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Pre-Snap Reads 6/8: OTAs around the league continue

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Mostly, it’s what’s inside that counts.

Seahawks News

Heaps: Why Darrell Taylor can be 'perfect fit' in Seahawks' defense in 2021
When looking at the Seahawks' 2021 roster, Jake Heaps thinks Darrell Taylor can be an under-the-radar impact player on defense.

Clayton: Why Seahawks couldn't offer what Titans did to get Julio Jones
Julio Jones has a new team in the Titans. How close could the Seahawks have come to making the deal themselves? John Clayton on that and more.

Seahawks Continue OTAs With 76 Players In Attendance
With mandatory minicamp taking place next week, many veteran Seahawks players reported for OTAs this week, including longtime captains Russell Wilson and Bobby Wagner.

Greg Olsen's son, TJ, provides update following heart transplant: 'Thank you for thinking of me'
TJ Olsen, the 8-year-old son of former NFL tight end Greg Olsen, provided an update Monday following a heart transplant surgery.

NFC West News

LA Rams: 5 ways Matthew Stafford set up to succeed this season
Although quarterback Matthew Stafford is new to the LA Rams organization, the team is heavily invested in his success. Here are 5 ways they have done so.

7 more remaining free agents who the Rams could consider signing - Turf Show Times
Not that they will, but technically they could.

Beach Balling for Cards, Humanity - Revenge of the Birds
Well, if I was a Cardinals ticket holder whose seats are near the tunnel where the Cardinals enter and exit the locker room, I would stand up whenever Kelvin Beachum is passing.

Cardinals sign DT Xavier Williams to 1-year deal - National Football Post
The Arizona Cardinals on Monday announced the signing of defensive lineman Xavier Williams to a one-year contract.

Report: Niners signing S Tony Jefferson - National Football Post
The San Francisco 49ers are set to sign former Baltimore Ravens safety Tony Jefferson, ESPN reported Monday.

Where 49ers rank among top NFL defensive-line units by PFF | RSN
If healthy, the 49ers' defensive line has a chance to recreate some of its magic from two seasons ago.

The greatest San Francisco 49ers team of all time - Niners Nation
There are many excellent 49ers teams to choose from, but the 1989 team is the greatest in franchise history.

Around The NFL

Crossroads of life: Jordan Reed's journey through concussions, injuries and post-NFL healing – The Athletic
How the toll of a beaten body and concussion after-effects made the always promising tight end let go of the sport he loved.

Brandon Staley gets participation; Chase Daniel back: 4 takeaways from Chargers' final open OTAs of spring – The Athletic
For the second straight open OTAs, more than 90 percent of the Los Angeles Chargers’ 82-man active roster was in attendance.

Bengals: Joe Burrow and Ja'Marr Chase will be must-see TV once again
The Cincinnati Bengals spent the No. 5 overall pick on LSU wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase, reuniting him with his former quarterback Joe Burrow.

Ja'Wuan James Files Grievance Against Broncos | Over the Cap
As expected for some time Ja’Waun James has filed a grievance against the NFL according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. The grievance will seek $15 million in damages which is the amount of James’ 2021 and 2022 injury protection that was negotiated in his prior contract with the Broncos.

OTC Podcast: June 4, 2021 | Over the Cap
In today’s OTC Podcast:

Restructures vs Renegotiations

A long twitter and email question and answer

NFL free agent tracker 2021: Keep pace with offseason's major moves
The NFL's free agency period for the 2021 offseason officially kicked off at 4 p.m. ET on March 17 – the point when players with expiring contracts could sign with new teams and also the juncture at which all 32 of the league's clubs were required to comply with this year's $182.5 million salary cap.

Hall of Fame Debates: Matt Ryan | Football Outsiders
Matt Ryan ranks ninth on the all-time passing yardage list and 10th on the all-time passing touchdown list.

Why the Julio Jones trade to Titans happened - Sports Illustrated
The trade request came in March but its roots go much further back. Plus, Titans GM Jon Robinson on the deal, Packers’ next move on Rodgers, and more.

Buccaneers' Antonio Brown working out without a brace following knee surgery in May -
The former All-Pro is entering his first full season in Tampa Bay.

Around The NFL Podcast: Julio Jones to the Titans
A room filled with some heroes - Dan Hanzus, Marc Sessler and Gregg Rosenthal - break down the trade between the Falcons and the Titans for the future HOF wide receiver, Julio Jones.

Davante Adams, rest of Packers receivers expected to attend Packers minicamp
While the Aaron Rodgers drama has yet to be resolved in Green Bay, the Packers will at least have most of their offensive skill players in town this week as Davante Adams and the rest of the team's WRs are expected to attend minicamp, Ian Rapoport reports

Penei Sewell meets childhood idol Calvin Johnson - Pride Of Detroit
A really cool moment for the Lions first-round pick.