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Seahawks News

Seahawks partner with other Seattle teams for Pride Month
The Seahawks are once again leading the forefront for social justice in Seattle by partnering with other local teams for Pride Month.

How Seahawks Jamal Adams can be the best safety in the NFL in 2021
The Seahawks Jamal Adams can be the best safety in the league by doing just a few simple things: improving his pass coverage and remaining healthy.

Heaps: 3 young Seahawks defenders who must step up in 2021
If the Seahawks' defense improves in 2021, Jake Heaps thinks three young defenders will have all taken major steps forward.

Wednesday Round-Up: Marshawn Lynch, Shaun Alexander Nominated For College Football Hall of Fame
Seahawks Legends Marshawn Lynch and Shaun Alexander are both among the nominees for the next College Football Hall of Fame class.

NFC West News

49ers C Weston Richburg officially announces retirement
Former 49ers center Weston Richburg on Wednesday officially announced his retirement from football.

49ers and Julio Jones: What Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch's stability means for the trade talk – The Athletic
Lynch and Shanahan made a bet for now and the future by acquiring Trey Lance. Which means they don't have to go all-in for Julio Jones.

Rams have 4th-most dead cap money for 2021 - Turf Show Times
But they also have a Super Bowl-caliber roster.

Rams flashback: The time LeRoy Irvin was and wasn’t traded - Turf Show Times
The LA Rams drafted defensive back LeRoy Irvin with the 70th overall pick in the 1980 NFL Draft.

Worry abound for the 2021 Arizona Cardinals - Revenge of the Birds
Whether it is questions about where or how much Kyler Murray is working out, Chandler Jones removing all mention of the Arizona Cardinals from his personal Instagram account, just what the hell is going on with Larry Fitzgerald, or if Steve Keim missed the boat again in the 2021 NFL Draft, worry is the word of the offseason for Arizona Cardinals fans.

Around The NFL

NFL vows to halt practice of using lower cognitive baseline for Black players in brain injury claims
The practice known as "race norming" assumes a lower cognitive baseline for Black players and has been applied as the league considers claims in its $1 billion concussion settlement.

Henry Ruggs eager to take on bigger role with Raiders in second season
Despite being the first receiver selected in last year’s NFL Draft, Las Vegas Raiders wide out Henry Ruggs was out-classed by many of his fellow rookie pass catchers across the league in 2020.

Source: 49ers, Chargers plan joint practices for training camp | RSN
The 49ers and Chargers plan to hold joint practices in the days leading up to their Aug. 22 preseason game.

Frelund: Why Goedert is one of NFC's most underappreciated players
NFL Network's Cynthia Frelund explains why Philadelphia Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert is one of NFC's most underappreciated players.

Detroit Lions waive DT John Atkins, who opted out of 2020 NFL season
John Atkins was one of three Detroit Lions who opted out of the 2020 season along with OL Russell Bodine and WR Geronimo Allison.

Packers reportedly extend Robert Tonyan, giving indication Aaron Rodgers will remain with team in 2021 - CBSSports.com
Tonyan's extension clears cap space for Rodgers' massive cap hit.

Cowboys trade rumors: Leighton Vander Esch, Jaylon Smith have both garnered interest from teams in 2021 - CBSSports.com
Cowboys trade rumors: Leighton Vander Esch, Jaylon Smith have both garnered interest from teams in 2021.

NFL pledges to halt ‘race-norming,’ review claims from Black players - Sports Illustrated
The NFL pledged to halt the use of “race-norming” in its $1 billion settlement of brain injury claims filed by former players.

Bears rookie breaks collarbone at OTAs, out for a few months
The Chicago Bears lost a rookie to injury during OTAs, and wide receiver Dazz Newsome will out until training camp with a collarbone injury.

Aaron Rodgers trade possibilities: How Packers QB fits on all 31 teams
We're at the time on NFL calendar when teams can spread out unwieldy salary cap penalties, meaning Packers can now more feasibly trade Aaron Rodgers.

Reconstructing Jameis Winston: Meshing the QB with Michael Thomas, Alvin Kamara and other Saints skill players – The Athletic
The Saints can be special if Jameis Winston finally delivers special quarterback play. These pass plays may fit Winston and the Saints best.

Anti-Dynasty Rankings 51-58 Featuring The Barry Sanders Lions | Football Outsiders
Our anti-dynasty rankings begin with a look at the teams that failed to make the top 50. Also: the worst stretches for each of the five franchises to never hit 30 dynasty points, including a pair of teams from the 1960s.

Jets practice report: Zach Wilson's reps, Elijah Moore's talent and the read on both Michael Carters – The Athletic
Observations from Wednesday's OTA session, where the Jets' rookies put their talents on display.