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Pre-Snap Reads 7/10: Analyzing how Gabe Jackson improves the Seahawks offensive line

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Two months. Two more months until Week 1.

Seattle Seahawks

Which Offseason Addition Could Help Seattle Seahawks Most in 2021? - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
Taking a look at the five offseason additions who could make the biggest impact for the Seahawks this fall.

Friday Round-Up: A Year 2 Preview For The Seahawks’ 2020 Draft Class
The Athletic’s Michael-Shawn Dugar looks back at what the Hawks’ 2020 draftees did well in their rookie seasons, and how they can improve going into Year 2.

“We're Going To See DeShawn Shead Do Some Great Stuff”
DeShawn Shead is starting out his coaching career after an eight-year playing career, and both he and Pete Carroll are expecting big things from the longtime Seahawks defensive back.

DK Metcalf challenges Tyreek Hill to a race after watching Chiefs WR beat Packers' Aaron Jones - CBSSports.com
Metcalf wants to test himself against the league's other speed demon

Film Breakdown: How Gabe Jackson Levels Up Seattle Seahawks Offensive Line - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
Shortly after the Super Bowl, Russell Wilson took his frustrations about getting hit too often public. While trade rumors resulted, Seattle listened to its star quarterback's pleas by acquiring Jackson, who should provide an immediate upgrade as one of the NFL's most underappreciated guards.

Seahawks' Bobby Wagner addresses Russell Wilson's offseason drama
Seattle linebacker Bobby Wagner doesn't think quarterback Russell Wilson needs to be in damage-control mode as training camp nears.

Better, worse or the same? How the Seahawks' defense has changed - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
The Seahawks are feeling pretty good about their pass-rush potential but personnel losses have them facing big questions at cornerback.

3 Rams things -- and 1 Seahawks thing -- we learned from a Rams expert
Stacy Rost learned a lot about both the Rams and the Seahawks when talking to Rams analyst D’Marco Farr. Here's what stood out.

NFC West

Are Injuries Only Reason 49ers are Moving on From Jimmy Garoppolo? - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
Injuries are repeatedly said to be why the 49ers are moving on from Jimmy Garoppolo, but is it the ONLY reason?

Friday Notebook: A Chandler Jones Scare, Arizona Cardinals Worst Draft Pick and More - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
The Arizona Cardinals are less than three weeks away from the start of training camp.

Kenyan Drake: 'I feel like I might have a big role' in Raiders offense
The Raiders signed running back Kenyan Drake to add versatility alongside Josh Jacobs in the backfield. While Jacobs will remain the workhorse, Drake said he expects to have a sizable role within the offense.

Larry Fitzgerald says he hasn't 'decided anything' when asked about NFL future, return to Cardinals - CBSSports.com
Fitzgerald would be entering his 18th season in the NFL.

Around the NFL

2021 NFL Preview: There are too many questions with Cowboys to trust them yet
The Dallas Cowboys were 1-3, leading the New York Giants 24-23 in the third quarter of a game that could have gone either way. The one win was an absolute miracle against the Atlanta Falcons. Then Dak Prescott suffered one of the more graphic and infamous injuries the NFL has seen in a while.

Colts OC Marcus Brady tasked with getting Carson Wentz back on track - Indianapolis Colts- ESPN
Brady brings the experience of playing quarterback and working as an offensive coordinator in the CFL.

Bruce Arians wants Buccaneers to remain “the hunter and not the hunted”
The Buccaneers, with a team that won the most recent Super Bowl and that returns all starters on both sides of the ball for the first time in decades, will be wearing a bull’s-eye all year long. Coach Bruce Arians wants it to not be that way.

Laviska Shenault Jr. could be Jacksonville’s MVP in 2021
Looking at Jacksonville’s receiving corps heading into the 2021 season, one could easily get distracted by D.J. Chark, who had a breakout 1,000-yard season in 2019 before injuries and poor quarterback play limited his production in 2020.

Allen Robinson extension with Bears unlikely ahead of next week's deadline
The seven franchise-tagged players who haven't signed long-term deals have until next Thursday to get a multi-year contract done. Otherwise, they'll play 2021 on the one-year tender. Allen Robinson and Chris Godwin don't appear close.

Patriots CB Stephon Gilmore on contract situation: 'I just want what I’m worth'
Patriots CB Stephon Gilmore wants a new contract, making that desire abundantly clear this offseason, including holding out of mandatory minicamp. He told reporter Josina Anderson he wants a pay bump in line with the rest of the top five CBs in the game.