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NFL: Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Is it still weird to y’all, that the ‘Hawks are in the NFC and not the AFC West?

Seahawks News

12s Will Impact Seattle Seahawks Home Games in Madden NFL 22 - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
Celebrating the return of fans to NFL stadiums nationwide this fall, EA Sports' Madden NFL 22 puts emphasis on home-field advantage. Find out how the 12s will impact your gameplay experience at Lumen Field.

Better, worse or the same? How the Seahawks' offense has changed - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
The Seahawks hope that their offensive changes not only have satisfied star QB Russell Wilson but also keep them from another second-half swoon.

Report: Former Seahawk UDFA Tamorrion Terry indicted on charges in killing of 21-year-old woman in 2018 | The Seattle Times
Receiver Tamorrion Terry, an undrafted rookie free agent who was waived by the Seahawks on Wednesday, is among 11 people who were indicted on charges by a grand jury in Georgia last week...

As Seahawks push for Super Bowl, five quietly important players to 2021 run – The Athletic
Sure, Seattle needs Russell Wilson at his best on the path to the playoffs. Strong seasons from these five, though, would bolster the cause.

NFC West News

Ranking NFL divisions by wide receiver talent: NFC West is best thanks to dynamic duos and DeAndre Hopkins -
In a league where passing rules, we break down which divisions boast the most lethal wideouts.

49ers News: Key Takeaways from the State of the Franchise Event - Niners Nation
We separate the pertinent info from the puffery of Wednesday’s event.

WR John Taylor, LB Patrick Willis to be inducted into 49ers Hall of Fame
The 49ers, along with the York family, announced Wednesday that wide receiver John Taylor and linebacker Patrick Willis would be the newest inductees into the Edward J. DeBartolo Sr. San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame.

'American Underdog,' new movie about Kurt Warner's journey to the NFL, gets an official release date -
The film stars Zachary Levi as the Hall of Fame quarterback.

Rams News: Andrew Whitworth calls Nick Bosa a “special rusher” - Turf Show Times
Apologies for the late links on this Thursday.

Will Cardinals be the Hard Knocks team? - Turf Show Times
The Rams know the feeling.

Arizona Cardinals have plenty of options to be the number two wide receiver in 2021 - Revenge of the Birds
Everyone knows that DeAndre Hopkins is the man in Arizona.

The Cardinals need a healthy Dennis Gardeck - Revenge of the Birds
Dennis Gardeck is returning from a torn acl injury.

From Canada To The Desert, Bruno LaBelle Works For NFL Chance
Rookie from Cincinnati trying to help Cardinals' tight end room.

Around The NFL

WFT punishment reinforces the near-invincibility of NFL owners - Sports Illustrated
The source of rot within the Washington Football Team is still on top, showing the NFL has no meaningful system in place to check team ownership.

The Month In Quotes: June 2021 | Football Outsiders
This month: Carl Nassib comes out of the closet, Julio Jones heads to Tennessee, Aaron Rodgers R-E-L-A-Xes, Travis Kelce screams like a lunatic, Ryan Fitzpatrick makes a friend, and the Patriots' special teams coach tells you more than you ever wanted to know about scouting kickers.

FO Radio Hour: KUBIAK Returns! | Football Outsiders
An all-new stream of the FO Radio Hour hosted by Aaron Schatz with featured guests Scott Spratt and Derrik Klassen. The group debuts the updated KUBIAK fantasy preseason projections for the 2021 season. Based on the KUBIAK projections Aaron, Scott and Derrik discuss the players they are higher and lower on than ADP.

The Washington Football Team findings suggest the NFL would rather protect Dan Snyder than the victims
Well, that feeling didn't last long.

Ranking the AFC West: Defensive Interior Linemen
We ranked the big men in the middle of the offensive line. Now we jump to the big men who will be facing them on the other side.

Anthony Mu oz: Why Frank Pollack is a key name to know on Bengals staff
Hall of Fame offensive tackle Anthony Mu oz explains why Frank Pollack is a key name to know on Cincinnati Bengals staff.

NFL can't confirm Eugene Chung's discrimination claim - National Football Post
The NFL on Thursday said it cannot confirm Eugene Chung’s claim that he was told he was “not the right minority” during an interview for a coaching position this offseason.

Reports: 49ers, Cowboys, Jags dinged for OTA violations - National Football Post
The Jacksonville Jaguars were fined $200,000 and the San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys were each fined $100,000 for violating NFL rules about organized team activities...

Better, worse or the same? Packers' answer at QB same with or without Aaron Rodgers - Green Bay Packers- ESPN
Even if Rodgers returns and makes nice with the Packers, there's irreparable damage done.

RB coach: Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott looking 'way quicker, way more elusive, more fluent' – The Athletic
Maybe Elliott's days of rushing for 1,600 yards are in the past, but it looks and sounds like he's taken the steps to elevate his game.

Meet Saints exec Khai Harley: a potential NFL GM and the man who keeps getting the team out of cap hell – The Athletic
Harley is part salary cap wizard and part personnel evaluator who really considers himself to have one job: to make things happen.

State of the 2021 Baltimore Ravens: It's time for Lamar Jackson and Co. to hit Super Bowl Sunday
The Lamar Jackson-led Ravens have been one of the NFL's most exciting teams of late. Is this the year when Baltimore returns to the Super Bowl? Adam Rank examines the state of the franchise.

Colts mailbag: Running back carries, 2021 expectations and how good Carson Wentz can be – The Athletic
Answering what readers want to know less than a month before training camp begins.