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Seahawks News

Film Breakdown: How Seattle Seahawks DT Poona Ford Excels As 'Disruptor' - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
After earning a new two-year contract, Ford will now be the face of Seattle's interior defensive line with Jarran Reed heading to Kansas City. What makes him so important to the Seahawks' defensive success? Matty F. Brown analyzes in his latest film review.

Monday Round-Up: DK Metcalf, Damien Lewis Listed Among NFL’s Brightest Young Stars
DK Metcalf and Damien Lewis were named to NFL Media’s All-Under-25 Team ahead of the 2021 season.

Meet The 2021 Members Of Blue Thunder
Meet the 18 members of Blue Thunder who will help entertain Seahawks fans in 2021.

Clayton: 3 potential Seahawks extensions should be priorities now
This slow week in the NFL is a good time for the Seahawks to figure out which extensions need to get done before the season.

Seahawks should trade for Xavien Howard to get most out of Jamal Adams
The Seahawks blitzed safety Jamal Adams a lot in 2020. For that to keep working, Jake Heaps says Seattle needs to add a lockdown cornerback.

NFC West News

Rams 53-man roster projection: 8 reasonable surprises that could happen - Turf Show Times
Veterans free agents and undrafted surprises that could strengthen LA’s roster in September.

49ers 90-in-90: How George Kittle can improve as a player - Niners Nation
Breaking down the 90 players on the 49ers offseason roster in 90 posts (over 90 or so days). Today is tight end, George Kittle.

Which San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Should Start Week 1? - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
Analyzing whether the San Francisco 49ers should start Jimmy Garoppolo or Trey Lance Week 1.

Cardinals’ Maddening Coaching Carousel - Revenge of the Birds
"And the seasons they go round and round. The painted ponies go up and down. We’re captive on a carousel of time..."

Kyler Murray Expects ‘Big Year’ From A.J. Green
Veteran wide receiver finding chemistry with QB, DeAndre Hopkins.

Around The NFL

Hall of Fame Debates: Frank Gore | Football Outsiders
Frank Gore ranks third on the all-time rushing list and played for some outstanding (as well as some miserable) San Francisco 49ers teams, but is his long career enough to push him into the Hall of Fame despite never leading the league in rushing or earning All-Pro notice? Part 4 of Mike Tanier's series explores whether a decade-plus of being a very good running back really equates with greatness.

2021 NFL Preview: Bengals should be nervous until Joe Burrow tests his injured knee
The good feelings for the Cincinnati Bengals lasted nine games and a little more than two quarters. That's just how it is rooting for the Bengals.

Ross: Packers still favorite in NFC North with Jordan Love at QB1
NFL Network's Marc Ross and David Carr discuss the strength of the NFC North without Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Rating NFL offseasons for all 32 teams: Goals, top moves and biggest remaining questions
A few teams won the offseason. A few others have major work to do. NFL Nation reporters evaluated every squad.

Broncos QBs Teddy Bridgewater and Drew Lock had better have a summer plan - Denver Broncos Blog- ESPN
Coach Vic Fangio said there's plenty left to decide at quarterback in Denver, which means Lock and Bridgewater have work -- not vacation -- ahead.

Colts' Braden Smith is one of the best in the game, and that's no fishing tale – The Athletic
Getting to know Braden Smith, Indianapolis' quiet star right tackle, as he approaches a big payday.

Move The Sticks Podcast: Bruce Feldman on Shifts in College Football & QBs to Watch Out For
Bucky Brooks is joined by college football reporter and insider Bruce Feldman as he discusses NLI rules, the transfer portal, College Football Playoff expansion and college QBs to watch.

As NFL coach hiring process screams for change, annually passed-over Eric Bieniemy remains driven and inspired - CBSSports.com
Bieniemy calls himself 'blessed' and helps others at GM Forum while waiting for his overdue opportunity.

Ranking the top 10 NFL kickers and top 10 punters heading into the 2021 regular season - CBSSports.com
ICYMI: Wondering who the best kickers and punters in the NFL are? You've come to the right place to find out

Line depth, Hall of Fame votes, tight ends and Bengals romcoms: Dehner Jr. mailbag – The Athletic
From on-field concerns to silly offseason pondering, readers had a broad spectrum of questions for this edition of the mailbag.

Former Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas announces retirement
Demaryius Thomas, the Broncos’ first-round pick in 2010 who became the second-most productive receiver in franchise history, announced his retirement this morning.