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Pre-Snap Reads 7/30: Early observations from Seahawks camp


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Seahawks News

Seahawks training camp report: Freddie Swain eyes opportunity as No. 3 receiver – The Athletic
With 2021 second-round draft pick Dee Eskridge sidelined by a toe injury, the door is open for Swain to move up the depth chart.

New Scheme 'Dream Come True' For Chris Carson, Seattle Seahawks Running Backs - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
Continuing their never-ending quest for offensive balance to complement Russell Wilson and their aerial attack, the Seahawks have great confidence Carson and the rest of their running backs will thrive in new coordinator Shane Waldron's offense as runners and receivers.

Clayton: Seahawks camp observations - Wilson looks good in new offense
So far so good for the Seahawks at training camp. John Clayton shares his early observations, including some thoughts on Seattle's offense.

Seahawks Training Camp: Paul Gallant's big questions for this season
Paul Gallant has his eye on a number of potential breakout Seahawks players. He shares his five questions at the start of training camp.

6 Observations From Day 2 Of 2021 Seahawks Training Camp
Players and plays that stood out on the second day of Seahawks training camp.

Lighter Rashaad Penny wows Pete Carroll, Seahawks at camp | Tacoma News Tribune
Faster, lighter Rashaad Penny is wowing Pete Carroll and the Seahawks in his last chance to tandem with Chris Carson at running back. His contract is ending.

Seahawks get an early win: Nearly every player has taken the jab – Sportspress Northwest
It’s a little early in the NFL season to declare victory. But it’s never too early for coach Pete Carroll to take a victory lap.

NFC West News

J.J. Watt tweaks hamstring, placed on PUP list - Revenge of the Birds
The veteran has played on two full seasons in five years.

49ers camp observations: Jason Verrett, defense headline Day 2 | RSN
Jason Verrett and the 49ers' defense took control after a strong performance from the offense on Day 1.

49ers news: Nick Bosa has not made a decision on whether he will get vaccinated or not - Niners Nation
Bosa said he has not made a decision on whether he’ll get vaccinated or not

How the San Francisco 49ers Can Win the Super Bowl This Season - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
Tough decisions will have to be made in order to take advantage of the opportunity in front of the San Francisco 49ers.

49ers training camp: The final stages of Nick Bosa's return and other observations – The Athletic
Nick Bosa, who tore his ACL in September, hasn't participated in team drills yet but fully anticipates being ready for the 49ers by Week 1.

As Isaac Bruce prepares for in-person Hall of Fame enshrinement, he reflects on small moments of historic career – The Athletic
The longtime Rams receiver went to four Pro Bowls, won a Super Bowl and posted eye-popping stats during his 16-year NFL career.

Live updates from Los Angeles Rams training camp on Thursday - Turf Show Times
Cooper Kupp made the play of the day on Wednesday.

Around The NFL

New York Jets' Zach Wilson signs rookie deal after missing first 2 days of practice
Jets quarterback Zach Wilson signed his rookie contract Thursday after missing the first two days of practice.

Bears TE Jake Butt retires at age 26 - National Football Post
Chicago Bears tight end Jake Butt retired from the NFL, saying in a lengthy statement Thursday that he had lost passion for the game.

NFLPA president JC Tretter rips NFL's 'scarlet marking' for unvaccinated - National Football Post
Unvaccinated players must mask up as part of the NFL protocol on COVID-related player safety.

Eagles claim QB Jalen Hurts 'still in competition' to be starter - National Football Post
Quarterback Jalen Hurts brought fans to their feet at training camp Thursday with a long touchdown pass to first-round pick DeVonta Smith in a pairing the Philadelphia Eagles envision seeing much more of in 2021.

Eagles receiver Jalen Reagor is slowed by a failed conditioning test and the loss of a close friend
He wasn’t the only player to fail the test. Tight end Dallas Goedert didn’t pass as well, sources said.

Fresh Takes: Browns Training Camp Observations - Day 2
Another smooth day for the offense highlighted an otherwise calm Day 2 of camp.

Minkah Fitzpatrick takes issue with his Madden 22 rating
As we’ve mentioned when listing the Madden ratings at various positions for the upcoming edition of the game, some players could be motivated by the rating they’ve received. Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick definitely will take motivation from the fact that he has landed at No. 10 among all safeties, with a rating of 89.

T.J. Watt hasn’t participated in team drills since camp opened
The Steelers have practiced for nine days. They are exactly a week from their preseason opener, though not many veteran starters play in the Hall of Fame Game.

FO Radio Hour: Favorite NFL Playoff Bets and SIS Football Research Competition | Football Outsiders
An all-new stream of the FO Radio Hour hosted by Aaron Schatz with featured guests Mike Tanier and Matt Manocherian of Sports Info Solutions. The group discussed the SIS Football Research Competition and some of the submissions. Later in the show Aaron and Mike discussed their favorite NFL playoff bets.