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Pre-Snap Reads 6/15: Top stories ahead of Seahawks minicamp

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Seahawks News

1 player the Seahawks need to step up in 2021
Although new to the roster, the Seattle Seahawks need their new cornerback to be the name on the rise for the 12th Man defense

Clayton: Seahawks should consider trading for Pats CB Stephon Gilmore
Stephon Gilmore is sitting Patriots minicamp out. John Clayton says after missing out on Julio Jones, the Seahawks should pursue Gilmore.

Bumpus: What Seahawks are losing if they don't bring K.J. Wright back
The Seahawks still haven't re-signed LB K.J. Wright. Michael Bumpus explains why that would be a bigger loss than some may think.

Five Storylines To Watch At 2021 Seahawks Minicamp
Competitions & storylines to watch as the Seahawks take the field for a three-day minicamp this week.

NFC West News

It’s time to acquire Zach Ertz - Revenge of the Birds
The former Pro Bowl tight end is presumably on his way out of Philadelphia.

Why the 49ers fell in love with safety Talanoa Hufanga: 'He's an old-school badass’ – The Athletic
Why does the former USC safety have so many throwback qualities? It has everything to do with how — and where — Talanoa Hufanga was raised.

Inside Rams' scouting of Jacob Harris: From 'unicorn' measurables to an 'analytics pick' — how he'll be molded – The Athletic
Jacob Harris isn't the size of your typical NFL tight end. But the Los Angeles Rams believe "this is the guy you want to bet on."

Jalen Ramsey recruiting Stephon Gilmore to Rams after Patriots Pro Bowl CB reportedly skips minicamp - CBSSports.com
Ramsey is wasting no time reaching out to Gilmore.

Why Matthew Stafford is in a perfect “plug and play” with the Rams - Turf Show Times
The Rams bring back five starters on offense who have played all four years under McVay.

Around The NFL

Can you rename the Washington Football Team? Simulation shows it may be 'mission impossible' – The Athletic
Washington's pressure-filled renaming process must be inclusive and authentic — and even then it's unlikely to please everyone.

'Broncos helping Raiders?' Von Miller shares knowledge at pass rush summit – The Athletic
Raiders' Maxx Crosby, Darius Philon and Solomon Thomas and Chiefs' Joshua Kaindoh among those who learned about the various pass rush moves.

NFL mandatory minicamp storylines for 18 teams - First looks at Julio Jones in Tennessee, Cleveland's revamped D, more
Eighteen teams open their mandatory three-day minicamps this week, including the AFC champion Chiefs, the defensively revamped Browns and the WR-boosted Ravens.

No more mullet for Gardner Minshew II
Pour one out for Gardner Minshew II's mullet. The Trevor Lawrence hair era has officially begun in Jacksonville as Minshew bids farewell to his signature hairdo.

Stephon Gilmore reportedly not at Patriots mandatory minicamp, but is he excused?
The New England Patriots' best defensive player is not at mandatory minicamp, according to multiple reports.

Hall of Fame Debates: Bengals Bonanza | Football Outsiders
Cincinnati Bengals fans are rallying in Canton to get Ken Anderson, Ken Riley and others into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Carson Wentz is enjoying his transition to Indianapolis on and off the field - Sports Illustrated
The Colts' new quarterback is learning a familiar (though not identical) offense, for a coach who is stressing just being himself.

Aaron Rodgers, Packers showdown: Green Bay's poor taste and petty ways proving hard to watch - CBSSports.com
Did the Brett Favre debacle teach the Packers nothing?

Around The NFL Podcast: Minicamp begins, Stephon Gilmore absent
A room filled with some heroes - Dan Hanzus, Marc Sessler and Gregg Rosenthal bring you the latest news in the NFL as 18 teams start minicamp this week.

Roundup: Eagles sign former 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens
The Eagles have signed former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens, the team announced Monday morning.

CB Shaquill Griffin impressed with Trevor Lawrence’s ‘insane’ throwing abilities
If there is one player who has established himself as a leader on defense for the Jacksonville Jaguars since he was signed in March, it’s cornerback Shaquill Griffin.

Former Detroit Lions offensive lineman Hessley Hempstead dead at 49
A seventh-round draft pick by the Lions out of Kansas in 1995, Hempstead spent three seasons with the Lions before suffering a knee injury. He played in 31 games with Detroit.