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Seahawks News

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

3 young defenders the Seahawks are banking on working out in 2021
If the Seahawks' defense is to take the next step forward, who must step up? Jake Heaps gives three names he thinks Seattle is relying on.

Seahawks 90-Man Roster Primer: Kerry Hyder | Yardbarker
With the calendar flipping to July and offseason programs recently wrapping up, NFL training camps will begin around the league in less than a month. To celebrate the new incoming season, we will be breaking down the Seahawks' 90-man roster over the next several weeks, exploring best and worst case scenarios and what to expect from each player entering the 2021 campaign.

Seahawks Counting On Jordyn Brooks Taking Star Turn in 2021 | Yardbarker
Like every other rookie entering the NFL at this time a year ago, Seahawks linebacker Jordyn Brooks found himself at a great disadvantage as he tried to prepare for his first training camp.

NFC West News

Arizona Cardinals Larry Fitzgerald Still Pondering Future - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
The free-agent receiver insists he hasn’t decided anything about his NFL future.

Brett Kollmann: History of the Spread Offense - Revenge of the Birds
ICYMI: Head coach Don "Air" Coryell of the St. Louis Cardinals talks with players prior to the start of an NFL football game circa 1973.

Arizona Cardinals ‘Hail Murray’ wins ESPY for best play of 2020 - Revenge of the Birds
The most memorable play in recent Arizona Cardinals history has been rewarded with the ESPY for Best Play.

Saturday’s 5 questions: Prediction polls on the 2021 NFL season - Turf Show Times
We are still in the heart of the offseason, where NFL content is often created rather than found. This Saturday is one of those days.

49ers FS Jimmie Ward on Rams HC Sean McVay: "I Don't Understand Why He Tries to Go at Me." - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
San Francisco 49ers safety Jimmie Ward doesn't understand why Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay keeps testing him.

Golden Nuggets: Former 49ers TE Greg Clark passes away at 49 - Niners Nation
Your daily San Francisco 49ers links for Saturday, July 10, 2021.

Around The NFL

Run or pass? How Ben Roethlisberger will always tell you what’s coming
Last season, including the playoffs, per Sports Info Solutions, only the Chiefs passed from shotgun and pistol formations more than the Steelers, who did so on 712 dropbacks.

Washington to unveil new name, logo in early 2022 - National Football Post
The Washington Football Team will unveil its new name and logo in early 2022, team president Jason Wright told the Washington Post in a story that ran Saturday.

What's the ideal target distribution for the Bengals, and can it be historically balanced? – The Athletic
Cincinnati is loaded with receiving talent, but there's only one ball and distributing it will be key to an effective offense.

From Dak Prescott to Chase Young, the NFC East in 2021 is up for grabs
The Cowboys quarterback is the easy choice for division MVP, but can Washington's star edge rusher unseat him? ESPN's NFC East reporters break it down.