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Seahawks News

Fantasy Football Scouting Report: Quarterbacks
Fantasy Insider Scott Engel reviews the quarterback position, where Russell Wilson is always among the very best.

NFC West News

What we learned as 'new' Rams — including QB Matthew Stafford and rookies — reported to training camp – The Athletic
Tutu Atwell's weight, whom Earnest Brown IV will be paying close attention to and why Ernest Jones was so excited.

Rams' Matthew Stafford goes through the interview motions before camp
If Matthew Stafford is going to bring excitement to the Rams this season — and a lot of people believe he will — it won’t be from the podium.

2021 Cardinals training camp preview: Tight ends
Training camp begins this week for the Arizona Cardinals. We continue to look at each position to break down the roster, the questions and the outlook for the players at the position.

Darrell Henderson fantasy: Cam Akers is out, do Rams have a top-25 RB? - Turf Show Times
How far down the rankings did the Rams fall with the Cam Akers injury?

Sean McVay hires NFL writer Andy Benoit as special assistant for Rams - Turf Show Times
In unusual news, the LA Rams are hiring NFL writer Andy Benoit, who has previously written for Sports Illustrated, CBS, and the New York Times, in a role with the team this upcoming season.

Honor his wish, Cards, trade Chandler Jones - Revenge of the Birds
All-Pro pass rusher Chandler Jones requested a trade from the Arizona Cardinals this offseason, per sources. Jones has been unhappy with his contract and future with the team.

Trey Lance’s chances to start right away for the 49ers and Nick Bosa’s potential return to form — mailbag – The Athletic
Trey Lance will start as soon as Kyle Shanahan believes he’s better than Jimmy Garoppolo — but that’s unlikely to happen anytime soon.

Around The NFL

NFL 100: At No. 66, Earl Campbell's 'sledgehammer running' made him an all-time great – The Athletic
Houston Oilers great Earl Campbell burst into the league with a combination of speed and punishing power rarely seen.

Zach Wilson's uncle books charter so fans can attend nephew's Jets debut - New York Jets- ESPN
New York's 2021 first-round pick will start off the 2021 season with a personal fan section, which will be flying in from Utah before Week 1 kickoff.

Browns' Odell Beckham Jr. says knee 'feeling great' - National Football Post
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. said his surgically repaired left knee is “feeling great” on the eve of training camp.

Why Michael Thomas waited until June to have surgery and the expected recovery time - NewOrleans.Football
Michael Thomas underwent surgery in June to repair an ankle injury he suffered during last season’s season-opening win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

How much money does Aaron Rodgers want? (A lot of it) - ProFootballTalk
The recent non-news news that the Packers offered quarterback Aaron Rodgers a five-year contract that would make him the highest-paid player in football omitted (as did the original reporting on the topic) key information regarding guarantees and structure.

The NFL just delivered a PR win to Deshaun Watson in his sexual misconduct litigation
For months, the Houston Texans and Deshaun Watson waited for the NFL to intervene. Waited, waited and waited, watching the offseason calendar flip from one month into the next.

Rodgers' last dance, NFL's vaccine measures & 5 key impressions from Cowboys camp
On Friday, Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams both posted the same cryptic image on their Instagram accounts – a screenshot of Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen from The Last Dance – prompting another round of paranoia in Wisconsin. Will this season be Rodgers' last dance?

Washington 2021 training camp preview: Defensive line
The Washington Football Team enters training camp this week with arguably the NFL’s top defensive line.

Should Giants target disgruntled Cardinals EDGE Chandler Jones?
Arizona Cardinals All-Pro DE Chandler Jones requested a trade this offseason after being unhappy with his current contract situation.

FMIA: Football Is Back With Unprecedented Optimism in Buffalo, Cleveland - Peter King, NBC
There are three teams, at least, in the NFL as of this morning that are in the upper 90s in percent of players vaccinated, with zero unvaccinated coaches and key team staff members. In this day and age, that seems incredible, to have maybe one to four holdouts on a 90-man roster, given where we are with vaccines in this country.

Sam Hubbard, Bengals agree to 4-year, $40 million extension
The Bengals have locked up their best edge rusher. Sam Hubbard and Cincinnati agreed to a four-year, $40 million deal, Ian Rapoport reports.

NFL has not found major violation in Deshaun Watson investigation?
The NFL has not placed Deshaun Watson on the commissioner's exempt list ahead of training camp. Here is what that could mean.