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Seahawks News

Thiel: Metcalf seeks to hush track’s trash talk | Sportspress Northwest
The track experts are scoffing at DK Metcalf's attempt to qualify for the U.S. Olympic track team. They're probably right. But there's a small thing they haven't considered.

Seahawks should target these potential NFC West cap casualties
Several key players will be cut from teams after June 1 if they incur too large a cap hit for 2021. Here are 3 the Seahawks can target from the NFC West.

Heaps: Why moving Darrell Taylor to SAM LB may be best for Seahawks
The Seahawks drafted Darrell Taylor as a pass rusher, but Jake Heaps thinks Taylor could make the switch to strongside linebacker in 2021.

Senior Bowl's Jim Nagy: Seahawks better, faster with Eskridge and Brown
Senior Bowl executive director Jim Nagy saw Seahawks draft picks D'Wayne Eskridge and Tre Brown up close and likes their fits in Seattle.

NFC West News

Why Trey Lance could be the 49ers’ starting QB sooner than you think
Mark Schofield details why Trey Lance might be starting in Kyle Shanahan's system sooner than some believe.

Why the 49ers need to stop talking about Trey Lance and the draft - Niners Nation
Eventually, you do more harm than good.

Rams are 13th-most valuable franchise in sports - Turf Show Times
This is why you move to L.A.

Which 7th round pick has best chance to make the Rams roster? - Turf Show Times
Jake Funk, Ben Skowrenek, and Chris Garrett are vying for a spot.

Unfinished business: Position battles after free agency and the draft - Revenge of the Birds
As the 2021 roster picture starts to become clear, let’s take a look at the few position battles that are still to be decided.

Lens of Celebration - Revenge of the Birds
Earlier this week, I made an attempt to explain why I choose to accentuate the positives about the Cardinals’ draft picks, the same way I make it a priority to find what is unique about each of my students, and everyone person in my life, for that matter.

Around The NFL

How do you stop Kyle Pitts? Coaches sound off on ways defenses can slow the Falcons tight end (Hint: They can't) – The Athletic
Pitts, the No. 4 draft pick, is a matchup nightmare, and nobody knows it more than the coaches who have, and will, work with him.

Recipes, meal plans and tips: How sports nutritionist Angie Asche helps athletes level up – The Athletic
Dietician & sports nutritionist Angie Asche works with top athletes on reaching their peak abilities. Now she wants to help the rest of us.

Justin Fields represents a fresh start for the Bears. Will it be one for Matt Nagy and Ryan Pace? – The Athletic
The sobering reality is that the smart move to trade up for Fields doesn’t magically turn Pace and Nagy into different people.

Cornerback Michael Carter II Signs with the Jets
Fifth-Round Pick Had 24 PBUs at Duke, Posted a 4.30 Time in the 40-Yard Dash.

Jared Goff working with Anthony Lynn on Lions’ playbook
Lions offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn is working on the team’s playbook with input from new quarterback Jared Goff.

The Month in Quotes: April 2021 | Football Outsiders
This month: Trevor Lawrence defends his mindset; DeVonta Smith defends his size; rookies in Arizona and Detroit get a severe case of potty-mouth; the 49ers-Seahawks beef reignites; and Baker Mayfield has a close encounter.

Frank Reich: I don't think drafting another player sent Carson Wentz in a tailspin - ProFootballTalk
After the 2020 season, it was clear quarterback Carson Wentz needed a fresh start.

Jon Gruden goes silent - ProFootballTalk
When last we heard from Raiders coach Jon Gruden, he was openly tampering with a player he never tried to sign. Since then, Gruden has disappeared.

Former Green Bay coach Mike Holmgren blames Packers for current situation with Aaron Rodgers -
Holmgren said he 'wouldn't allow' what is currently transpiring in Green Bay.

Giants reportedly livid Eagles traded up ahead of them to select DeVonta Smith at 2021 NFL Draft -
The Eagles messed up the Giants' plans to select Smith.

DO NOT trade Julio Jones; top positional battles; saving Sam Darnold
Should the Falcons trade Julio Jones? Which positional battles bear watching ahead of the 2021 season? Why are the Panthers so high on Sam Darnold? Bucky Brooks digs into these topics in the latest Scout's Notebook.

Jerome Bettis on Najee Harris pick: 'These running backs are not a dime a dozen'
While some may believe selecting a running back in the first round is a mistake, former Steeler Jerome Bettis isn't among them.