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Seahawks News

Carlos Dunlap, Quandre Diggs, Ahkello Witherspoon switching to single-digit numbers
The Seahawks have three veteran defensive players switching to single digits after the NFL loosened its jersey number rules this offseason.

Keeping Russell Wilson happy remains offseason priority for Seahawks
Keeping quarterback Russell Wilson healthy and happy remains the top offseason priority for the Seattle Seahawks this year.

Why Jordyn Brooks will be a great change in Seahawks 2021 defense
Jordyn Brooks is the biggest change in the Seahawks 2021 defense. He will play a much bigger role this season and needs to step up big time.

Heaps: How Seahawks can improve the roster if they don't get Julio Jones
If the Seahawks can't acquire WR Julio Jones, Jake Heaps has four players who could help Seattle make a run at the Super Bowl in 2021.

Seahawks Sign Punter Michael Dickson To Four-Year Contract Extension
The Seahawks signed All-Pro punter Michael Dickson to a four-year contract extension on Friday.

Greg Olsen announces son has received a donor match for heart transplant | RSN
TJ was born with a congenital heart defect in 2012 and needed three open-heart surgeries. He’s been living with a modified vascular organ since he was an infant.

NFC West News

Rookie friends Bobby Brown III, Robert Rochell see Rams future - Los Angeles Times
Rookies Bobby Brown III, Robert Rochell — a defensive lineman and cornerback, respectively — have become friends as they try to make the Rams roster.

2020 Rams Recall: A Week 10 win over the Seahawks - Turf Show Times
The Rams took a tough loss to the Dolphins in Week 8, but at least they had a bye week to follow, then a home date against a division rival that could re-lift their spirits with a win.

James Conner: 'A lot of play-making will be happening' in my first year with Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals running back James Conner joins "NFL Total Access" for an interview.

Why Julio Jones may not be only blockbuster Jones trade on NFL horizon: Cardinals sack star deserves more -
Chandler Jones doesn't get Julio Jones-style hype, but here's why the situations are similar.

The Highs, Lows, and Exciting Potential of Kyler Murray - Revenge of the Birds
Murray could be in for his best year yet after a stellar 2020 season.

49ers news: Frank Gore - I know that I can still play the game. I know I can help a team - Niners Nation
Frank Gore joined the Murph & Mac Show Thursday to discuss his future in the NFL.

Around The NFL

Titans sign former college wrestler Adam Coon
When Titans head coach Mike Vrabel played for the Patriots, one of his teammates was guard Stephen Neal and Neal’s path to the NFL may have influenced a move that the Titans made on Friday.

NFL playoff predictions: 49ers, Patriots return to postseason | RSN
Will the 49ers return to the postseason? What about the Patriots? Here are our early NFL playoff predictions.

James Robinson reacts to Jaguars adding to backfield this offseason: 'Just make the most of' my opportunity -
Robinson was an undrafted gem for Jacksonville in 2020.

Bill Belichick explains how Mac Jones has already gained respect during Patriots OTAs -
Mac Jones continues to impress early in his Patriots career.

Cam Newton exits OTAs early due to bone bruise on throwing hand - Sports Illustrated
Cam Newton suffered a slight bone bruise on his throwing hand after hitting it on a helmet during OTAs. He exited practice early due to the injury.

Roger Goodell’s legacy could be to reckon with the NFL’s dark past - Sports Illustrated
The NFL commissioner may be thinking about how his tenure winds down. Being a leader on social issues and righting many of the league’s past wrongs would be a great place to start.

Tyreek Hill flattened by Orlando Brown Jr. in epic Chiefs celebration
The Kansas City Chiefs are in the midst of OTAs this week, and newcomer Orlando Brown Jr. introduced himself to Tyreek Hill, perhaps too aggressively.

Cain Velasquez, Mike Tyson, other pro athletes leading 'psychedelic revolution' – The Athletic
Retired pros like Cain Velasquez and Kerry Rhodes, frustrated by traditional medicine, are seeking alternatives to treat their ills.

Myles Garrett: Post-COVID, healthy DE dealing with huge expectations – The Athletic
The All-Pro lineman is feeling good and is ready to bounce back in a big way from a disappointing end to the 2020 season.

10 NFL players under pressure to perform in Year 2 | NFL News, Rankings and Statistics | PFF
From Miami's Tua Tagovailoa to Philadelphia's Jalen Reagor to Green Bay's Jordan Love, here are 10 players who are under real pressure for a big Year 2 jump.

Offensive Guard Rankings: The 32 best players entering the 2021 NFL season | NFL News, Rankings and Statistics | PFF
ICYMI: Indianapolis Colts guard Quenton Nelson comes in at No. 1 in PFF's 2021 NFL offensive guard rankings.

The Month in Quotes: May 2021 | Football Outsiders
This month: Julio Jones and Aaron Rodgers defend their trade demands, Frank Reich defends his quarterback, Urban Meyer defends his tight end, Matt Rhule defends his practices, and rookies grow up fast.

Ravens OC Greg Roman says the time is now to experiment offensively, and that includes working for more balance – The Athletic
Greg Roman touched on Lamar Jackson under center, J.K. Dobbins as a pass catcher, tight end Josh Oliver and a more balanced attack.

Jacksonville Jaguars coach Urban Meyer challenges WR DJ Chark to be 'big and strong'
Told by coach Urban Meyer that he needed to be bigger and stronger to help the Jaguars in 2021, wide receiver DJ Chark accepted the feedback and started working.