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Pre-Snap Reads 6/13: Takeaways from Seahawks OTAs

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Seahawks News

Seahawks Connor Wedington could be the next Neiko Thorpe
Neiko Thorpe was a Seahawks team captain but he is a free agent. Connor Wedington might be the perfect replacement to Thorpe on and off the field.

Three trades Seahawks should make to make 2021 better
The Seahawks could make some more free agent signings, of course, but with a few trades, the Seattle roster might be Super Bowl-worthy.

Heaps' biggest takeaway from Seahawks OTAs? Offense's use of tempo
Jake Heaps of Jake and Stacy attended Seahawks OTAs on Thursday and Seattle's use of tempo on offense was what really stood out to him.

NFC West News

Dealing Jones’: Arizona Cardinals deal with Chandler Jones holdout while they now need to prepare for Julio Jones - Revenge of the Birds
Happy Saturday one and all.

Kyle Shanahan discusses Trey Lance positives from 49ers OTAs | RSN
Kyle Shanahan discusses what has stood out from the rookie quarterback during his first OTAs.

How the 49ers evolved their defense around Fred Warner - Niners Nation
Alex Rollins is back with a video breaking down the best linebacker in the sport.

2020 Rams: A Week 12 loss to the 49ers may have cost Jared Goff his job - Turf Show Times
Maybe the final straw for Jared Goff.

Around The NFL

Le'Veon Bell says he'd retire before playing for Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid in social media post
Le'Veon Bell, responding to a comment on Instagram about his time with the Chiefs in 2020, said, "I'd never play for Andy Reid again ... I'd retire first.''

This Philadelphia Eagles player found key to happiness: He quit social media - Philadelphia Eagles- ESPN
Some athletes, such as Eagles O-lineman Andre Dillard, are turning off the "noise" social media can bring in an effort to improve their mental health.

Texans, 49ers are latest NFL teams to cancel mandatory minicamps - National Football Post
Multiple NFL teams have now canceled minicamps this offseason, with the 49ers and Texans joining the Eagles and Colts as teams officially giving those workouts a miss.

Dak Prescott says Ezekiel Elliott is in 'the best shape of his life'
Quarterback Dak Prescott is excited to get back on the field with his Dallas Cowboys teammates and his fully healed ankle, and there's no one he's more excited to play with than running back Ezekiel Elliott.

Packers president Mark Murphy calls Aaron Rodgers 'a complicated fella'
There's still no movement on the situation between Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.

Packers shareholders will have annual meeting on July 26 - ProFootballTalk
For most teams with a high-profile boycott, the next relevant development after the player skips mandatory minicamp becomes training camp.

Falcons block Russell Gage from switching to jersey number formerly worn by an Atlanta legend - CBSSports.com
Gage won't be wearing Steve Bartkowski's number, instead switching to No. 14.

Free-agent cornerback Richard Sherman waiting for ‘right opportunity’ with contender
One of the more high-profile free agents still out there is cornerback Richard Sherman.

Chiefs OTA takeaways: Kyle Long suffers leg injury, Patrick Mahomes shines and more – The Athletic
Long, who came out of retirement, was supposed to compete for the starting right guard job during training camp before his injury.

Why Tyler Conklin will be the 1B to Irv Smith Jr.'s 1A at tight end for the Vikings - Sports Illustrated Minnesota Vikings News, Analysis and More
Don't overlook the importance of Conklin in Minnesota's offense, which frequently uses multiple tight ends.

The Houston Texans want to run the ball more successfully in 2021.
The Texans must run the ball better.