Super Bowl aspirations impacted its actions.

What the Seahawks should expect from D'Wayne Eskridge in 2021
Analyzing the Seahawks highest draft pick of 2021 D'Wayne Eskridge, what should the Seahawks hope and expect from Eskridge in 2021.

Seahawks Football 101: What top pick D'Wayne Eskridge adds to offense
What is it about wide receiver D'Wayne Eskridge that made the Seahawks take him in the second round? Dave Wyman takes a look in Football 101.

Next Seahawks moves with draft over? They're not done on defense
With the 2021 NFL Draft wrapped up, what's next for the Seahawks? Jake Heaps has some ideas, and it all starts with Seattle's defense.

Wednesday Round-Up: D’Wayne Eskridge Credits ‘Competitive Nature’ For His Rise From Western Michigan To The NFL
Seahawks second-round pick D’Wayne Eskridge joined 710 ESPN Seattle to discuss how he knew he would make the NFL, the confidence it takes to be a wide receiver, if he would race DK Metcalf and more.

Washington signs Linden Stephens
The Washington Football Team announced the signings of cornerback Linden Stephens and tight end Deon Yelder on Wednesday.

NFC West News

49ers owner Jed York fine with keeping Trey Lance on bench for duration of Jimmy G deal if needed
The 49ers signaled that an end to the Jimmy Garoppolo era is coming soon with the selection of QB Trey Lance. But if you ask the team's owner, it might not be as close as you'd think.

NFL Podcast: Why the 49ers’ last pick in 2021 could be their best - Niners Nation
Not everyone can become a great football player, but a great player can come from anywhere.

NFL rumors: San Francisco 49ers, Richard Sherman open to reunion for 2021 season - Niners Nation
John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan said they would welcome the All-Pro corner back for another season.

How the Aaron Rodgers mess proves that Matthew Stafford is a genius - Turf Show Times
Aaron Rodgers might want out now, but Stafford already took the best job that was available.

Could Rams have done just as well with Marcus Peters over Jalen Ramsey? - Turf Show Times
Peters thinks that LA could have done even better if they had stuck with him and Aqib Talib.

Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals have options at tight ends, Rondale Moore ready to contribue, and more - Revenge of the Birds
Happy Wednesday one and all.

Around The NFL

Aaron Rodgers-Packers standoff - What's behind it, how they make amends, what split would mean
The rift between the Packers and their franchise QB is complicated. Let's break down what's at stake for Rodgers, the team and whether Jordan Love is even ready.

Cowboys waive Saivion Smith - ProFootballTalk
The Cowboys need roster space after drafting and signing a slew of rookies and they’re creating it on Wednesday.

Frank Gore gave his stamp of approval before 49ers selected Trey Lance - ProFootballTalk
Frank Gore didn’t make the 49ers’ first-round selection. But the team’s former running back did validate what the brain trust thought of Trey Lance before the 49ers selected the North Dakota State quarterback third overall.

Buccaneers sign S Raven Greene, LB Joseph Jones - National Football Post
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed two veteran free agents on Wednesday, adding former Green Bay Packers safety Raven Greene and former Denver Broncos linebacker Joseph Jones.

Dak Prescott is helping to lead NFL revolution on mental health
Late in April, as Dak Prescott settled in for a sponsorship appearance, a moment unfolded that spoke to a new prioritization among NFL players.

Alejandro Villanueva discusses what made Steelers' 2020 season 'incredibly challenging,' joining rival Ravens -
Villanueva is welcoming a change of scenery in Baltimore.

2021 NFL Draft: What the Browns didn't do and one thing Cleveland definitely got right -
Did the AFC North franchise pave a path to the Super Bowl with this draft class?

NFL clarifies clubs have no contractual obligation if players are injured working out away from team facility
The league reminded clubs on Wednesday that an injury sustained while a player is working out outside of team supervision in a location that isn't an NFL facility is considered a non-football injury, meaning the injury isn't covered by the standard contract.

2021 NFL Draft grade: Context for how we rated Carolina’s Daviyon Nixon - Cat Scratch Reader
The Panthers were worried this was a shallow DT class, so why did they take one in the fourth round?