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Seahawks News

Seahawks' new offense has speed and is keeping defenders' heads 'on a swivel' – The Athletic
We still don't know what exactly to expect from Shane Waldron's Seattle offense, but as one linebacker said: "They’re going fast."

Analysis: 5 Offensive Players to Watch in Seattle Seahawks' Preseason Opener Versus Las Vegas Raiders - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
As the Seahawks prepare to face the Raiders on Saturday, here are five players to keep an eye on when the offense takes the field.

Analysis: 5 Defensive Players to Watch in Seattle Seahawks' Preseason Opener Versus Las Vegas Raiders - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
As the Seahawks prepare to face the Raiders on Saturday, here are five players to keep an eye on when the defense takes the field.

Clayton: Where Seahawks sit with Jamal Adams, after Aldon Smith release
John Clayton shares his view on what's been reported about the Seahawks' negotiations with Jamal Adams and the impact of losing Aldon Smith.

Analysis: Why the Seahawks appear to be playing hardball with Duane Brown | The Seattle Times
The Seahawks do have a shortage of available tackles at the moment, but that doesn't mean they're in a rush to give Duane Brown an extension.

Thursday Round-Up: Ben Burr-Kirven Talks Training Camp, Personal Growth As Player
The third year linebacker talked about the Seahawks’ linebacker group and his growth as a player during his career with 710 ESPN’s “Wyman & Bob”.

NFC West News

Trey Lance Needs to Start Sooner Rather Than Later for the 49ers - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
Analyzing why the San Francisco 49ers need to start Trey Lance sooner rather than later.

How 49ers hid Trey Lance NFL draft decision from QB, family | RSN
The 49ers were able to do the impossible on NFL draft night: Keep the rumor mill at bay on which QB the franchise would draft No. 3 overall. Here’s how they did it.

How to Watch: Rams vs. Chargers Preseason Matchup - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
The Los Angeles Rams will begin their 2021 preseason schedule on Saturday, August 14 at SoFi Stadium. Here is how to watch and listen to their preseason matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Curb Your Trey Lance Enthusiasm | Football Outsiders
Trey Lance is expected to make his preseason debut on Saturday, which means that all the folks talking him up with finally get to see him play, some of them for the first time!

NFL player prop of the day: George Kittle has some challenges to reach 1,000 yards
San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle put up 1,377 yards in 2018. At the time, it was the NFL single-season record for a tight end.

Larry Fitzgerald back to Arizona Cardinals? Tweet from dad fuels talk
Will Larry Fitzgerald return to the Arizona Cardinals in 2021? A tweet from his father has people abuzz.

Thursday before Cardinals preseason opener: Initial 53-man roster and practice squad predictions - Revenge of the Birds
We are two weeks into training camp and the Arizona Cardinals are one day away from their preseason opener against the Dallas Cowboys.

Rams Injury Updates: When will Darious Williams, Nick Scott return? - Turf Show Times
Sean McVay gave a quick update on the injury front Thursday.

Lions writer on Jared Goff: “He’s not Matthew Stafford that’s for sure” - Turf Show Times
The Rams are excited about their upgrade at QB, while Detroit is on the other side of the fence.

Around The NFL

NFL training camp updates: QBs show well in Dolphins-Bears joint practice, trouble for Ravens and more
Tua Tagovailoa and Justin Fields took center stage during a joint practice between the Dolphins and Bears, and each had his moments. Check out the top photos, videos, quotes and notes from the NFL on Thursday.

Joe Burrow's return to Bengals: How's he's progressing, biggest remaining step - Cincinnati Bengals Blog- ESPN
There are still lots of questions about Burrow's path back from knee surgery to playing in Week 1. Here's what we know.

Report: Saints fans will need vax or negative test to enter Superdome - National Football Post
The mayor of New Orleans is preparing to announce that proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test will be required to enter indoor venues in the city — including the Caesars Superdome for Saints games.

FO Radio Hour: Training Camp AMA | Football Outsiders
An all-new stream of the FO Radio Hour hosted by Aaron Schatz with featured guest Mike Tanier discuss the news around the NFL leading up to preseason Week 1. Along with the training camp buzz, Aaron and Mike answered viewer questions.

Jaguars trading former Pro Bowl LB Joe Schobert to Steelers
The Steelers have agreed to a trade with the Jaguars for veteran linebacker Joe Schobert, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported.

Chargers to sit Justin Herbert, other starters in preseason - Los Angeles Times
Coach Brandon Stanley said the preseason plan is arrive at Week 1 of the season healthy. To that end, most starters like Justin Herbert will not play.

Campservations: Day 13
Senior writer John Oehser, senior correspondent Brian Sexton, team reporter Ashlyn Sullivan and senior reporter/editor J.P. Shadrick offer their observations from Day 13 of 2021 Jaguars Training Camp at the Dream Finders Homes Practice Complex …

Sources: Saints and star wideout Michael Thomas are working on their issues — not a trade
Despite a rocky few weeks of speculation that the New Orleans Saints and star wideout Michael Thomas could be headed for a trade, sources have told Yahoo Sports that Thomas and Saints head coach Sean Payton have had positive talks and are not seeking a split.

Titans’ WR trio ranked among best in the NFL by Bleacher Report
Earlier in the offseason the wide receiver position was among the biggest concerns for the Tennessee Titans after the departures of Corey Davis and Adam Humphries.

Zach Wilson will be limited in preseason debut, Daniel Jones won’t play
Zach Wilson will get his first taste of NFL game action this weekend, but it won’t be much.