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Seahawks News

Clayton: Why Seahawks, Jamal Adams are in for an interesting next week
The Seahawks and Jamal Adams aren't close on a contract extension, but next week will be a big one in determining what ends up happening.

Heaps: One thing may hold top Seahawks pick D'Wayne Eskridge back
The Seahawks have had bad injury luck with some of their top draft picks in recent years, and D'Wayne Eskridge is at risk of joining the list.

Jamal Adams, Seattle Seahawks Entering Critical Stretch Amid 'Slow-Going' Contract Talks - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
The Seahawks want to lock up their star safety for the foreseeable future, but Adams is more than willing to bet on himself and won't settle for less than his perceived worth. Understanding he holds most of the leverage in negotiations, the next few weeks will be crucial as the two sides aim to strike an agreement on a record-breaking extension.

NFC West News

How do Rams 2017-2021 first rounders compare to rest of NFC West? - Turf Show Times
Most people know that the last player who was drafted by the LA Rams in the first round was Jared Goff in 2016.

49ers 90-in-90: Will Arik Armstead surpass five sacks this season? - Niners Nation
Breaking down the 90 players on the 49ers offseason roster in 90 posts (over 90 or so days). Today is DL Arik Armstead.

Kyle Shanahan Reveals How John Lynch Became 49ers General Manager - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
Kyle Shanahan unveils how John Lynch pitched to him to become the San Francisco 49ers general manager.

Christian Kirk is player Arizona Cardinals can least afford to lose according to Bleacher Report - Revenge of the Birds
One of the things I always look at when reading what national pundits have to say about the Arizona Cardinals is how they identify the talent in Arizona.

Kyler Murray, CeeDee Lamb named to NFL’s all under 25 offensive team
When it comes to creating young offensive stars at the NFL, there are few coaches in the college game that have done as well as Lincoln Riley.

Around The NFL

Camp Countdown 2021 | 3 positions to watch at training camp
Competition will be fierce at these three positions as the Bills prepare for the 2021 season.

Legends of DVOA: The Life and Times of Charlie Garner | Football Outsiders
Charlie Garner played a minor role in some major controversies, from an all-time Super Bowl blunder to one of the most regrettable post-game quotes in NFL history. He was also among the best running backs of his era on a per-carry basis. Mike Tanier looks back on the rise of Jon Gruden, the fall of Rich Kotite, and the career of an outstanding but enigmatic individual.

FO Radio Hour: Worst Teams of All Time and the Cleveland Browns | Football Outsiders
An all-new stream of the FO Radio Hour hosted by Aaron Schatz with featured guests Mike Tanier and Bryan Knowles. The group discusses the worst teams of all time from Bryan's Anti-Dynasty series of articles. They also dive into the current Cleveland Browns who are not bad compared to where they were just a few short years ago.

Mickey Loomis: We’re definitely high on Taysom Hill
Barring some unforeseen trade on the horizon, the quarterback for the New Orleans Saints in 2021 will likely be either Jameis Winston or Taysom Hill.

Did the Jaguars overpay for Shaquill Griffin?
Former Seattle Seahawks cornerback Shaquill Griffin was easily the flashiest free-agent acquisition the Jaguars made this offseason, but he didn’t come cheap.

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes: 'The toe's feeling great' - National Football Post
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes provided a promising update on his surgically repaired toe.

Jags 2021 training camp: 5 under-the-radar names to watch on defense
With the Jacksonville Jaguars set to take the field for training camp at the end of the month, we’ve begun looking over the roster to get fans prepared for what should be an exciting summer.

NFL 100: At No. 100, Derrick Brooks, the 'consummate' leader who helped the Buccaneers win the Super Bowl – The Athletic
Leading off our list of the top 100 players in NFL history is former Buccaneers LB Derrick Brooks, a leader on their 2002 Super Bowl team.

Move The Sticks Podcast: Top Position Battles in the AFC and Lessons from the Lightning
Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks discuss team-building lessons to be learned from the the Tampa Bay Lightning, N’Keal Harry’s trade request, QBs poised to sign new contracts and the most interesting position battles in the AFC.